Equistone acquires Camusat

Equistone signs an agreement to acquire Camusat Group, a leading player in the construction and management of telecom networks

Equistone Partners Europe, one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Camusat Group following the exit of MBO Partenaires, a minority shareholder alongside management since 2011. Richard Thomas (CEO of Camusat), Eric Braghini (Partner), and several members of the management team will reinvest in the Group as part of this transaction.

Headquartered in Dijon, France, Camusat is one of the market leaders in the implementation and maintenance of telecom infrastructure networks for leading fixed and mobile telecommunications operators, equipment manufacturers, integrators, and ‘Towercos’. The Group is organised around three main business units: design and installation of telecom towers, monitoring and maintenance services, and energy supply solutions for these sites.

The completion of the transaction is subject to competition authority approval.

Richard Thomas, CEO of Camusat Group, said: “With the strong support of Equistone, Camusat will pursue its ambitious development strategy within the telecom infrastructure market. The Group plans to increase its geographical reach, to strengthen its technological leadership and its innovation capability – particularly in the field of energy – and to enlarge its product offering.”