Efalia lbo with NextStage AM, Bpifrance Investissement & BNP Développement

The global software platform for dematerialization and content management welcomes NextStage AM, Bpifrance & BNP Développement to its capital

NextStage AM enters the capital of Efalia, alongside Bpifrance Investissement and BNP Développement, during a capital transfer operation in which Pascal Charrier, general manager since 2016 and the key managers jointly become majority shareholders of the group. Efalia thus intends to accelerate its development in order to consolidate its position as a key player in the dematerialization market in France and Europe.

Efalia publishes a high-performance, open and modular software suite for dematerialization and content management that helps organizations simplify access to information, the sharing of knowledge and facilitates work processes. The company, which today has 160 employees, was created in 1982, before being bought by Etienne Paillard in 2011. It has since established itself among the leaders in the dematerialization of documents and processes and is today , with more than 2.500 professional clients (both public organizations and private companies), a recognized reference in the content management ecosystem.

Estimated at nearly 10 billion euros in 2023, with average annual growth of 5,4% for 3 years, the growth of the dematerialization market can be explained by various factors, such as regulations (generalization of electronic invoices for companies from 2026 for example) or digitalization, a major performance issue for all modern organizations.

To support this transfer, NextStage AM, through its Championnes III and Capital Entrepreneur investment programs, joins BNP Développement, present in the group's capital since 2021, alongside Bpifrance. Thus accompanied by professional investors, this operation should enable Efalia to successfully carry out its ambitious growth strategy, around two main axes: the provision and development of innovative solutions (AI, Business Intelligence, Data Visualization in particular) and the extension of its presence in Europe (both through organic and external growth).