Sofia investment from IK Partners

The leading e-health players in France welcomes IK Partners to its capital

IK Partners is pleased to announce that the IK Small Cap III Fund has reached an agreement to invest in Sofia Développement Group , joining existing shareholders Extens, Capital Croissance and Bpifrance to finance the acceleration of organic growth and acquisitions to come.

Sofia is one of the leading e-health players in France and was created in 2019 following the merger of two software publishers, IDEA (Topaze and Télévitale) and SNAL (Albus). The Company supports over 31,000 healthcare professionals, including more than 17,000 independent nurses, 5,000 physiotherapists and 300 nursing centres, equipping them with its tele-transmission software as well as patient management and invoicing tech-enabled services.

Headquartered in Paris with regional offices in Antibes, Ensisheim, Nantes and Venelles, Sofia employs over 180 people and is led by CEO, Geoffroy Lapointe and Jean-Marc Salvan, Managing Director, Chairman of the Strategic Committee and founder of IDEA. Management will be reinvesting alongside IK and the existing shareholders.

IK’s investment will help accelerate Sofia’s growth and support its strategy to expand the offering beyond web and mobile tele-transmission towards a fully integrated digital practice management solution.

Arnaud Bosc, Partner at IK and Advisor to the IK Small Cap III Fund: “We have been impressed by Sofia’s remarkable growth over the past few years. Sofia is highly recognised in its market thanks to its next-generation digital offering for healthcare professionals. We are delighted to be partnering with Geoffroy, Jean-Marc and the management team in addition to the existing shareholders with whom we share the same ambition.”

Jean-Marc Salvan, Founder of IDEA, Chairman of Strategic Committee and Managing Director of Sofia: “We would like to thank Extens, Capital Croissance and Bpifrance for their support over the past few years and look forward to welcoming IK. It is our hope that we will further accelerate our growth as a result, with the aim of becoming the leading e-health player in France.”