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Blocktech M&A: Blockchain Partner joins forces with KPMG France

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eCAP PARTNER acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Blockchain Partner, on its integration to KPMG France

Born in 2017 from the merger of two startups Blockchain France and Labo Blockchain, Blockchain Partner (“BCP”) is France’s pioneer and leading consulting pure player in blockchain digital assets and decentralized web technologies. The company helps its clients tap into the strategic opportunities of blockchain through C-level advisory, workshops, and application deployment. BCP has assisted nearly 250 clients, in France and abroad, including nearly two-thirds of the CAC 40.

KPMG France, the leading audit and advisory firm, brings together 10,000 professionals dedicated to the economic and financial performance of institutions and companies of all sizes, in all sectors. KPMG’s Technology division has more than 600 experts specialized in Data, analytics and cybersecurity to its credit.

The integration of BCP, led by Claire Balva (CEO), Alexandre Stachtchenko (Managing Director) and Maxime Hagenbourger (Technical Director), to KPMG France will allow the combined entity named Blockchain Partner by KPMG to provide a unique response in France to the needs of companies in the blockchain and crypto-asset market such as the integrity of data or representation and exchange value on the Internet without intermediaries. The new entity will be led by Catherine Philippe, Partner of Blockchain & Crypto-assets at KPMG France.

"We believe that integrating cutting-edge technological and financial expertise, combined with the firm's multidisciplinary identity, is key to strengthen our DNA as a partner in digital transformation. Our teams cover more than ever the strategic, operational and technological dimensions, and respond to a broad spectrum of technological issues of today's leaders, with the objective of helping them to fully succeed in their transformations." stated Nicolas Richard, member of the Executive Committee, in charge of consulting activities at KPMG France.

"The decentralized web opens the way to the creation of new services for many companies. We are very pleased to join KPMG France’s team to enable our clients to enter this decentralized web with confidence. The alliance between our respective teams ensures a high level of expertise and experience on all legal, business and technological levels." stated Claire Balva, co-founder of BCP and Director at KPMG France.

This transaction further establishes eCAP PARTNER's leading position on digital consulting M&A and LBO transactions, following on the sales of to MediaMonks, Uptilab to Mixicom, 87Seconds to Datawords or Montefiore Investment’s growth equity investment in Ad’s Up Consulting and Initiative & Finance’s in Primelis.

eCAP PARTNER is the French independent corporate finance boutique exclusively dedicated to the digital industry. eCAP PARTNER assists entrepreneurs and shareholders on their fundraising, sell-side & buy-side processes.Over the last 10 years, the team has completed 100+ transactions between €2M and €100M for an aggregated amount of €1bn+.

Mardi 16 Mars 2021

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