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Crescendo Finance supports DL Software in the acquisition of Futurosoft to strengthen its software offering in the retail sector

DL Software is a business software publisher dedicated to small and medium-sized companies. The company offers a global integrated solution covering all the IT needs of its customers. DL Software, whose reference shareholder is now the Benetton family’s investment fund, 21 Centrale Partners, is one of the leading French software publishers dedicated to SMEs. With 452 employees, the software publisher posted €48.9m in revenues in 2016. Through the acquisition of Futurosoft, the number one provider of management solutions for two-wheeler stores and sales networks (motorized two-wheelers, bicycles) and also present in recreational motorcycles and car centers with 1,600 points of sale, DL Software strengthens its position in the market for management software dedicated to retail. In this market, DL Software already has leading positions through Ginkoia and Fastmag (also acquired via Crescendo Finance). Futurosoft was founded in 1988 and employs 27 people. It achieved revenues of nearly €2.8m in fiscal 2016 with excellent profitability ( Ebitda of 36%).