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The French business law firm Berrylaw advises the Mapal group, a European publisher and provider of restaurant management software, which has just acquired Easilys, a multisite restaurant management software based in France with offices in Paris, Geneva and Barcelona.
Founded in 2014, Easilys aims to help catering groups manage, supply and control their restaurants and kitchens so that they can focus on their core business: the kitchen and the customer experience. Easilys counts among its clients large groups such as Sodexo, Big Mamma or Vapiano as well as more than 2,000 public schools.
The acquisition of the company Easilys was carried out with the support of the capital-development company Providence Strategic Growth (PSG), a subsidiary of the leading asset management company Providence Equity Partners (Providence), and whose activity focuses primarily on capital development investments in SMEs specializing in software publishing and new technologies.
The PSG fund has been a partner of Mapal since 2019. Since then, the Mapal group has grown rapidly thanks to a combination of organic growth and mergers and acquisitions.
The acquisition of Easily is the latest in a series of investments made in complementary catering solutions.
Berrylaw advised Providence Strategic Growth and the Mapal group on the tax aspects of the transaction with a team made up of Stphanie Desprez (partner) and Hugo Keller.
Providence Strategic Growth and the Mapal group were also advised by the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges with Emmanuel Henri, Guillaume de Danne and Julien Dhermand on legal aspects.
Easilys and its shareholders were advised by Volt Associs with Lucas d’Orgeval and Herv Bied-Charreton.