BERRYLAW advises Providence Strategic Growth (PSG) and the Mapal Group on the acquisition of Easilys

The Mapal group, European publisher and provider of restaurant management software, 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: cooking and 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 Easilys was completed with the support of the private equity firm Providence Strategic Growth (PSG), a subsidiary of the leading asset management firm Providence Equity Partners (Providence), and whose activity focuses primarily on development capital 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 solutions dedicated to catering.

BERRYLAW advised Providence Strategic Growth and the Mapal group on the tax aspects of the transaction with a team made up of Stéphanie 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 Associés with Lucas d’Orgeval and Hervé Bied-Charreton.