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iad

Employees
300
Network
14,000
Countries
6
Status
Current
Country
France
Sector
Business Services
Entry
Apr-21
Fund
IK IX

Leading European digital network of independent real estate agents

Founded in 2008 and with the ambition to offer an alternative way of buying and selling residential property, iad is a fast-growing digital platform offering a large range of value-added support services to independent real estate agents.

Since IK Partners, Five Arrows and Naxicap Partners’ investment in 2016, iad has grown significantly to become the leading real estate network in France, and has successfully expanded into Portugal, Italy, Spain and Germany. In 2020, iad entered the Mexican market via a strategic acquisition. IK Partners reinvested in iad alongside Insight Partners, Five Arrows Principal Investments and Naxicap Partners in April 2021.

What Attracted Us to the Business

  • Largest digital network of independent agents
  • Resilient and growing business
  • Significant potential for international expansion

Our Value Creation Strategy

We are working alongside management to:

  • Continue organic growth in the French market;
  • Further strengthen international presence; and
  • Further expand service offering both organically and through relevant buy-and-build opportunities.

 “iad is exactly the type of business we take pride in partnering with. From the outset, we identified its potential to become a market leader in France and the opportunity to expand into new territories. We continue to be impressed by the Company’s entrepreneurial spirit and are excited for its long-term prospects, together with the existing and new shareholders.”

– Dan Soudry and Rémi Buttiaux, Managing Partners and Advisors to the IK IX Fund

Investment Team

Rémi Buttiaux

Managing Partner, Business Services Sector Lead
Paris

Vincent Elriz

Director
Paris