With over 25 years of experience based on commitment and trust with its customers, ADIT Group is the European leader in strategic intelligence. ADIT has at the heart of its mission the reduction of the inherent uncertainty that comes with any business growth strategy.
The investment fund Parquest Capital replaces Weinberg Capital Partners as ADIT’s controlling shareholder. Bpifrance remains a reference shareholder alongside Amundi Private Equity Fund (PEF). The State keeps its golden share.
ADIT Group is strengthening its position of European leader in strategic intelligence, risks management and business diplomacy by acquiring GEOS Group. The latter is the reference for the major French companies regarding the support and development of their activities in sensitive geographical areas.
Following the privatization in 2011 and Bpifrance’s involvement in the shareholding in 2015, the French State transfers its shares to Bpifrance. Thus, the latter becomes ADIT’s public main shareholder, holding 34% of the Group’s capital.
In 2018, the French State decides to retain a strategic stake in ADIT, enjoying a preference share that provides an approval right on ADIT next shareholders’ identity without any time limit.
ADIT establishes the French Business Center (Centre français des affaires) in Teheran (CFAT).
The investment fund Weinberg Capital Partners buys the shares held by Butler Capital Partners and, thus, holds 66% of ADIT’s capital. Moreover, BPI France acquires 24% of ADIT’s capital; the State still owns 10%.
It initiates the establishment of the European Strategic Intelligence Alliance, which regroups 10 European business intelligence firms. That very same year, it establishes a subsidiary, Entreprise & Diplomatie, specialized in business diplomacy, led by Ambassador Bruno Delaye.
The investment fund Butler Capital Partners acquires 66% of ADIT’s capital, alongside the State, which keeps 34% of the capital.
It establishes the French Business Centre (Centre français des affaires) in Bagdad in order to facilitate and secure the return of French companies in Iraq. That very same year, the Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment decides to divest the majority, up to 66% of the capital, of the State’s participation.
ADIT is a pioneer in France by creating a team dedicated to e-reputation and e-influence within the business intelligence activity.
ADIT establishes an independent hub specifically in charge of business and strategic intelligence, intended for the major French companies. Pursuant to the decree of December 19, 2001, authorizing the privatization of ADIT, the agency becomes a public limited company in 2003 and entered the portfolio of the Agence des participations de l’Etat.
It serves as the executive secretariat of the Comité pour la compétitivité et la sécurité économique, established by the Prime Minister, and has been taking part in the implementation of the Plan d’action gouvernementale pour la société de l’information (PAGSI) since 1998.
Since its establishment in 1993, ADIT has been contributing to the implementation of a national business and strategic intelligence approach, has been gathering, compiling and disseminating information collected by the scientific attachés of the French embassies abroad, and has also been taking part in the development of business intelligence hubs in the French industrial fabric.