Insight Partners to invest in iad

IK Investment Partners (IK), Five Arrows Principal Investments (Five Arrows) and Naxicap Partners are delighted to announce that they have signed an agreement for Insight Partners (Insight) to invest in iad International (iad).

iad is a European digital real estate broker with a network of over 14,000 independent real estate agents, across six countries, underpinned by a proprietary end-to-end technology platform which serves the entire transaction lifecycle from sourcing of mandates through to execution, signing and closing. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Lieusaint, France, iad employs over 300 people and generated more than EUR300 million of revenue in 2020.

Since IK, Five Arrows and Naxicap Partners’ investment in 2016, iad has grown significantly to become one of the leading real estate networks in France, and has successfully expanded into Portugal, Italy, Spain and Germany. In 2020, iad entered the Mexican market via a strategic acquisition. Annual revenue has quadrupled in the past four years. 

Clement Delpirou, CEO of the iad Group, says: “We are hugely grateful for the support from IK, Five Arrows and Naxicap over the last four and a half years. During this time, we have consolidated our position in France and embarked on a successful journey of international expansion, while developing and optimising our operations and technology. Looking forward, we are excited to add Insight Partners as an investor in iad.”

Dan Soudry and Rémi Buttiaux, Managing Partners at IK, says: “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.”

Emmanuel Roth, Co-Managing Partner, and Nicolas Robin, Managing Director, at Five Arrows Principal Investments, adds: “iad is a fantastic success story. It is disrupting the real estate sector and enabling thousands of entrepreneurial agents to launch their own businesses. We are grateful to Roland Tripard, Clement Delpirou and the rest of the impressive management team who have developed an effective and scalable technology platform. We believe the Company has a strong future and look forward to continuing our journey with them and the other shareholders.”

Laurent Sallé, Director at Naxicap Partners further remarked: “iad is a great example of the type of business we have the honour of partnering with. From 2012, we have watched the Company grow from strength to strength and are pleased to have played a role in its development. We are excited to remain as an investor and have no doubt that iad will remain a significant driver for change in the real estate industry.”

Deven Parekh, Managing Director at Insight Partners, says: “Insight has invested in new, disruptive businesses in the broader real estate ecosystem and we are excited to welcome iad to that group. This experience combined with our ScaleUp operational focus will help iad continue to grow and expand its footprint both within and outside France.”

Financial terms of the transaction, which have not been disclosed, are subject to legal and regulatory approvals.