Scottish Equity Partners leads on €83m growth equity investment in Braincube
Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has led an €83 million investment in Braincube, a manufacturing data software platform with specialist industrial applications.
Braincube’s industrial-internet-of-things (IIoT) platform helps manufacturers increase their profits using data insights to improve quality, productivity, and sustainability in their factories.
The company says production line optimisations, resulting from Braincube’s use-case driven framework and proprietary AI, have already saved customers more than $10 billion and have reduced carbon emissions by 2.5 million tonnes.
Having grown strongly in recent years, Braincube now has over 250 employees across its operations in France, Europe, the US and Brazil. Its software is used on manufacturing sites across 35 countries.
Braincube’s customer base spans several manufacturing verticals, with a particular specialism in the food and beverage, pulp and paper, building materials, and tires and plastics sectors. Customers include leading global manufacturing companies such as Bridgestone and International Paper.
SEP’s investment was led by Angus Conroy, Andrew Davidson and Arpita Prasad.
Mr Conroy, a partner at SEP, said: “Braincube is an impressive business, with a complex and IP-rich product, excellent customers, and a track-record of strong growth. The company has a leading position in a market which benefits from strong tailwinds, as manufacturers embrace Industry 4.0.
“There is excellent cultural alignment between Braincube and SEP, and we are excited to partner with the team for the next stage of growth.”
Bpifrance’s investment was led by Luc Heinrich and Mathilde Meunier Garcia.
Mr Heinrich, managing director of Bpifrance Equity MidCap fund, added: “We have been impressed by the team and what they have achieved so far. Braincube operates at the intersection of AI and Industry, two major themes for Bpifrance. We are excited to work with the team in this next phase of growth.”
Clipperton served as the exclusive financial adviser to Braincube on the transaction. Prior to this transaction, Braincube has been successfully supported by IRIS Capital and Next47.