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Change in Vision Systems' Capitalistic Structure

Friday, February 15, 2013 by Vision Systems

Vision Systems is an industrial company with a €25m turnover. The group is present in the aeronautic, railway, industrial and leisure vehicles segments. Our core strategy is to constantly offer highly innovative products to meet the needs of customers and end-users.

Vision Systems owns today a full range of innovative products including complete solutions of video surveillance, in flight entertainment systems, rearview mirrors integrating image analysis, motorized shades and polarizing window shades. In order to accelerate the growth of the group, we have built and deployed since 2012 a diversification strategy, aiming for the marine, agricultural and construction vehicles segments.

The commercial success of our polarizing systems and entertainment solutions has even brought us to increase our international presence, notably in the United States where we will establish industrial premises in 2013. This leading position on several product ranges has been obtained thanks to various partnerships as well as financial and strategic support of MBO Partenaires, an equity fund that was up today the majority shareholder of the group.

To support us and provide the necessary resources to achieve this ambitious goal in terms of growth and synergy between our different industrial activities, we have been on the lookout for a financial partner to increase the Group's equity. From 15 February, our new financial partner, A Plus Finance will hold 25% of the company's equity, allowing us to become the majority shareholders with 75% of the shares.

A-Plus Finance is a Paris-based independent investment company specialized in financing small and medium-sized companies and supporting them with equity funds dedicated to innovative companies (FCPI/FIP, and soon FCPR) that they have managed for more than ten years.

A-Plus Finance is currently managing more than €450m, is holding equity in more than 70 companies, and aims to support entrepreneurs through minority stake or acquisition of bonds to help them achieve their plans of internal or external growth or transmission.

This capitalistic operation leaves the organization of the Group, our products and industrial strategy unchanged, as well as all of our employees' jobs.