AriadNext and IDnow join forces

Deal type
Sell your business
June 2021
Countries involved
France / Germany


ARIADNEXT is the #1 French player in the digital identification industry


Capitalmind has advised ARIADNEXT on the sale of the company to IDnow


Lead team

  • Jean-Arthur Dattée

    Jean-Arthur Dattée

    Associé France

About the deal

ARIADNEXT and IDnow, two fast-growing digital identity verification technology providers, join forces to create a leading pan-European platform.

ARIADNEXT is the #1 French player in the digital identification industry. By providing fully automated solutions based on Artificial Intelligence, ARIADNEXT and its 125 employees offer companies and governments the ability to instantly build trusting relationships with their customers and citizens. The company has offices in France, Spain, Poland and Romania. ARIADNEXT’s solutions have already attracted more than 300 customers in Europe such as Société Générale, Crédit Mutuel, Lydia, Younited Credit, Française des Jeux, Unibet, SFR and Bouygues Telecom.

IDnow is the German leader of identity verification. The company has offices in Germany, United Kingdom and France and is backed by renowned institutional investors, including Corsair, Seventure Partners, G+D Ventures and Bay BG. Its portfolio of over 670 international clients spans a wide range of industries and includes leading international players.

By combining IDnow and ARIADNEXT, the group will provide online and in point-of-sale a comprehensive identity verification platform, ranging from AI driven fully automated technology to human-assisted solutions.

What we did

Capitalmind has advised ARIADNEXT and its managers, Guillaume Despagne and Marc Norlain, in building their growth and financing strategy, approaching potential strategic partners and building long term strategic plans with each partner, valuating their fast-growing SaaS business, structuring the transaction and driving the negotiations.