PARIS, FRANCE. Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023.saas.group announces the acquisition of Beekast, the leading collaborative platform that helps its customers create, facilitate and track meetings, events and training sessions.
Beekast is saas.group’s second acquisition in France, joining Crosstalent, a mission-critical suite of HR tools catering to mid-to-large enterprises in France. The acquisition significantly expands saas.group’s presence in the French market, bringing the total headcount to over 40 individuals in France.
Said Yassine Chabli, Founder & CEO of Beekast,
After reaching 1 million active users and over 1,000 client companies, it’s time for us to take Beekast to the next level. I believe saas.group can bring us the resources that we need to elevate our product and carry Beekast forward.
Tobias Schlottke, Co-Founder & CTO at saas.group, commented,
We are excited to partner with Yassine and the rest of Beekast’s team to help bring the product to the next level while continuing to serve the international client base. Beekast is a wonderful example of PLG-led growth with a strong track of upselling and growing with its customers.
saas.group acquires promising SaaS companies with a founder-friendly process in order to elevate their product – and their people – to the next level. Founded in 2017 in by serial tech entrepreneurs (Tim Schumacher,Ulrich Essmann, andTobias Schlottke), the company has acquired fourteen companies to date, including Beekast,Crosstalent,Tower,Rewardful,Prerender,Juicer,Seobility, and others. With over 180 staff across 20 countries globally, saas.group provides products across Sales & Marketing, HR, Dev Tools, and eCommerce verticals.
Following the acquisition, the company will continue to be BEEKAST, an independent French company.
Security-wise, Beekast was ISO27001 certified in early 2023, highlighting the company’s unwavering commitment to maintaining the availability, integrity, confidentiality, and traceability of customers’ and users’ data (that will remain in the same European data centers).
saas.group was advised by Orrick Rambaud Martel (Gergana Rodriguez and Violette Jacquot). Beekast was advised by NFinance (Guy Cohen and Adrien Rousseau), Joffe & Associés (Christophe Joffe) and Marsh (Audrey Levy-Corcos).
Founded in 2015 by Yassine Chabli, Beekast has helped major enterprises, smaller businesses, and freelancers generate significant productivity and increase employee satisfaction by running better meetings, training sessions, and events. Beekast has raised institutional funding from M Capital, Brighteye Ventures, UI Investissement, and other investors. Notable customers include Orange, Google, Essec, Caisse des Dépôts, Action Logement Services, and many others.
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