Ariane Systems, a Paris, France-based provider of self check-in technology solutions for the hospitality industry, received a €3m equity investment.
Ardian, the independent private investment firm, acquired a minority stake in the transaction.
Ardian’s investment will allow the founders of the company to regain control of the group and to accelerate international expansion.
Founded in 2001 by Laurent Cardot and Michel Lavandier, Ariane Systems provides hotels with innovative tools to improve their customer experience. It provides online software to streamline the check-in and check-out process, along with self-service kiosks and keycard dispensers.
Ariane Systems’ products can be used with the majority of other industry providers’ technology, including hotel management software (Oracle Micros, Protel, Infor, Cenium), magnetic card and RFID access control systems (VingCard, Kaba, Onity, Salto), payment systems (Verifone, Ingenico, Six Card) as well as with a range of other applications centered around concierge services and upselling (Iris, Runtriz, Nor 1, Guest Driven).
Through its subsidiaries, the company has an existing presence in Europe and the United States, supplying more than 2,500 sites in 20 countries.