FuturMaster chooses Cathay Capital funding to accelerate its ambitious growth strategy


FuturMaster has announced the acquisition by Cathay Capital of a minority stake in FuturMaster, alongside Bo Zhou, the company’s founder and chairman. Thanks to this first funding round, FuturMaster will benefit from Cathay Capital’s strategic and financial support to accelerate the development of SaaS solutions and its global expansion.

A supply chain planning and trade promotion management specialist, FuturMaster has been designing and setting up innovative supply chain management solutions for large international companies in sectors such as foods, cosmetics, distribution, health and consumer goods for more than 25 years. Recognised as a major Sales & Operations Planning and supply chain planning actor in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, FuturMaster offers modular software solutions applicable end-to-end across the supply chain, from sales forecasting, distribution planning to procurement and industrial planning.

Thanks to continuous improvements in the quality of service and innovations in the fields of operational research and artificial intelligence, the company was able to position itself as a key sectorial player. Based in France, the company has subsidiaries in the UK, China and Singapore, and reseller partners in Germany, Australia, and Brazil. Today, FuturMaster benefits from a portfolio of more than 600 prestigious customers in more than 90 countries, including L’Oréal, Heineken, Lactalis, Mars Royal Canin, Nestlé Yinlu and Sanofi.

Cathay Capital’s investment seeks to accelerate FuturMaster’s international development, especially in Europe and Asia, with a particular focus on China, while consolidating current positions. It will also further strengthen the successful transition to SaaS solutions. Especially during this global health crisis, FuturMaster was able to demonstrate to its customers the crucial importance of its solutions and to meet the growing challenges of supply, production and distribution in an uncertain and volatile environment.

Bo Zhou, President and Founder of FuturMaster: “FuturMaster has been self-financed since its foundation. For this first fundraising in our history, Cathay Capital seemed the most natural partner to help us go further and faster thanks to its team’s expertise in the world of software and supply chain, and its international footprint in Europe, Asia and the United States.”

Jérémie Falzone, Partner at Cathay Capital: “We are delighted to have earned the trust of Bo and his team and to support them in this crucial next step. We have been following the supply chain software industry for a long time, and FuturMaster in particular. We are convinced that FuturMaster is well positioned in an increasingly complex global environment. Indeed, we see a strong trend toward the adoption of decision support systems in the field of supply chain planning, which can generate considerable savings while improving the efficiency of supply chain processes.”