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Deal Gardner Aerospace / April 2024
Deal Gardner Aerospace / April 2024
« We are incredibly pleased to have secured this new financing with the support of all our esteemed stakeholders, including our customers, our shareholder Ligeance Aerospace Technology Co, and our financing partners HSBC UK. […] With this support, Gardner Aerospace is well positioned to pursue our development goals and continue providing unparalleled service to our customers as we adapt to the increasing build rates across our programmes »
Philipp Visotschnig, CEO of Gardner Aerospace
Industrials
Industrials
April 2024 – Vulcain was the exclusive financial advisor to Gardner Aerospace, a UK-headquartered leading international manufacturer of aerospace mechanical parts and assemblies, in new financing from its shareholder and from HSBC

Gardner Aerospace, a leading international manufacturer of aerospace components, is pleased to announce an £80 million equity injection from its holding company Ligeance Aerospace Technology (000697.SZ) and a £45 million working capital facility from HSBC UK. Financial injection is earmarked for debt refinancing and bolstering additional working capital, positioning Gardner Aerospace for sustained operational excellence and growth.

The new financing enables Gardner Aerospace to enhance its balance sheet and financial flexibility and ensure that the company continues to meet the evolving needs of its clients efficiently. This comes at a critical time when the aerospace industry is witnessing increasing build rates across the majority of programmes that Gardner Aerospace participates in. The company remains committed to delivering exceptional value and support to its customers, reinforcing its role as a trusted partner in the aerospace supply chain.
 
This financial accomplishment underscores the confidence of the financial community in Gardner Aerospace's strategic direction, operational resilience, and growth potential. The company looks forward to leveraging this new financing to further solidify its market position, drive innovation, and continue its trajectory of sustainable growth.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION:
Vulcain was the exclusive financial advisor to Gardner Aerospace. “Throughout the transaction, Vulcain expertly managed the process and supplied us with the essential information that helped us in our decision making" stated Philipp Visotschnig, CEO.

The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Chris Kodeck and Benoit Pétin.

« We are incredibly pleased to have secured this new financing with the support of all our esteemed stakeholders, including our customers, our shareholder Ligeance Aerospace Technology Co, and our financing partners HSBC UK. […] With this support, Gardner Aerospace is well positioned to pursue our development goals and continue providing unparalleled service to our customers as we adapt to the increasing build rates across our programmes »
Philipp Visotschnig, CEO of Gardner Aerospace
Industrials
Industrials
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Deal Anycommerce / March 2024
Deal Anycommerce / March 2024
« Right from the company's inception, our project was to offer the connected commerce software solution to accelerate the omnichannel transformation of retailers. In 10 years, Anycommerce has become a recognized partner of major brands in France and abroad, with committed employees, loyal customers, partners, and ambitious investors. Today, I am very happy and proud to entrust the leadership of my company to Olivier Dellenbach. The Anycommerce adventure continues with ChapsVision towards new heights. »
Ismaël OULD, CEO of Anycommerce
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
March 2024 – Vulcain was the exclusive M&A advisor to Anycommerce in its sale to ChapsVision. Specialized in unified commerce, Anycommerce offers SaaS solutions designed to address omnichannel challenges related to payment processing, inventory management, order orchestration, loyalty programs and promotions

Founded in 2013 by Ismaël Ould, Anycommerce is a specialist in unified commerce in France and abroad, with the mission of accelerating the digital transformation of retailers. Through its SaaS software offering designed to meet omnichannel challenges in payment processing, inventory management, order orchestration, loyalty, and promotions, Anycommerce equips more than 100 clients, reaches 300 million consumers and 500,000 business users, representing over 80 billion euros in annual transactions.

As a French leader in sovereign data processing and retail expert, ChapsVision enables companies and administrations to succeed in their digital transformation and create value through a software suite centred around its data operating system. Established in 2019, the Group has over 800 employees, 600 key clients and is targeting revenues of €200m+ in 2024.

This consolidation in Retail Tech is part of ChapsVision's strategy to build a European leader in unified commerce and pursues a dual objective. First, to give retailers the opportunity to create more value by capitalizing on their millions of customers and billions of annual transactions, thanks to the strong complementarity of ChapsVision offerings.

Second, this acquisition provides the Group with new growth and development opportunities thanks to the extreme complementary of its portfolio solutions in unified commerce, customer engagement and data & AI.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION:
Vulcain was the exclusive M&A advisor to Anycommerce, a specialist in unified commerce, in its sale to ChapsVision
The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Michael Schor and Thierry Falque-Pierrotin.
« Right from the company's inception, our project was to offer the connected commerce software solution to accelerate the omnichannel transformation of retailers. In 10 years, Anycommerce has become a recognized partner of major brands in France and abroad, with committed employees, loyal customers, partners, and ambitious investors. Today, I am very happy and proud to entrust the leadership of my company to Olivier Dellenbach. The Anycommerce adventure continues with ChapsVision towards new heights. »
Ismaël OULD, CEO of Anycommerce
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
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Deal Plebicom / March 2024
Deal Plebicom / March 2024
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
March 2024 – Vulcain was the exclusive M&A advisor to Plebicom on the acquisition of RetailMeNot France, parent company of the consumer brands Poulpeo and Ma Reduc 
 
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Paris, Plebicom, leader in rewards solutions and pioneer of cashback in France, announces the acquisition of RetailMeNot France, a major player in the cashback market through its consumer brands Poulpeo and Ma Reduc.

This strategic acquisition consolidates Plebicom's position in the rewards solutions market, both for its BtoC offers via eBuyClub, co-leader in online cashback and leader in voucher cashback, and for its white-label BtoB activities adressing over 50 active reward programs in more than 9 countries.

With this acquisition, Plebicom expands its brand portfolio and strengthens its presence in the online cashback, voucher, drive-to-store and promo code sectors, offering a wide range of services and benefits to its users and partners. Poulpeo, with its strong brand and highly engaged customer base, will continue to operate as a brand, joining eBuyClub in the Plebicom Group's portfolio of BtoC brands, and therefore benefiting from the additional expertise and resources to accelerate its growth and offer even more rewarding experiences to its members.
 
This acquisition will enable Plebicom to offer its 15 million active e-shoppers cutting-edge Plug and Play solutions, with a rich, high-quality catalog of offers. This unique know-how, combined with an amplification of skills, brings the Group's workforce to over 100 employees and its market share to over 30%, further strengthening the Group's position as a leading provider of rewards solutions, meeting the varied needs of its customers.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION:
Vulcain was the exclusive M&A advisor to Plebicom on the acquisition of RetailMeNot France
The team at Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Michael Schor.
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
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Deal EX NIHILO / January 2024
Deal EX NIHILO / January 2024
« The partnership between EX NIHILO and Eurazeo is an organic relationship rooted in shared values and a mutual vision for the future. We recognize Eurazeo's unwavering commitment to fostering growth and innovation, aligning seamlessly with EX NIHILO’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of luxury fragrance. We aim to elevate the industry to new heights, delivering unparalleled experiences to our discerning clientele. We are excited about the extraordinary milestones we will achieve together. »
Sylvie Loday, Olivier Royère and Benoît Verdier, co-founders of EX NIHILO
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
January 2024 – Vulcain was the exclusive M&A and debt advisor to EX NIHILO, high-growth niche perfumery House, leading to a successful investment by Eurazeo Brands

Founded in 2013 by three friends Sylvie Loday, Olivier Royère and Benoît Verdier, EX NIHILO (meaning “created out of nothing”) is an authentic French luxury House offering a differentiated approach to fragrance that generated c.$60 million retail sales in 2023. The brand reaches a global customer base through a multi-channel strategy, with distribution in some of the most exclusive department and specialty stores such as Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue, niche perfumery shops as well as in seven flagship stores.

EX NIHILO stands out in the fragrance industry by merging modernity with personalized luxury and artistic collaborations. Known for high-quality, exclusive scents, the brand collaborates with top perfumers and uses premium ingredients. ‘Fleur Narcotique’, a globally acclaimed perfume epitomizes the brand’s success. EX NIHILO is also keen to innovate, evidenced by the ‘Osmologue’ technology for bespoke fragrance personalization, allowing customers to tailor scents. The House also offers collectible pieces and unique fragrances on demand.

Eurazeo aims to boost EX NIHILO's growth across various channels and regions, using its expertise in brand building and consumer engagement. The partnership will primarily consist in leveraging Eurazeo's extensive international network in Europe, Asia and the United States to facilitate EX NIHILO's global expansion. Additionally, Eurazeo will employ operational know-how to improve EX NIHILO's digital presence, refine the brand and community engagement and fortify the organization worldwide.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION:
Vulcain was the exclusive M&A and financing advisor to EX NIHILO and its shareholders leading to a successful investment by Eurazeo Brands.
The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Michael Schor, Thierry Falque-Pierrotin, Benoît Pétin and Amaury Cavé.
« The partnership between EX NIHILO and Eurazeo is an organic relationship rooted in shared values and a mutual vision for the future. We recognize Eurazeo's unwavering commitment to fostering growth and innovation, aligning seamlessly with EX NIHILO’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of luxury fragrance. We aim to elevate the industry to new heights, delivering unparalleled experiences to our discerning clientele. We are excited about the extraordinary milestones we will achieve together. »
Sylvie Loday, Olivier Royère and Benoît Verdier, co-founders of EX NIHILO
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
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Deal Chaintrust/ January 2024
Deal Chaintrust/ January 2024
« Joining the Visma group offers Chaintrust new opportunities for growth, development, and innovation. It is also a real opportunity to create synergies with all the companies of the group »
Mikael Gandon, CEO of Chaintrust
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
January 2024 – Vulcain was the exclusive M&A advisor to Chaintrust and its shareholders in the sale of a majority stake to Visma. Chaintrust provides a new generation SaaS add-on automating bookkeeping for accounting firms and SMBs

Founded in 2018 by Mikael Gandon and Pierre Hersant, Chaintrust provides a new generation SaaS add-on automating bookkeeping for accounting firms and SMBs, based on AI and OCR technologies. The solution integrates with all main accounting software (Inqom, Sage, Cegid, MyUnisoft, ACD, Quadratus, Isacompta, Teogest, Loop, EBP, Netexcom, Fulll, Tiime, Révor) and aims to free accountants from daily and repetitive tasks to allow them to focus on value-added services.

Chaintrust has a proven expertise in the most complex end-markets such as pharmacies (1/3 of pharmacies’ bookkeeping is handled by the solution in France), construction, restaurants and tobacconists, etc.
Majority-owned by its founders and Eurazeo, Chaintrust achieved profitability in 2023, with a revenue growth of c.+80% vs. 2022.

Visma is one of the European leaders in SaaS business management and administration software. Valued at 19 billion euros in December 2023, Visma has 15,000 employees, more than 1.6 million customers in the private and public sectors in the Nordic countries, Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America, and achieved a revenue of 2.4 billion euros in 2023.

This acquisition is part of Visma's overall strategy to create a complete and integrated ecosystem that meets the specific needs of accounting firms in France. Following the acquisition of Inqom in 2022, in which Vulcain also participated, this new step with Chaintrust further expands Visma's range of software, adding significant value to its overall offering.

The operation led by Inqom creates synergies among the different entities of the Visma group, with the objective to provide an improved customer experience perfectly tailored to the specific challenges of accountants, offering them a complete range of services with the most advanced technologies.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION:
Vulcain was the exclusive M&A advisor to Chaintrust and its shareholders in the sale of a majority stake to Visma
« Joining the Visma group offers Chaintrust new opportunities for growth, development, and innovation. It is also a real opportunity to create synergies with all the companies of the group »
Mikael Gandon, CEO of Chaintrust
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services