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Deal Lafayette II / September 2022
Deal Lafayette II / September 2022
« We have an ambition to continue to develop a strong group of companies in France, Italy, and now, the Netherlands, and leverage our capabilities across all our markets. Vulcain has been very effective at strategizing with us in preparation of this transaction, and in bringing it to its conclusion. »
Tancrede Stagnara, VP for Development and International of Adenes, CEO of Vering, President of VRS Adjusters
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Financial Services
Financial Services
September 2022 – Vulcain acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Adenes Group in the acquisition of Lengkeek – the leading independent loss adjusting company in the Netherlands
 
As the leading independent loss adjusting company in the Netherlands active in loss adjusting, appraisals, valuation, risk inspections and architectural assessments, Lengkeek has a unique positioning in the Dutch market, with more than 100 executives in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Zwolle, and Eindhoven.
 
Adenes Group is a French leader in loss adjusting solutions and services with revenue above €200m across France and Italy. The Group aims to continue to expand and develop its platform for loss adjusting and related services in its markets.
 
This acquisition enables Adenes Group to instantaneously become a leading player in the Dutch market, acquiring market share, leveraging its client portfolio, and furthering the sharing of best practices across all Adenes Group companies

VULCAIN's INTERVENTION
Vulcain was the exclusive buy-side M&A advisor to Adenes Group in this transaction.
The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Chris Kodeck and Marie-Charlotte Bonnemay.
« We have an ambition to continue to develop a strong group of companies in France, Italy, and now, the Netherlands, and leverage our capabilities across all our markets. Vulcain has been very effective at strategizing with us in preparation of this transaction, and in bringing it to its conclusion. »
Tancrede Stagnara, VP for Development and International of Adenes, CEO of Vering, President of VRS Adjusters
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Financial Services
Financial Services
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Deal Inqom / September 2022
Deal Inqom / September 2022
« Gauthier, Amaury, and Vulcain's team have been a great help to guide us in this process with multiple interested third parties, as much in terms of the process as in helping us choose the good one among the pretenders. Their experience in the real economy has represented a decisive advantage in negotiating a tech start-up sale deal. I would definitely recommend their service to every entrepreneur, it is worth every penny spent. »
Romain Passily, CEO of Inqom
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
Financial Services
Financial Services
September 2022 – Vulcain acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Inqom and its shareholders in the sale of a majority stake to Visma. Inqom is a French market leader in next generation accounting software

Inqom is a French start-up created in 2016 offering to accounting professionals in firms and within SMEs/ETIs a new generation AI-based SaaS software that automates accounting production and generates financial statements in real time. Currently, more than 10,000 accounting firms and SMEs use Inqom to give meaning to their accounting.

Visma, one of Europe’s leading providers of mission critical software with €2.0bn net revenue and 15,000 employees, acquires a majority stake in Inqom alongside its founders who will stay onboard. They will together support the Company’s ambition of developing the solution in Northern and Central Europe. This acquisition marks Visma’s entry into France, expanding the company’s presence to 29 countries across Europe and Latin America. Expanding from its Nordic base, Visma has grown to become one of Europe’s largest providers of cloud-delivered SaaS to the private and public sectors, focusing particularly on Accounting ERP, HRM and eGovernment software.

“We are thrilled to announce our arrival in the French market by investing in Inqom. Like Visma, they develop unique technology to help customers become more efficient and competitive. With this acquisition, we are pressing on with our ambitious growth strategy both in existing and new markets”, says Merete Hverven, CEO of Visma

“The industrial backing of Visma will open up new and significant market opportunities, and we see major growth potential in France going forward. Accounting firms are under increasing pressure to automate complex and time-consuming processes, both to attract new talent and keep up with rising demands from their own clients. We have the tools that can help them”, says Romain Passilly, CEO of Inqom


VULCAIN's INTERVENTION
Vulcain acted as exclusive sell-side M&A advisor to Inqom and its shareholders in this transaction. The Vulcain team in charge of the transaction was led by Gauthier Baijot.
« Gauthier, Amaury, and Vulcain's team have been a great help to guide us in this process with multiple interested third parties, as much in terms of the process as in helping us choose the good one among the pretenders. Their experience in the real economy has represented a decisive advantage in negotiating a tech start-up sale deal. I would definitely recommend their service to every entrepreneur, it is worth every penny spent. »
Romain Passily, CEO of Inqom
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
Financial Services
Financial Services
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Deal Wolverine / July 2022
Deal Wolverine / July 2022
« Visco is a company with solid potential, differentiating expertise in its markets and the trust of its customers. We are pleased to join Fabrice Doizon and his teams in this new phase. With our sector knowledge, our ambition is to give new means to the company to consolidate its positions and accelerate its development. »
Cyril Moulin, Executive Director at Tikehau Ace Capital
Industrials
Industrials
20/07/2022 – Vulcain was the exclusive financial advisor to Tikehau Ace Capital in the acquisition of a majority stake in Visco, leading French specialist in the machining of complex mechanical parts for the new and maintenance markets

Founded in 1908, Visco is located near Montargis. It is specialized in the design, development and manufacture of complex, high value-added parts and sub-assemblies. It is referenced by the biggest players, including Thales, Dassault, Nexter and Safran, in addition to a dozen other manufacturers.

The company is recognized for the quality of its industrial tooling: with a pool of more than 100 machines, the company has in-house expertise in both high-precision machining of hard or exotic metals and the assembly of complex sub-parts. Customer satisfaction, respect of deadlines, reactivity and quality are part of the company's DNA.

The company has been managed by Fabrice Doizon since the early 2000s, who has promoted over the years an industrial excellence culture allowing the company to go through the recent crises with the support of its customers. Fabrice Doizon will remain at the head of the company with the strong support of Tikehau Ace Capital.


VULCAIN's INTERVENTION
Vulcain was the exclusive financial advisor to Tikehau Ace Capital in the acquisition of a majority stake in Visco.
The Vulcain team in charge of the transaction was led by Chris Kodeck.
« Visco is a company with solid potential, differentiating expertise in its markets and the trust of its customers. We are pleased to join Fabrice Doizon and his teams in this new phase. With our sector knowledge, our ambition is to give new means to the company to consolidate its positions and accelerate its development. »
Cyril Moulin, Executive Director at Tikehau Ace Capital
Industrials
Industrials
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Deal Khéops / July 2022
Deal Khéops / July 2022
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
July 2022 - Vulcain acted as sole financial advisor to French real estate holding Les Ramessides owned by French entrepreneur Jean-Pierre Tomasina in the sale of a portfolio of 24 industrial real estate assets to Samfi-Invest, the family holding of French entrepreneur Alain Samson

French real estate holding Les Ramessides owned by French entrepreneur Jean-Pierre Tomasina announces the sale of a portfolio of 24 industrial real estate assets to Samfi-Invest.

The portfolio represents c.200,000 sqm of land of which c.50,000 sqm built for total rents exceeding €2m. All sites are ideally located in industrial areas close from large cities and highways, benefiting from a large land holding and with prime tenants such as Todd Group, a subsidiary of Alliance Automotive Group, European leader in the automotive and truck aftermarket.

The integration of this portfolio into Samfi-Invest will expand its real estate footprint across France.


VULCAIN's INTERVENTION
Vulcain acted as exclusive sell-side financial advisor to Les Ramessides in this transaction.
This landmark real estate deal is the second tranche of a larger project aiming at optimizing the transmission of Todd, a French leader in the truck parts aftermarket founded by Jean-Pierre Tomasina. Vulcain led the sale of the operating company Todd to Alliance Automotive Group in 2019 and sold in 2022 most of the related real estate assets to Samfi-Invest.
The break-up unlocked significant value for the shareholders.
The Vulcain team in charge of the transaction was led by Gauthier Baijot.
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
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Deal Ader / May 2022
Deal Ader / May 2022
Industrials
Industrials
May 2022 – Vulcain acted as exclusive financial advisor to BT2i Group and its founders Florent Battistella and Pierre Bastid in setting up their partnership with Tikehau Ace Capital

Founded in 2013, Business-Technology Innovation and Industrial ("BT2i") is the result of the willingness of two French industrial entrepreneurs, Pierre Bastid and Florent Battistella, to consolidate and modernise the aeronautical subcontracting chain through the successive acquisitions and integration of mechanical engineering companies.
BT2i is specialised in the design and production of small and large elementary metal parts and sub-assemblies for aircraft manufacturers and equipment suppliers. The Group has integrated know-how in the precision machining of light alloys and hard metals, sheet metal and boiler making, surface treatment and assembly.

BT2i holds a key position in the supply chain, notably on the A320, Falcon and Rafale programmes, and operates four production sites in France and Tunisia through its subsidiaries MAP, Simair and Cauquil.

BT2i had a consolidated turnover of c.€80m before the Covid-19 crisis which severely impacted the Group. Since then, the Group has conducted a strategic review and established a transformation plan. BT2i will refocus on its three key subsidiaries MAP, Simair and Cauquil, set up a cross-functional and integrated group management team around its new chairman Fabrice Dumas and shore up its capital structure via a cash injection from Tikehau Ace Capital alongside its founders Pierre Bastid and Florent Battistella.


VULCAIN's INTERVENTION
Vulcain acted as exclusive financial advisor to BT2i Group and its shareholders Florent Battistella and Pierre Bastid in setting up their partnership with Tikehau Ace Capital. The Vulcain team in charge of the transaction was led by Gauthier Baijot.
Industrials
Industrials
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Deal Hygée Inevo / May 2022
Deal Hygée Inevo / May 2022
« I am delighted to welcome our colleagues from Inevo with whom we are about to initiate a new phase of development within Orano Projets. Following on from the integration of CERIS, this acquisition confirms Orano Projets' ambition to become a key player in the health-pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Thanks to Inevo's know-how in process engineering, which is recognized by those in the profession, we are expanding our service offering to provide our customers with even more added value, innovation and performance. »
Guillaume Dureau, Chairman of Orano Projets
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Industrials
Industrials
May 2022 - Vulcain acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Orano in connection with the acquisition of Inevo - an engineering specialist in the health-pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors - by its subsidiary Orano Projets

Specializing in the engineering of processes involving solids, liquids and gas, for the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, fine and specialty chemicals, biotechnology and cosmetics sectors, Inevo works on industrialization and optimization studies, as well as on diagnostics in process engineering and simulations based on predictive models using artificial intelligence. Inevo employs around fifty people located in Lyon, Rouen and Grasse.

This acquisition will enable Orano Projets to strengthen its presence on the process industries market, in particular via the deployment of digital and AI solutions firmly anchored in unique specialist expertise and industrial experience.

Orano Projets, with its 1,600 employees worldwide, is strengthening its capacity with Inevo to respond to its customers' large-scale projects, from the upstream phases of R&D and pilot development, through the phases of completion of turnkey projects and optimization of industrial performance for sites in operation.


VULCAIN's INTERVENTION
Vulcain was the exclusive buy-side M&A advisor to Orano in this transaction.
The Vulcain team in charge of the transaction was led by Gauthier Baijot.
« I am delighted to welcome our colleagues from Inevo with whom we are about to initiate a new phase of development within Orano Projets. Following on from the integration of CERIS, this acquisition confirms Orano Projets' ambition to become a key player in the health-pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Thanks to Inevo's know-how in process engineering, which is recognized by those in the profession, we are expanding our service offering to provide our customers with even more added value, innovation and performance. »
Guillaume Dureau, Chairman of Orano Projets
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Industrials
Industrials
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Deal Mangopay / April 2022
Deal Mangopay / April 2022
« We have identified MANGOPAY as one of the leading players in payments for marketplaces and platforms, which is a strategic and highly attractive end market. Over the last two years, we have been following the company and its strong developments under the ownership of Arkéa. We are excited to partner with the management team and current shareholders to further accelerate the next leg of its growth journey towards a global category leader. »
Fabio Cali, Director of Advent International
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Financial Services
Financial Services
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
April 2022 - Vulcain was the exclusive M&A advisor to Advent International in the acquisition of a majority stake in MANGOPAY, Europe’s leading payments solution provider for marketplaces and platforms, and Leetchi, the French leading donation-based crowdfunding platform, from Arkéa which is reinvesting in this transaction

Founded in 2013, MANGOPAY provides end-to-end payments solutions to marketplaces and platforms leveraging a differentiated e-wallet environment. Through developer-friendly APIs, marketplaces and platforms are able to accept consumer payments, onboard sellers, hold and route funds to them on a global scale. The e-wallet environment provides unique flexibility allowing for split payments, use of escrow accounts and closed-loop payments. It serves over 2,500 clients in 18 countries of which some of the leading European and global marketplaces including Vinted, Leboncoin, Chrono24, La Redoute, Malt, Rakuten and Wallapop. It is one of the fastest-growing payments companies in Europe, with the business currently experiencing over 50% year-on-year growth and expected to process €13bn in transactions in 2022.

As part of the transaction, Advent will also take a majority stake in Leetchi, a leading donation based crowdfunding platform in France. Over the last few years, Leetchi has grown to become the leading market player in France and is expanding rapidly in the charity fundraising segment.

This operation reflects a major step in the creation of a global category leader in the payment industry. With enhanced investment capabilities and differentiated technology, MANGOPAY will be well positioned to capitalize on the shift of retailers and e-commerce platforms to a marketplace model. In addition, MANGOPAY has already developed a set of dedicated value-added services to address the needs of the rapidly growing B2B marketplace segment.

To fuel this vision, Advent will inject €75m of primary capital. This investment will contribute to accelerate the company’s growth focusing on international, vertical and product expansion with the ambition to become one of the global payments providers powering the platform economy.

VULCAIN's INTERVENTION
Vulcain was the exclusive buy-side M&A advisor to Advent International in this transaction.
The Vulcain team in charge of the transaction was led by Michael Schor.
« We have identified MANGOPAY as one of the leading players in payments for marketplaces and platforms, which is a strategic and highly attractive end market. Over the last two years, we have been following the company and its strong developments under the ownership of Arkéa. We are excited to partner with the management team and current shareholders to further accelerate the next leg of its growth journey towards a global category leader. »
Fabio Cali, Director of Advent International
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Financial Services
Financial Services
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
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Deal Coorpacademy / April 2022
Deal Coorpacademy / April 2022
« Go1’s unique approach to learning and development through curated playlists makes this company and leadership team an ideal partner for Coorpacademy. Not only is this a great opportunity for our two companies to come together to make corporate education accessible to millions of learners, but it adds value for existing customers that are prioritizing and expanding their learning and development resources. We are looking forward to building the future of L&D with Go1. »
Jean-Marc Tassetto, Co-founder and CEO, Coorpacademy
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
April 2022 – Vulcain was the exclusive financial advisor to Coorpacademy’s shareholders, a French digital corporate learning platform, in the sale to Go1, an Australian Edtech Unicorn

Go1, an Australian Edtech Unicorn, backed by SoftBank, Salesforce Ventures, Tiger Global, and Microsoft Corp's Venture, acquired Coorpacademy from founders, NextStage, Serena Capital, Celeste Management, S.I.GN Partenaires, and employees. As part of the transaction, Arnauld Mitre, Jean-Marc Tassetto and Frédérick Benichou, who founded Coorpacademy in 2013, will reinvest and team up with Go1.

Incepted in 2013 as a pioneer in digital corporate learning, with a learner-centric digital learning pedagogy, dedicated to stimulate soft skills learning, via micro-learning and gamification.

Coorpacademy relies on a distinctive approach to co-create content with an ecosystem of branded partners, resulting in the most comprehensive catalog of online courses, covering most relevant soft skills dedicated to any industry (digital, management, organization, culture and sustainability), as well as in a strong client satisfaction tied to a highly appealing value proposition. 

Coorpacademy has built a highly scalable business model thanks to (i) its international platform with 40% of users outside of Europe, (ii) its premium cross-cultural soft skills content library available in English, French and German, (iii) its SaaS subscriptions and cloud-based offering, and (iv) its robust IT framework able to increase volume of connected users at marginal deployment cost. Coorpacademy serves c.100 blue-chip clients, with a broad and balanced industrial coverage, resulting in a community of c.1.2m learners located in >190 countries worldwide.

Coorpacademy is now in an ideal position to embark on the next phase of its development, leveraging on Go1’s content and marketing expertise. Go1, with a presence in Oceania, Asia and the US, is to leverage on Coorpacademy to build a strong and pan-European presence, making the combined entity a true global leader.

VULCAIN's INTERVENTION
Vulcain was the exclusive financial advisor to Coorpacademy’s shareholders.
The team that supported this transaction was led by Michael Schor and Thierry Falque-Pierrotin.
« Go1’s unique approach to learning and development through curated playlists makes this company and leadership team an ideal partner for Coorpacademy. Not only is this a great opportunity for our two companies to come together to make corporate education accessible to millions of learners, but it adds value for existing customers that are prioritizing and expanding their learning and development resources. We are looking forward to building the future of L&D with Go1. »
Jean-Marc Tassetto, Co-founder and CEO, Coorpacademy
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
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Deal Hygée Ceris / March 2022
Deal Hygée Ceris / March 2022
« I want to warmly welcome our colleagues from CERIS Group with whom we are about to initiate a new phase of development within Orano Projets. Thanks to this acquisition, Orano Projets is gaining unique skills and know-how in engineering for the healthcare-pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sectors. We are expanding our service offering to provide our customers with even more added value, innovation and performance. »
Guillaume Dureau, Chairman of Orano Projets
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Industrials
Industrials
March 2022 - Vulcain acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Orano in the acquisition, through its subsidiary Orano Projets, of a majority stake in CERIS Group to develop its activities in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sectors

Specializing in engineering and consulting services, CERIS Group is organized by business line around three subsidiaries: CERIS Ingénierie, Elix and CERIS Architecture. These subsidiaries support their customers in sectors including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, hospitals and nuclear medicine, as well as for laboratories and other industries subject to severe constraints or highly controlled environments (microelectronics, cosmetics, etc.). CERIS Group employs around 50 people in France.

This acquisition will enable Orano Projets to accelerate the development of complementary know-how and new locations, in particular in Nantes and Lyon where CERIS Group is already established. Orano Projets will also benefit from a broadened product and service offering in the field of engineering, design and construction for industrial projects in the healthcare-pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sectors.

Orano Projets, with its 1,600 employees worldwide, will strengthen CERIS Group's capacity to respond to its customers' large-scale projects, whether for design and construction phases, service provision or complete turnkey projects.

VULCAIN's INTERVENTION
Vulcain acted as exclusive buy-side M&A advisor to Orano in this transaction. The Vulcain team in charge of the transaction was led by Gauthier Baijot.
« I want to warmly welcome our colleagues from CERIS Group with whom we are about to initiate a new phase of development within Orano Projets. Thanks to this acquisition, Orano Projets is gaining unique skills and know-how in engineering for the healthcare-pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sectors. We are expanding our service offering to provide our customers with even more added value, innovation and performance. »
Guillaume Dureau, Chairman of Orano Projets
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Industrials
Industrials
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Deal Wolf / March 2022
Deal Wolf / March 2022
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
March 2022 - Vulcain acted as exclusive financial advisor to Wolf Lingerie Group’s shareholders led by Gimv, owner of Sans Complexe, the fourth largest brand in the French lingerie market, for the sale of the Group to NextStage AM, together with its co-investors BNP Paribas Développement and Bpifrance, alongside the Management team.

Wolf Lingerie Group is the French market leader in lingerie for women with fuller busts with its Sans Complexe brand. Founded in 1947 and headquartered in La Wantzenau (Alsace), Wolf Lingerie Group launched Sans Complexe brand in 1998. With over 2.2 million consumers, Sans Complexe is a real success story, becoming the fourth largest brand in France across all channels in just a few years.
Since its inception, Sans Complexe has enjoyed undisputed legitimacy as a brand, reaping the benefits of its Body Positivity values, successful marketing overhaul and digital roll-out, while retaining its extremely attractive price/quality positioning. Its offering has been expanded and segmented to cater to the needs of women with fuller busts. Today it is a brand with an omnichannel strategy (including selective distribution networks, department stores and retailers) and international ambitions, that has expanded in e-commerce – which accounts for 15% of its revenue, through its own website and large online marketplaces.
Wolf Lingerie Group, with the support of its historical shareholders and its strong Management team, has undergone a complete operational transformation, adopting some of the highest standards in the industry in terms of ESG, HR, sourcing, logistics and information systems.
Boasting strong fundamentals and posting a triple net turnover of €43m in 2021, the Group is now in an ideal position to embark on the next phase of its development, capitalising on growth projects that were initiated in the past few years, in e-commerce and European expansion.

VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

Vulcain acted as exclusive financial advisor to Wolf Lingerie Group’s shareholders led by Gimv for the sale of the Group to NextStage AM, together with its co-investors BNP Paribas Développement and Bpifrance, alongside the Management team. The Vulcain team in charge of the transaction was led by Marie-Charlotte Bonnemay and Thierry Falque-Pierrotin.
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
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Deal Bonitasoft / March 2022
Deal Bonitasoft / March 2022
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
March 2022 - Vulcain was the exclusive financial advisor of Bonitasoft, a French editor of Business Process Management (BPM) solutions in the sale of a majority stake to Fortino Capital
Fortino Capital Partners, the European B2B software investor, announced it acquired a majority stake in Bonitasoft from former investors including the Ambition Digital Fund (FAN) managed by Bpifrance, on behalf of the French State, Auriga Partners, Serena Capital and Ventech. As part of the transaction, Miguel Valdes and Charles Souillard, who founded Bonitasoft in 2009, will reinvest and team up with Fortino Capital during this new phase of growth.
Bonitasoft is a leading software company active in the field of Digital Process Automation and Intelligent Business Process Management. Featured on the Gartner iBPM Magic Quadrant (2019) and Forrester DPA Wave (2021), the company is best-known for its widely adopted open-source Business Process Management platform, which is used by enterprise customers around the world to model, automate, deploy and continuously improve their business processes.
Among Bonita Enterprise clients are blue-chip companies such as Verallia, Crédit Agricole, and Hyster-Yale. Leveraging its community of over 150,000 developers who are furthering the product on a daily basis, Bonitasoft has become their BPM platform of choice for large, complex automation projects in which there is a need to combine deep technical expertise with appropriate visual tools for business users.

VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION
Vulcain was the exclusive M&A sell-side advisor to the founders and historical shareholders in this transaction. The Vulcain team in charge of the transaction was led by Michael Schor.
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
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Deal LV Overseas / January 2022
Deal LV Overseas / January 2022
« The 3 years we have spent alongside Philippe Massot and his teams have been a true entrepreneurial and human adventure. Since 2019, the group has successfully deployed its platform strategy with 6 international acquisitions. This particular strategy has enabled LV Overseas to expand its geographical coverage and its range of expertise, but also to significantly strengthen its financial performance. This successful growth story is based on the group's solid fundamentals as well as on a sustainable and buoyant market, perfectly illustrating the investment strategy of 21 Invest France. We are delighted for MML Capital and Bpifrance to take over and support LV Overseas in the years to come. »
Stéphane Perriquet, Managing Partner and Dorothée Chatain, Principal at 21 Invest France
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
January 2022 – Vulcain acted as M&A advisor to 21 Invest and minority shareholders as regards the exclusivity agreement signed with MML Capital and Bpifrance for the sale of LV Overseas, an international freight forwarding player specialized in the design and organization of door-to-door logistics solutions.
LV Overseas is an international freight forwarding player specialized in the design and organization of door-to-door logistics solutions. The group offers a full range of services tailor-made to each stage of the supply chain, with a specific know-how in grouping and niche expertise such as industrial projects, fresh and frozen products or out-of-gauge merchandise. The entrepreneurial mindset of the Top Management allows LV Overseas to compete with large logistics corporations and be the trusted partner of its clients.
LV Overseas generates a turnover of €500m and employs 500 people spread on 22 offices worldwide.
21 Invest France, who has been majority shareholder since May 2019 alongside BNP Développement and Balguerie Gestion Participation, has entered into exclusive negotiations with MML Capital and Bpifrance to sell its stake. The transaction is expected to close by the end of Q1 2022, subject to customary regulatory approvals.
This operation rewards the work accomplished over the past few years. The managers of LV Overseas, who are reinvesting significantly in the transaction, will be able to rely on the know-how of MML Capital and Bpifrance in French and international sustainable growth projects to continue its development beyond its current array of transportation expertise and geographies.

VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION
Vulcain acted as sell-side M&A advisor to 21 Invest and minority shareholders, in an auction process leading to the selection of MML Capital and Bpifrance as buyers. The team at Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Marie-Charlotte Bonnemay and Thierry Falque-Pierrotin.
« The 3 years we have spent alongside Philippe Massot and his teams have been a true entrepreneurial and human adventure. Since 2019, the group has successfully deployed its platform strategy with 6 international acquisitions. This particular strategy has enabled LV Overseas to expand its geographical coverage and its range of expertise, but also to significantly strengthen its financial performance. This successful growth story is based on the group's solid fundamentals as well as on a sustainable and buoyant market, perfectly illustrating the investment strategy of 21 Invest France. We are delighted for MML Capital and Bpifrance to take over and support LV Overseas in the years to come. »
Stéphane Perriquet, Managing Partner and Dorothée Chatain, Principal at 21 Invest France
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services