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Deal INTITEK / July 2019
Deal INTITEK / July 2019
« This transaction is a first illustration of the significant ressources offered by the financing arranged by Tikehau IM. The acquisition of Intitek allows us to significantly accelerate our growth in an industry experiencing fast consolidation. Thanks to the strong complementarity of our two groups, we strengthen our geographical footprint, our business expertise and our clients offering. Intitek also allows us to further diversify our client portfolio and to invest in new sectors such as transportation and automotive, both of which undergoing deep changes through digital transformation. »
Julien Gavaldon, Chairman and CEO of Astek:
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
Vulcain advises Astek for the acquisition of Intitek

Founded in 1988, Astek is one of the France's leading engineering and IT services company specialized in outsourced R&D and digital transformation with nearly 500 customers and 3,200 employees in France and internationally. Astek generated 198 million Euros in revenue in 2018.

FFounded in 2007, Intitek is a French engineering and IT services company with more than 700 employees in France and abroad, including Spain, Poland and Canada. In 2018, Intitek achieved a turnover of nearly 50 million Euros.

The merger of both groups benefits from strong sectoral and geographical complementarities. Thanks to this acquisition, Astek will be able to further strengthen its French territorial coverage and its international footprint, particularly in Spain, Poland and North America. The acquisition of Intitek will also enable Astek to acquire new skills, particularly in the field of the Internet of Things, and to attract more talents, a critical issue of the industry.

This major acquisition will enable the consolidated group to reach €280 million of consolidated revenue in 2019 with approximately 4,000 employees, including 1,200 internationally, and position itself as a consolidator of the industry.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

Vulcain acted as buy-side advisor to Astek in this transaction. The Vulcain team in charge of the transaction was led by Gauthier Baijot and Thierry Falque-Pierrotin.
« This transaction is a first illustration of the significant ressources offered by the financing arranged by Tikehau IM. The acquisition of Intitek allows us to significantly accelerate our growth in an industry experiencing fast consolidation. Thanks to the strong complementarity of our two groups, we strengthen our geographical footprint, our business expertise and our clients offering. Intitek also allows us to further diversify our client portfolio and to invest in new sectors such as transportation and automotive, both of which undergoing deep changes through digital transformation. »
Julien Gavaldon, Chairman and CEO of Astek:
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
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Deal ASTEK / June 2019
Deal ASTEK / June 2019
« Thanks to these increased financial resources, we are now able to significantly accelerate our growth in an industry experiencing fast consolidation as well as convergence between IT and engineering services. In this context, Tikehau's support will enable us to seize every opportunity to further strengthen our geographical footprint, our business expertise and our clients offering. It is also a sign of confidence in the work of the team and the Group's trajectory for several years. »
Julien Gavaldon, Chairman and CEO of Astek
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Vulcain advises Astek group for a €95 million unitranche financing arranged by Tikehau IM, in order to finance its growth and optimize its balance sheet to be in a position to consolidate its industry

Founded in 1988, Astek is one of the French leading engineering and IT services company specialized in outsourced R&D and digital transformation with nearly 500 customers and 3,200 employees in France and internationally. Astek generated 198 million euros in revenue in 2018.

Tikehau IM is the exclusive coordinator of a Unitranche debt, providing an attractive, flexible and tailor-made financing structure to support the company's development, in particular by providing the ressources necessary to boost external and organic growth.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

Vulcain acted as exclusive advisor to Astek in debt issuance. The Vulcain team in charge of the transaction was led by Gauthier Baijot and Thierry Falque-Pierrotin.
« Thanks to these increased financial resources, we are now able to significantly accelerate our growth in an industry experiencing fast consolidation as well as convergence between IT and engineering services. In this context, Tikehau's support will enable us to seize every opportunity to further strengthen our geographical footprint, our business expertise and our clients offering. It is also a sign of confidence in the work of the team and the Group's trajectory for several years. »
Julien Gavaldon, Chairman and CEO of Astek
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
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Deal GLOBAL BIOENERGIES / June 2019
Deal GLOBAL BIOENERGIES / June 2019
« Vulcain has been very effective at strategizing with us in preparation of this transaction. The participation of L’Oréal via its fund BOLD Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development, our historical shareholder CM-CIC via its structures CM-CIC Investissement SCR and CM-CIC Innovation, as well as a strong participation of both institutional funds and individuals, underlines the trust granted to Global Bioenergies. »
Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies
Infrastructure and energy
Infrastructure and energy
Industrials
Industrials
Vulcain advises Global Bioenergies in a capital increase process for a total amount of approximately €17m. Subscribers to this capital increase include CM-CIC and the investment fund BOLD of the L’Oréal Group

Founded in 2008, listed on Euronext Growth since 2011 and headquartered close to Paris, France, Global Bioenergies has developed a unique process to convert renewable resources into bio-based isobutene. Isobutene and its derivatives are hydrocarbons currently extracted from fossil oil, representing a $20bn market, with a broad range of uses in (i) cosmetics (replacement of volatile silicones, which are progressively phased-out), and (ii) fuels (specialty fuels, jet fuel, drop-in gasoline).

Having developed a strong IP portfolio, GBE aims to deploy the technology worldwide.

Funding will allow the company to (i) complete the development of its Isobutene process at laboratory, pilot and demo scale, (ii) continue its R&D efforts to adapt its process to the use of second- and third-generation resources, (iii) participate to the financing of the front-end engineering design phase of the first plant, as conducted by IBN-One, and (iv) support IBN-One in its fund-raising efforts to start the construction of the plant.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

Vulcain acted as strategic advisor to Global Bioenergies, in a capital increase process for a total amount of approximately €17m. The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Chris Kodeck.
« Vulcain has been very effective at strategizing with us in preparation of this transaction. The participation of L’Oréal via its fund BOLD Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development, our historical shareholder CM-CIC via its structures CM-CIC Investissement SCR and CM-CIC Innovation, as well as a strong participation of both institutional funds and individuals, underlines the trust granted to Global Bioenergies. »
Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies
Infrastructure and energy
Infrastructure and energy
Industrials
Industrials
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Deal SPHEREA / May 2019
Deal SPHEREA / May 2019
« Vulcain supported us very effectively in the reorganization of Spherea’s capital, providing us with the right mix of preparation, process management, and negotiation support, which allowed Spherea and its historical shareholders to join forces with first rank partners to further develop the Group. »
Delphine Dinard, Partner at ACE Management
Industrials
Industrials
A consortium, including Andera Partners and Omnes, is taking a majority shareholding in the Spherea Group, alongside management and its existing financial shareholders, ACE Management and IRDI Soridec Gestion

Created in 1965, Spherea separated from the Airbus group in 2014, and continues its growth trajectory with the ambition of becoming a European and global leader in technological test solutions.
SPHEREA offers modular technology solutions for the entire lifecycle of electronic systems. The Group has developed a wide range of products, dedicated to electronic tests, such as the ATEC Series automatic test benches used in maintaining most Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Spherea relies on its expertise in the fields of electronics, microwave, optronics, and power electronics.
Spherea is supported by more than 600 loyal customers worldwide, major players in aerospace and defence - including Airbus, Dassault, Honeywell, Lufthansa Technik, DGA, Nahema, Thales, Comac, energy, or railways.
Spherea generated around €130 million in turnover in 2018, half of which came from export, and employs over 600 staff.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

Vulcain acted as sell-side M&A advisor to its historical shareholders, ACE Management and IRDI Soridec Gestion, in an auction process leading to the selection of a consortium including Andera Partners and Omnes. The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Chris Kodeck and Thierry Falque-Pierrotin.
« Vulcain supported us very effectively in the reorganization of Spherea’s capital, providing us with the right mix of preparation, process management, and negotiation support, which allowed Spherea and its historical shareholders to join forces with first rank partners to further develop the Group. »
Delphine Dinard, Partner at ACE Management
Industrials
Industrials
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Deal URBASOLAR / May 2019
Deal URBASOLAR / May 2019
« Vulcain supported us very effectively in the auction process leading to the acquisition of Urbasolar by Axpo, with the right mix of market intelligence, process management, valuation expertise and negotiation support. »
Christoph Sutter, Head of Renewable Energy of Axpo
Infrastructure and energy
Infrastructure and energy
Axpo acquired French photovoltaics company Urbasolar, one of the leading companies in the French solar energy industry, with an operating portfolio of 187 MW and a development pipeline of over 1,000 MW, from its management and Omnes Capital

Axpo is entering into the international solar business and, on 30 April 2019, signed a contract for the acquisition of the French photovoltaics company Urbasolar. In doing so, Axpo continues to consistently pursue a strategy for profitable growth in the international business. After successfully developing the wind business with the subsidiary Volkswind, Axpo intends to take advantage of synergies in the economically attractive photovoltaics market. Urbasolar will be managed as an independent company. The company will serve as a platform to expand the solar business in Europe.
Urbasolar is one of the leading companies in the French solar energy industry. The Urbasolar portfolio currently includes operating photovoltaic plants with a capacity of 187 MW. Urbasolar also holds a development pipeline of over 1,000 MW and provides services in the area of repair, maintenance and asset management.
Since its founding in 2006, Urbasolar has built a total of 457 plants with a capacity of 350 MW. These include systems on office buildings, industrial rooftops or shopping centres as well as open-space plants. The project developer's customer segments include public administrations, industrial companies, logistic companies, retail chains and the real estate industry. Urbasolar currently employs a staff of 160 people. In addition to the headquarters in Montpellier, the company has offices in Toulouse, Aix-en-Provence, Nantes, Bordeaux, Vichy, Paris and Le Port (La Réunion).
Axpo, the largest producer of renewable energies in Switzerland, has established a strong position in the international business primarily with wind power, and now diversifies its renewable energies portfolio with Urbasolar. In the upcoming years, Axpo plans to manage Urbasolar as a subsidiary and to develop the company's existing, successful business model on an international scale. Activities will include development, construction, sales and operation of solar plants. The transaction for the definitive sale is subject to permits from official regulatory authorities that must be obtained in the upcoming weeks and months.

VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

Vulcain acted as buy-side M&A advisor to Axpo in an auction process that started in 2018 and led to the selection of Axpo as preferred investor in early 2019.
The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Chris Kodeck.
« Vulcain supported us very effectively in the auction process leading to the acquisition of Urbasolar by Axpo, with the right mix of market intelligence, process management, valuation expertise and negotiation support. »
Christoph Sutter, Head of Renewable Energy of Axpo
Infrastructure and energy
Infrastructure and energy
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Deal LV OVERSEAS / April 2019
Deal LV OVERSEAS / April 2019
« LV Overseas is the perfect example of the type of company we are looking for: strong resilience and steady organic growth in a market with many acquisition opportunities. We are delighted to accompany Philippe Massot and his team in accelerating the development of the group. »
Stéphane Perriquet, Managing Partner at 21 Invest
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
21 Invest has acquired LV Overseas from Azulis Capital in order to reinforce the Group’s leading position in the French West Indies and Guyana, accelerate its growth in the Reunion Island and optimize synergies with recently acquired companies, especially in the Middle East. LV Overseas also aims to expand its geographic coverage and service offering through organic and external growth. Several acquisitions with strong synergies have already been identified.

Established as a leading independent player in its market, LV Overseas offers a comprehensive range of services in the management of door-to-door freight transport for both import and export. The group fully coordinates logistics, storage, grouping, loading but also administrative and customs formalities mainly for sea transport, and to a lesser extent air and road transport.
The Group's unique expertise and in-depth knowledge of local territories and players enable it to offer tailor-made solutions to more than 7,000 loyal customers who consider LV Overseas as the essential partner in the overseas territories. Thus, the company reaches €152 million sales in 2018 with a solid profitability.
The operation allows the exit of the current shareholders led by Azulis Capital, and enables the reinvestment of the Management team, the Balguerie group and BNP Paribas Développement.

VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

VULCAIN has supported 21 Invest in an auction process which have started in January 2019 and led to its selection after a second round.
The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Marie-Charlotte Bonnemay.
« LV Overseas is the perfect example of the type of company we are looking for: strong resilience and steady organic growth in a market with many acquisition opportunities. We are delighted to accompany Philippe Massot and his team in accelerating the development of the group. »
Stéphane Perriquet, Managing Partner at 21 Invest
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
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Deal SAMEOLE / January 2019
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Deal SAMEOLE / January 2019
Infrastructure and energy
Infrastructure and energy
SAMFI-INVEST has sold 100% of SAMEOLE, an independent developer of wind projects in France, to the French-utility ENGIE

Founded in 2005 and previously owned by the SAMFI-INVEST Group, SAMEOLE has developed a portfolio of wind projects of c.500 MW in seven regions, mainly in northwestern and southwestern France. The team is made up of 20 developers divided into 4 territorial agencies in Caen, Toulouse, Valence and Pacé (Brittany).
This acquisition reinforces ENGIE’s leading position in the onshore wind energy market with 1,900 MW of capacity installed in France. The group’s ambitions are indeed very high, with a target of developing 3 GW of wind energy and 2.2 GW of solar energy by 2021.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

VULCAIN advised SAMFI-INVEST as exclusive financial advisor, in the auction process leading to the selection of ENGIE as sole investor.
The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Chris KODECK.
Infrastructure and energy
Infrastructure and energy