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Deal Planet / May 2021
Deal Planet / May 2021
« Eurazeo has been a partner of choice for Planet’s management to transform the Company into a vertically focused payments company. Since 2015, Planet has tripled in size from both organic growth and strategic acquisitions. This journey exemplifies our strategy: empowering businesses with strong fundamentals and potential to scale internationally. We look forward to accompanying Planet in the next stage of its journey. »
Marc Frappier, Member of the Executive Board, Managing Partner of mid-large buyout
Financial Services
Financial Services
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
May 2021 – Vulcain acted as M&A advisor to Advent in the acquisition of a stake in Planet, the integrated payments leader in Retail, Hospitality, Food and Beverage

Advent International is pleased to announce an agreement with Eurazeo for the acquisition of a stake in integrated payments leader, Planet (“The Company”). As part of the transaction Eurazeo will reinvest and co-control the Company with Advent International (“Advent”).

Under this agreement, Planet is valued at €1.8bn. With this operation, Eurazeo and its affiliates show a total valuation of 2.5x their original investment and approximately 19% IRR.

Planet is a world-class integrated payments business delivering innovative products and digital services across Retail, Hospitality, Food and Beverage sectors. The Company provides integrated digital payment services on a unique single platform that offers acquiring, processing, digital wallets, VAT refund and currency conversion services. By partnering with Planet, merchants enhance their customers’ omnichannel experience, while generating additional revenue from Planet’s value-added payments services.

Under Eurazeo and Advent co-ownership, the Company will pursue its development through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

Vulcain acted as buy-side M&A advisor to Advent in this transaction. The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Michael Schor.
« Eurazeo has been a partner of choice for Planet’s management to transform the Company into a vertically focused payments company. Since 2015, Planet has tripled in size from both organic growth and strategic acquisitions. This journey exemplifies our strategy: empowering businesses with strong fundamentals and potential to scale internationally. We look forward to accompanying Planet in the next stage of its journey. »
Marc Frappier, Member of the Executive Board, Managing Partner of mid-large buyout
Financial Services
Financial Services
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
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Deal Sparklane / April 2021
Deal Sparklane / April 2021
« I was impressed by Sparklane's ability to innovate by combining Artificial Intelligence with a platform that has proven extremely efficient to final users. I am certain that Ellisphere, which is thus strengthening its range of solutions for marketing and sales departments, will consolidate its leading position in a fast-growing market. »
Valérie Attia, President of Ellisphere
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
April 2021 – Vulcain acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Ellisphere in the acquisition of Sparklane, a highly innovative software company, dedicated to B2B sales and marketing automation, providing predictive solutions, leveraging on Artificial Intelligence

Ellisphere, a long-standing provider of B2B information in France and internationally, supporting and securing the decision-making process of major corporates and delivering online information on 225 million companies in more than 230 countries and territories, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Infotrade, the holding company of Sparklane, a highly innovative software company, dedicated to B2B sales and marketing automation, providing predictive solutions leveraging on Artificial Intelligence. Infotrade was backed by VCs, of which Sirapex (XAnge) et Entrepreneur Venture.
Created in 2009, Sparklane identifies potential customers and leads sales representatives in their sales efforts. Sales representatives are alerted in real time of business signals related to their customers. They benefit from a database of over 10 million contacts to engage in personalized and successful relationships. Sparklane has attracted more than 150 customers in France and Europe and has 30 employees based in Nantes and Paris, including 20 R&D engineers.
"We wanted to accelerate our growth in a booming market. The need for predictive solutions shall increase by more than 50% between 2021 and 2024. The combination of Ellisphere and Sparklane respective strengths shall allow us to gain new market shares and confirm our leadership position in a market that rewards innovation and values return on investment", said Frédéric Pichard, Chief Operating Officer and Founder of Sparklane.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

Vulcain acted as exclusive buy-side M&A advisor to Ellisphere in this transaction. The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Michael Schor.
« I was impressed by Sparklane's ability to innovate by combining Artificial Intelligence with a platform that has proven extremely efficient to final users. I am certain that Ellisphere, which is thus strengthening its range of solutions for marketing and sales departments, will consolidate its leading position in a fast-growing market. »
Valérie Attia, President of Ellisphere
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
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Deal Troc-Vélo / February 2021
Deal Troc-Vélo / February 2021
« Vulcain was very helpful in driving this strategic acquisition for Alltricks. Indeed, its team has been able to install and maintain a climate of trust with the founders of Troc-Vélo who were initially not sellers and had no knowledge of valuation methods as well as M&A processes. »
Gary Anssens, CEO of Alltricks
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
February 2021 – Vulcain acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Alltricks in the acquisition of Troc-Vélo, the French leader of second-hand bike classifieds

Alltricks, the French leading omnichannel distributor of bike, running and outdoor equipment and accessories with 2020 GMV of €132m and 54 million of visitors per annum, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Troc-Vélo, the French leader of second-hand bike classifieds.

Created in 2004 by Frédéric Ménager, Troc-Vélo has rapidly emerged has the French leader of second-hand bike classifieds addressing today 30 million visitors per annum representing 550k accounts having access to 70k adds, 1,000 adds being published each day, and more than 2,700 brands.

This acquisition enables Alltricks to accelerate its development on the booming second-hand market, extend the array of services provided to its existing customers and improve the quality of services offered to its new customers coming from Troc-Vélo members’ base.

“The founders of Troc-Vélo have done a remarkable job. Troc-Vélo has more than 30 million visitors per year. We will add payment and delivery solutions. Within 2 or 3 years, this platform could be able to generate around €100m in GMV each year”, said Gary Anssens, CEO of Alltricks.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

Vulcain acted as exclusive buy-side M&A advisor to Alltricks in this transaction. The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Thierry Falque-Pierrotin.
« Vulcain was very helpful in driving this strategic acquisition for Alltricks. Indeed, its team has been able to install and maintain a climate of trust with the founders of Troc-Vélo who were initially not sellers and had no knowledge of valuation methods as well as M&A processes. »
Gary Anssens, CEO of Alltricks
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom