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Henri Selmer Paris

France Paris

Sector:  Musical instruments
Activity : Design, manufacture and marketing of wind instruments
Type: MBO
Entry: 2018

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France Paris I Turnover € 35 m

March 2018
MBO – Majority stake

Founded in 1885, Henri Selmer Paris is the world leader in the manufacture of high-end saxophones
and a major player in clarinets and mouthpieces. Its instruments benefit from a prestigious brand
all around the world : the most talented musicians play “Selmer”. Henri Selmer Paris is present in
more than 60 countries, with only 13% of sales in its home country.

 

 

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Future Groep

 Utrecht

Sector:  Services
Activity : Outsourcing, detachment, HR consulting, Communication Consulting
Type: BIMBO
Entry: 2017

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 Utrecht I Turnover €62m

December 2017
BIMBO – Majority stake

Future Group is an organization headquartered in Utrecht with 800 employees closely cooperating, generating around €60m in sales. Through its four stand-alone business units Future Groep provides a wide range of services in the field of debt management and financial file processing, all-round HR and communications advice, back and mid office services and strategic and operational services within the public sector and the social domain.

 

 

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Fabbri

Italy Vignola

Sector:  Food Packaging
Activity : design, manufacturing, sales, and distribution of wrapping machines and films for fresh food market
Type: MBO
Entry: 2017

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France Vignola I Turnover € 97 m

October 2017
SBO – Majority stake

Founded 60 years ago in Vignola, in the region of Modena, Fabbri is an international industrial group leader in the design, manufacturing, sales, and distribution of wrapping machines and films for fresh food market, with over 30 years of presence. Its commercial offer is completed with a reactive and reliable service and maintenance division for its large machines installed base.

 

 

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Zodiac Milpro

France Paris
Sector: military and professional
Activity : rigid inflatable boat and inflatables
Type: MBO
Entry: 2018

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France Paris I Turnover € 56 m

September 2017
MBO – Majority stake

Zodiac Milpro is the global leader for military and professional rigid inflatable boat and inflatables. The company is headquartered in Paris and has production and commercial entities in Europe, North America and Asia. Former branch of Zodiac Group, Zodiac Milpro has been acquired by Oaktree Capital Management in 2013 and thus became an independent company

 

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Maison Berger

France Bourtheroulde
Sector: Consumer goods
Activity : home fragrance
Type: BIMBO
Entry: 2017

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France Bourgtheroulde I Turnover € 50 m

August 2017
MBO – Majority stake

Lampe Berger was founded 120 years ago and is based in Normandy, France. It distributes its products through a wide network of more than 7.000 distributors in 56 countries.

Lampe Berger has a turnover of c. €50m, grew by 33% over the last 5 years, and which is 80% outside France (40% in Europe, 20% in North America, 20% in Asia). The company has 150 employees, manufactures 800,000 lamps per year and sells more than 5 million litres of perfume every year throughout the world.

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Revima

France   Caudebec-en-Caux
Sector:  aerospace
Activity : a leading aerospace maintenance, repair & overhaul provider
Type: MBI
Entry: 2017

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France Caudebec-en-Caux I Turnover € 207 m

July 2017
MBI – Majority stake

Revima Group is a leading independent aerospace Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service provider, primarily focused on Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) & Landing Gear products. The group is a provider in the aerospace commercial and military fields, and offers comprehensive service solutions (logistics, onsite support, by the hour solutions …). It operates essentially from its historic plant located in Rives-en-Seine, Normandy, France, and has commercial and customer support offices in Asia, the USA, and the Middle-East. It employs over 600 employees and generated revenues in excess of 200 million euros in 2016.

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La Compagnie des Desserts

France Lézigan-Corbières
Sektor: Foodservice industry
Aktivität: Manufacturing and distribution of frozen desserts for the foodservice industry
Art: MBI
Einstieg: 2016

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France Paris I Turnover € 76 mlogo_cie_des_desserts

December 2016
MBI – Majority stake

 

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La Compagnie des Desserts is one of the leading European manufacturers and distributors of frozen desserts for the restaurant industry. More than 40% of the Group’s sales are generated outside of France:

  • 3 frozen desserts manufacturing plants and one ice-cream factory in France,
  • 1 frozen dessert factory in the UK, incorporated to the group following the acquisition of British Destiny Foods in December 2016 (Turnover € 15 m),
  • 1 ice-cream manufacturing facility in the USA since mid-2016 following the acquisition of Mont-Blanc Dessert in New York (NY) to address the specific needs of the US market, as well as,
  • distribution subsidiaries in Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the USA.

Creativity, great taste and excellence of service have enabled CDD to attract over 10,000 professional customers from the restaurant industry.

The MBI led by Argos Wityu provides the Group with a new management team, which will be supported by the founders during a short transition period, and brings the necessary resources to strengthen its position as a European leader, as reflected by the acquisition of Destiny Foods.

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Sasa Demarle

France Paris
Sektor: Industrial goods
Aktivität: Baking equipment for bakery and pastry
Art: MBO
Einstieg: 2016

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France Paris I Turnover €60msasa_demarle

December 2016
MBO – Majority stake

The Sasa Demarle Group is the world leader in the design and manufacture of baking equipment mainly for bakery and pastry professionals. For more than 30 years, the Group has developed innovative non-stick coatings for its products: baking trays and filets, trolleys, flexible molds and pastry mats. Capitalizing on a genuine know-how in the chemical formulation process (specific to the Group), the non-stick coatings application (silicone and fluoropolymer), and metalworking technologies, the Group is strongly positioned on most segments of the bakery and pastry markets.

Thanks to its product quality, the Group has an excellent reputation and its brands Silpat and Flexipan enjoy a very good image and are widely recognized

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RSD

Switzerland Genf
Sektor: Technology
Aktivität: enterprise software solutions for distributed output and report management
Art: MBO
Einstieg: 2016

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Switzerland RSD I Turnover €50mLogo

April 2016
MBO – Majority participation

PhotoHeadquartered in Geneva, with offices in the US and in Asia, RSD develops and sells enterprise software solutions for distributed output and report management. RSD software products are in particular well suited for high volume datacenters and other content-intensive businesses. By adding new resources in all areas, Argos Wityu wants to help the management team accelerate growth.

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Talentia Software

france Paris
Sektor: Technology
Aktivität: Software
Art: MBO
Einstieg: 2015

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France Talentia Software I Turnover €54mlogo-talentia

December 2015
MBO – Majority participation

Talentia Software is a vendor and integrator of specialised software for managing companies’ Operational Performance, in particular in finance/accounting and human resources (salary and talent management). Argos Wityu will provide the resources for the company to reinforce product excellence, accelerate organic growth in France and Europe and review external growth projects.

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Gantrex

Brüssel
Sektor: Engineering
Aktivität: Crane rail fastening systems
Art: MBO
Einstieg:2015

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Lineas

  Brüssel
Sektor: Transport
Aktivität: Rail solutions
Art: MBO
Einstieg: 2015

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beapeau belge Brussels I Turnover €478 M

October 2015
MBO

Lineas develops railway solutions for industrial companies across Europe.

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Implanta

Italy Mailand
Sektor : Healthcare
Activität : Private zahnärtzliche Dienste
Art : MBO
Einstieg : 2014

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Italy Milan I Turnover €45 M

November 2014 MBO, FULL EQUITY
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shutterstock_140780467ODONTO GROUP – now Implanta (www.implantaspa.com) – is an innovative and flexible dental service provider operating in public and private hospitals and clinics, mainly in Northern Italy.

Implanta was founded more than ten years ago and it has been a success story since its foundation. Today it offers a complete range of dental services, from hygiene to implantology, with hospital class standards and the capability to handle in a safety manner, with critical co-morbidity patients.

The deal was particularly complex, being a conglomerate group, with a state of the art in-house laboratory, as well as more than 10 satellite companies, both in Italy and Switzerland.

The management team plan for the near future is to: develop new geographies; improve controlling and reporting systems; leverage on Argos‘ know-how in healthcare and retail networks and integrate interesting add-on targets, active in similar and synergic fields.

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Valco Group France

Paris
Sektor : Industriegüter
Aktivität : Industrieventile für Anwendungen im Energiesektor (Oel, Fllüssigerdgas, Kernkraft)
Art : MBO
Einstieg : 2014

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France Ruffec I Chiffre d’affaires 45 M€valco_190x65

Février 2014
MBO – Participation majoritaire

image_valcoFondé en 1949, Valco Group France est une entreprise spécialisée dans la conception, la fabrication et la maintenance de produits de robinetterie industrielle destinés aux marchés de l’énergie (pétrole, gaz, nucléaire), la chimie et l’industrie.

Valco Group France, fort de 240 salariés et propriétaire des marques SNRI, VVS et Malbranque, dispose d’une expertise industrielle reconnue au niveau mondial dans le domaine des vannes cryogéniques destinées à l’industrie du gaz naturel liquéfié.

L’arrivée d’Argos Wityu marque un tournant pour l’équipe de direction menée par Stéphane Galichet, qui a hissé le groupe au rang de leader dans un marché de l’énergie tiré par la croissance des marchés émergents, le recours accru au gaz naturel liquéfié (GNL) et le lancement de nouvelles plateformes de transports ou de stockage destinées au GNL.

L’opération a pour objectif d’accompagner l’équipe dirigeante dans ses projets de développement, qu’il s’agisse du renforcement des marchés existants, de l’identification de nouveaux leviers de croissance, ou encore la réalisation d’un plan d’acquisitions ciblées dans un marché européen encore fragmenté.

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I-Car Systems

Paris
Sektor : Software publishing
Aktivität : Vertical software solutions for franchised dealers, automobile distributions and repairs
Art : MBO
Einstieg : 2013

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France Tours I Turnover 13M€

May 2013
Spin-off MBO– Maggioranza

 

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I’Car Systems, a software editor, proposes management solutions for car repairers (agents and registered repairers) as well as for franchised dealers and distribution groups. A partner to the biggest automobile manufacturers in Europe (Peugeot, Citroën, Renault, Nissan, Ford, Opel, Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia), I’Car Systems focuses on the quality of its products, leveraging its vertical expertise and its proximity to its clients. The company has accompanied automobile professionals for more than 30 years.

Today I’Car Systems serves more than 700 franchised dealer and automobile distribution group clients spread across 7 European countries as well as 2 500 agents and registered repairers using specific products :

  • I’Car DMS, the DMS software for franchised dealers and automobile distribution groups ;
  • I’Car Mobility, the SaaS solution for agents and registered repairers ;

The objective of the association with Argos Wityu is to enable the company to sustain its strong ambition to foster the growth of I’Car Systems in the automobile distribution-repairs market and to accelerate its European development.

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Salvia Développement

Paris
Sektor : Software publishing
Aktivität : Vertical software solutions for social housing organizations, local authorities and real estate developers
Art : MBO
Einstieg : 2013

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France Paris I Umsatz 11 Mio €salvia_190x65

May 2013
Spin-off MBO– Mehrheitsbeteiligung

Salvia Développement ist ein Software-Anbieter. Angeboten wird Software und Dienstleistungen für den Bereich Öffentlicher Dienst, Wohnungsbau und Hausverwaltung.

Ursprünglich unter dem Namen “Loan Solutions and Logan” firmierend, wurde 2005 seitens Sage Group PLC akquiriert. Heute hat Salvia Dévellopement einen erheblichen Marktanteil und eine hohe Kundenzufriedenheit vorzuweisen, basierend auf hervorragendem Mitarbeiterwissen und hoher Produktqualität.

Zu Salvia Développement Kunden zählen mehr als 1000 Kunden aus dem Bereich öffentlicher Verwaltung, davon 67 Gemeinden in Frankreich, nahezu 100% der Betriebe aus dem sozialen Wohnungsbau und 200 Immobilienentwicklungsfirmen.

Salvia Développement verwaltet so mehr als 100 Milliarden Euro Hypotheken und die dazu gehörigen Kredite, einen Immobilienbestand von mehr als 4 Millionen Wohnungen sowie tagesaktuell mehr als 46.000 Wohneinheiten im Bau.

Wir werden eine innovative, intuitiv benutzbare Software bieten, um unseren Kunden zu unterstützen, ihre Herausforderungen zu bewältigen. Dazu gehören elektronische Prozesse, neue Technologien (SaaS) und eine geeignete Dienstleistungsunterstützung.

Der stattgefundene MBO zusammen mit der Firma Argos Wityu ermöglicht SDev die Unabhängigkeit in der strategischen Ausrichtung sowie im Tagesgeschäft. Neue Impulse werden aufgegriffen, um Wachstum und neue Ziele zu erreichen.

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ASC-IH

Switzerland Genf
Sector: Education services
Activity: Language schools and private education
Type: OBO
Entry: 2012

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Switzerland Genf I Umsatz 12 M€

Mei 2012 – OBO – Mehrheitsbeteiligung

 

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ASC International House ist in der Westschweiz, im Bereich von Sprach- und Privatschulen tätig. Mit Hauptsitz in Genf, liegt das Unternehmen in einem strategischen Gebiet, wo die Nachfrage für private Ausbildung und Sprachunterricht sich äusserst positiv entwickelt, aufgrund der starken Präsenz von internationalen Unternehmen und Organisationen. Mit mehreren Niederlassungen entlang dem Genfersee, bietet ASC IH Sprachkurse für Privatpersonen sowie zahlreiche Grossunternehmen und Organisationen aus der Region. Das Segment Privatschulen besteht aus der British School of Geneva, die Unterricht für Primarschüler bis zur zweiten Sekundarstufe, basierend auf dem britischen Lehrplan, anbietet. Des Weiteren betreibt ASC IH auch ein zweisprachiges Programm in Kooperation mit dem Institut Jeanne d’Arc im benachbarten Gex (Frankreich). Das Unternehmen beschäftigt gegenwärtig 200 Personen, inklusive 164 Lehrer.

Das Unternehmen ist in der Region seit 40 etabliert und verfügt über einen hervorragenden Ruf. Das Wachstum wurde in den letzten Jahren rasch beschleunigt, unter anderem mit einer erfolgreichen Expansion im Privatschulsektor.

Argos Wityu investiert mit dem Ziel, zusammen mit dem bestehenden Management, das Unternehmen bei einer weiteren Wachstumsphase zu begleiten, in dem hauptsächlich der Privatschulbereich in der Westschweiz weiterentwickelt wird und hochqualitative Sprachtrainings für die lokale Gemeinschaft (insbesondere Expats) angeboten werden.

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Efeso Consulting

France Paris
Sektor : Dienstleistungen
Aktivität : Beratung für Strategie und Operational Excellence
Art : MBO
Einstieg : 2010

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Paris I Turnover €50 mlogo efeso consulting

June 2010
MBO – Majority Stakes

Listed on Euronext Paris, Solving Efeso is an international consultancy in strategy and operational excellence present in more than 20 countries.

The Group provides advice which combines strategic vision, operational savoir-faire and transition management. With more than 350 consultants, Solving Efeso is recognised in particular for its expertise in the industrial sector (World Class Operations Management) and has a diversified clientele which notably includes large international groups and public and local administrations.

In order to assist the Group in reinforcing its financial structure, resuming solid growth and ensuring an exit for historical shareholders, Argos Wityu is partnering the Management in a complex MBO, without leverage, through a corporate takeover bid.

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Marchegay technologies

France Paris
Sektor : Glasbau, Neue erneuerbare Energien
Aktivität : Gewächshäuser, Glasgebäuden sowie Systeme zur Fixierung und Integration von Photovoltaik-Dachanlagen
Art : MBO
Einstieg : 2011

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France Luçon I Chiffre d’affaires 40 M€

Octobre 2011
MBO – Participation majoritaire

Fondée en 1948, Marchegay est aujourd’hui un acteur de référence dans la conception, construction et réalisation de bâtiments en verre, et plus spécifiquement de serres de production à destination des agriculteurs, autorités locales ou centres publics de recherche, et de jardineries dont il est le leader en France.

Dans le prolongement de son savoir-faire historique, la société s’est diversifiée dans le secteur du photovoltaïque où elle développe, fabrique et installe des systèmes de fixation et d’intégration pour tous types de panneaux photovoltaïques en toiture, à destination de bâtiments résidentiels, industriels, agricoles ou tertiaires.

Située à Luçon (85), la société a réalisé des projets dans plus de 30 pays et son chiffre d’affaires s’élève en 2011 à 40M€.

Les dirigeants de Marchegay ont souhaité s’associer à Argos Wityu afin de les accompagner dans le développement futur du groupe. La stratégie définie ensemble pour la société repose d’une part, sur le renforcement de sa place de leader sur le marché des serres et jardineries en France, d’autre part sur la poursuite de son développement à l’international notamment en Asie, et sur l’accélération de la croissance dans le domaine du photovoltaïque.

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