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Argos Wityu to acquire IJssel Technologie

The common objective is to reinforce IJssel Technologie’s robust market position in accelerating commercial developments, boosting innovation, contributing to the energy transition, and deploying a clear M&A strategy. This acquisition marks Argos Wityu’s fifth investment by its MidMarket fund VIII.

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Argos Index® Mid-market Q3 2022

Paris (France) – 23 November 2022 – Argos Wityu, the independent European investment fund, and Epsilon Research, the online platform for the management of non-quoted M&A transactions, today published the Argos Index® Mid-market for the third quarter of 2022. This index, launched in 2006, tracks the valuations of eurozone private, mid-market companies in which a majority stake has been acquired during the last six months.

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Argos Wityu sells Juratoys to Maped

Argos Wityu, an independent European investment fund, has agreed to sell Juratoys, a designer and distributor of toys and games (Janod, Kaloo and Liliputiens brands) to the family-owned Maped group, a leader in school, writing, colouring and office supplies.

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Argos Wityu invests in SB Italia

Argos Wityu, an independent pan-European private equity group, has taken a majority stake in SB Italia, a digital innovation company specialized in IT solutions and services for the management, integration, and digitisation of business processes.

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Zodiac Milpro, a company supported by Argos Wityu, acquires the German shipyard Yachtwerft Meyer.

This acquisition enables Zodiac Milpro to accelerate its international growth and strengthen its portfolio with a new prestige brand.

Zodiac Milpro, the world leader in high-performance inflatable and rigid inflatable boats, has announced the acquisition of Yachtwerft Meyer, specialized in the design and production of custom-made premium boats. Supported by Argos Wityu since 2018, Zodiac Milpro is an investment of the Argos VII fund.

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Argos Wityu is launching an “Article 9” buyout climate fund dedicated to European SMEs, with a clear CO2 intensity reduction target of 7.5% per year, and a direct alignment of team incentive on the environmental performance.

Argos Wityu is excited to announce the launch of its new climate action strategy, which aims at leveraging its 30-year track record of transforming European SMEs by facilitating the “Grey to Green” transformation of the core economy and shaping sustainable leaders.

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Argos Wityu has recruited two high-level professionals for its new strategy, dedicated to the deep environmental transformation of small and mid-sized European businesses.

Two high-level professionals, Sandra Lagumina and Jack Azoulay, join Argos Wityu, the leading independent European investment fund, as Senior Partners.
Sandra and Jack will actively contribute to implementing a new investment strategy aimed at deep environmental transformation for European businesses, complementing the strategy that has made Argos successful for more than three decades. This pioneering environmental impact fund, the details of which will be announced in the coming weeks, will aim at both financial and ecological performance. In this regard, it will have a quantified and measurable decarbonation target.

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The Emosia group, owner of Maison Berger Paris, is acquiring My Jolie Candle, a French brand of jewellery candles, thereby further stepping up its growth and development on the home fragrances market.

Bourgtheroulde, 28 July 2022 – The Emosia Group, a company supported by Argos Wityu, is acquiring the start-up My Jolie Candle. Founded in 2014, My Jolie Candle has established itself on the home fragrances market, owing to its innovative candles with jewellery hidden inside. The two entities are highly complementary, and this acquisition will enable them to develop on this fast-growing market.

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Mid-market Argos Index® 2nd quarter 2022

Paris (France) – 20 July 2022 – Argos Wityu, an independent European investment fund, and Epsilon Research, the online platform for the management of unlisted M&A transactions, today published the Mid-market Argos Index® for the second quarter of 2022. Launched in 2006, the index tracks the valuations of unlisted eurozone SMEs in which a majority stake has been taken over the previous six months.

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Argos Wityu mobilizes for Ukraine 

In a collective action, Argos Wityu team members have joined forces to donate to Médecins Sans
Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. More than 52,500€ were collected internally. This amount was doubled by
Argos Wityu, bringing the total amount of the gift to over 105,000€.

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Mid-market Argos Index® Q4 2021

Paris (France) – 18 February 2022 – Argos Wityu, the independent European investment fund, and Epsilon Research, the online platform for the management of non-quoted M&A transactions, today published the Mid-market Argos Index® for the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Olinn, a European IT equipment management company, supported by Argos Wityu, is strengthening its international presence with the acquisition of EMG, a leader in scalable IT equipment leasing in Luxembourg.

Puteaux (France), 7 December 2021 – Olinn, a company specialised in financing and equipment management solutions (sourcing, operating leases, equipment management, fleet management, reconditioning, recycling) in the IT, mobile telephone, vehicle and medical / industrial equipment sectors, is to acquire EMG…

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Argos Index® Mid-market Q3 2021

Paris (France) – 18 November 2021 – Argos Wityu, the independent European investment fund, and Epsilon Research, the online platform for the management of non-quoted M&A transactions, today published the Argos Index® Mid-market for the third quarter of 2021…

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Olinn, a European IT equipment management company, supported by Argos Wityu, is to acquire BPM (Bon Plan Micro), a company specialised in the reconditioning of IT system infrastructure.

Puteaux (France), 28 September 2021 – Olinn, a company specialised in financing and equipment management solutions (sourcing, operating leases, equipment management, fleet management, reconditioning, recycling) in the IT, mobile telephone, vehicle and medical / industrial equipment sectors, is to acquire BPM…

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Their common objective is for Schenk to play an important role in the creation of a sustainable and future-proof logistics network by building on its leading ESG position in the Western European transportation market.

Papendrecht (The Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium) – 16th of August 2021 – Argos Wityu, a pan-European private equity fund has reached an agreement with Harry and Arjan Schenk to acquire a majority stake in the company that carries their name as its current shareholders…

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Mid-market Argos Index® 2nd quarter 2021

Paris (France) – 22 July 2021 – Argos Wityu, an independent European investment fund, and Epsilon Research, the online platform for the management of unlisted M&A transactions, today published the Mid-market Argos Index® for the second quarter of 2021…

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Mid-market Argos Index® First quarter 2021

Paris (France) – 19 May 2021 – Argos Wityu, an independent European investment fund, and Epsilon Research, the online platform for the management of unlisted M&A transactions, today published the Argos Mid-market Index® for the first quarter of 2021…

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Newcomers and promotions within Argos Wityu

Milan, Zola Predosa – Bologna (Italy) , February 13, 2020 – Argos Wityu, pan-European Private Equity fund with over thirty years track record, announces the signing of a contract for the acquisition of the entire share capital of Sicura…

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Mid-market Argos Index® Q4 2020

Paris (France) – 1 March 2021 – Argos Wityu, the independent European investment fund, and Epsilon Research, the online platform for the management of non-quoted M&A transactions, today published the Mid-market Argos Index® for the fourth quarter of 2020…

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Mid-market Argos Index® Q3 2020

Paris (France) – 18 November 2020 – Argos Wityu, the independent European investment fund, and Epsilon Research, the online platform for the management of non-quoted M&A transactions, today published the mid-market Argos Index® for the third quarter of 2020…

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Promotions within Argos Wityu

Brussels (Belgium), 10 September 2020 – Argos Wityu, independent European private-equity group, announces the promotions of Arne Louwagie and Roel van Ark as Investment Managers…

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Argos Mid-market Index® Q1 2020

Paris (France) – 12 May 2020 – Argos Wityu, an independent European investment fund, and Epson Research, the online platform for the management of unlisted M&A transactions, today published the Argos Mid-market Index® for the first quarter of 2020…

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Guillaume Laurin is appointed CEO of Zodiac Milpro

Paris (France), 2 April 2020 – Guillaume Laurin has been chosen to succeed to Marc Lavorata as CEO of Zodiac Milpro. Guillaume will arrive on 6 April 2020, and his appointment will take effect as of 4 May 2020, with the continuing support of Marc Lavorata, who will become COO…

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Mid-market Argos Index® Q4 2019

Paris (France) – 26 February 2020 – Argos Wityu, the independent European investment fund, and Epsilon Research, the online platform for the management of non-quoted M&A transactions, today published the Mid-market Argos Index® for the fourth quarter of 2019…

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Exclusive negotiations between EPC Groupe’s founders and Argos Wityu SAS regarding the conditional acquisition of the entire share capital of E.J. Barbier.

Paris (France) – 15 November 2019 – The shareholders of E.J. Barbier SA (« E.J. Barbier »), a controlling holding company owning 113 603 shares representing approximately 67.46% of the share capital and 82.98% of the voting rights of Société Anonyme d’Explosifs et de Produits Chimiques1 (“EPC Groupe” or “EPC”) and 3 777 founder’s shares2 , have entered into exclusive negotiations with the management company Argos Wityu SAS (“Argos”)…

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Mid-market Argos Index® Q3 2019

Paris (France) – 15 November 2019 – Argos Wityu, the independent European investment fund, and Epsilon Research, the online platform for the management of M&A transactions on unlisted companies, today published the mid-market Argos Index® for the 3rd quarter of 2019. This index, launched in 2006, measures changes in the valuations of Eurozone private mid-market companies in which a majority stake has been acquired during the last six months.

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New organisation within Argos Wityu

Milan (Italy), Frankfurt (Germany), Paris (France) 17 October 2019 – Argos Wityu, European independent private-equity group, announces the nominations of Giuseppe Bonsignore as Chief Operations Officer, Jacqui Darbyshire as Chief Financial Officer and Coralie Cornet as Communications Director. Additionally, Lee Tagg joined as Fund Financial Controller based in Paris.

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Promotions and recruitment within Argos Wityu

Brussels (Belgium), Frankfurt (Germany), Milan (Italy), Paris (France) 11 September 2019 – Argos Wityu announces the nominations as Partners of Rainer Derix (DACH), Alessio Manigrasso (Italy), Maarten Meijssen and Richard Reis (both Benelux).

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Mid-market Argos Index® Q2 2019

Paris (France), 24 July 2019 – Argos Wityu, the European independent private equity group, and Epsilon Research, the online platform for the management of unlisted M&A transactions, today published the mid-market Argos Index® for the 2nd quarter of 2019.

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Argos Wityu enters into exclusive negotiations with Providence Strategic Growth for the sale of I’Car Systems and DATAFIRST

London, UK and Paris, Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, Lyon, France – 10 July 2019 – Argos Wityu, the European independent private equity group, today announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations with funds advised by Providence Strategic Growth (“PSG”), the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”), with a view to reaching a definitive agreement for the sale of I’Car Systems and DATAFIRST…

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Jean Pierre Di Benedetto

Managing Partner

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Giuseppe Bonsignore

COO

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Louis Godron

Managing Partner

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karel Kroupa

Managing Partner

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Gilles Lorang

Managing Partner

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Coralie Cornet

Head of communications

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Jacqui Darbyshire

Chief Financial Officer

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Foodservice industry

Revennues : 50M€

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Foodservice industry

Revennues : 40M€

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Foodservice industry

Revennues : 30M€

FRANCE