Current portfolio

Juratoys

 France Orgelet

Sector:  Consumer goods
Activity :   Design and distribution of educative toys

Type: MBI
Entry: 2018

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France Orgelet I Turnover € 52 m

july 2018
MBO– Majority stake

 

Created in 1970, Juratoys designs, creates and distributes design and educative toys under its own brands Janod (wood toys) and Kaloo (plush) which address the young children market. It also distributes international toys brands. The company employs 140 peoples. Its headquarters is in France, in Orgelet (Jura), and it operates in Spain, United-Kingdom, Germany, United-States and Asia through its subsidiaries.

Argos Wityu will partner with Juratoys to facilitate its growth in the rapidly evolving high-range and educative toy market. The aim is to implement a strong innovation policy to launch new collections every year, and to expand the range of toys under the existing Janod and Kaloo brands, which have a strong reputation.  The goal is also to increase international sales and to continue to develop a robust multichannel distribution network. In addition, Juratoys will benefit from increased flexibility to complete buildup operations via the acquisition of companies with complementary activities.

 

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Factum Group

 France Nancy

Sector:  Services
Activity : Operating leasing services for equipment                                                                      Type: MBI
Entry: 2018

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France Nancy I Turnover € 150 m

june 2018
MBI – Majority stake

Founded in 1995 in Nancy, Factum Group is a leading independent leasing solutions broker in France for IT, medical and industrial equipment as well as for vehicle fleets.

Alongside Argos Wityu and building on the quality of its services, its customer support and current teams, reinforced with new human and financial resources, the group aims to strengthen its core business lines, introduce new innovative and digital services and extend its geographical footprint to become a key player in Europe.

 

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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 € 62 m

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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 Italy  Vignola I Turnover € 97 m

October 2017
MBO – 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

July 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 Bourgtheroulde
Sector:  Consumer goods
Activity : home fragrance
Type: BIMBO
Entry: 2017

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France  Bourgtheroulde I Turnover € 50 m

August 2017
MBI – Majority stake

Maison 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.

Maison 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 Group

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
Sector: Foodservice industry
Activity: Manufacturing and distribution of frozen desserts for the foodservice industry
Type: MBI
Entry: 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
Sector : Industrial goods
Activity : Baking equipment for bakery and pastry
Type: MBO
Entry: 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 Geneva
Sector: Technology
Activity: enterprise software solutions for distributed output and report management
Type: MBO
Entry: 2016

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Switzerland RSD I Turnover €17mLogo

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
Sector: Technology
Activity: Software
Type: MBO
Entry: 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

  Brussels
Sector: Engineering
Activity: Crane rail fastening systems
Type: MBO
Entrée: 2015

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Lineas

  Brussels
Sector: Transport
Activity: Rail solutions
Type: MBO
Entry: 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 Milan
Sector: Healthcare
Activity: Dental sector services
Type: MBO
Entry: 2014

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Italy Milan I Turnover €45 M

November 2014 MBO, FULL EQUITY
Logo Implanta

 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
Sector: Industrial goods
Activity: Industrial valves for the application in the energy sector (petrol, liquified natural gas, nuclear)
Type: MBO
Entry: 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
Sector: Software publishing
Activity: Vertical software solutions for franchised dealers, automobile distributions and repairs
Type: MBO
Entry: 2013

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France Tours I Turnover 13Micar_190x65

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
Sector: Software publishing
Activity: Vertical software solutions for social housing organizations, local authorities and real estate developers
Type: MBO
Entry: 2013

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France Paris I Turnover €11 msalvia_190x65

May 2013
Spin-off MBO– Majority stake

Salvia Développement is a software publisher whose software and services are dedicated to Local Public Authorities, Social Housing companies and Property Developers.

Formerly named Loan Solutions and Logan and acquired by Sage in 2005, Salvia Développement has large market shares and a high level of customers satisfaction thanks to its team’s know-how and expertise and also thanks to the quality of its software.

Salvia Développement supplies more than 1,000 Local Public Authorities out of which 67 General Councils, nearly 100% of Social Housing companies and 200 Property Developers with its software.

Salvia Développement manages more than 100 Billion of outstanding loans, fixed assets for more than 4 millions Social Housing and the day-to-day follow-up of more than 46,000 group-housing built every year.

For the future, our main targets are to provide our customers with useful innovative software, support them in their new challenges (electronic documents and transactions), their new uses (SaaS) and answer their needs for value-added services.

The MBO carried out with Argos Wityu allows Salvia Développement to recover its strategic and operational independence and gives a new impulse to its growth and ambitions.

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ASC-IH

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

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Switzerland Geneva I Turnover €12 mASCIH_190x65

May 2012
OBO – Majority stake

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ASC International House is active in the area of language schools and private education in Western Switzerland. Incorporated in Geneva, Switzerland, it is located in a strategic area, where the demand for international private education and language services is very strong due to the important role of international organisations and the growing presence of multinational firms in the Geneva area. With several locations in the Leman region, ASC IH provides language training to the general public and many of the region’s leading companies and organisations. The private school branch consists of the British School of Geneva, with classes from primary to pre-university level and also runs a bi-lingual programme in Gex (France) in collaboration with Institution Jeanne d’Arc. The company currently employs 200 people, including 164 teachers.

Having earned a strong reputation for high quality language training over the last 40 years, the group has accelerated its growth in more recent times by means of successful expansion into the private education sector.

Argos Wityu’s investment plan is to pursue, with the existing management, the development of the group by growing the private education business in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and by offering high quality private education solutions to the local community where demand for private education, particularly for ex-pats, exceeds supply.

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Efeso Consulting

France Paris
Sector: Services
Activity: Strategy and operational excellence consulting
Type: MBO
Entry: 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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