La Compagnie Des Desserts - Argos Wityu
La Compagnie des Desserts is one of the leading European producers of frozen desserts and ice creams for the B2B channel (restaurants, cafés, hotels) and food service market.
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Lézigan-Corbières, France

Entry in 2016

Exit in 2023

Buyer: PAI Partners

La Compagnie Des Desserts

La Compagnie des Desserts creates, produces, sells and distributes artisanal ice cream and premium frozen pastries to more than 23,000 food service clients across Europe, mainly in France, Spain and the UK. The Company operates seven manufacturing facilities and six logistic platforms.

The company’s growth and development has been articulated around several important principles embedded in its strategy:

Accelerating growth:

  • LCDD successfully replicated its business model in the UK, Spain, Portugal and Belgium, established operations in Switzerland and the US, and expanded through three strategic acquisitions in the UK, Spain and France.
  • The Company entered new food service segments such as leisure, takeaway and dark kitchens, and introduced vegan and environmentally responsible products.


  • Through a series of 3 acquisitions, the company has expanded its range of products : Destiny Foods – UK (2016) / Ice Natur – Espagne (2019)  / Philippe Faur (2022).


  • Smooth management transition and phase out of prior owners
  • Strengthened the organization (finance, R&D & marketing).
  • Improved sales department and increased profitability (pastry production plant)
On February 2023, Gilles Lorang, Managing Partner at Argos Wityu announced the acquisition by Pai Partners.