Examples of investments

Restinvest - Dupont Restauration

2010
Turnover (2013) : 160.625 K€

Léonard - Cades / Amadeus

2013
Turnover(2013) : 30.559 K€
Activity : B/B decorative items trading

Zeïn Development - Zeïn

2012
Turnover(2013) : 3.777 K€
Activity : oriental spas

FDN Finance - Le Furet du Nord

2008
Turnover(2014) : 80.269 K€
Activity : cultural products

Nawi Groupe

2013
Turnover : NC
Activity : Steelmetalworks

Nexta 2022 - Australie

2007
Turnover(2013) : 39.294 K€
Activity : Communication

OBE - Rover, Alterburo

2002
Turnover(2013) : 66.629 K€
Activity : Office equipment

Comptoir Général du Ressort (CGR)

1990
Turnover(2013) : 96.300 K€
Activity : Spring Manufacturing

Dedienne Multiplasturgy group

2010
Turnover(2013) : 39.382 K€
Activity : Polymers and Composites

BB Développement - Bleu Bonheur

2011
Turnover(2013) : 54.721 K€
Activity : Distance Selling

Financière Opal - Paperflow

2012
Turnover(2013) : 11.693 K€
Activity : Office furnitures and filing materials

Vacoas - Sotramiante

2014
Turnover(2014-2015) : 3.122 K€
Activity : building and asbestos removal

HR Opérations

2010
Turnover : NC

Restinvest - Dupont Restauration

Dupont Restauration has become, with the support of Vauban Partenaires, the 6th French operator in the catering sector. Over 10 years, the funds driven by Robert Mazaud can be pride for having both accompanied a family transmission and favoured, by its long-term support, the emergence of a national champion of catering.

Reprendre & Transmettre Magazine n°58 Sept/Oct/Nov 2006

Léonard - Cades / Amadeus

Cadès rearranges his house.

The northern designer and distributor of decorative products for the home B-to-B, exchange of minority shareholders. Its founder, Jean Descamps, (…) strengthens his detention and hosts Participex Gestion in the ad hoc holding Léonard.  Cadès is much better known for three of its brands : Amadeus, for home decoration products, Lou de Castellane, for its high-end artificial flowers, and Korb, for its line of contemporary products. (…) Aspiring to reach parity France / export within three years, it has expanded its activities in Russia for four years, where he has fifteen distributors, and expects a boom in the countries of Eastern. “Lou de Castellane” should also progress in India and in Dubai” says Jean Descamps.
Capital Finance – 27/05/2013

Zeïn Development - Zeïn

To boost its development, Zeïn, specialized in hammams & Health Care, born in Lille in 2004, opens its capital to three regional investors, (…) whose Participex Gestion.(…) In an area occupied by hotel chains or independent actors, Zeïn is the only one to have a national approach organised on a proven, standardised model, in a welfare booming market. Kader Chaa, creator of the concept Zeïn in July 2004 by opening its first care center in Lille Wazemmes, wants to open a new center every 2 years.

L’Eco du Nord – 10/09/2012

FDN Finance - Le Furet du Nord

Furet du Nord continues its expansion in Ile-de-France. This bookstore chain, which now has 14 stores, opened two new stores in shopping malls. The first in Carré Sénart (77) and the second on in Aéroville, in the new shopping center near Roissy. This chain was out of its northern borders in 2011 and reinforces his books rays.  “Despite the crisis, we will end our year to € 80 million, against 68 two years ago”, welcomes Pierre Coursières, Managing Director of the brand owned 51% today by Vauban Partenaires and its subsidiary based in Lille Participex Gestion (…)

Les Echos – 21/03/2013

Nawi Groupe

Nawi Group finances its grow.

In spring 2013, Stanislas Baugé, an expert in nuclear steel metalworks, gave substance to the project that he had in mind for five years. He created the holding Nawi Group and built the first two operating subsidiaries by LBOs. Supported by Vauban Partenaires and Participex Gestion, which holds 33% of capital, he maintained control with the help of private investors. “Nawi Group has taken a senior debt with a leverage lower than 50%” tells Hervé Danielou, Development Director of Participex Gestion. The acquisitions were first the SA Guerton company, specialist in carbon steel based in Eure-et-Loir, and second the Cellier company, specialised in stainless steel from the Mersen Group, based in Savoie. The consolidated revenue in 2013 were about € 15M. New acquisitions in services companies are expected to “target revenues of about € 40M in 2014” explains Dominique Segard, Nawi Group’s financial advisor.

Capital Finance – 16/07/2013

Nexta 2022 - Australie

Autralie group is specialised in strategic consulting and media buying space. Australie and its affiliates have approximately 180 employees. Its customers are mainly in retail, utilities and services. Among them, the banking group CIC and the Leclerc distribution group are Australie agency clients. Australie is making work under the same roof the business media, digital and marketing services.

OBE - Rover, Alterburo

OBE is a group specialised in the distribution of office supplies and computer consumables. It includes several entities mainly Rover, Médias Plus, Alterburo. Rover et Médias Plus are computer consumables distributors throughout France. Alterburo is specialised in office supply. Based in Nantes region, the company is strong of 160 employees, including 50 salesmen. More than 9,000 product references are treated continuously and delivered between 24 and 48h. Overall, the Group generates around € 65 million in revenue. It features high-performance logistics tools and IT.

Comptoir Général du Ressort (CGR)

The CGR Group, based in Sevran (93), is specialised in the manufacture of springs, wire and flat formed, and also cold forming parts manufactured primarily for the automotive and aerospace industries. This family group consists of 6 companies today, including 10 plants in France and 4 foreign subsidiaries (Poland, Mexico, Spain and Germany). This internationalisation generates growth and profitability.
The CGR group gained significant success over the last 2 to 3 years, which allowed it to increase its turnover by 50% in 5 years.

Dedienne Multiplasturgy group

Dedienne stays in Normandie and invests.

(…) “The offer of the Indian group was not within our strategy and we were in danger of being lost in the crowd, comments Pierre-Jean Leduc, the president, of losing our bearings and our values.(…)” The executives of the company preferred to put money out of their pocket and to make enter the capital a group of investors (…), whose Vauban Partenaires. “Only regional investors who meet here their role in supporting the regional economy”, highlights the president who wants to preserve a company with human size and robust. (…) Dedienne Multiplasturgy Group has three areas : machining, forming, injection and electromagnetic compatibility. The group works primarily for the aerospace, defense and automotive.

L’usine nouvelle – 25/10/2010

BB Développement - Bleu Bonheur

Senior & Co emancipates

Until now owned 3 Suisses International, Senior & Co. changed hands. The seller remote ready-to-wear for senior is now owned by a former leader of Quelle France and La Redoute, Patrick Defauw (60%) and by the northern Participex Gestion and  by its mother company Vauban Partenaires (40%). The recovery of this target to € 62 million of income in 2010 includes no LBO debt.

Capital Finance – 11/07/2011

Financière Opal - Paperflow

European leader of documentation displays, Paperflow moved from a niche market into a mass market by positioning itself as the office furniture specialist kit. (…) Today, it innovates by launching a filing cupboards for office (easyoffice), classic or highly customised design with ecological sensitivity (…). To support this shift, this summer, two regional funds (Participex and Finorpa) entered into the capital of Paperflow (…).

EXPRESS surcharge No. 3201 – November 7, 2012

Vacoas - Sotramiante

HR Opérations

HR Operations is a family hotel and restaurant group which has 9 facilities at Le Puy en Velay, in a touristic and eventful area. HR Operations works with the Accor group and with the Flo Group and offers a diversified range of accommodation and catering, as well as custom themes or stays in Haute Loire.

Financière Lubersac - Valade

Valade, the Correze producer of compotes and jams, height of € 62M in turnover, recently organised an LBO bis, allowing its historic shareholder, the Breton group of food Fruiterroir, of permanently getting out of the capital. Most of the operation is done as a form of exchange of shares (…) with a new entrant, CA Participations Auvergne Loire Limousin I, a fund managed by Vauban Partenaires
for less than 15%. Based in Lubersac, this SME Produces and markets compotes and jams from supermarkets and hypermarkets, but mainly from outside catering, a niche market in which it is number 1 in France. “Our goal is to strengthen our position, which will increase through acquisition in the coming years in France and Europe”, says Philippe Cristao Pedro, Investment Director at Idia.

cfnews – 22/01/2010