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Alban Neveux, Advention's Group Managing Director, talks about Advention's DNA and development projects for the future. The article is available here.

Advention Business Partners entre dans le club des cabinets de conseil en stratégie et top management à forte notoriété le classement annuel de la revue Décideurs Magazine:

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Advention is a historical sponsor of the ‘CFNEWS Awards for External Growth’ organized in Paris for the past ten years.

For the first time this year,  this event was also held  in Lyon on December 6, 2017. Alban Neveux, Advention's Group Managing Director and a member of the jury delivered the Award in the ‘International Large Cap ’ category to the IPH Group.

Serge Chamblas, Vice-President at IPH and Alban Neveux, Group Managing Director at Advention:

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Serge Chamblas, Vice-President at IPH and Alban Neveux, Group Managing Director at Advention

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Cerea Partenaire, the France-based private equity firm, has announced that its fund Cerea Capital II has acquired, from Azulis Capital, Store Novation (with its two main subsidiaries Sitour and Caracteres), a French leader in point-of-sale advertising solutions (signage, price labeling, merchandising, and in-store theater material), mainly for large-scale food retailers.

The article is available online here (in French):

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Alban Neveux co-authors a trilogy published by Advention in the L’Opinion newspaper regarding the financing of midsized firms and the launch of long term investment funds.

The article is available online here:

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Alban Neveux, Advention's Group Managing Director, has co-written an article published by Advention in France’s leading business newspaper Les Echos on the financing of midsized firms in France.

The article is available online here:

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Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, S.A.S., a France-based private equity firm, through its fund, Cabestan Capital 2, has acquired a 40% stake in Studia SAS, a France-based IT engineering firm, for an undisclosed consideration. The investment will enable the development of Studia by strengthening its financial capacity to become the market leader of content management in France. Post transaction, the three founders of Studia will retain a 60% stake in the company. Studia intends to pursue its strategy of integrating complementary businesses, mostly through acquisitions.

The full press release is available here (in French).

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The management of Potel & Chabot, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (acting on behalf of FPCI WINCH Capital 3) and AccorHotels have entered into exclusive negotiations with the shareholders of Potel & Chabot Group (majority shareholder: 21 Centrale Partners), to acquire the Group’s entire share capital.

By investing in an iconic brand, which enjoys an unrivalled position in France as well as enormous international potential, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners and AccorHotels will respectively hold 51% and 40% of the share capital. This transaction will provide Potel & Chabot Group with new development prospects.

Founded in 1820, Potel & Chabot Group, which generates revenues in excess of €100 million, has unparalleled expertise in the organization of tailor-made prestigious reception events. Through its two brands, over the years the Group has become the industry standard in both the luxury (Potel & Chabot) and premium (Saint Clair le Traiteur) segments. Its range covers three major, mainly B2B, activities: receptions for corporate and private clients, major sporting, industrial and cultural events (such as the French Open at Roland Garros, the Biennale des Antiquaires, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Saut Hermès), as well as the exclusive management of unique venues within the heart of Paris: Pavillon Vendôme, Pavillon Seine, Pavillon Kléber, Pavillon Gabriel, Hôtel d’Evreux, Pavillon Cambon Capucines and Pavillon Dauphine.

In addition to the resources provided by its two new investors, Potel & Chabot Group will also be able to leverage the business expertise of AccorHotels in order to jointly develop innovative and sophisticated F&B offers for MICE1 guests (either in hotels or private rentals) as well as for a local clientele, by making use of personalized concierge services.

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The Private Equity Forum MENA will explore the capital flows, the challenges of building regional portfolios, investments strategies and the LP/ GP relationship. Find out how local investing is driving the industry.

The Forum will bring together the investment community as well as showcase some entrepreneurs. It is an exclusive invitation-only event designed to assemble a select group of private equity executives, business visionaries, angel investors, venture capitalists, investment professionals, and money managers.

In addition to presenting “one-of-a-kind” private investment opportunities, this prestigious event at the Saint-Regis Al Habtoor City is designed to be an ideal setting for new business development, exchange of ideas, creation of deal flow, location of capital sources and ultra-high-end networking.

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Logo Cerea BPICerea Partenaire, the France-based private equity firm, BPI France SA, the France-based principal investment firm and management of Global Pallets and Packaging Services (GPS), the France-based provider of providing reusable multi-way packaging solutions, have acquired the company in a management buyout transaction, from Arkea Capital, BNP Paribas Private Equity and Etoile ID, the France-based private equity firms, for an undisclosed consideration.

The transaction will expand GPS’ geographic presence in Asia, Africa and South America. Under the terms of an agreement existing minority shareholders Arkea, BNP Paribas and Etoile ID will reinvest an undisclosed stake in the company.
Source Link: Cerea Partenaire press release, 02 February 2017

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Mutares AG, a listed Germany-based private equity firm has agreed to acquire heavy duty truck business of Plastic Omnium, a France-based company engaged in the manufacture and sale of automotive components and environmental products and services worldwide, for an undisclosed consideration.

The heavy duty truck business of Plastic Omnium will combine with STS and other two plants, that Mutares had acquired and creates a global truck supplier for cabin components with a total turnover of approximately EUR 400m and 2,700 employees in 15 plants. The transaction would have an accretive impact on the Plastic Omnium Group's profitability.

The heavy duty truck business of Plastic Omnium consists of five plants in France, two in China and respectively one plant in Germany and Mexico with more than 1,500 employees in total and that generated a turnover of EUR 190m. The transaction is subject to labour body procedures in the countries concerned and approval of competent competition authorities and expected to be completed in 2016.

Source Links:
Mutares AG press release, 18 November 2016
Mutares AG press release, 18 November 2016 (German)
Mutares AG press release, 18 November 2016 (French)
Plastic Omnium press release, 18 November 2016
Plastic Omnium press release, 18 November 2016 (French)

Photo FrancoisAdvention Business Partners announces the appointment of François de Montaudouin as Senior Vice President, based in Dubai. François has been Chief Executive Officer of Rallye S.A., Majid al Futtaim Group and Al Rostamani Group. He has been board member of several companies for the past 15 years in France, USA, UAE and Luxembourg.

His experience ranges from privately held growing companies to large listed companies (Casino, Générale de Santé, GoSport) and within various economic sectors such as retail, real estate, healthcare, trading and asset management. In the Middle East, in addition to doubling the size of Majid al Futtaim Group during his 3 years’ tenure, and overseeing the construction of the award-winning Mall of the Emirates, he has set-up the corporate governance of the Group. He is a frequent speaker in conferences.

Advention has been operating for over 5 years in the Middle East through its local office in Dubai, successfully assisting leading family offices/ groups as well as key financials investors (private equity and sovereign) and international corporates. François will bring his extensive private equity, governance and retail/ healthcare expertise and will actively contribute to the continued success of Advention Business Partners in the Middle East.

Cabestan Capital, the private equity fund of Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, S.A.S., the France based private equity firm, along with the management team led by Mr. Christophe Cornuejols, has acquired Ipside, the France-based intellectual property consulting company, in a management buy-out transaction, from Mr. Christian Schmit, the France-based private individual having interest in companies engaged in intellectual property consulting, for an undisclosed consideration.

This transaction will help Ipside to strengthen its expansion strategy both in France and in USA and China. This transaction will enable Ipside in further growth and development. The acquisition has received financing from BPCE Group, BPI France SA and LCL. Ipside generated revenue of EUR 15.5m with a workforce of 70 people, including 22 engineers and 13 lawyers patents over 6 local branches in France and 3 internationally.

Source Link:
Ipside press release, 08 September 2016 (French)

Weinberg Capital Partners, the France-based private equity firm, through its fund, Weinberg Capital Partners II, has agreed to acquire Alliance Marine SAS, the France-based distributor of marine equipments and provider of technical services and solutions for yacht and boat builder, for an undisclosed consideration.

Alliance Marine SAS generated a turnover of approximately EUR 75m and has 300 employees.

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Autorite de la Concurrence, 21 July 2016 (French) publie un article intitulé "Consultants en pays émergents : le goût de l'aventure, une expertise acérée" pour lequel Jean-Michel Schmitt (Fondateur et President de Advention Business Partners) a ete interrogé


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