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Dzeta Conseil, the France based principal investment firm, has acquired a 50% stake in My Media S.A.S., the France based company engaged in providing advertising consultancy services including media consulting and purchase of advertising space, valuing the company at EUR 20m.

With this transaction, My Media aims to become an integrated communications group and intends to use the proceeds to pursue targeted acquisitions in customer relationship management.

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The management of La Fee, SA, the France based company engaged in designing, manufacturing, and marketing fashion clothing for women, has acquired the company in a management buyout transaction backed by Silverfleet Capital Partners, the UK based private equity firm, from Dzeta Conseil, the France based principal investment firm, for a consideration of EUR 65m.

The company expects to generate revenues of EUR 46m for the year ending December 2012 and have 90 outlets worldwide. The acquisition enables the company to expand and grow. Senior debt was provided by a banking syndicate comprising LCL, Crédit Agricole Loire/Haute Loire, Crédit Agricole Centre Est, Banque Neuflize OBC, Banque Européenne du Crédit Mutuel and Banque Populaire Loire et Lyonnais.

Mezzanine funding was provided by Trocadero Capital.

Source Link:
Silverfleet Capital Partners press release, 14 December 2012

Awards 2015In 2012, Advention was proudly awarded:

  • The DealMakers Global Award as ‘Strategic Advisory Firm of the Year – France ’
  • The Intercontinental Finance Magazine Award as ‘Premier Corporate Strategy Consulting Firm – Europe ’
  • The Corporate International Global Award as ‘Corporate Recovery Specialist Firm of the Year – France ’

An overview of all of our awards is available here.

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In July 2012, following Dubai, London, Munich, Paris and Shanghai, Advention opened its sixth office in New York to serve North America.

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The management of Abylsen Group, the France based engineering and technology service provider, has agreed to acquire the company in a management buyout transaction backed by Vespa Capital LLP, UK based private equity firm, from Michel Abecassis, the France based private investor, for a consideration of EUR 75m.

In 2011, Abylsen generated sale of EUR 52m. Vespa Capital and management team acquired 52% and 48% stake respectively in Abylsen. The transaction will enable Abylsen to develop its business in France and in the international market.

Source Links:
SJ Berwin press release, 19 June 2012 (French)

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The management of Ouveo, the France based company that manufactures doors and windows, has acquired the company in a secondary management buyout backed by AXA Private Equity, the France based private equity firm, from Alliance Entreprendre and FSI Regions, the France based private equity firm, for an undisclosed consideration.

Under the terms of the agreement, Alliance Entreprendre and FSI Regions along with the management of Ouveo will reinvest to retain a minority stake in the company. Ouveo generates revenue of more than EUR 30m by selling more than 65,000 windows and doors annually. The acquisition will enable Ouveo to sustain its development strategy over long term and increase its geographic reach.

The transaction was funded by Caisse d'Epargne des Pays de la Loire, Caisse d'Epargne Aquitaine Poitou-Charentes S.A., Banque Populaire de l Ouest , Banque Courtois and Atlantique Syndication.

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LBO France, the France based private equity firm, has agreed to acquire Alvest, the France based industrial group serving the airline and airport sector, from AXA Private Equity, the France based private equity firm, and Equistone Partners Europe Limited, the UK based private equity firm, for an undisclosed consideration.

Alvest operates through Sage Parts Plus Inc, the US based company engaged in supply of replacement parts for the aviation ground support equipment, and TLD Group SAS, the France based company engaged in manufacture of ground support equipment for the aviation sector. Alvest employs 1350 people and expects to generate a turnover of EUR 300m in 2012.

The transaction is subject to approval from regulatory authorities. AXA Private Equity and Equistone Partners acquired TLD Group in May 2006 while AXA Private Equity acquired Sage Parts Plus in June 2008.

UPDATE 14-Mar-2013: The transaction was completed

Source Links:
AXA Private Equity press release, 03 December 2012
AXA Private Equity press release, 03 December 2012 (French)
TLD Group press release, 03 December 2012

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