Omnes Capital sells its stake in Legoupil Industrie to Bpifrance and Capitem
Omnes Capital is selling its stake in Legoupil Industrie to a consortium of investment funds led by Bpifrance and Capitem.
Since it was founded in 1976, Legoupil Industrie has been based in the Vire region of France, and it specialises in designing, making, renting out and selling industrial buildings used for storage and production purposes, along with modular buildings. The group also operates in the interior fittings market.
Omnes Capital bought into Legoupil Industrie in 2007 through a primary LBO. Omnes Capital has supported the group's development over the last seven years, during which time its revenue has grown 56%. With Omnes Capital's help, Legoupil Industrie has built its sales team, expanded its product range by launching new short-term rental products and industrial buildings, and bolstered its marketing and communication strategy.
In 2013, Legoupil Industrie generated revenue of €25 million. It has an installed base of 170,000 m2, up 80% by comparison with 2007, and has 135 employees.
Christophe Koeppel, Chairman of Legoupil Industrie, made the following comments: "Omnes Capital has been a solid, reliable shareholder throughout our partnership. I am happy to be maintaining the company's development with my team, and with the support of new financial investors that will continue the project we started with Omnes Capital."
Bertrand Tissot, Partner at Omnes Capital, added: "We are proud to have helped Legoupil grow despite the adverse economic environment. Today, the company has all the attributes, in terms of its staff and the depth of its product ranges, that it needs to conquer new markets."
This transaction is the eleventh disposal by the CACI 2 fund, which now has four companies in its portfolio.
Bertrand Tissot, Partner, mid cap Buyout and Growth Capital
Mikaël Schaller, Investment Manager, mid cap Buyout and Growth Capital
Stéphane Kerlo, Director of Business Development (Bretagne & Normandie)
CM-CIC Private Debt
Guillaume Rico, Deputy CEO
Antoine Arlet, Director
DC Advisory (financial advisor to the seller)
Jean-Christophe Quiniou, General Partner
Louis Verken, Manager
Paul Hastings (legal advisor to the seller)
Olivier Deren, Partner
Arnaud Levasseur, Associate
About Omnes Capital (formerly Crédit Agricole Private Equity)
Omnes Capital is a major player in private equity, with a commitment to financing SMEs.
With €2.1 billion in assets under management, Omnes capital provides companies with the capital needed to finance their growth and with key expertise in a number of areas: Buyout & Growth Capital, Venture Capital, Renewable Energy, Co-Investment, Secondary Funds of Funds. Omnes Capital, formerly Crédit Agricole Private Equity, was a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole until March 2012. The firm is now owned by its employees.
Omnes Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Further information: www.omnescapital.com
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