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  • 16/06/2019 - 12ème investissement de Céréa Dette II : Financement de la reprise du Groupe Codorniu par le Fonds Carlyle

    12ème investissement de Céréa Dette II : Financement de la reprise du Groupe Codorniu par le Fonds Carlyle.
    Le Fonds Céréa Dette II a participé au financement de l'acquisition par Carlyle du groupe espagnol Codorníu aux côtés de la famille fondatrice. Les fonds Céréa Dette réalisent ainsi leur deuxième investissement en Espagne.
    Fondé en 1551 par la famille Raventos et plus ancienne société privée d'Espagne, le groupe Codorníu est un des leaders de la production de Cava (vin pétillant) et de vins sur lesquels il détient des parts de marché importantes.

    Présent en Espagne et à l'international, Codorníu produit et distribue une dizaine de marques réputées et positionnées sur les segm ...
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  • 16/04/2019 - Céréa Dette II arrange un refinancement de 10 M€ pour la Compagnie des Desserts

    Céréa Dette II a arrangé un financement de 10 M€ destiné au refinancement d'obligations convertibles existantes.
    Créée à Lézignan-Corbières (Aude) dans les années 80, La Compagnie des Desserts (« CDD ») est spécialisée dans la production et la distribution de glaces artisanales et de pâtisseries surgelées à destination des restaurants indépendants et des chaînes de restauration et d'hôtellerie, avec un modèle hybride unique en France associant les activités de fabricant et de distributeur.Le Groupe est par ailleurs l'un des rares acteurs du secteur à disposer d'une empreinte européenne significative, réalisant 45 % de son chiffre d'affaires à l'international, avec un développement réussi en ...
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  • 27/03/2019 - Céréa Dette II accompagne la reprise du Groupe Italcanditi par Invest Industrial

    Le fonds Céréa Dette II a réalisé son 9ème investissement en participant au financement de l'acquisition par Investindustrial du groupe Italcanditi, dans le cadre de la mise en place d'une nouvelle dette senior. Céréa Dette réalise ainsi son deuxième investissement en Italie.

    Fondé en 1963 par Angelo Goffi, le groupe familial italien Italcanditi est un transformateur d'ingrédients et fabricant de préparations à base de fruits confits, confitures, crèmes et marrons glacés à destination des industriels de l'agroalimentaire (boulangerie-viennoiserie-pâtisserie et industrie laitière). Le Groupe est leader sur ses principaux marchés en Italie (N°1 sur les fruits confits, confitures et marrons glacés et N°3 sur ...
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  • 14/02/2019 - Céréa Partenaire finance la reprise de Maison Pradier et Roberta par La Croissanterie

    Le Fonds Céréa Mezzanine III a arrangé le financement mezzanine mis en place dans le cadre du rapprochement entre Le Goût du Naturel (LGN), holding de La Croissanterie, et le groupe Rush, propriétaire des enseignes de restauration Maison Pradier et Roberta.

    Fondée en 1859, Maison Pradier est une enseigne de restauration rapide (assise et à emporter) haut de gamme, historiquement spécialisée dans les pâtisseries. Depuis sa reprise par M. David Lascar en 2011, l'enseigne a connu un développement rapide (18 restaurants à date à Paris et sa périphérie) basé sur une offre premium répondant à l'ensemble des moments de consommation et une image moderne et attractive. En 2014, Rush a fait l'acquisition de Ro ...

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  • 02/01/2019 - Icko Apiculture, the european leader in apicultural supplies and equipment, accelerates its development with Cerea Partenaire

    The family business founded in 1947 and led by Pierre Ickowicz, grandson of its founder, opens its capital to Céréa Capital II

    Based in Bollène (Vaucluse, France), Icko Apiculture is a family business specialized in the design, sourcing, manufacturing and marketing of beekeeping supplies and equipment for BtoB (resellers, professional beekeepers, gardening stores) and BtoC (amateur beekeepers) clients.

    Icko Apiculture's broad and diversified offer covers all the needs of a beekeeper: beeswax, nutrition products, beehives, tools and equipment, packaging, etc... More than half of Icko Apiculture's sales are from its proprietary brands including COMBIZ (clothing), RUCHECO (hives), CANDIMIEL (nourishment) or I ...

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  • 13/12/2018 - Recrutments at Céréa Partenaire

    Céréa Partenaire, the investor-partner for Agrobusiness companies, announces the recruitment of Sébastien Robinand as Investment Manager in the Private Debt team and of Ludovic Valentin-Pereira as Investment Director in the Capital team. 

    Sébastien Robinand, 32, Investment Manager, Private Debt
    Prior to joining Céréa Partenaire in 2018, Sébastien Robinand spent 7 years in the Structured Finance team of La Banque Postale handing corporate private debt and leveraged loans, after two first experiences in M&A with Sorbonne Finance and in credit analysis with Banque Palatine.

    Sébastien holds a degree from EMLV and studied at Linnaeus University - School of Business & Economics - Sweden.

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  • 07/12/2018 - Céréa Partenaire completes a year of record investment in Private Debt

    €M 217 invested to finance the development of 15 companies over the last 12 months

    Céréa Partenaire, the investor-partner of French and European Agrobusiness companies, invested €M 217 in private debt to finance the development of 15 companies over the last 12 months. This is a record level of activity for the Private Debt team which acted as arranger or co-arranger on most of the transactions.

    The dynamic deployment follows the fundraising of Céréa Partenaire's two latest Private Debt vehicles, currently being invested:
    Céréa Mezzanine III, raised at the end of 2016 with an investment capacity of €M 200, finances and accompanies development projects, buyouts or shareholder restruct ...

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  • 30/10/2018 - Céréa Capital II enters exclusivity for the sale of La Comtoise to Gimv

    Antwerp (BE) / Louhans and Paris (FR), 30 October 2018 - Created in 1994 in Louhans (Saône-et-Loire) by Michel Vanhove, La Comtoise develops and supplies tailor-made cheese solutions to industrial food processing groups, which are integrated into prepared foods such as breaded escalopes (cordons bleus), grilled ham and cheese sandwiches (croque-monsieur), sandwiches and hamburgers. Backed by Cerea Capital II and Unigrains since 2015, La Comtoise has achieved impressive growth to reach a turnover of EUR 33 million with a headcount of 37 people.

    La Comtoise is positioned in the buoyant and resilient snacking and processed food segments and has been on a steady growth path for a number of years. With top-quality R&D capabilities and ef ...

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  • 25/10/2018 - Linxis Group's dairy division is acquired by its management and Céréa Capital II

    Céréa Capital II, alongside the management and Unexo, has acquired, from Linxis Group, owned by the IK VIII Fund advised by IK Investment Partners, the three companies of its cheese and dairy division: Chalon-Mégard, Tecnal et Simon Frères.

    Linxis Group, formerly Bretèche Industrie, is a supplier of equipment for the agri-food, pharma and cosmetics industries. It has ceded the three companies of its dairy division to focus on its equipment activities for bakery and beauty/health sectors.

    The dairy division, renamed Synext Group, is the French leader in cheese equipment (for hard cheeses, such as Comté and Beaufort, as well as soft cheeses, such as Brie or Feta) and the global leader for butter equipment. Based ...

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  • 17/04/2018 - €M 300 first closing for Céréa Dette II

    Fund reaches target size in less than 7 months Céréa Partenaire raises more than 1 billion euros in 3 years 
    Céréa Partenaire, the investor-partner of Agrobusiness companies, held the first closing of Céréa Dette II. With more than €M 300 in commitments, the Fund surpasses its predecessor and reached its target size at the first closing in under 7 months of fundraising. The hard cap is maintained at €M 350 in order to respect the Fund's positioning and a final closing is expected shortly.

    Subscribers are all institutional investors including insurance companies, pension funds, funds of funds and banks. Unigrains, sponsor of Céréa Partenaire, as well as all the original investors continue ...

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  • 18/01/2018 - For its first operation in italy, Céréa Capital II acquires Monviso

    Céréa Capital II, managed by Céréa Partenaire, alongside the company's management and supported by Capzanine and Céréa Mezzanine, has acquired, from PM&Partners, Monviso, an Italian manufacturer of crackers, bread substitutes and sweet and savory biscuits.

    With 130 employees and 4 facilities in northern Italy, Monviso had sales of approximately €M 36 in 2017, more than one third of which from exports. It is composed of two branches, Monviso (biscotto salute, bruschetta line, breadsticks, crackers and recently cookies under its own brand for retailers and in co-packing mainly for gluten-free) and Tonon (sweet and savory biscuits for retail exports, catering and ice cream manufacturers).

    The resilience and pro ...

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  • 18/12/2017 - Céréa Partenaire completes the acquisition of Organic Alliance alongside a reinforced management

    Organic Alliance is a leading BtoB specialist in 100% organic, fresh and ultra-fresh products through its two main subsidiaries, Pronatura and Vitafrais. As an implicated and responsible actor, Organic Alliance animates a network of thousands of food producers and transformers, anchored in their traditional territories in France and abroad.

    Led by Lionel Wolberg and with more than 250 employees, the group has achieved strong historical growth and saw sales of roughly €M 230 in 2016.

    Since its creation in 1987, Pronatura, which was acquired by Naxicap Partners and Lionel Wolberg in 2014, has enjoyed strong dynamism driven by market growth and the deployment of a virtuous strategy based on close proximity to product ...

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  • 25/10/2017 - Céréa Partenaire acquires Store Novation, the french leader in point- of-sale advertising solutions for the Food Industry, alongside its management

    Céréa Capital II has acquired, from Azulis Capital, Store Novation (with its two main subsidiaries Sitour and Caractères), a French leader in point-of-sale advertising solutions (signage, price labeling, merchandising, and in-store theater material), mainly for large-scale food retailers.

    With sales of nearly €M 40 and roughly 150 employees, Store Novation offers a wide range of over 3 500 products to more than 7 500 clients (distributers and advertisers). Specialized to accompany large food business brands and their distributors, the group is active in France and exports to more than 50 countries.

    Store Novation has seen strong organic growth since the management was strengthened in 2013 with the arrival of Ev ...
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  • 07/09/2017 - Recruitements at Céréa Partenaire

    Simon Baccelli is appointed Director, Céréa DetteTwo new Associates for Céréa Capital
    Céréa Partenaire, the partner for Agrobusiness companies, has recruited Simon Baccelli as Director in the Céréa Dette team as well as Paul de Castries et de Laurent Brossaud-Monty, both Associates with Céréa Capital.

    Michel Chabanel, CEO of Céréa Partenaire declared: "The first generation the Céréa Dette programme, launched in 2015, has seen a solid investment pace and the arrival of Simon in the team will strengthen sourcing and execution capabilities. As for Céréa Capital, I am also delighted to welcome Paul and Laurent, who will play a key role in the analysis and carrying out of investment ...

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  • 15/02/2017 - Sagard acquires Ipackchem three years after the spin-off carried out by Céréa Capital and Bpifrance

    Ipackchem was created in 1987 by Jean-Philippe Morvan as a division of Air Products Group and is a leading global manufacturer of barrier packaging. Its products are mainly used in the transport and storage of aromas, fragrances and agrochemical products, for which permeability, contamination and evaporation constraints are critical.

    At the time of the spin-off organised by Céréa Capital in 2014, the company was present in Europe through three facilities in France, the United Kingdom and Hungary. Its operations have since expanded to South Africa through an acquisition and more recently to Brazil with the inauguration of a greenfield plant, in line with its strategy to serve its main customers in all their geographies. The ...

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  • 02/02/2017 - Céréa Capital and Bpifrance enter the capital of GPS Group to support the acceleration of its growth

    Céréa Capital II and Bpifrance reorganize the capital and financial structure of GPS Group and take a stake in the company.

    Céréa Capital II has completed its fourth investment, participating in the reorganization of the capital and financial structure of GPS Group, in partnership with Bpifrance and the company's management. Ingefin, a longstanding partner of GPS Group has accompanies the structuration and execution of the operation.

    Based in Bordeaux, GPS Group is specialised in industrial packaging logistics, used for the transport of viscous or liquid materials such as natural and synthetic rubber as well as food products. It provides a complete and outsourced lease concept for reusable metal crates, includin ...

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  • 09/01/2017 - Céréa Partenaire raises €M 693

    Céréa Capital II holds final close on €M 225 
    €M 200 investment capacity for Céréa Mezzanine III 
    The double final close comes shortly after that of Céréa Dette I on €M 268 in April 2016, above its initial objective, and provides Céréa Partenaire with the means to achieve its ambition of being the privileged investor-partner for Agrobusiness companies seeking to accelerate their growth.

    The funds received strong support from European institutional investors including insurers, pension funds, funds of funds and banks as well as some private investors. Unigrains, sponsor of Céréa Partenaire, continues to support the team and provided 16% of the capital raised.

    Céréa Cap ...

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