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 to support the team by reinvesting in the new Fund.
Céréa Dette Funds
Launched in early 2015, the first generation of Céréa Dette surpassed its initial objective by more than 30% with €M 268 in commitments. The Fund saw a solid investment pace and completed more than 30 investments.
Faithful to this proven strategy, Céréa Dette II will finance buyout operations, growth investments and business funding, providing senior debt through private placements, credit or unitranche financing with underwriting between €M 10 and €M60.
The Investor-Partner for companies along the Agrobusiness value chain
This fundraising comes shortly after those, in late 2016, of Céréa Capital II with €M 225 in commitments and of Céréa Mezzanine III with an investment capacity of €M 200. In all, Céréa Partenaire has raised more than 1 billion euros in three years, tripling its assets under management.
This successful dynamic demonstrates the pertinence of Céréa Partenaire's innovative model which combines the deep knowledge of a thematic approach with the flexibility of a full-service investment platform. Dedicated to Agrobusiness companies, Céréa Partenaire is the financial and strategic partner of choice, whether in buyout, mezzanine, unitranche, debt financing or private placement.
Led by Michel Chabanel, the Céréa Partenaire team is composed of 24 professionals and has completed more than 100 investments since 2004. The Private Debt activity overseen by Fabrice Vidal covers senior debt and mezzanine and has, with Céréa Dette II, now raised its 5th Fund.
Michel Chabanel, CEO of Céréa Partenaire, declared:"We are proud of this success and the confidence investors have placed in our model. It shows, for both investors and companies, the relevance of our investment strategy which combines a thematic approach to Agrobusiness with a large palette of financing solutions ranging from buyout to debt. We are very well positioned to take advantage of attractive investments opportunities and continue supporting entrepreneurs in their growth projects."
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
€M 217 invested to finance the development of 15 companies over the last 12 monthsCéréa 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]