MBO of Vigians supported by Groupe Gorgé

Sector(s)
Business Services
Deal type
Buyout / MBO
Date
August 2019
Countries involved
France

Client

Groupe Gorgé is an independent group that specialises in high-tech industries. Today, the Group is active in the fields of security and protection in extreme environments, as well as in the 3D printing sector

Deal

MBO of Vigians supported by Groupe Gorgé, a French company specialized in firefighting solutions

Parties

Lead team

  • Michel Degryck

    Michel Degryck

    Managing Partner France

What we did

Capitalmind assisted Groupe Gorgé to define, structure and implement an internal buy-out with the objective to boost Vigians revenues and performance. Through this operation, the management team will own up to 30% of the shares, depending on future performance. Groupe Gorgé remains the main shareholder, with a 70%+ stake in the company.

This deal illustrates Capitalmind’s ability to support family groups over the long term. Capitalmind has been advising Groupe Gorgé since 2006 on 11 acquisitions, disposals and financings.

About the deal

Groupe Gorgé’s Fire Protection France business comprises the subsidiaries CLF-Satrem, SVF and Amopsi. These three companies specialize in active and passive fire protection for the industrial and tertiary sectors through the engineering, installation and maintenance of sprinkler systems and glass fireproofed partition panels. In 2018, these subsidiaries generated revenue of around €38 million, with 238 employees.

With this operation, the Group aims to substantially improve the performance of this business in order to establish a leadership position in the French market, by reinforcing the management team’s involvement and by developing synergies between its different business lines.

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