Sale of Cap Vert to Evolem

Sector(s)
Business Services
Deal type
Buyout / MBO / Sell your business
Date
September 2020
Countries involved
France

Client

Cap Vert is a French company specialized in tree surgery and landscape maintenance services backed by Calcium Capital

Deal

Capitalmind has advised Calcium Capital on the sale of Cap Vert to Evolem

Parties

Lead team

  • Michel Degryck

    Michel Degryck

    Managing Partner France
  • Thibault Laroche-Joubert

    Thibault Laroche-Joubert

    Partner France

About the deal

Founded in 1984, Cap Vert is a French company specialized in tree surgery and landscape maintenance services. Relying on 300 skilled employees, the group offers a full range of services, mainly to public authorities, covering pruning, green spaces creation and maintenance, irrigation and fountains, as well as eco-friendly alternative treatments.

Backed by Calcium Capital since 2015, Cap Vert has accelerated its growth by opening branches and acquiring local players in other French regions.

With this transaction, the founding manager Alain Capillon, its management team as well as a large part of the group’s executives are joining forces with Evolem (a family office created in 1997 by Bruno Rousset, also founder of April Group) to support future growth, which will be boosted by acquisitions.

What we did

Capitalmind assisted Calcium Capital and the management team all along the sale process of Cap Vert: advising transaction strategy, defining deal tactics, qualifying potential industrial and financial buyers, organizing a competitive bid up to closing.

This deal marks Capitalmind’s 20th Technical Business Services transaction over the last 2 years.