Sale of Oxbow

Deal type
Sell your business / Carve out
May 2020
Countries involved
Switzerland / France


Lafuma is a French group that specializes in outdoor equipment and clothing


Capitalmind has advised Lafuma on the disposal of Oxbow to two private investors



Lead team

  • Alexandre Ebin

    Alexandre Ebin

    Partner France
  • Jürgen Schwarz

    Jürgen Schwarz

    Partner Germany
  • Jean-Paul Bruna

    Jean-Paul Bruna

    Associate France

What we did

Capitalmind has actively supported Lafuma during the entire disposal process: potential buyers (strategic and financial) international pre-sounding, marketing material preparation, selection of relevant strategic and financial players, data room management, execution support during the Due Diligence phase, negotiation of the TSA (logistic and IT), final negotiation and execution of the deal.

About the deal

Founded in 1985, Oxbow is a subsidiary of Calida-Lafuma group since 2005. Oxbow is the first French surf brand and manufactures apparel for board sports, mainly surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddling and snowboarding.  The company registered 30M€ in sales in 2019 and relies on over 100 employees.

After a competitive process Emmanuel Debrueres and Jean-Christophe Chetail, an experimented and passionate duo of entrepreneurs, have acquired Oxbow.