Sale of shares in Osilog to CPRO Group

Sector(s)
Business Services / TMT
Deal type
Buyout / MBO / Sell your business
Date
December 2015
Countries involved
France

Client

Osilog is a French firm specialized in printing supplies merchanting and managed print services for large corporates and administrations

Deal

Capitalmind advised on the sale of Osilog to CPRO group and Osilog Managers

Parties

Lead team

  • Michel Degryck

    Michel Degryck

    Managing Partner France
  • Alexandre Ebin

    Alexandre Ebin

    Partner France

What we did

Capitalmind has supported Osilog’s shareholders throughout the process: marketing materials preparation, business plan modelling with the CEO, screening and selection of the relevant strategic buyers through a competitive process with large foreign and local corporations, negotiations of terms and conditions of the deal.

Capitalmind has advised on and implemented a tailored structuring, where the management team has bought-out the company sponsored by an industrial player offering collaboration opportunities.

About the deal

Osilog is a French firm specialized in printing supplies merchanting and managed print services for large corporates and administrations. In 2015, the company recorded c. €30m in sales.

Capitalmind has been engaged to sell the company to an industrial buyer. The sellers entered exclusivity with CPRO after a competitive process. CPRO is a French group specialized in managed print services, with leading positions in South-Eastern France. CPRO generates c. €100m revenues.

Following discussions, the acquisition has been structured as a MBO, where key managers have brought their shares to a holding company, raised senior bank debt and have been supported by CPRO as a minority sponsor.

This tailored structuring is matching the objectives of the managers (create value and keep independence) while CPRO, which is not a direct competitor, will learn the Osilog business and keep motivated management on board.

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