Sofiproteol invests into Kersia

Sector(s)
Food & Agro / Industrials
Deal type
Buy a business
Date
January 2021
Countries involved
France

Client

Sofiproteol, a subsidiary of Avril Group, is an evergreen vehicle with more than €800m funds that supports companies in the food and agri-business sectors

Deal

Capitalmind has advised Sofiprotéol on its equity investment into Kersia

Parties

Lead team

  • Michel Degryck

    Michel Degryck

    Managing Partner France
  • Nicolas Balon

    Nicolas Balon

    Partner France
  • Guillaume ten Have

    Guillaume ten Have

    Director France

About the deal

Kersia is a global leader in biosecurity and food safety with value added products and solutions to prevent diseases or contamination of both animals and humans at every stage of the food supply chain. Kersia operates in more than 120 countries with a workforce of over 1,500 people and a turnover of more than 300 million euros.

Kersia was formed as a new company in 2016 after Hypred acquired Antigerm, LCB Food Safety, G3, Kilco, Choisy Laboratories and Holchem. The company has tripled in size in less than four years and has grown to become a global leader in biosecurity and food safety.

IK acquires a majority stake in Kersia together with the management and the “Amis de Kersia” Holding wholly owned by Sofiprotéol, Unigrains, Société Générale Capital Partenaires, UI Investissement and other minority investors.

What we did

Capitalmind has advised Sofiprotéol on its equity investment into Kersia, providing critical analysis of the investment, valuation guidance, execution support, and negotiation of the transaction terms & conditions.