About the deal

Sudac Air Service, a subsidiary of Air Liquide, specializes in compressed air solutions for French mid-market industrial groups operating in various sectors including aerospace, food & agro, specialty chemicals, healthcare, and metal industry. Sudac Air Service offers a complete range of compressed air services from engineering, procurement, commissioning & maintenance as well as on-site compressed air supply.

Headquartered in Paris, Air Liquide is a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health. Listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 67,000 employees, serves more than 3.7 million customers and patients and reports revenues of over €20bn.

The acquisition of Sudac Air Service will enrich Veolia’s technical services offering – operated under the Veolia Industries Global Solutions division in France. Veolia Industries Global Solutions generates annual revenues of c. €500m and employs 3,000+ employees in France.

What we did

Capitalmind Investec has assisted Air Liquide corporate M&A team and Sudac management team in managing the disposal process, from advising transaction strategy, defining deal tactics, qualifying most relevant buyers for the business, and organizing a competitive bid up to closing.

Target Headquarter
February 2021