Third MBO of Groupe Sylpa supported by EPF Partners

Business Services / Industrials
Deal type
Buyout / MBO
July 2015
Countries involved


SYLPA Group is a French player involved in electrical installations and maintenance services towards private and public blue chip customers


MBO of Groupe Sylpa supported by EPF Partners (French PE fund) which organized the full exit of Siparex and a managerial transition


Lead team

  • Michel Degryck

    Michel Degryck

    Managing Partner France
  • Thibault Laroche-Joubert

    Thibault Laroche-Joubert

    Partner France

What we did

Capitalmind led a competitive process with financial investors to optimize shareholding conditions and provided debt advisory services by managing the process of debt raising.

Capitalmind actively supported Groupe Sylpa during all the process: valuation guidance; preparation of the marketing documentation and Business Plan modelling; selection of relevant PEs; execution support (Due Diligence, site visits, meetings, Q&As, etc.); negotiation with PEs and banks.

The transaction has been well prepared with an in-depth analysis of the market, a highly structured and selective process which resulted in a transaction fairly optimized and completed within 15 weeks.

This deal is the third advised by Capitalmind on behalf of Groupe Sylpa since 2006.

About the deal

With €25m in revenues, Groupe Sylpa is the sole shareholder of ETT, VB Energies et Services and SGEA, 3 French companies involved in the provision of design, installation and maintenance services for electrical installations (low & high voltage). Groupe Sylpa has become a significant independent regional player on the French electrical engineering and maintenance services market working directly with blue chips customers in the transportation, public and property development sectors and offering a comprehensive range of electrical engineering (high voltage and low voltage), maintenance, electrical networks and public lighting services.

Through this operation, Groupe Sylpa enters into a new phase in its development, based on the strengthening of its positions and plans to further develop its regional activities or its know-hows while increasing its profitability.