Deal Diary

Welcome to Acquisition International’s Deal Diary, the place where we showcase exciting deals from across the globe. With each diary entry, we’ll be taking a comprehensive look at the inner workings of the deal in question and will be venturing behind the scenes to take a look at the dedicated professionals involved in ensuring its success.

Here you will discover the most active deal makers and a comprehensive catalogue of the transactions they have been involved with.

Tier 1: The Website - Go live worldwide within 24 hours!

Within 24 hours of booking, we'll upload your deal and company profile - including contact details and links to your homepage - right here on our site, putting you and your firm in front of
40,000 visitors every month!

You will, of course, get a full company bio, including your contact details and fully clickable links direct to your website, and to make sure the people who matter will be able to find every deal you and your firm have been involved in at the click of a button, all of the deals posted on the Deal Diary site are incredibly easy to search by firm name, individual name, sector or region. We even have an automatically updated deal leaderboard (right). 

Tier 2: The Newsletter - Direct to 108,000 subscribers!

Your involvement in the deal will be featured on our weekly Deal Round-Up newsletter,  published via email every Thursday to a global audience of  108,000. Your deal write-up will also include hyperlinked images and logos, taking readers straight to your homepage. That’s a potential 108,000 clicks every month!

Tier 3: The Publication - Sent to 108,000 people in 170 countries!

The deal and your involvement will appear in the Deal Diary section of our monthly magazine, distributed to 108,000 people in 170 countries around the world. This is where you can tell us all about the deal and how you made it happen, providing the perfect opportunity to shout about your firm’s experience, expertise and the great work you’ve been doing.

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Ardian Acquisition of Exclusive Sythesis & Maleic Anhydride Intermediates
August 3, 2015
Cegedim Acquisition of Activus
August 3, 2015
Capital Croissance Acquisition of Minority Stake in Altima
August 3, 2015
Tele Columbus Acquisition of PrimaCom
August 3, 2015
RPC Consulting Acquisition of Marriott Sinclair
August 3, 2015
ECI Partners Acquisition of Stake in Tusker from Smedvig
August 3, 2015
Redmayne-Bentley Acquisition of Havelock Hunter
July 31, 2015
Simworx Acquisition of Robocoaster
July 31, 2015
Pinsent Masons and Travers Smith Advise as Houlihan Lokey Buys Financial Adviser McQueen
July 31, 2015
FERBER & CO. Transaction announcement
July 31, 2015
The Findis Group Acquires Desamais Distribution
July 31, 2015
Aurelius Germany Acquisition of Regain Polymers
July 31, 2015

The Findis Group Acquires Desamais Distribution

The Findis Group, French leader in the wholesale distribution of electrical appliances and kitchen supplies for independent retailers and kitchen suppliers, pursues its external growth strategy and completes a decisive stage of its development by acquiring Desamais Distribution.

Désamais Distribution is a leading player of the B2B distribution of do-it-yourself, hardware, house and garden equipment in France. Created in 1908, Désamais Distribution (€76m turnover, 220 people), located in Moulins(Allier), supplies more than 7,000 stores, half of which are independent stores including the Eureka Ma Maison chain (185 members) and half large retail chains. Held by the Sellenium group since 2001, DésamaisDistribution has multiplied its turnover by 3, in particular thanks to a successful external growth strategy.

This acquisition of Désamais Distribution is part of Findis' targeted acquisition strategy to strengthen the group's platform for independent stores and to help them develop under one of Findis' own brands. Over the period 2008-2014, Findis' branded stores outperformed the market as a whole. "The branded independent store is a solid and growing concept," confirms Frédéric Jumentier, CEO of the Findis group.

For the Findis Group, this acquisition diversifies Findis' range while remaining focused on Findis' business model: B2B distribution. Additionally, the do-it-yourself market still offers significant growth potential.

"Since Activa Capital's investment in 2011, the Findis Group has successfully realised 4 build-up acquisitions (including Cocélec in 2012, Ronzier and David Ménager in 2013). Such build-up acquisitions are at the heart of our strategy and we are happy to actively support the management team," comments Charles Diehl, Partner at Activa Capital. The acquisition of Désamais Distribution has been entirely financed by a debt refinancing within a pool including several of Findis' long-term financing banks.

This acquisition strengthens Findis' position as a leading B2B distributor of home appliances and equipment. Findis has sales of €300m, 520 employees, 35,000 references distributed to 12,000 store customers of which1,200 stores under the Findis brands: Extra, ProxiConfort, BlancBrun, Domial, Cuisine Plaisir and Eureka Ma Maison.

Findis intends to continue its dynamic growth through further market share gains in local independent retail outlets and to reinforce its growing presence with large retail chains. Further build-ups will be pursued in France and across Europe.

Cegedim Acquisition of Activus
July 31, 2015
Ardian Acquisition of Exclusive Sythesis & Maleic Anhydride Intermediates
July 31, 2015
Alchimer [AVENI] Acquisition of Funding
July 31, 2015
Merrill Datasite Advise Fraser's Acquisition of Malmaison
July 30, 2015
Clifford Chance Advise Perceva Acquisition of Vanity Fair brand
July 30, 2015
KPMG Advise Frasers Centrepoint's Acquisition of MHDV
July 30, 2015
Hogan Lovells Advise Mapfre's Acquisition of Direct Line
July 30, 2015
DWF Advise Capita's Acquisition of Pervasive Networks
July 30, 2015
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