“Since the start of the CFK Finance consultancy’s transaction services activities, the service sector has continued to represent a growing share of finalised transactions,” points out Daniel Delamard, one of the partners.
This was again the case at the end of February 2007 on the conclusion of the sale of the companies CHATELAIN and Nettoyage & Services to the financier, FINOM.
Instructed in spring 2006 by the founders of these two well-known Chartres-based companies, CFK Finance quickly approached various dynamic groups in the sector with which there were regular and developing relations. At the same time, Daniel Delamard, in charge of carrying out these assignments, “strongly advised” Olivier Mas, a young motivated company buyer experienced in the industrial field and trade, to become involved in its clients’ project and led the discussion between them.
The sellers were quickly convinced by the enthusiasm and the acquisition plan presented by the buyout group, a project benefiting from the support of the French Centre region and bringing together (participation in the capital of the MBO holding company) the cleaning company EVERCLEAN (41) – established and headed by Mr Jean-Pierre Gyselinck – and the regional venture capitalist CENTRE CAPITAL DEVELOPPEMENT (Jean-Louis Lemarchand). The sale was concluded in several months.
This transaction, led by CFK (Daniel Delamard, Partner/Director and Eric Pincemin, Partner/Business manager) brought together FIDAL Chartres (Ms Sylvie Vandenbogaerde) & KPMG Entreprises Chartres (Christophe Ponthot), the sellers’ advisors, the firm TAYLOR WESSING (Mr Laurence Lapeyre) and GESTION CONSEIL & DEVELOPPEMENT (François Ayache), the buyer’s advisors.