M&A advisory

Combining our talents

CM-CIC Conseil, has the "CIF" (Conseil en Investissements Financiers), financial investment advisor status in France. It is the advisory and financial engineering subsidiary of CM-CIC Investissement and covers all areas of the french small- and mid-cap M&A market.

We advise family-owned companies, public and private groups investment funds, shareholders and managers about all issues related to equity financing.

Our mission is to provide clients – buyers, sellers or managers – with expertise suited to all types of M&A transaction.

Our services

We work in partnership with companies and investors, and our services can take various forms:

  • mergers and acquisitions: trade sale or leveraged transaction, asset disposal, spin-off, carve-out, research of acquisition targets,
  • financial engineering: fund raising, recapitalisation, refinancing, block of shares reclassification, management advisory,
  • other services: valuations, capital markets transactions in partnership with CM-CIC Market solutions, the securities arm of the Crédit Mutuel-CIC.

CM-CIC Conseil operates in France and abroad, and is able to provide tailored, value-added solutions suited to the needs of principals and the constraints facing the companies concerned, at each stage of their development.

Our strengths

  • Through a range of dedicated small- and mid-cap investment banking services, CM-CIC Conseil provides a customised, confidential service covering all business sectors.
  • Our teams cover all industries, as it has acquired acknowledged expertise and understanding of the business culture, particularly in the following sectors: agro-food, specialist retail, real-estate/construction/public works, general manufacturing, luxury goods/fashion, health/medical, industrial services and TMT.
  • Our mother shareholder, the Crédit Mutuel-CIC group, is one of Europe's largest banking groups, which helps us to developp close ties with French business and gives us numerous links in international markets. It also means that we can access the expertise of the Group's other specialist business lines, and if required offer a comprehensive range of solutions and services (financing, capital market transactions, asset management etc.).
  • Alongside its other partnerships around the world, CM-CIC Conseil is a member of the ESN (European Securities Network). It works closely with this network of partners, which specialise in M&A transactions in their respective countries.

Recent transactions

  • coprodex
    Window and door profiles distribution
    was acquired by

    Au Creuset de la Thiérarche Hexagon

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-side

  • elsan
    Surgical clinic
    was acquired by

    Holding 4 P
    (team of surgeons)

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-side

  • Spring
    Machine tool simulation and verification software
    was acquired by
    Hexagon

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-side

  • Virojanglor Luxury Packaging
    was acquired by Pusterla

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-side

  • Circet Network deployment and maintenance services for telecommunications operators
    was acquired by Advent International

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-side

  • Polypipe Production & distribution of plastic piping systems
    was acquired by RYB

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Advisor to Seller

  • RYB Production & distribution of plastic piping systems minority funds raising to

    Bpifrance
    ixo
    FRI

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Advisor to Seller

  • Clinique Saint Joseph Clinics
    was sold to Vivalto Sante

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Advisor to Seller

  • A portfolio of 7 minority investments held by funds managed by CM-CIC Capital Prive was sold to
    FIPS Tech Growth Secondary conseillé par Arcis

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Advisor to Seller

  • Bearn Materiaux
    Gedimat

    Building Materials Distribution
    was sold to
    Rechoix Manufacturing

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Advisor to Seller

  • Alstef
    BA

    Automated solutions for intralogistics, airports and robotics
    to merge with the support of

    QIA
    CDC

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Elsan 3 surgical clinics were acquired by
    DocteGestio

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Lacoste Office and school supplies distribution was acquired (LMBI) by

    Arkea
    Siparex
    Financiere
    LACOSTE

    alongside Mr Bernard Perreau

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Microtec High-precision mechanics for medical and aeronautical industries
    was sold to

    Ardec

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Saitel High and low voltage installation
    was sold to

    Eiffage energie

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Aprevia Utility and heavy goods vehicles spare parts
    was sold to

    Alliance Automotive Group

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Estair HVAC engineering
    was sold to
    Syclef

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Mbo sold its majority stake in Sogics Installation of heating and ventilation for new-build collective housing to its managers alongside Expansinvest

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Interestingsourcing Premium packaging group
    was sold to
    Virojanglor

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Sale of a minority stake in Carnivor Slaughtering, butchering, processing and distribution of meat

    to
    a private investor

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • CM-CIC-Investissement $96M of assets
    were sold to

    Blackstone
    Rothschild

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Groupe BOISSEAU Divisions plumbing & heating trading and building materials trading sold to

    MOY (POMPAC Développement) Aubade
    44 Matériaux BigMat

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Golf Boston Golf Items wholesaler

    sold to
    CPA

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Soridis Transport information solutions

    sold to
    Lumiplan

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • CMT + Consultancy in the field of procurement and management

    joined forces with
    Scalian

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Debniau - Nautilhome Agricultural buildings and mobile homes

    sold to
    A private investor

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Amand Bianic Pork products (andouilles and andouillettes) was acquired by Groupe Popy

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy Side

  • Maia Arias Industrial and mechanical engineering

    joined forces with
    Technology Strategy

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Paref Property investment and management

    was sold to
    Fosun

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Kuantic M&M and Télématics On-board telematics for connected vehicles

    Backed by
    Valeo

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Etit Réseaux & Télécoms Telephony services to companies

    Sold to
    Voip Télécom

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side


  • Chronocarpe Chrono Loisirs Online sale of fishing equipment sold to
    Notus Technologie Cd'A

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Le Bichon Salted and sweet frozen goods for bakeries and pastries

    sold to
    A group of private investors

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • S.p.e Waterproofing works sold to Co-Ca Participations

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side

  • Sud Ouest Matériel Public works equipment
    sold to


    Mat Equipe

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell Side



  • DEBEAULIEU
    Air-conditioning ducts manufacturer
    Sold to
    T.T.E - Groupe Boucher


    CM-CIC Transaction Sell Side

  • Cairn Accessories et protections brand for winter sports sold to 2 RH Group 2 RH Accessories and protections brands for bikers

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-side

  • Reitzel condiment sold to Chrales Christ Its activities in Ready Cooked Dishes and Vegetables

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-side

  • Euclyde Data Centers High availability, high density, state of the art carrier neutral data center developer and operator acquires
    Netissime

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy-Side

  • Vedettes du Pont Neuf sight-seeing cruises in Paris sold to France Tourisme supported by BPI France Investissement, UI Gestion, A plus Finance

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-side

  • Comatec distribution of hight-end ans innovative single use tableware sold to Bunzl

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  • Sudipan Wood-based panels distributor sold to Costamagna

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  • Le Nettoyage & Peinture Net Claining and Painting services sold to EMN, Entretien Maintenance & Nettoyage

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  • Imprimerie Plancheneau Printing services sold to Groupe Le Nouvel R

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  • Octelio Conseil Data Driven Digital Marketing joined forces with Technology & Strategy

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   Ormés Communication and Web agency was purchased by the American group CWT Meetings & Events

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   Matis Interventions Maintenance specialist for rotating machines was purchased by the Swiss group Sulzer

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   Alma Installation and maintenance of all types of elevators joined forces with Orona

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   Eratome Social housing renovation acquires
    TPM Group

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy-Side

  • The shareholders of Lacoste Majuscule Distributor of office supplies, office consumables ans school products completed a family-led buyout alongside
    Siparex

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   Agritubel Manufacturer of equipment intended for the breeding has been acquired
    by a private investor

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  • Qualium Investissement Sold the control of Agroservice Distribution network of non motorised agricultural equipment, supplies and consumables to Naxi Cap Partners

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   Bermax Construction Builder of private houses
    was purchased by Maisons France Confort

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   LBO Partners Portfolio management company
    was purchased by Fondations Capital

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   Dynamic Mystery Shopping Mystery shopping
    was purchased by BVA

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  • Acquisition of Terra Lacta's assets Terra Lacta
    by Bongrain SA

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy-Side

  •   Laserson Distributor of fine chemistry
    has been acquired by Safilalcan

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy-Side

  •   Eratome Social housing renovation
    was brought out by Omnes Capital

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   Creapharm Clinical trials
    was purchased by EP Finances Group EP Finances Group

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy-Side

  • Disposal of 2BR and its subsidiaries Disposal of 2BR and its subsidiaries School transportation of persons with reduced mobility
    to Market et Companie d'Anjou

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  • Disposal of golfs complex Mionnay Golf Club to NGF Golf Subsidiary of Financière Duval Group

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  • Partial sale of the group Altimat Trading of building materials
    to FRANCOIS GROUP MEMBER OF Gedimat

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   Clinique Saint Roch - Montfleuri Psychiatric private hospital
    was purchased by
    VP INVESTISSEMENTS

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   Anthogyr A global solution for dental implantology
    acquires Simeda Customized digital dental solutions (CAD-CAM)

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy-Side

  •   Laboratoire Service International Animal health diagnostic solutions was purchased by Life Technology

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   Contact Europe Trade of accessories to major mail-order companies has been acquired by
    a private investor through a MBI

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  • Sponsorless OBBO of Ress Hydrogeotechnique Groupe
    Geotechnical engineering
      Hydrogeotechnique

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy-Side

  • Swiss Group Reitzel Condiment and dressings
    has acquired the French Group Groupe SCOPELEC

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy-Side

  •   Clinique Les oiseaux SSR specialized in pediatric obesity tratment
    was purchased by Le Noble Age

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  • Acquisition of 50% of the capital from gubra
    Subsidiary of the Italian Group Nespoli Group by Blanchon-Syntilor

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy-Side

  • AltéAd Sera
    Subsidiary of Group AltéAd
    Electricity, automation and industrial computing for agrobusiness
    was purchased by
    Gérard Perrier Industrie Groupe Gérard Perrier Industrie

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •  
    Clinique Convert
    Group Général de santé
    was purchased by Ramsay

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   Courtepaille
    was acquired by
    Fondations Capital

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy-Side

  • Prismédica A software publisher for hospitals
    was sold to Mac Kesson

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  • Fondations Capital acquires Tarmac renamed Alkern bulding materials France and Belgium businesses of Anglo American

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy-Side

  •   Setelen Engineering and services for telecommunication and energy networks
    was purchased by Groupe SCOPELEC

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   Axereal Agricultural and agribusiness cooperative groupe
    has acquired Greencore

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy-Side

  • Lunettes Grasset Associés Design & distribution of eyewear under licensed brands was purchased in LMBO in Henri et Pierre-Elie GRASSET & Actem

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Sell-Side

  •   RYB
    acquires
    the French polythene pipe business
    of the Dutch listed Group

    Wavin

    CM-CIC Corporate Advisory Buy-Side

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