Alantra Private Debt acts as the sole lender in the strategic acquisition of Les P’tits Babadins by Berceau des Rois to create one of the leading networks of micro-nurseries in France

Date 25 January 2024

Type Press Releases

Paris, France – Alantra Private Debt has acted as the sole provider of a unitranche debt for the strategic acquisition of Les P’tits Babadins by Berceau des Rois, backed by Adaxtra Capital who has taken a minority  equity interest in the company. The overall financing for the transaction amounts to more than €20 million.

The merger of these two highly complementary groups not only establishes a new sector leader with over 180 micro-crèches nationwide but also enables accelerated development in the early childhood market. This offers the potential for growth through the creation of new capacities and consolidation to address current market challenges, with plans to open 120 new facilities by 2027.

Founded in 2011 by Armel Laminsi, the Berceau des Rois group has experienced rapid growth in the past four years. Currently, the group manages approximately 60 establishments, primarily situated in the Paris region. Berceau des Rois distinguishes itself through eco-responsible services and a unique educational methodology centered on autonomy and support for families.

Founded in 2009 by Paul-Arnaud Maigre, the Les P’tits Babadins network comprises around 120 micro-crèches, either in direct ownership or franchise, spread across France. These high-end facilities, developed in collaboration with real estate companies for early childhood education, are dedicated to providing a quality service that prioritizes the well-being of children. Adaxtra Capital completes the 5th investment of its Adaxtra France PME 2 fund. Simultaneously, Alantra Private Debt secures the 4th investment of its latest fund launched in 2023, marking its third transaction closed in France.