Alantra advised Bridgepoint Development Capital on the acquisition of 5àSec from RIVE Private Equity

SECTORConsumer Goods & Retail

ServiceM&A; Debt Advisory

Mar 2017
Buy-side advisory & Debt financing

Alantra acted as M&A and Debt Advisor for Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC) on the acquisition of 5àsec. Alantra supported Bridgepoint throughout the entire M&A process and assisted in structuring the acquisition financing of 5àsec, the world’s leading laundry and textile care services group, from Rive Private Investment, Parquest Capital, Capzanine, IFE Mezzanine and Quilvest Private Equity.

Founded in 1968, 5àsec is the only laundry and textile care company in the world with a large-scale international presence. 5àsec is the undisputed leader in its primary markets (France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal) and is present in 31 countries with 1730 owned and franchised points of sale.

With revenues of €85m in 2016, 5àsec focuses on the eco-friendly modernization of its PoS network and on the expansion of its service offering: since 2015 the group has successfully diversified its activity through the development of B2B, home delivery, and concierge services. Bridgepoint aims to support 5àsec’s network expansion in France and abroad, as well as the ongoing digitalization of its business.

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