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Founded in 1945, Pommier is a leading international high-end designer, manufacturer and distributor of equipment and accessories for trailers and commercial vehicles with revenues in excess of €70m in 2016e.
With the financial support of Omnes Capital since 2007, the company has substantially amended its business model and is now geared towards further growth fostered by its leading positions on niche markets.
goetzpartners, acting as exclusive financial adviser of all the shareholders of Pommier, has managed a competitive auction process aiming to maintain the independence of the company. BPI, Normandie Capital Investissement and BNP Paribas Développement have acquired Pommier alongside the management who will reinvest in the new structure.
Jean-Patrick Sauvy, CEO at Pommier, said: “goetzpartners’s team has been pivotal in defining the most relevant ownership solution for Pommier. Throughout the process, goetzpartners has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the transaction and to the company’s interests.”
Eric Rey, Partner at Omnes, said: “goetzpartners’s team has constantly been hands-on during all the key phases of the transaction and has rapidly turned out to be a trusted confident for all key stakeholders.”
Guillaume Piette, Managing Director at goetzpartners, said: “We are delighted to have advised the shareholders in the course of a key milestone in Pommier’s corporate history. This new transaction in the Industry and Automotive sector demonstrates goetzpartners’ expertise in sell-side mandates for private equity funds and entrepreneurs”.
Pommier is a high-end designer, manufacturer and distributor of body equipment parts mainly for trailers and commercial vehicles with an integrated network of 4 production facilities, 1 central logistics hub and 6 national distribution hubs combined with a network of 25 distributors worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.pommier.eu
ABOUT OMNES CAPITAL
Omnes Capital is a major French private equity and infrastructure investment player. With €2.1 billion under management, Omnes Capital provides businesses with the equity they need to develop in its key areas of expertise: growth capital and buyouts, venture capital, renewable energies, co-investment, secondary funds-of-funds. Now fully independent, Omnes Capital was a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole S.A. until March 2012.
For more information, please visit www.omnescapital.com