Stella is the leader in the French roller shutter market, as well as in metallic grills and curtains for store protection. The company, which serves over 10,000 clients, operates across five brands (La Toulousaine, Profalux, Eveno, Sofermi and Flip).
Asmodee publishes and distributes modern board games mainly targeting adults and teenagers, with operations historically located in Europe and North America, and more recently developing in Asia and Latin America.
Albéa is a global leader in BPC packaging, providing tubes, dispensing systems, rigid packaging and solutions for the colour cosmetics, fragrance, skin care, hair care and oral care markets across the world.
ELITechGroup is a global manufacturer of IVD systems (instruments and reagents). IVD refers to analyses taking place in test tubes or culture dishes i.e. outside a living organism. Their products help hospitals, laboratories and physician clinics perform analyses to detect diseases, identify disease risk factors and optimise treatment choices.
EMG is the leader in the European audiovisual technical services market. As a technical integrator, EMG deals with the entire production process, handling every aspect from filming to content delivery.
Labeyrie is a leading gourmet food company with #1 positions in France and UK. The company sells products in several segments such as smoked salmon & fish, prawns and shellfish, foie gras, spreadables and blinis.
United Biscuits ("UB") is a leading European manufacturer and marketer of biscuits, snacks and nut products including major brands such as McVitie's Digestive, Penguin, Jaffa Cakes, Go Ahead! KP, Hula Hoops, Skips, BN, Verkade and Delacre.
Spie is the second largest provider of multi-technical contracting services in France providing electrical, heating ventilation and air conditioning servicing and mechanical engineering to a wide range of end markets.
Kwik-Fit is the European market leader in automotive fast-fit services enjoying leading market positions in the UK, the Netherlands and France.
Retail & Distribution
Exit date June 2011
Investment date August 2005
Fund PAI Europe IV
Value at acquisition €779m
Value at exit €852m
Headquarters United Kingdom
Chr. Hansen is a global supplier of bioscience based ingredients to the food, health and animal nutrition industries. The company has leadership positions in cultures, dairy enzymes and natural colours.
Saeco is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-end, "bean-to-cup" espresso coffee machines for home and professional use, both under its own brands (Saeco, Gaggia and Spidem) and on behalf of third party brands.
Panzani-Lustucru resulted from the merger in 2002 of Panzani, the French market leader in the dry pasta, couscous and pasta sauces market and Lustucru, the leader in French fresh pasta and rice under the Lustucru and Taureau Ailé brands.