Cross Border m&a deals in France

French M&A transactions

Cross border m&a is the core business of Corporate Finance in Europe. We are active in the French market continuously and are involved in cross border m&a deals Opportunities exist in the development of the European market. When selling a business it makes more sense to look for buyers within a wider area like Europe instead of only in France. On this page you will find some recent m&a deals which could be of importance to your strategic plans. For the latest M&A deals ask us for more info.

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2014 French Cross Border M&A Deal in shipping

SDV reinforces its Benelux network by acquiring EDT. SDV acquirers the Belgian Forwarding company EDT. EDT, founded in 2001, is specialized in shipping conventional and also offers tailor-made solutions for small & medium-sized companies. The majority of the cargo-flows managed by EDT consist of (dry) bulk cargo to and from Africa. SDV will keep on operating these flows under the EDT name.

Acquirer

 

SDV

Country Acquirer

flag France

France

Target

 

EDT

Country target

flag Belgium

Belgium

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

% Sold

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

Shipping

2014 M&A transaction in IT software

CONJECT an European software company to support infrastructure lifecycle management (ILM) in the construction and real estate industries, today announces its acquisition of French software specialist Wapp6. Through the acquisition, CONJECT extends its capabilities to include dedicated inspection and defects management via mobile platforms.

Wapp6 is a software house based in Paris. With core competencies in developing mobile applications combined with intimate knowledge of the real estate and construction sectors, Wapp6 is the market leader in inspection and defects management solutions in France, with 30,000 active users. The merger creates opportunities for both companies: Wapp6 can now offer CONJECT products in France, and CONJECT can offer Wapp6 products around the world. CONJECT already has an ILM cloud-based software portfolio, including project control, cost management, document control and facilities management. By acquiring Wapp6, CONJECT has added a cloud and mobile based inspection and defects management suite plus enhanced its mobile computing competencies.

CONJECT is an international software company, headquartered in Germany. It also operates in the UK, France, Austria, Poland, Russia, New Zealand, the USA, Singapore and the UAE. CONJECT provides applications to support and manage key processes throughout the full lifecycle of infrastructure management. CONJECT's operates in industries such as real estate, construction, infrastructure and utilities.

Acquirer

 

Conject

Country Acquirer

flag Germany

Germany

Target

 

Wapp6

Country target

flag France

France

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

% Sold

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

IT Software

2014 French company acquires Spaish chemical business

Ercros (Barcelona, Spain) has signed agreements with Timab Ibérica, a subsidiary of the French Roullier group, to sell its 100% stake in Fosfatos de Cartagena for €1.6 million ($2.2 million). Ercros will continue to manufacture dicalcium phosphate at the Flix plant for Timab Ibéric.

Acquirer

 

Roullier group

Country Acquirer

flag France

France

Target

 

Ercros

Country target

flag Spain

Spain

Purchase price

 

1,6m €

Industry

 

Chemical manufacturing

2013 M&A Deal in Germany by French transportation company

As part of its continued global development strategy, Norbert Dentressangle has acquired Fiege’s logistics operations in Italy, Spain and Portugal. The acquisition further strengthens Norbert Dentressangle’s market leading positions in these key countries and significantly increases the size of its logistics business with a portfolio of FMCG, retail, healthcare and pharmaceutical customers.

The transaction makes Norbert Dentressangle become the fourth largest player in the Italian logistics market – twice Norbert Dentressangle’s current size in Italy. In a deal that is complementary in terms of network, expertise and customer portfolio, Norbert Dentressangle will acquire Fiege Borruso and FLI spa (Pharma) Italian operations. Fiege will retain some logistics and air freight contracts in Italy.

Acquirer

 

Norbert Dentressangle

Country Acquirer

flag France

France

Target

 

Fiege

Country target

flag Germany

Germany

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

% Sold

 

Majority

Industry

 

Logistics: temperature controlled

2013 M&A Deal in Parcel Shipping

DPD Switzerland acquires Translog (France). With the acquisition of Translog France on 1 February 2013 DPD Switzerland is extending its services in the field of cross-border parcel shipping. Translog France, located near the customs office at the Basel/St. Louis border crossing, has been providing customs clearance services for shipments to all EU countries for over 20 years. All the Translog France activities will be integrated into the operations of TD Express, a subsidiary of DPD Switzerland based in Hésingue (France). TD Express, which specialises in customs and transport services in the field of direct loading and special services, has also taken on all Translog employees.

Acquirer

 

DPD Switzerland

Country Acquirer

flag Switzerland

Switzerland

Target

 

Translog

Country target

flag France

France

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

% Sold

 

Majority

Industry

 

Cross border parcel shipping

2013 Cross Border M&A Deal

Galigeo, acquires geoXtend GmbH. Galigeo acquires a majority stake in geoXtend GmbH of Limburg to address the growing Location Intelligence (LI) and Analytics (LA) markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With Galigeo, geoXtend will improve its focus on proposing state-of-the-art LI/LA software and services to fortune 500 companies.

Galigeo provides innovative location intelligence solutions for superior business analytics. Galigeo software connects directly to enterprise applications, maps large-scale datasets and applies spatial processing to enhance data visualization, reporting and predictive analytics.

geoXtend guides its clients through complex technical, organizational and integration alternatives, including how to: Implement spatial and geomarketing capabilities from a distributed database environment; Geocode, enrich and exploit heterogeneous data from any Data Source.

Acquirer

 

Galigeo

Country Acquirer

flag France

France

Target

 

geoXtend

Country target

flag Germany

Germany

Purchase price

 

Not disclosed

% Sold

 

Majority

Industry

 

Location intelligence software

2012 French Logistics company does acquisition in Hungary

Geodis Group, a France-based provider of transportation and logistics services, has acquired MF CARGO Szallitmanyozasi Kft, a Hungary-based transportation services provider for the FMCG and retail sector.

With the acquisition of MF Cargo, Geodis will develop a national distribution network in Hungary, and also improves Geodis’ capabilities for transporting international flows among the countries adjoining the European Union. The acquisition positions Geodis among the top 3 logistics service providers in Hungary and helps to become the local leader in FMCG and retail logistics.

MF Cargo, which employs 212 people, is estimated to generate EUR21 million revenue in the year 2011

Acquirer

 

Geodis

Country Acquirer

flag France

France

Target

 

MF CARGO Szallitmanyozasi Kft

Country target

flag Hungary

Hungary

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

% Sold

 

Majority

Industry

 

Transportation for the FMCG and retail

2012 Cross Border M&A Deal in Logistics

STEF, a France-based provider of temperature-controlled logistics services, has acquired Friomerk S.A., an operator of a refrigerated warehouse in Merca-Valencia. STEF Iberia is engaged in providing transportation, warehousing and logistics services. Friomerk S.A., an operator of a refrigerated warehouse in Merca-Valencia, Spain.

The m&a deal strengthens STEF, a France-based provider of temperature-controlled logistics services, in its service potential in the South East of Spain. Friomerk is an owner of a refrigerated warehouse in Merca-Valencia in Spain. The warehouse has 75,000 cubic meters frozen and 2,000 square meters of chill space, and 21 loading bays. The acquisition was closed on April 19 2012.

Acquirer

 

STEF (Iberia)

Country Acquirer

flag France

France

Target

 

Friomerk

Country target

flag Spain

Spain

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

% Sold

 

Majority

Industry

 

Logistics: Temperature-controlled logistics services

2012 French M&A Deal in the Netherlands

Safic-Alcan buys Necarbo, a Dutch specialist in additives for the coatings and inks industry. Safic-Alcan, an international distribution group of chemical specialties, acquired Necarbo, a Dutch-based chemical distributor belonging to the PPG group. This Netherlands-based company was formally owned by PPG Industries and specializes in chemicals and additives for the coatings, inks and water treatment industries. Necarbo, employs 48 people and reported sales of EUR 60 million in 2011.The company portfolio includes synthetic resin and pigment preparations. This acquisition will strengthen Safic-Alcan's position within the coatings & inks industry, specifically within Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Malaysia and the Middle East.

Acquirer

 

Safic-Alcan

Country Acquirer

Flag France

France

Target

 

Necarbo

Country target

flag Netherlands

Netherlands

Revenue target

 

60m €

Industry

 

Specialty chemical distribution

2011 Cross Border M&A Deal in IT Outsourcing Services

ATOS Origin, acquired Siemens IT Solutions and Services GmbH.

Atos has acquired Siemens IT Solutions and Services GmbH, the holding company of all Siemens IT activities. Siemens IT Solutions and Services provides IT solutions and delivers outsourcing services.

Atos Origin is an international information technology (IT) services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations.

Siemens IT Solutions and Services is a provider of IT solutions and services, offering one-stop shopping for the complete IT service chain – from consulting to systems integration, IT infrastructure management and application management right through to industry-specific IT solutions..

Acquirer

 

ATOS

Country Acquirer

flag France

France

Target

 

Siemens IT Solutions

Country target

flag Germany

Germany

Purchase price

 

$1,243 million

% Sold

 

100%

Industry

 

IT Outsourcing services

2010 Cross Border M&A Deal from France

ExonHit’s strategy to become an internationally recognized player in molecular diagnostics is in line with the transaction. It also strengthens ExonHit’s presence in the United States which represents 55% of the molecular diagnostics market. The M&A deal enables RedPath to expand facilities, hire additional personnel and benefit of future growth opportunities. The acquisition was completed on 09 July 2010 

Acquirer

 

ExonHit Therapeutics SA

Country Acquirer

France-flag

France

Target

 

RedPath Integrated Pathology, Inc.

Country target

United States-flag

United States

Purchase price

 

22.5m $ (est.)

Industry

 

Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

2010 French M&A transaction

With the acquisition of Inform Turkey Legrand’s development in emerging markets will be strengthened . The M&A deal Legrand's position in Turkey. The transaction was completed 09 July 2010 

Acquirer

 

Legrand SA

Country Acquirer

 France-flag

France

Target

 

Inform Elektronik San. ve Tic. A.S.

Country target

 turkey-flag

Turkey

Purchase price

 

84.9m $ (estimated)

Industry

 

Industrial Goods and Machinery

2010 French Cross Border Deal

The cross border deal enables VITEC Multimedia to introduce a wide variety of digital products and solutions. The acquisition will also give VITEC Multimedia access to the Optibase markets  and support the needs of  customers. The M&A transaction was completed on 01 July 2010

Acquirer

 

VITEC Multimedia

Country Acquirer

 France-flag

France

Target

 

Optibase, Ltd.

Country target

 Israel-flag

Israel

Purchase price

 

8m $

Industry

 

Internet

2008

Acquirer

 

Exactech Inc.

Country Acquirer

 United States-flag

USA

Target

 

France medica SAS

Country target

 France-flag

France

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

Orthopedic devices

2008

Acquirer

 

Oberthur Technologies

Country Acquirer

 France-flag

France

Target

 

XPonCard

Country target

 Sweden-flag

Sweden

Purchase price

 

€76m

Industry

 

Secure payment technologies

2008

Acquirer

 

On Track Innovations Ltd

Country Acquirer

 Israel-flag

Israel

Target

 

ID Parking

Country target

 France-flag

France

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

Parking solutions

2008

Acquirer

 

Groupe Casino

Country Acquirer

 France-flag

France

Target

 

International Textiles Associes (Intexa)

Country target

 United States-flag

USA

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

Textile

2008

Acquirer

 

Heinz

Country Acquirer

 United States-flag

USA

Target

 

Benedicta

Country target

 France-flag

France

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

Food

2008

Acquirer

 

Demos

Country Acquirer

 France-flag

France

Target

 

Pragoeduca

Country target

 Czech-flag

Czech Republic

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

Professional training

2005

Acquirer

 

United Business Media

Country Acquirer

 Uk-flag

UK

Target

 

Medical trade press

Country target

 France-flag

France

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

Medical media