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20/06/2018 - Granrut assists Omnes Capital in the acquisition of Mistral Group

Omnes Capital acquires Mistral Group trough a MBI

Granrut’s corporate, IP-IT and labour teams advised Omnes Capital with a Management-Buy-In (MBI) deal in Mistral Group, the number two French player in ERP software editing dedicated to agricultural equipment dealers and distributors of materials for public works.

Omnes Capital is a leading Paris-based European investor in private equity and infrastructure. With €3.6 billion of assets under management, Omnes Capital provides SMEs with the capital needed to finance growth. The firm has dedicated investment teams across three key areas: Venture Capital, Buyout, and Growth Capital and Infrastructure

Established in 1980, Mistral group markets integrated software solutions (ERP) dedicated to the business and market of dealers, renters, and resellers of agricultural equipment and construction equipment. The group consists of two entities, Mistral Informatique (publisher of software and mobility applications) and Mistral DataCenter (hosting and outsourcing services).

Omnes Capital has invested 11.8 million euros (before syndication) through its 2nd and 3rd generation small cap funds (LCL Expansion 2, LCL PME Expansion 2 and LCL Expansion 3). With the support of its financial partners SWEN Capital Partners, Parvilla and Capital transmission, Omnes Capital has become the majority shareholder alongside the buyer Fabrice Le Camus.

The aim of the deal is to allow the group to develop new products, market its international offerings and strengthen its presence within new markets in France. The group also wants to expand its sales teams and increase its investments in marketing and communication.

For Granrut – case team members: François Le Roquais’ team (partner) for the corporate-M&A part, Réginald Legenre (counsel) on tax, Valérie Meimoun-Hayat (partner) and Stéphanie Petit (associate) on labour law, Anne Cousin (partner), Anne-Clémence Buttner and Cloé Lescourret (associates) on IP-IT.

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Source : Granrut

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    Anne Cousin

    Anne-Clémence Buttner

    Valérie Meimoun-Hayat

    François Le Roquais

    Stéphanie Petit

    Réginald Legenre

    Cloé Lescourret