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Press release - 10 September 2021

New transaction carried out by Largillière Finance: Sale of Roussellecom to TonerPartner

The Investment Bank Largillière Finance has advised on the sale of Roussellecom, a major player in France in the sale of toners and print cartridges, to the German company TonerPartner, the European leader in the sale of printing supplies. This transaction once again demonstrates Largillière Finance's expertise in international transactions. The French bank also adds to its track record a new operation in the Hauts de France region, where it already has a good number of transactions.

For Largillière Finance, this operation consisted in identifying the most relevant foreign buyers for Roussellecom. In addition to its experience in the printing industry, Largillière Finance was also chosen for its ability to negotiate with foreign investment funds.

With a turnover of more than €7.5 million, Roussellecom, a company based in Amiens and founded by Olivier Rousselle, is one of the top five French pure players in the online sale of printing supplies (consumables for inkjet and laser printers sold via its website https://www.cartoucheclub.com/).

TonerPartner, recently acquired by the European mid cap fund Gilde Buy Out Partners, has acquired 100% of Roussellecom's capital after an international sales process entirely managed by Largillière Finance teams. This is the German printing company's first major acquisition as part of its European expansion strategy.

About Roussellecom

Roussellecom has a turnover of 7.5 M€ with BtoC and BtoB customers. The company has been growing steadily for several years and has seen a strong acceleration in its growth since 2020, becoming a key player in the online sale of printing supplies in France by 2021.

About TonerPartner 

Taken over at the end of 2020 by the Gilde Buy Out Partners fund, TonerPartner is a German company founded in 1993. It is one of the European leaders in the sale of printing consumables with more than 4 million BtoB and BtoC customers, a presence in 16 countries and more than 130 employees.

 

List of Speakers

Target: Roussellecom Olivier Rousselle
Buyer: 
  • TonerPartner
Oliver Ahrens
  • Gilde Buy Out Partners
Andreas Klab, Matthias Kristen
M&A Advisory Target: Largillière Finance Paul Bougnoux, Tanguy Mantelin, Maxime Fournely
Lawyer Corporate Target:
  • Alter Via
Dimitri Lecuyer
  • Alérion
Julien Lebel
Corporate Lawyer Buyer: PwC  Thomas Bortoli

 

Tanguy Mantelin, Founding Associate of Largillière Finance:

"Our teams identified the most relevant European buyers for the acquisition of Roussellecom. At the end of the competitive selection process, TonerPartner, strongly supported by the mid cap fund Gilde Buy Out Partners, presented an extremely competitive offer. We would like to thank Olivier Rousselle for his confidence and his involvement in an operation made complex by its international dimension."

 

 

With offices in Paris, Lyon, Geneva and Brussels, Largillière Finance is an independent investment bank dedicated to assisting managers and shareholders of small and medium-sized companies with their capital transactions: company sales and acquisitions, financing (capital and/or debt), financial engineering (valuation, etc.) and financial strategy.

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