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Press release - 14 December 2021

New transaction carried out by Largillière Finance: sponsorless OBO for the ZiCom Group

The investment bank Largillière Finance has orchestrated the reorganization of the ZiCom Group's capital. This reorganization, financed by a senior debt arranged by CIC Est, is materialized by the exit of historical shareholders and the relution of two managing shareholders.

Founded in 2002, the ZiCom Group specializes in the distribution of low-voltage equipment: professional telephony, videoconferencing, security and cabling/networks. In 2020, the Group achieved a turnover of €60 million. It is part of the Alliance-Com network, the leading distribution network for low-voltage solutions in France, representing more than €150 million in sales.

ZiCom has enjoyed profitable and uninterrupted growth for nearly 10 years, even during the health crisis. Its progress is marked by several structuring and complementary external growth operations (Immotique, ACRd, Indis, Axis, etc.).

The exit of Dominique Desbouvries (co-founder), Olivier Cheret and Frédéric Cristofini allows the relution of the two current managers: Rémy Weibel (co-founder) and Sébastien Lee (reference shareholder).

This operation is the first step in the Group's ambitious development plan, supported by its two managers, to become a European leader within 5 years.

List of Speakers

Company ZiCom
Sellers Dominique Desbouvries, Olivier Cheret, Frédéric Cristofini
Buyers Rémy Weibel, Sébastien Lee
Bank: CIC Est CIC Est - Banque Populaire Alsace Lorraine Champagne - Société Générale
Advice: Largillière Finance Paul Bougnoux, Nicolas Ibanez, Robin Milome
Corporate Lawyer: Cabinet Boursier Catherine Boursier

 

Nicolas Ibanez, Associate at Largillière Finance:

"We would like to thank ZiCom's management for once again placing their trust in us for this transaction. The Group has distinguished itself by its significant growth in recent years and by its strong resilience during the health crisis. With this transaction, the Group opens a new page in its history and should accelerate its rise."

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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