Press release - 21 December 2021
The investment bank Largillière Finance orchestrated the sale of Plébagnac, a specialized affinity insurance brokerage portfolio of Groupe France Courtage, to PSD Courtage, a member of the APICIL Group, the 3rd largest health and welfare group in France.
Largillière Finance's major challenge in this transaction was to identify the best candidate to take over Plébagnac, a niche player that has been working with dependent and/or reduced-mobility individuals for over 20 years.
The sale of the portfolio to the APICIL Group's PSD Courtage firm enables the France Courtage Group to transfer Plébagnac to a group committed to social inclusion and to refocus its activities on its core business, insurance brokerage for corporate clients.
The transaction will enable the APICIL Group to strengthen its commitment to the disability and dependency sector, and to diversify its activities in property and casualty insurance brokerage.
Largillière Finance confirms its position as a leading investment bank in the insurance brokerage sector by signing its fifth deal of the year. Largillière Finance is the exclusive partner of Planète CSCA - the main insurance brokers' union - in order to support its members in their capital projects.
List of Speakers
Plébagnac, actif de Groupe France Courtage
PSD courtage membre du Groupe Apicil
|Philippe Barret, Pascal Proton, Marie-Christine Eudes, Chloé Pruvot|
|M&A advice to the seller:
|Nicolas Ibanez, Shamir Razavhoussen|
Pascal Proton, CEO of the Apicil Group
"This acquisition is an important step for our Group as it is our first diversification in the field of property and casualty insurance. We have high hopes for this niche strategy to complement our existing offerings".
Shamir Razavhoussen, Associate Director of Largillière Finance
"We are very pleased to be the M&A advisor to Groupe France Courtage and would like to thank them for their confidence. Among the candidates identified and approached, the Apicil Group was able to make the difference through its involvement in social inclusion. This transaction provides Plébagnac and its clients with excellent prospects, as well as enabling Groupe France Courtage to serenely transfer its disability and dependency business".
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.