Largillière Finance advises DFM group in its acquisition of AG Bureautique, distributor of Canon solutions

DFM group acquires Toulon company AG Bureautique which is its first acquisition in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region

The beginning of 2019 is under good auspices for DFM Group with the acquisition of AG Bureautique on January 9th. Already present in the PACA region with a technical brench office based in Marseille, the company acquired AG Bureautique which became its first commercial agency in the South.

Based in Toulon for 22 years, AG Bureautique distributes printing systems and solutions of the manufacturer CANON. This company of five employees brings 500 customers to DFM Group. As DFM Group is also a privileged partner of CANON, knowledge of products and training of technicians and salespeople will be facilitated for better monitoring and support of AG Bureautique’s customers.

As of now, the five employees of AG Bureautique will join DFM Group and will remain in their current offices. The director of AG Bureautique will remain in office for one year to ensure the transition and will then leave. DFM Group will recruit an agency director to support the development of the PACA branch.

An operation that is part of the group’s strategy:

For several years, the group, which has its head office in Ile-de-France (94), has begun to expand on the national territory in order to be always closer to its customers and to provide a service of proximity and quality. In 2016, the agency DFM Rhône-Alpes based in Lyon (69) was born and in 2018, the agency DFM Nord was created in Villeneuve d’Ascq (59). This acquisition is part of the company’s strategy to increase its presence in France.

DFM Group supports more than 6,000 customers throughout France on a daily basis and continues its active development.

Largillière Finance has been supporting DFM Group in its external growth strategy since 2014.

About groupe DFM (www.groupe-dfm.fr)

Created in 2002, DFM Group quickly established itself as a major player in the world of printing systems and solutions in France. Supported since 2014 by the bpifrance fund, DFM Group now offers to its customers a global solution focused on four complementary businesses: IT, telecoms (operators and equipment), security (alarm, video surveillance, control of access) as
well as printing and document management.

Today, DFM Group, with 180 employees and € 38 million in sales, supports more than 6,000 customers throughout France through its agencies in Ile de France, Lyon, Lille and Toulon.

About AG Bureautique (https://www.agb-canon.fr/)

Based in Toulon for 22 years, AG Bureautique distributes printing systems and solutions of the manufacturer CANON. This company of five employees works with 500 clients.

About Largillière Finance (www.largilliere-finance.com)

Based in Paris, Brussels and Geneva, Largillière Finance is an independent consulting company specializing in assisting executives and shareholders of ETI and SMEs in their corporate finance transactions: corporate disposals and acquisitions, financing (capital and / or debt), financial
engineering (valuation …) and financial strategy.

Since 2005, the firm has conducted numerous mergers and acquisitions and also offers strategic coaching services to groups and executives.

Stakeholders List:

Buyer: DFM

Sell Side: AG Bureautique

Buyer Advisor: Largillière Finance – Tanguy Mantelin