The agency Les Poupées Russes is joining forces with the DPS Group Les Indés, which is opening up the luxury sector while strengthening its digital expertise – An operation managed by Largillière Finance
Paris, December 2019
DPS Les indés acquires Les Poupées Russes
Founded in 2008 by Delphine Coutable, who was then joined by Arnaud Levy and Pierre-André Boissinot, Les Poupées Russes is a consulting agency specialized in creation and communication with focus on digital. Les Poupées Russes is distinguished by this hybrid positioning – creation and digital – with a clientele made up of the biggest luxury brands. The agency has supported its prestigious clients for more than 10 years in an integrated manner, from brand strategy, to digital training and brand content.
DPS Group Les indés, led by Frédéric Clipet and Guillaume Ruckebush, is one of the largest independent agencies of integral communication in France. For more than 40 years, it has supported its national and international clients by intervening throughout the communication chain to ensure brands a relational continuum. Based in Paris, Lille, Lyon and Warsaw, the Group employs more than 150 people with a global turnover of more than 20 million euros.
Les Poupées Russes, thanks to its positioning, fits perfectly into the development strategy of DPS Group Les Indés. Indeed, this merger will allow DPS Group Les Indés to strengthen its creative expertise, deploy new positions in the luxury sector and consolidate its position in the digital field, especially platforms in SaaS mode.
Delphine Coutable, leader of Poupées Russes :
« For Les Poupées Russes the merger with the DPS Group is a very good opportunity to accelerate growth and widen the field of intervention of the agency by relying on the complementary professions of DPS (CRM, social networks) to provide 360 ° responses to luxury brands. Beyond the development opportunities, it is a real human encounter.
Largillière Finance made the connection with two sides with great professionalism and a remarkable capacity of adaptation.
Present at all stages, Largillière Finance created the conditions for the success of the operation with rigor, commitment and situational intelligence. I thank Thomas Bureau and the Largillière team for allowing this operation, which constitutes a key stage in the development of Les Poupées Russes. »
Thomas Bureau, Director Largillière Finance :
« We are very happy to have accompanied Delphine, Arnaud and Pierre-André on the whole capital operation. The backing of DPS Les Indés will allow Les Poupées Russes – and its shareholders who remain in the adventure – to acquire new means to accelerate its good development. The merger between Les Poupées Russes and DPS Les Indés strengthens Largillière Finance’s expertise in communication with several operations in the sector in 2019. »
About Les Poupées Russes (https://www.lespoupees.paris/)
Founded in 2008 by Delphine Coutable, Les Poupées Russes is a hybrid agency, at the crossroads of two opposing worlds that everything opposes on paper, but whose convergence is obvious to them. It delivers physical or digital brand experiences. From Paris, the agency supports, imagines and implements integrated communication strategies for the biggest luxury brands: Hermès, Cartier, Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels…
About the DPS Group Les indés (http://www.agencedps.com)
DPS Les Indés is one of the largest independent agencies on the market for full communication. Composed of 150 people, it positions itself as a Brand Stories and Customer Marketing agency, whose mission is to bring the best of advice and creation. From Paris, Lille, Lyon and Warsaw, the agency supports brands such as Suzuki Automobiles, Go Sport, Nocibé Nexity, La Redoute, Banque Palatine, Leroy Merlin, MACSF …
About Largillière Finance (www.largilliere-finance.com)
Based in Paris, Brussels and Geneva, Largillière Finance is an independent consulting company specialized 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.
With more than 20 employees, a presence in 3 European countries and close to 30 operations in 2019, Largillière Finance is ranked as the leading small cap investment bank in France :
Buyer : DPS Les indés – Frédéric Clipet, Guillaume Ruckebusch
Company : Les Poupées Russes – Delphine Coutable, Arnaud Lévy, Pierre-André Boissinot
Company Financial Advisor : Largillière Finance – Thomas Bureau, Alexandra Marquand