Largillière Finance assists the DFM Group, an office automation specialist, in the acquisition of Copytel

DFM Group continues its external growth by acquiring Copytel

The DFM Group, reseller and service provider in office automation, IT and telecom has finalized the acquisition of Copytel. This bureautician based in Champs-sur-Marne (77) has about a thousand customers for 18 employees. Employees joined the DFM teams based in Créteil (94).

DFM reach € 25 million sales in 2016. With the acquisition of Copytel, and in combination with their organic growth, the Group will exceed in € 30 million sales by 2017. Moreover, Bpifrance has been a shareholder of DFM since 2014 and supports its policy of external growth.

Tanguy Mantelin, Founding Partner of Largillière Finance: « We are delighted to have accompanied the DFM Group in this acquisition, which enables to significantly strengthen its presence in Ile-de-France. This operation is emblematic of Largillière Finance’s know-how in supporting SMEs and growth companies. »

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

Created in 2002, Groupe DFM specializes in the implementation of information and communication systems for small businesses. Initially dedicated to printing systems (Canon in particular), the Group quickly offered its customers telecom and IT solutions. To accelerate its development, Groupe DFM opened its capital in 2014 to Bpifrance with the ambition to become the number one in Ile-de-France. Since 2016, the Group has started its development in the region with a 1st branch in Lyon.

About Copytel (www.copytel-sa.fr)

Founded by Pierre Chazette, Copytel is a specialist in Canon and Samsung printing solutions. It generated € 4 million in sales with a thousand customers before joining the DFM Group.

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

Based in Paris and Brussels, 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 debt), financial engineering (valuation, etc.) 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: Groupe DFM – Dan Djorno, Mikaël Guenni

Sell Side: Copytel – Pierre Chazette

Buy Side Advisor: Largillière Finance – Tanguy Mantelin, Shamir Razavhoussen

Buy Side Due Diligence: FIDEC – Jean-Luc Guedj

Buy Side Corporate Lawyer: AKA Avocats – Richard Arbib