Press release

AXvert – founded and managed by Alex Virayie – is taken over by his manager – Romain Pointe, via his holding Graine de l’Ouest -, a sponsorless MBO operation led by Largillière Finance

14th september 2017, AXvert, a landscaping services company in French Guiana, has been taken over by its manager Romain Pointe via its holding company Graine de l’Ouest.

Founded more than twenty-five years ago by Alex Virayie, AXvert has become a leading regional player in the creation and maintenance of green spaces. The company works for a public and private clientele (local authorities, social and private promoters, large groups …). In 2016, it achieved a turnover of 2.5 M € and is still growing.

Romain Pointe was the ideal candidate for Alex Virayie’s succession for AXvert. He was recruited to develop and lead the company when Alex Virayie, founder-director, plans to retire.

The acquisition financing for AXvert was completed by a senior debt provided by BRED Banque Populaire Guyane

Alex Virayie, Founder of AXvert, tells us : « I am very proud to pass on my business to Romain, who has been with me for many years. This transmission was the best solution for sustaining AXvert’s business and jobs. The contribution of Largillière Finance allowed the realization of a balanced and successful operation for both parties.»

Romain Pointe, Manager & Buyer of AXvert, tells us I am very excited to be taking over AXvert and continuing the developments initiated by Alex. Largillière Finance’s advice was invaluable for the success of the operation. Our advisor, presented by the Crystal Group, has been able to accompany us since the setting up of the operation, the search for financing until its complete realization. »

Shamir Razavhoussen, Director Largillière Finance : « We are very happy to have accompanied Alex Virayie and Romain Pointe throughout the transmission of AXvert. This beautiful operation demonstrates the willingness and capacity of Largillière Finance to also intervene in the overseas departments and regions. »


About AXvert

For more than 25 years, AXvert has specialized in landscaping services in French Guiana (urban planning, landscaping, sanitation, maintenance, …). AXvert is aimed at both public (local authorities, social promoters, etc.) and private clients (SMEs, large accounts).

In 2016, the company achieved a turnover of 2.5 M € in growth.

About Largillière Finance (

Based in Paris and Brussels, 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 : Graine de l’Ouest – Romain Pointe

Sell Side : AXvert – Alex Virayie

M&A Advisor : Largillière Finance – Paul Bougnoux, Shamir Razavhoussen

Corporate Lawyer  : Cabinet C2S – Karin Sordet

Bank financing : BRED Banque Populaire Guyane – Florian Guillaume, Eugène Brianto, Rachel Durand