JFY Participations

JFY Participations

Press release

JYF Participations acquires the French leader in light wood packaging for the food industry

NBE, based in Sénas (13) and Cavaillon (84), is the French leader in light wood packaging (crates, wooden baskets …) for the agri-food industry and more specifically fruits and market gardening activities.

After experiencing a difficult period linked to cyclical and structural events, the company was taken over by two professionals. Francis and John Nouvier quickly identified the company redeployment potential.

The objective of the buyers is to give NBE a new lease of life, based on profitable growth. This growth will notably be achieved through targeted acquisitions enabling the group to rapidly grow from around € 20 million to € 50 million turnover.

Nicolas Ibanez, Partner of Largillière Finance: « We are pleased to have accompanied Messieurs Nouvier in this acquisition. This operation will enable Francis and John Nouvier to realize a family project by implementing their skills acquired over several years in major food groups, investment banks and investment funds. The cedants, the Pujante family, have retained the good buyers to continue the work done for more than 50 years and accelerate its development.»

John Nouvier, General Director of NBE, entrusts us : « We are particularly proud to have achieved the acquisition of NBE with Largillière Finance. We want to position ourselves as an agglomerator of a light wood packaging market still very fragmented today. The potential development of NBE is such that we plan to make this company the main player in light wood packaging across the entire range of existing products (cheese, dairy, horticulture, seafood …). Nicolas, partner of Largillière Finance, has used the right levers and the good relays to promote the smooth running of business. On a personal note, I found in Nicolas a good listener and a remarkable availability. »


About JYF Participations

JYF Participations is the industrial and family holding of Francis and John Nouvier. It aims to take over businesses that are experiencing difficulties without any time limit and that need a quick and efficient human and operational investment.

Francis and John are two professionals with extensive complementary experience from an industrial, managerial and financial point of view. They have extensive experience in different sectors of activity such as agribusiness, retail, luxury or retail.

About Nature Bois Emballages

Nature Bois Emballages is the French leader in the manufacture and marketing of light wood packaging for vegetable and fruit growing industries.

NBE manufactures around 20 million packaging a year and generates around 20 million euros in turnover. The company employs around 100 people in two production sites located in Bouches du Rhône (13) and Vaucluse (84).

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 / 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 : JYF Participations

Sell Side : Nature Bois Emballages

Buyer Advisor : Largillière Finance – Nicolas Ibanez, Cyrielle Debeaumont

Buy Side Corporate Lawyer : Almain – Maria-Carla Motte-Conti

Sell Side Corporate Lawyer : Dentons – Nicolas Theys, Audrey Molina