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Groupe DFM

Acquirer :
Copytel

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Advice :
Tanguy Mantelin, Shamir Razavhoussen

About Largillière Finance

With offices in Paris, Brussels and Geneva, Largillière Finance is an independent investment bank dedicated to assisting managers and shareholders of small and medium-sized companies with their capital transactions: company sales and acquisitions, financing (capital and/or debt), financial engineering (valuation, etc.) and financial strategy.

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Acquisition - 2017

Acquisition of Copytel by Groupe DFM

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.

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.

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

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. »

With more than 20 employees, a strong international presence and nearly 30 operations in 2020, Largillière Finance is ranked as the leading small cap investment bank in France:

2021 – Fusions & Acquisitions – Opérations Small Cap – Banque d’affaires – France 2021 – Capital investissement – Opérations LBO Small Cap – Banque d’affaires – France Silver Award 2021 “High-Tech & Healthcare” category “Distribution, Consumer Goods, Personal Services” category “Advisory firm: Positive growth” category

About Largillière Finance

With offices in Paris, Brussels and Geneva, Largillière Finance is an independent investment bank dedicated to assisting managers and shareholders of small and medium-sized companies with their capital transactions: company sales and acquisitions, financing (capital and/or debt), financial engineering (valuation, etc.) and financial strategy.

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