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Business services

Customer :
Groupe DFM

Acquirer :
MM Diffusion

Advice :
Tanguy Mantelin, Alexandra Marquand

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 - 2019

Acquisition of MM Diffusion by DFM Group

As part of its growth strategy, DFM Group (€ 38 million turnover – 180 employees in 2019) announces the acquisition of the Lille company MM Diffusion and consolidates its local agency

After the acquisition of IFG in the North in 2018 and AG Bureautique, in the PACA region, in early 2019 (operations advised by Largillière Finance), the DFM Group continues its national expansion.

The takeover of MM Diffusion located in Marcq-en-Baroeul (59), near Lille, consolidates the Group’s activity in the Hauts-de-France region and confirms its desire to be ever closer to its customers. Expected growth will notably be driven by the expansion of the offer so far offered to MM Diffusion customers. MM Diffusion teams will join the DFM North staff.

With 30 years of experience in the distribution of printing equipment and solutions, MM Diffusion today has a portfolio of 400 clients, 600 contracts and more than 1.5 million euros turnover. Certified distributor Ricoh and Sharp, MM Diffusion has a solid expertise and claims a active listening to its customers.

About Groupe DFM (www.groupe-dfm.fr)

Created in 2002, DFM Group quickly established itself as a major player in the world of printing systems and solutions in France. Supported since 2014 by the bpifrance fund, the DFM Group now offers its customers a global offer focused on four complementary businesses: IT, telecoms (operators and equipment), security (alarm, video surveillance, control of access) as well as printing and document management (GED).

Today, DFM Group, with 180 employees and € 38 million in sales, supports more than 6,000 customers throughout France through its agencies in Ile de France, Lyon, Lille and Toulon.

About MM Diffusion (www.mmdiffusion.fr)

MM Diffusion, founded in 1987, is specialized in the distribution of printing equipment and solutions and Ricoh and Sharp certified distributor.

Since 2008, the company was managed by Bertrand Bailleux. It has a portfolio of 400 clients and 600 contracts for 1.5 M € turnover achieved in 2018.

Stakeholders list:

Buyer: Group DFM Dan Djorno – Mickaël Guenni
Sell-Side: MM Diffusion Stephanie et Bertrand Bailleux
M&A Advisor Buy Side: Largillière Finance Tanguy Mantelin – Alexandra Marquand

Dan Djorno, Co-founder & Chairman of Groupe DFM :

« Customer proximity and quality of services are key concepts shared by MM Diffusion and DFM Group, hence the natural connection between our two entities. Our ambition is to reach € 10 million turnover in the region by 2023. »

Tanguy Mantelin, Founding Partner of Largillière Finance :

« 2nd acquisition of the year for the DFM Group! In a very competitive sector, our teams have developed a unique expertise to identify attractive acquisition opportunities and convince them to rely on DFM Group. Already 5 years of collaboration with DFM and we are already working on the next acquisitions. »

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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