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Our transactions

Activity :
Business services

Customer :
Booster Academy

Acquirer :
Marc Adler, Entrepreneur Invest

Advice :
Paul Bougnoux, 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.

Sales - 2021

MBI of Booster Academy

Largillière Finance Orchestrates the Transfer Operation

from Booster Academy to Marc Adler

 

The investment bank Largillière Finance has orchestrated the transfer of Booster Academy, sold by Evelyne Platnic Cohen, Founder and President, and her partner Sophie de Parseval, Managing Director, to Marc Adler, a training specialist, supported for this transaction by Entrepreneur Invest.

Largillière Finance demonstrates once again its expertise in operations aimed at creating opportunities for its clients and, in particular, in the field of Business Services. Indeed, Largillière Finance carries out nearly 30% of its annual transactions for companies specialized in business services.

 

The main challenge for Largillière Finance was to identify the best candidate who shared Booster Academy's culture (the company specializes in in-company and inter-company training aimed at improving commercial and managerial efficiency) and who would be able to carry out the transformations to enable Booster Academy to continue its development for the benefit of its customers, employees, franchisees and training partners, at a time when most of the sector's players are suffering from the effects of the pandemic.

 

The sale of Booster Academy to Marc Adler comes after more than 15 years of successful business, and should allow the directors to focus on their new project The Artist Academy.

 

Marc Adler is specialized in the education and training sector. He has worked in the digital services sector (Atos, Dassault Systèmes, Unisys, Consort NT, Ayming) and is also known for his experience in education and training (Eduservices, Orsys).

About Booster Academy

Booster Academy has been working for more than 15 years with companies from all sectors (services, distribution, industry...) of all sizes (VSBs, SMEs, Mid-Caps, large groups) but also with individuals, offering intra and inter-company training courses aiming at improving sales and management efficiency.

Booster Academy has also developed a modular offer, based on practice and simulation. This offer is available in more than twenty training centers in France and is delivered in face-to-face and/or distance learning.

Booster Academy trains nearly 20,000 sales people and managers in about 20 cities in France, with a network of about 40 training partners.

 

Evelyne Platnic Cohen, Founder of Booster Academy:

“I really appreciated Largillière Finance’s support. Largillière Finance has successfully assisted us in our capital transactions for the past three years, the fundraisings for The Artist Academy and then the sale of Booster Academy, from their preparation to their closing. I would like to thank them for their great professionalism and the human qualities of their support.”

Marc Adler, Mad Venture Formation:

“I am very enthusiastic about the outcome of this operation. Training in France is a sector in full transformation, and as such, it offers great development opportunities. Booster Academy has all the ingredients to become a reference in this market. I would like to thank the Largillière Finance team for its expertise and involvement in the success of this transaction.”

Shamir Razavhoussen, Largillière Finance, Associate Director:

“We are particularly pleased to have led the operation to transfer Booster Academy to Marc Adler. We would like to thank our clients and partners for their confidence and their involvement in the success of this transaction. This transaction confirms Largillière Finance’s expertise in structuring LBO transactions in the business services sector. Offering new perspectives to our clients is what we place at the core of our mission”

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

Investment Banking: Growth Dynamics: Silver Trophy 2022 M&A Advisory: Retail & Consumer Goods, FIG, TMT, Industry: 2021 Silver Trophy.

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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