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Activity :
Business services, Tech & Digital

Customer :
PW Consultants

Acquirer :
OBO

Advice :
Tanguy Mantelin, Florian Léginy

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.

LBO/MBO/OBO - 2021

OBO by PW Consultants

PW Consultants reorganises its capital as part of a sponsorless OBO.

The advisory firm Largillière Finance supports PW Consultants, a strategic consultancy firm specialising in payment solutions, to reorganise its capital as part of a sponsorless OBO (Owner Buy-Out).

This transaction allows around ten managers to become shareholders and leads PW Consultants - which does business in a high-potential market - into a new era of growth. This OBO consolidates Largillière Finance’s significant expertise in the strategic consultancy and digital transformation sectors.

The transaction managed by Largillière Finance had two goals:

- Turn an ambitious team of managers committed to the success of PW Consultants into shareholders;
- Lead PW Consultants into a brand-new era of growth and value creation.

With €10 million in turnover and around fifty consultants, PW Consultants is a pure player in a disruptive sector with significant growth prospects. Its high-calibre expert consultants work with the biggest names in banking, major retailers and fintechs.

The transaction was coordinated with the Structured Finance teams at BNP Paribas and LCL. The entire legal side was managed by the teams at FTPA. With this successful admission of new shareholders, Largillière Finance yet again demonstrates its superb understanding of the sector, reflecting over 14 years of work with consultancy firms like TNP or Quodagis and many projects involving Management Packages.

 

Stakeholders:

Target: PW Consultants Patrick Wajsbrot – Sandra Dias
Structured Finance Banks: BNP Paribas – Grégory Mallet – Frédéric Paviot

LCL – Aurore Bourneuf

Manager Finance Banks: LCL – Julie Viguier
M&A Advice: Largillière Finance Tanguy Mantelin – Florian Léginy
Corporate Counsels: FTPA Coralie Oger, Nicolas Message
Accountant: Pyramide-Consultants Annie Laville
Statutory Auditor: Cabinet ACE Luc Abitbol

Patrick Wajsbrot, President of PW Consultants:

“We appreciated the professionalism shown by the Largillière Finance team and its entrepreneurial spirit. Everything went smoothly thanks to outstanding coordination between all our advisors. A new talented generation is joining PW Consultants as shareholders, which will kick off our growth plan for the next 3 years. ”

Tanguy Mantelin, Largillière Finance Founding Partner:

This new project in the dynamic business consultancy sector consolidates our significant expertise in this field.
Sponsorless OBOs require both human and technical expertise: human to coordinate a team of managers as part of an equity project, and technical to arrange a balanced deal with banks. We are delighted to lead PW Consultants into a new era of growth and value creation. I would like to thank Patrick Wajsbrot and his teams, the bankers at BNP Paribas and LCL and the counsels at FTPA who allowed us to work together to ensure this project was a success.

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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