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Activity :
Healthcare

Customer :
Nova Lease Solution

Acquirer :
Verso Healthcare

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Advice :
Nicolas Ibanez, Robin Milome

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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Sales - 2020

Sale of Nova Lease Solutions to Verso Healthcare

Largillière Finance advises the shareholders of Nova Lease Solutions, a medical and technological equipment finance leasing specialist, regarding its sale to Verso Healthcare, subsidiary of the insurance company MACSF

Verso Healthcare, a leading French finance lease company and subsidiary of the insurance company MACSF, acquires Nova Lease Solutions, a fellow expert in the medical and IT sectors.

Founded in 1990, Nova Lease Solutions is a long-standing French finance lease company. The Paris-based company specialises in finance leases for professional equipment in the medical and IT sectors.  Owned by its managers and the entrepreneur fund Pléiade Investissement, the company notably acquired TechnoFinance in 2018, which specialises in financing medical equipment. In 2020, Nova Lease Solutions owned machinery worth approximately €150 million, with over 1,700 customers.

With this acquisition, Verso Healthcare reaches the symbolic figure of €200 million in turnover, with €450 million of assets under management. Nova Lease Solutions’ significant range of machinery and its expertise in medical and technological assets will reinforce Verso Healthcare’s expertise. Francis Enguehard and Frédéric Sig, managers of Nova Lease Solutions, will continue business development within the Group managed by Christophe Sicot.

About Nova Lease Solutions (www.nova-lease.com)

Founded in 1990, Nova Lease Solutions is a long-standing French finance lease company. The company specialises in leasing with no option to buy for professional equipment in the medical and IT sectors. The company has been supported by the family office Pléiade Investissement since 2018.

About Verso Healthcare (www.verso.healthcare)

Verso Healthcare is a French group and a European market leader specialising in financing medical equipment and the associated services. Since 2019, the Group has been a subsidiary of the insurance company MACSF, which finances its numerous external growth projects.

Stakeholders:

Buyer: Verso Healthcare (MACSF) Christophe Sicot
Sellers: Nova Lease Solutions Francis Enguehard, Frédéric Sig, Pléiade Investissement (Roland Bonnet, Arthur Pinçon)
Seller M&A Advice: Largillière Finance Nicolas Ibanez, Robin Milome
Buyer M&A Advice –  Ernst & Young
Target corporate counsel: Lexton Avocats Evelyne Crantelle, Grégoire Wolff
Buyer corporate counsel: Skills Avocats

Francis Enguehard, President of Nova Lease Solutions

“Nova Lease Solutions has had a wonderful long and independent history, becoming a leading figure in the French finance leasing market. Following an exciting process noted for significant interest shown by industry stakeholders and completion in record time by the Largillière Finance teams, we are delighted to join Verso Healthcare and help create one of the leading finance lease groups in Europe. This alliance with Verso Healthcare perfectly reflects the development strategy we envisaged for Nova on a human and strategic level. We are excited to continue the adventure within this new entity, driven by the dynamic ambition of Christophe Sicot and recently supported by the major insurance company MACSF.

Nicolas Ibanez, Largillière Finance Partner:

“We are very happy to have organised this alliance between Nova Lease Solutions and Verso Healthcare, and particularly for working alongside Francis Enguehard, Frédéric Sig and Pléiade Investissement to ensure this exciting transaction was a success. The project, which was kicked off during lockdown, generated significant interest across the market in France and overseas, with various parties interested in acquiring one of the last independent companies of this size in France. The Nova Lease Solutions shareholders chose the Verso Healthcare offer as they share the same DNA. We wish them every success moving forward. ”

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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