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Activity :
Agribusiness

Customer :
A l'Olivier

Acquirer :
Darégal

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Advice :
Nicolas Ibanez, Shamir Razavhoussen, Florian Leginy

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

Tranmission of A l’Olivier Group to Darégal

The group A l’Olivier joins Darégal, the world leader in aromatic herbs – An operation led by Largillière Finance

The Blanvillain family, owner of the group A l’Olivier, has entrusted Largillière Finance with a mandate to sell their group. Previously, Largillière Finance conducted an evaluation of the group’s shares at the request of the Blanvillain family. The goal of the family was to find a solid buyer who could support the development of the group and share a family business culture. The mission was successfully accomplished by Largillière Finance.

With this acquisition, Darégal diversifies its offer with highly complementary products and exceeds the € 150 million turnover treshold. Benoît and Jérôme Blanvillain – leaders of the group A l’Olivier, join Darégal.

About groupe A l’Olivier (www.alolivier.com)

For nearly two centuries, the A l’Olivier group has been selecting and offering olive oil crus of excellence offering impeccable organoleptic quality. It has grown all over the world and today has 4 sites in France and 5 prestigious boutiques. The group has also specialized in the flavoring of olive oils by developing a line that today represents a key reference in the flavored oils market. With its mill in Poitou and that of Sainte-Anne in Grasse, it also has a recognized expertise in the manufacture of nut’s, seeds’, olive’s virgin oils.

About Darégal (www.daregal.fr)

Founded in 1887, the Darégal group is based in Milly-la-Forêt in the Parisian region where its head office and production site dedicated to the cultivation, processing and marketing of aromatic herbs are located. Its historical agricultural know-how and its state-of-the-art tool have brought the group its world-renowned reputation. With a strong international presence, it now has 4 production sites in Europe and the United States. As a benchmark player in its market, the group devotes a large part of its turnover to research and innovation.

Stakeholders List:

Buyer : Darégal Famille Darbonne
Sell Side : Groupe A l’Olivier Famille Blanvillain
Sell Side Advisor : Largillière Finance Nicolas Ibanez, Shamir Razavhoussen, Florian Leginy
Sell Side Corporate Lawyer : Jeausserand Audouard Arnaud Levasseur, Marion Salus
Buyer Advisor : Linkers Philippe Delecourt
Buy Side Corporate Lawyer : Canis Le Vaillant Anne-Gaëlle Le Vaillant, Xavier Canis
Audit : Mazars
Funding : Société Générale, Crédit Agricole, BNP Paribas et LCL

Benoît & Jérôme Blanvillain, leaders of the group A l’Olivier:

« Our integration with the DARÉGAL family represents a real added value for our customers and our employees. Largillière Finance has been a trusted partner throughout the operation. The team has set up a successful sales process that allowed the meeting of these two beautiful companies. Their involvement and their expertise in the food industry have been more than profitable to spend serenely each stage of the operation. »

Nicolas Ibanez, Associate Largillière Finance:

« We are very proud to have accompanied the Blanvillain family in the sale of their group. The combination of these two companies with family capital will preserve the culture, values ​​and passion that have animated the group A l’Olivier and his teams. This rapprochement will also give him consistent means to sustain his beautiful development. »

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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