Ludendo / La Grande RécréSpecialist retailer of games and toys
Founded in 1977, Ludendo Group has become the French leader in the game and toy retailing sector via its flagship brand La Grande Récré.
Investment dates: 2010, 2012
2016 turnover: €413 M
Vehicules: NiXEN I and NiXEN II
Type of operation: OBO
Dedicated team: Pierre Rispoli,
NiXEN has been working with the group since 2010 in both organic and external growth projects. The development project is based notably on build-up operations several of which have already been completed, and the development of retail channels better geared to the development of consumer patterns.
Acquisitions since 2010 include: Hamleys (2012), Avenue des Jeux (Web site, 2013), Loisirs & Création and Poly (2013).