NiXEN awarded for the acquisition of Hamleys by Ludendo

NiXEN received the Grand Prix of "international development” awarded by the Magazine des Affaires for the acquisition of Hamleys by Ludendo in 2012.“We are pleased to see in this price, the recognition of NiXEN Partners’ actions in favor of French companies’ international development” says Jean-Paul Bernardini, Managing Partners of NiXEN. “This acquisition was made possible thanks to the teamwork with Ludendo / La Grande Récré’s management, as we shared the same vision of both the mission and the future prospects of the company” adds Pierre Rispoli, Managing Partner of...

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Vincent Houlot is promoted Partner

Vincent Houlot is promoted Partner Vincent Houlot, 37 years old, graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris and Oxford University, began his career in 1998 with the consulting firm Bossard Gemini Consulting. In 2002, he joined NiXEN Partners where he has been involved especially in operations such as Aerocan (aluminium aerosol cans), Asteelflash (electronics manufacturing services), Ceva (laboratory specialising in animal health), Malherbe (road haulage), Saverglass (luxury glass bottles), Titanobel (explosives for industrial...

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NiXEN disposes of its shares in Malherbe group

NiXEN announces the disposal of its shareholding in the road haulage Malherbe group The management of Malherbe group, led by Alain Samson (Chairman), has reorganised its capital structure in association with Siparex, which is heading a new financial round table also including CDC Entreprises, Unexo, Socadif and NCI. In the context of this operation, advised by UBS, NiXEN has fully disposed of its shareholding. Malherbe group is one of five leading players in the French full and part load road haulage market. Founded in 1953, the group, based in Rots (Calvados, Normandy), accelerated its growth after Alain Samson acquired the company in 2001. In 2008, NiXEN took part in the...

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Finalisation of the fundraising for NiXEN II fund

NiXEN Partners has just completed the fundraising for its second fund, NiXEN II, from institutional and private investors of Europe and North America, for a total amount of €164 M NiXEN announces the finalisation of the fundraising for NiXEN II fund which is already deployed in four portfolio companies: Ceva (laboratory specialising in animal health), Vedici (private clinics for medicine, surgery and obstetrics), La Grande Récré (specialist retailer of games and toys) and Babeau-Seguin (builder of single-family detached homes). Over the past 12 months, NiXEN has provided each of its NiXEN II portfolio companies with additional capital contribution aimed at supporting their...

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