NiXEN sells its stake in Plastisud

NiXEN sells its stake in Plastisud, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision moulds, to its key managers and to the Buzzo family, represented by Laurent Buzzo, the company's chairman and the founder's son Founded in 1964 by brothers Jacques and Dante Buzzo, Plastisud serves a global customer base comprising manufacturers of closures, thin-wall packaging and medical equipment. In 2004, NiXEN organised an LBO enabling the Buzzo family to realise part of its assets, while retaining a 40% stake in the new consolidated entity. Over the past six years, NiXEN has supported Plastisud with its expansion and international development, providing it with the resources...

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NiXEN gains its independence

NiXEN gains its independence today, following the new strategic direction taken by Natixis for its Private Equity business NiXEN Partners was formed by a merger between N.I. Partners and iXEN Partners, which were both originally subsidiaries of Natixis Private Equity. Over the past five years, the two companies have operated in similar business segments, targeting medium-sized French companies. On the strength of their shared history, they have made several joint investments, namely Saverglass, Ceva Santé Animale and Buffalo Grill. In October 2010, NiXEN completed its spin-off by securing the independence of the management company, which is now wholly owned by its...

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Supporting Ceva in its fundraising

N.I. Partners and iXEN Partners, longstanding shareholders of Ceva Santé Animale, support the company's expansion by contributing to its fundraising With 2009 sales of €395 M, Ceva Santé Animale is the world's eighth largest veterinary health company specialising in pharmaceuticals and biology. It has just completed a €175 M fundraising round in which N.I. Partners and iXEN Partners contributed €30 M alongside the management team, Euromezzanine (another longstanding shareholder) and Sagard (a new financial shareholder). The aim of this fundraising round is to enable the management, led by Philippe du Mesnil and Marc Prikazsky, to press ahead with its expansion strategy,...

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OBO on the group Ludendo La Grande Récré

iXEN completes an OBO on the group Ludendo La Grande Récré NiXEN (formerly iXEN) completes an OBO on the group Ludendo La Grande Récré, France's leading specialist retailer of games, toys and other children's products through its flagship chain La Grande Récré, which is restructuring its equity around the Grunberg family, which founded the company and is still the majority shareholder. The company has more than 300 outlets and posted 2009 sales in excess of €400 M. After a period of fast expansion both in France and abroad, during which the company's sales doubled in the last five years, the stake taken by iXEN marks both a tightening of the shareholding structure and a...

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