NiXEN awarded for its achievements in accompanying over performing mid-cap companies

NiXEN received the Grand Prix in "accompanying over performing mid-cap companies” awarded by the Magazine des Affaires. This award is the recognition of the work of NiXEN which helps French mid-cap companies with a strong growth. “We are proud to be part of the investment funds accompanying French over performing mid-cap companies” says Jean-Paul Bernardini, NiXEN Managing Partner.Pierre Rispoli, Managing Partner, declares “We’ll keep supporting for the upcoming next years, mid-cap companies with ambitious and promising...

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NiXEN announces the acquisition of a majority interest in Carré Blanc

NiXEN and the Management, in association with Bpifrance and Crédit Agricole Régions Investissement, announce their acquisition of a majority interest in Carré Blanc NiXEN is using its thorough knowledge of the market sector and historic links with the Carré Blanc management team to organise a majority LBO of the group, French leader of the specialized household linen distribution segment, formerly owned by Qualium Investissement and MML. Carré Blanc is a leading brand in the household linen segment and, with a network of 240 points of sale in France and abroad, generated over €75 M of own-brand revenue in 2012. On a market with attractive long-term prospects, Carré Blanc...

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NiXEN sells its stake in Maisons du Monde

Alongside Apax Partners, Altamir and LBO France, NiXEN sells its stake in Maisons du Monde to Bain Capital Apax Partners (along with Altamir), LBO France and Nixen are announcing the finalisation of the sale of Maisons du Monde, a specialist home decoration and furniture retailer to Bain Capital. The closing was on 9 August 2013 at the end of the process to consult the personnel representative bodies and after the approval of the competent European authorities had been obtained. Bain Capital now controls the majority of the capital of Maisons du Monde. Xavier Marie, CEO and founder of Maisons du Monde and the management team remain substantial shareholders alongside Bain...

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Ludendo aquires

Ludendo Group, a European leading player in games and toys, extends its playground on the Web with the acquisition of Since NiXEN took a leading financial stake in Ludendo Group, the financial sponsor has actively assisted its development through acquisitions in France and abroad and in strategic and complementary distribution channels:  the Rue de la Fête webiste in 2011, the Hamleys international footprint by mid-2012, a strategic store in Switzerland (Spielhuus) by mid-2012, the strategic partnership with Poly in Spain early 2013 and, the Loisirs et Création French footprint early 2013 and finally Ludendo Group, a leading player in games,...

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