NiXEN entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale of Maisons du Monde

LBO France, Apax Partners, Altamir and NiXEN have entered into exclusive negotiations with Bain Capital for the sale of Maisons du Monde   Apax Partners (along with Altamir), LBO France and NiXEN have signed an exclusive agreement with Bain Capital for the sale of Maisons du Monde, a specialist home decoration and furniture retailer.  The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming weeks. Apax Partners and LBO France acquired a majority stake in Maisons du Monde in April 2008 partnering with its founder and CEO, Xavier Marie, the company’s management team, and NiXEN. Over the course of the last five years, Apax Partners, LBO France and NiXEN have backed the...

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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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Ludendo aquires Loisirs & Création

Ludendo Group keeps on extending its playground through its recent acquisition of Loisirs & Creation Ludendo Group, a leading player in toys, games and children’s products takes over “Loisirs & Création” that therefore contributes to extend its current footprint. Indeed, the Group enjoyed a flagship stores’ network, namely “La Grande Récré”, “Hamleys” and “Franz Carl Weber” covering over 400 outlets across Europe that represents a €650 M turnover as of 2012 under its umbrella. “Loisirs & Créations” is one of the leading stores in the “creative leisure” sector for the family.  Located in shopping malls since 1995, it operates 9 stores and...

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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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