Majority share in Vulcain Ingénierie

NiXEN takes a majority share in Vulcain Ingénierie


In October 2014, NiXEN joined forces with the shareholders of Vulcain Ingénierie, notably Laurent Thomas, its founder, and Initiative & Finance, a minority financial shareholder, to assist in a new phase in the development of this leading French player in engineering consulting in the energy sector.


Thanks to its market position as a specialist, Vulcain Ingénierie has established itself over several years as one of the key players in this vibrant market. The Group has a top quality client portfolio including a strong presence at the main French contracting authorities, several of which are leading global players in their respective businesses.


Alongside NiXEN and its management, Vulcain Ingénierie will continue in the coming years to pursue an active development policy in France and abroad and will put in place a targeted acquisitions policy in order to obtain complementary technical expertise.

Thanks to our thorough knowledge of the engineering consulting sector, we have had the opportunity to shape an ambitious project with Laurent Thomas, Chairman-Founder of the Vulcain Ingénierie Group. This transaction aims to give the Group the resources to step up its development, explained Jean-Paul Bernardini, Chairman of NiXEN.


NiXENJean-Paul Bernardini, Johann Le Duigou, Laurent Brossaud-Monty


NiXEN advisors: 

  • King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (corporate, financing): Thomas Maitrejean, Olivier Vermeulen, Thomas Dupont-Sentilles, Marc Zerah, Raphaël Béra, Etienne Guillou, Rémi Pagès
  • White Capital Advisory (buyer advisor): Florent Solviche
  • LEK (market due diligence): David Danon-Boileau, Rémy Ossmann, Pierre-Antoine André
  • KPMG (accounting and financial due diligence): Olivier Boumendil, Sophie Bougerolle, Céline Suty, Alessandro Gonella, Pauline Pereira
  • STC Partners (legal, tax and social due diligence): Bertrand Araud, Christine Le Breton, Julien Boucaud-Maitre, Audrey Paoli
  • Arsene Taxand (research tax credit due diligence): Denis Andres, Alexandre Rocchi, Pierre Marchand
  • Marsh (insurance due diligence): Jean-Marie Dargaignaratz
  • PwC (ESG due diligence): Sylvain Lambert