NiXEN sells its stake in Descours et Cabaud

NiXEN sells its stake in Descours et Cabaud, the French leading BtoB retailer addressing industry and building materials


 With a 2011 sales of € 2 926 M, Descours et Cabaud is a multi-specialist company that sells innovative solutions for hardware, industrial supply and plumbing end-segments. Its products are used for professional and industrial applications, widely spread across size and geographies (France and overseas). Descours et Cabaud’s key strengths are its specialist salesforce, reputable brands, innovation capabilities and good-quality management team, led by Thibaud de Grandry. The company is headquartered in Lyon (France) and employs some 11,800 people over a 560 stores network in Europe and the United States.
NiXEN initially acquired a stake in the family-owned Descours et Cabaud in 1992 and has supported the business over two decades, helping it to expand through a combination of organic growth and targeted acquisitions. Since 2000, an ambitious international development plan in the United States, the Switzerland and Italy has enabled the Group to increase its sales from € 2 038 M in 2000 to € 2 926 M in 2011.
This transaction has been completed in partnership with the company’s family shareholders.



NiXEN: Jean-Paul Bernardini, Frédéric Mimoun


Seller Advisors:

  • Valorisation: Ricol Lasteyrie Corporate Finance (Etienne de Lasteyrie)
  • Legal: Viguie Schmidt Peltier Juvigny (Yves Schmidt)