EMZ Partners

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Over the past 20 years, the EMZ team has invested in more than a hundred deals: company takeover by managers, buy-out minority shareholders, seminal acquisitions…

Marc Prikazsky

CEVA

Enterprising managers build a global leader

Martial Lecat

SAFIC ALCAN

When independence accelerates growth

STÉPHANE ELMER

Biogroup LCD

Conducting a sectoral consolidation strategy while conserving the company’s majority

ANTHONY RAVAU

My Media Group

A management team gains back its independence

GÉRARD MURA

SAFE

Supporting the international expansion of a family-owned industrial group

VINCENT N'GUYEN

Ubiqus

Simplicity and collegiality for an efficient partnership between managers and EMZ

OLIVIER BERTRAND

Groupe Bertrand

A multi-faceted partnership serving a strong expansion

JEAN-YVES COURTOIS

OROLIA GROUP

Rolling-out a strategic vision

Enterprise

CEVA

Enterprising managers build a global leader

CEVA

Marc Prikazsky

CEO CEVA

“Ceva is an independent company owned by its employees, which constitutes its difference and its strength. Since Ceva left the Sanofi group in 1999, EMZ has supported all our company’s major financial drafts. In particular, the structure of the 2007 deal enabled the management and employees to take control of the company, while preserving the conditions necessary for its development.”

Enterprise

SAFIC ALCAN

When independence accelerates growth

SAFIC ALCAN

Martial Lecat

CHAIRMAN OF SAFIC ALCAN

“Our relationship with EMZ began in 2007 and Safic Alcan’s managers adhered enthusiastically to the deal structured by EMZ, which enabled several hundred managers and employees to take control of the company at the beginning of 2015. This project has boosted staff motivation around a shared goal and the deal was very well received by our customers and trade partners. This is clearly illustrated by the recent acceleration in our growth.

Enterprise

Biogroup LCD

Conducting a sectoral consolidation strategy while conserving the company’s majority

Biogroup LCD

STÉPHANE ELMER

CHAIRMAN OF BIOGROUP LCD

“In medical biology, two fundamental conditions are required to enable the emergence of a leading player. The first is the capacity to complete seminal acquisitions in order to achieve economies of scale. The second is to ensure that biologists conserve control of the capital. The financing arranged by EMZ in 2015 enabled me to reconcile these two imperatives as I was able to retain control of more than 90% of the group while doubling in size. Biogroup LCD has thus become the third largest group of routine medical test laboratories in France and the largest that is majority controlled by a biologist.”

Enterprise

My Media Group

A management team gains back its independence

My Media Group

ANTHONY RAVAU

CHAIRMAN OF MY MEDIA GROUP

“We achieved our independence in October 2015 by buying out the Dzeta Conseil fund’s share in the capital thanks to the financing provided by EMZ. Our independence ensures our agility and rapid response in the face of the very large groups that are less easy to maneuver. This was shown recently during the takeover of Synodiance, a major player in the SEO segment in France, where EMZ responsiveness and financial support enabled us to complete the deal within a very tight timeframe.”

Enterprise

SAFE

Supporting the international expansion of a family-owned industrial group

SAFE

GÉRARD MURA

CHAIRMAN OF SAFE

EMZ backed Gérard Mura in Safe’s management buy-out. The company successfully withstood the 2009 crisis thanks to an audacious investment policy and geographic expansion carried out in an adverse economic cycle.

 

“With a stake in our capital for the past nine years, EMZ has been an outstanding travelling companion whose action during the crisis was crucial. It has behaved as a genuine partner at our side and not merely a financial investor.

Enterprise

Ubiqus

Simplicity and collegiality for an efficient partnership between managers and EMZ

Ubiqus

VINCENT N'GUYEN

CHAIRMAN OF UBIQUS

EMZ backed Ubiqus’ manager in the takeover of the company from investment funds. A collegial governance was set up between managers and EMZ to add flexibility and mobility in the company’s external growth strategy.

 

“Our relationship with EMZ , both during the purchase process and during the company’s subsequent life, is focused on the key elements that can make the difference. EMZ efficient and pragmatic approach makes it the right partner for implementing our planned acquisitions policy.”

Enterprise

Groupe Bertrand

A multi-faceted partnership serving a strong expansion

Groupe Bertrand

OLIVIER BERTRAND

CHAIRMAN OF GROUP BERTRAND

“For a family business such as mine it is crucial to have a financial partner capable of providing support over the long term whether for ownership restructuring deals or for major acquisition projects. Over the past five years, EMZ has supported us on three occasions: first during the LBO that I organized at the end of 2011, then in 2013 to finance the roll-out of the Burger King chain after I had obtained the master franchise for France and, most recently, as the corner stone for financing the takeover of the 400 Quick restaurants in France, which will enable us to substantially accelerate our growth.”

Enterprise

OROLIA GROUP

Rolling-out a strategic vision

OROLIA GROUP

JEAN-YVES COURTOIS

CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF OROLIA GROUP

“In just ten years, Orolia has become the world leader in positioning, navigation and timing solutions for critical applications. The success of such a strategy of growth through acquisitions depends on the ability to find the right financial partners for implementing it. Thanks to its close support and responsiveness, EMZ has contributed greatly to this success, while enabling us to limit the opening up of our capital.”

EMZ Partners is a specialist fund investing alongside founders, family shareholders and managers willing to acquire or consolidate the control of their capital.

As specialists in private bond financing, we offer an alternative to equity financing thus avoiding or significantly limiting the dilution of the existing shareholder’s interests.

 

EMZ is controlled by the management team and financed by French and Europeans institutional investors.

 

EMZ has put in place ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) best practices both on the fund management company level and on the portfolio company level: ESG report.

More than

110

deals

Investment size between

10 and 120

million euros

2.6

billion euros

invested since 1999

EMZ PARTNERS ENABLES GROUPE GINGER’S MANAGEMENT TEAM TO STRENGTHEN ITS CAPITAL SHARE

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