Beginning of 2018, Capital Finance published a study on the types of LBOs carried out in 2017. In all different segments, 47% of investments correspond to secondary LBOs.

This trend is growing and requires traditional private equity funds (primary LBOs) to adopt broader strategies in order to adapt and remain competitive. In 2017, 13 LBOs valued at more than 500 million euros were announced in France, amongst which were some large cap LBOs that had a significant impact on the market.

This includes the acquisition of a majority stake in Kiloutou (construction equipment rental) by HLD and Dentressangle Initiatives from PAI Partners for 1.5 billion EUR as well as Ardian selling its interests in Trescal (metrology) to the Canadian pension fund Omers Private Equity which values the company at about 670 millions € .

Xperts Council is proud to call over 70% of the investment funds involved in these important LBOs clients and partners. In addition, Xperts Council has been an upstream player in some of these projects, working with clients to provide highly qualified experts who helped them grasp the specificities of their target companies.