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CFI France – Athema provides mid-market companies and Private Equity investors with a variety of comprehensive advisory services including M&A, capital raising, debt advisory, restructuring and real estate financing.

As part of CFI Group, CFI France – Athema provides its clients with the resources to bring the most suitable strategic buyers or financial investors for French companies. CFI France also advises its French clients in identifying relevant acquisition targets in more than 20 countries.

As a multi-sector specialist, CFI France – Athema understands the importance of industry knowledge. Our sector teams provide advisory services combined with strategic market insight, which results in an ability to deliver high quality sector-based transaction advice and getting the right counter parties involved.
Sectors covered include: Industrials, IT/Software, Business Services, Food & Beverage, Retail, Energy, Real Estate and Aeronautics.

This combined Sector and Geography approach, along with a strong track record of more than 100 transactions, positions CFI France as one of the key M&A players for mid-market companies in France.

Premium sector focus in France

Latest Transactions

  • Real Estate & Construction

    has raised € 80m of capital from

    and

    Transaction details

    Foncière Siscare, a specialist in property development and management of locations dedicated to elderly care and childcare nurseries, has raised € 80m of capital from Sabadell, BNP Paribas and Caisse d'Epargne Ile-de-France

    Software & IT Services

    raised capital and acquired

    Transaction details

    Consumer, Brands & Retail

    has sold

    to Mr Didier Tabary and HLD Group

    Transaction details

    L’Occitane Group sold its Le Couvent Des Minimes brand to HLD Group and Mr. Didier Tabary, President of Laboratoires Filorga and SVR

    Software & IT Services

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Galitt, a consulting and services provider of secure electronic transactions and payment systems, has been sold to European leader in digital transformation Sopra Steria

  • Energy, Environment & Natural Resources

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Founder and other (financial) shareholders sell Delta Recyclage, a waste sorting operator for selective household collections and routine industrial waste, to Paprec Group

    Consumer, Brands & Retail

    has acquired

    Transaction details

    L’Occitane, a global, natural ingredient-based cosmetics and well-being products company with origins and true stories from Provence and around the world, takes a minority stake in LimeLight’s business in the United States

    Software & IT Services

    has repurchased a minority stake held by

    Transaction details

    CACOM Holding bought back a minority stake in the share capital of CACOM (a majority owned subsidiary of CACOM holding) from Azulis Capital. The transaction included the buy back of the fully diluted minority stake of the fund in the share capital of CACOM

    Energy, Environment & Natural Resources

    has raised € 100m of capital from

    and

    Transaction details

    DCNS Energies, the subsidiary of DCNS Group dedicated to renewable marine energies, raised € 100m of capital from BPI France (SPI), Technip and BNP Paribas Développement

  • Real Estate & Construction

    has raised € 80m of capital from

    and

    Transaction details

    Foncière Siscare, a specialist in property development and management of locations dedicated to elderly care and childcare nurseries, has raised € 80m of capital from Sabadell, BNP Paribas and Caisse d'Epargne Ile-de-France

  • Software & IT Services

    raised capital and acquired

    Transaction details

  • Consumer, Brands & Retail

    has sold

    to Mr Didier Tabary and HLD Group

    Transaction details

    L’Occitane Group sold its Le Couvent Des Minimes brand to HLD Group and Mr. Didier Tabary, President of Laboratoires Filorga and SVR

  • Software & IT Services

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Galitt, a consulting and services provider of secure electronic transactions and payment systems, has been sold to European leader in digital transformation Sopra Steria

  • Energy, Environment & Natural Resources

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Founder and other (financial) shareholders sell Delta Recyclage, a waste sorting operator for selective household collections and routine industrial waste, to Paprec Group

  • Consumer, Brands & Retail

    has acquired

    Transaction details

    L’Occitane, a global, natural ingredient-based cosmetics and well-being products company with origins and true stories from Provence and around the world, takes a minority stake in LimeLight’s business in the United States

  • Software & IT Services

    has repurchased a minority stake held by

    Transaction details

    CACOM Holding bought back a minority stake in the share capital of CACOM (a majority owned subsidiary of CACOM holding) from Azulis Capital. The transaction included the buy back of the fully diluted minority stake of the fund in the share capital of CACOM

  • Energy, Environment & Natural Resources

    has raised € 100m of capital from

    and

    Transaction details

    DCNS Energies, the subsidiary of DCNS Group dedicated to renewable marine energies, raised € 100m of capital from BPI France (SPI), Technip and BNP Paribas Développement

Our senior team

Our expertise

M&A buy-side advisory

CFI’s M&A advisors provide a disciplined, process-oriented approach to an acquisition search. Its global reach coupled with a solid local footprint can help your company refine acquisition criteria, identify potential target companies, engage prospective targets through native speakers, analyze valuations, negotiate terms, and structure the transaction, bringing about the very best results for our clients.

Restructuring & distressed situations

CFI’s seasoned professionals have many years of relevant experience helping businesses preserve stakeholder value, during often time critical periods, where we can: Evaluating strategic and restructuring options, positioning the business for sale or investment in an accelerated process.

M&A sell-side advisory

Experienced M&A advisors at CFI work discretely with owners to determine priorities, and can recommend the appropriate sale process to meet all of an owner’s financial and personal objectives. Profound sector dedication helps your company to refine the buyer’s arena and engage prospective buyers based on a constant dialogue with relevant strategic acquirors and the private equity community.

Capital raising

Mid-market companies are demanding creative solutions and access to capital. Based on years of relevant experience, CFI’s debt and capital raising advisors can help your business raise funds, whether your objective is corporate growth, finance a (cross-border) acquisition, complete a management buyout, or refinance an existing lender.

Valuations & opinions

Valuation experts at CFI understand value drivers and the process of value creation. CFI has the expertise to satisfy any business or asset valuation needs. Our full range of services includes valuation, due diligence, fairness and solvency opinions, and goodwill impairment tests. Analyses with impact, whether aimed at financial reporting, tax, M&A, strategic planning, business restructuring, or dispute and litigation purposes.

    M&A buy-side advisory

    CFI’s M&A advisors provide a disciplined, process-oriented approach to an acquisition search. Its global reach coupled with a solid local footprint can help your company refine acquisition criteria, identify potential target companies, engage prospective targets through native speakers, analyze valuations, negotiate terms, and structure the transaction, bringing about the very best results for our clients.

    Restructuring & distressed situations

    CFI’s seasoned professionals have many years of relevant experience helping businesses preserve stakeholder value, during often time critical periods, where we can: Evaluating strategic and restructuring options, positioning the business for sale or investment in an accelerated process.

    M&A sell-side advisory

    Experienced M&A advisors at CFI work discretely with owners to determine priorities, and can recommend the appropriate sale process to meet all of an owner’s financial and personal objectives. Profound sector dedication helps your company to refine the buyer’s arena and engage prospective buyers based on a constant dialogue with relevant strategic acquirors and the private equity community.

    Capital raising

    Mid-market companies are demanding creative solutions and access to capital. Based on years of relevant experience, CFI’s debt and capital raising advisors can help your business raise funds, whether your objective is corporate growth, finance a (cross-border) acquisition, complete a management buyout, or refinance an existing lender.

    Valuations & opinions

    Valuation experts at CFI understand value drivers and the process of value creation. CFI has the expertise to satisfy any business or asset valuation needs. Our full range of services includes valuation, due diligence, fairness and solvency opinions, and goodwill impairment tests. Analyses with impact, whether aimed at financial reporting, tax, M&A, strategic planning, business restructuring, or dispute and litigation purposes.

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Our office in France

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91 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris
France
T: +33 1 44 13 88 00
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