French leader in ambient dairy cream and fruit compote desserts
Michel Larroche, CEO
Arnaud Bachelier, CFO
Ludovic Deffuant, Marketing Director
Hervé Petitcolas, Sales Director
From July 2003 (Mont Blanc), December 2006 (Materne) to December 2010
Bimbo, Spin-off (Nestlé), build-up (Gloria, Materne)
Activa Capital's role
Chef-du-pont, Boué, 400 employees
In 2003, Activa Capital organised the corporate spin-off of Mont Blanc from Nestlé, which remained a shareholder in the buyout until 2005, when Nestlé sold the Gloria brand to Mont Blanc.
In December 2006, Activa Capital organised the merger between Mont Blanc and Materne, the leading non-chilled fruit dessert brand.
The combined Materne - Mont Blanc group has created a leading group in milk and fruit-based desserts, with leading positions in fruit purées, milk desserts, jams and concentrated milk.
In December 2010, Activa Capital sold Materne - Mont Blanc to LBO France.