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malherbe

PrEsentation

Road haulage

Management

Alain Samson, CEO
Benoît Duhamel, Finance Director
Noël Samson, Operations Director

Investment date

August 2004
March 2008

Investment type

OBO, build-ups

Activa Capital’s role

Majority shareholder

Turnover 2007

€146M

Location

Caen, 500 motors, 700 employees

Project

With its headquarters in Caen and agencies throughout France, Malherbe manages over 500 trucks with over 700 employees. The company has successfully grown both sales and profitability under its CEO, Alain Samson, and has developed an impressive list of blue chip clients. Activa Capital has invested alongside current management in order to assist Malherbe financially and commercially in its development and growth strategy.

Build-up

In January 2006, Activa Capital alongside Malherbe Management Team purchases 2 subsidiaries of TNT Group, “Logistique Ladoux“ and “Transport Nicolas”.

Exit

In March 2008, Activa Capital exits of portfolio company Groupe Malherbe generating strong returns. CEO of Groupe Malherbe, Alain Samson, with whom Activa Capital partnered in an Owner Buyout in August 2004, becomes majority shareholder alongside French private equity firm N.I. Partners.

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malherbe

PrEsentation

Road haulage

Management

Alain Samson, CEO
Benoît Duhamel, Finance Director
Noël Samson, Operations Director

Investment date

August 2004
March 2008

Investment type

OBO, build-ups

Activa Capital’s role

Majority shareholder

Turnover 2007

€146M

Location

Caen, 500 motors, 700 employees

1 boulevard de la Madeleine - F-75001 Paris
Tél. +33 1 43 12 50 12 - Fax +33 1 43 12 50 13
S.A.S au capital de 487 836,84 € - RCS Paris B 428 998 710 - Siret 428 998 710 00035 - APE 6430Z

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