Cerea Partners has acquired AB Process Ingénierie
Cerea Partners has acquired AB Process Ingénierie from Trajan Capital.
Cerea Partners is a sector-focused investor driven by one particular ambition: better nutrition, better production, better living. Cerea Partners supports companies and entrepreneurs in their growth, transformation and succession projects. With its unique thematic focus and diversified offer of financing solutions, Cerea Partners provides managers with its know-how and expertise of companies operating across the food and beverage universe. With more than US$1.2 billion in assets under management and thanks to its recognized know-how, Cerea Partners is the main investor for food and beverage companies, having completed more than 160 investments since 2004.
As an integrator of automation and industrial robotics, AB Process designs, manufactures and installs high-performance, tailor-made, turnkey automation solutions for production lines. As a long-term partner, the company supports its clients at every stage of their project, from defining customers’ needs to commissioning and maintaining their installation.
Trajan Capital is a generalist investment team with no sector exclusivity, founded by two former Andera investment directors. Its first investment was completed in March 2020. Trajan invests in French companies (or those in neighboring countries) with sales of at least US$10 million and EBITDA of at least US$2 million, and a proven business model. Its aim is to develop these companies over the long term, drawing on the entrepreneurial energy of the buyer. Trajan is specialized and referenced as the leader of the MBI operations in France.
Oaklins’ team in France acted as the exclusive buy-side advisor of Cerea Partners in this transaction.
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Thibaut de Monclin
Ghislain de Feydeau
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