M&A Deal Summary

DCC Acquires Gaz de Paris SAS

On November 14, 2016, DCC acquired distribution company Gaz de Paris SAS from Activa Capital and Paluel Marmont Capital for 110M EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is DCC’s 5th transaction in the Distribution sector.
  • This is DCC’s 3rd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is DCC’s 2nd transaction in France.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-11-14
Target Gaz de Paris SAS
Sector Distribution
Buyer(s) DCC
Sellers(s) Activa Capital
Paluel Marmont Capital
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 110M EUR

Target

Gaz de Paris SAS

Paris, France
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Gaz de Paris SAS (Gaz Européen) is an independent alternative gas distributor supplying the collective residential B2B market.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

DCC

Dublin, Ireland

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Category Company
Founded 1976
Sector Distribution
Employees13,689
Revenue 17.7B GBP (2022)
DESCRIPTION

DCC is a broadly based group, operating across five focused divisions: Energy, Technology, Healthcare, Environmental and Food & Beverage. DCC was founded in 1976 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 9 of 13
Sector (Distribution) 5 of 6
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 8 of 10
Country (France) 2 of 2
Year (2016) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 9
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-10-14 Hammer Consolidated Holdings

Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Hammer Consolidated Holdings Ltd. is a specialist distributor of server and storage solutions to resellers in the UK and Continental Europe.

Buy £38M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-02-07 Esso Norge AS - Retail Petrol Station Network

Sandnes, Norway

Esso Norge AS - Retail Petrol Station Network comprises a national network of 142 company-operated sites (127 retail service stations and 15 unmanned stations) and has contracts to supply 108 Esso-branded dealer owned stations (together referred to as "Esso Retail Norway").

Buy Nkr2.4B

Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Activa Capital

Paris, France

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2000
PE ASSETS 300M EUR
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Activa Capital is a private equity investment firm that seeks to acquire and invest in mid-market French businesses operating in the industrial products, consumer goods, food and drink, pharmaceutical, business services, and financial services sectors. Activa looks to invest in companies with an enterprise value of €20 to €80 million and will consider majority investments in buyout situations as well as non-control positions in businesses looking for growth funding. Activa can commit in the range of €10 to €30 million per transaction and up to €60 million with co-investment. Target companies typically lead their sector or market and have positive/stable cash flow. Activa Capital was formed in 2000 and is based in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 11 of 18
Sector (Distribution) 2 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 4
Country (France) 10 of 17
Year (2016) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-10-06 La Maison Bleue

Boulogne, France

La Maison Bleue is a provider of private daycare centres for infants. La Maison Bleue currently operates 180 nurseries and services approximately 700 nurseries within the Ma-creche.com network welcoming 7,000 children every month.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-04-07 Groupe FINDIS

Beaucouze, France

Groupe FINDIS is a distributor of electrical appliances, kitchen supplies, do-it-yourself and household equipment. Groupe FINDIS was founded in 1987 and is based in Beaucouze, France.

Sell -
SELLER

Paluel Marmont Capital

Paris, France

Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1992
PE ASSETS 100M EUR
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Paluel Marmont Capital is a French private equity group focused on small to medium-sized company acquisitions. The Firm does not have any sector preferences and pursues businesses with revenues between €10 to €150 million. Paluel Marmont Capital is the private equity arm of Paluel Marmont Group. The Firm is based in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 11
Sector (Distribution) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 2
Country (France) 10 of 11
Year (2016) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-01-07 Anaveo SAS

d'Or, France

Anaveo SAS manufactures digital video surveillance systems.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-10-09 Snetor

Courbevoie, France

Snetor is a provider in the distribution of plastics and chemicals, acting as an intermediary between major producers and plastics processors. Snetor was formed in 1981 and is based in Courbevoie, France.

Buy -