M&A Deal Summary

DESSANGE International SA Acquires Fantastic Sams International

On January 18, 2012, DESSANGE International SA acquired franchising company Fantastic Sams International from Pouschine Cook Capital Management

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is DESSANGE International SA’s 1st transaction in the Franchising sector.
  • This is DESSANGE International SA’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is DESSANGE International SA’s 1st transaction in Massachusetts.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2012-01-18
Target Fantastic Sams International
Sector Franchising
Buyer(s) DESSANGE International SA
Sellers(s) Pouschine Cook Capital Management
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition

Target

Fantastic Sams International

Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
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Fantastic Sams International Corp. ("Fantastic Sams") is a provider of full-service hair care franchise organizations, with over 1,300 salons located throughout the United States and Canada.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

DESSANGE International SA

Paris, France

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Category Company
Founded 1954
Sector Franchising
Revenue 61M EUR (2012)
DESCRIPTION

DESSANGE International SA operates and franchises a network of salons and beauty institutes in France and internationally. With around 1,600 salons in 47 countries, DESSANGE International bases its growth on the DESSANGE, Camille Albane, Fantastic Sams, and Phytodess brands.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 2
Sector (Franchising) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 2
State (Massachusetts) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2012) 1 of 1
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-01-29 COIFF Idis s.a.

Darnétal, France

COIFF'Idis s.a. is a distributor of equipment, consumables, and products for hairdressing salons.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Pouschine Cook Capital Management

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1999
PE ASSETS 260M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Pouschine Cook is a private equity firm that concentrates on providing capital to companies whose industry is in transition or undergoing significant growth. Prospective companies are typically founder-owned and family businesses or corporate divestitures. Pouschine Cook prefers businesses located in the US and will consider non-control and control investment situations. Target companies generally have EBITDA of at least $5 million and revenues of $20 to $250 million. Pouschine Cook was formed in 1999 and is based in New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 7
Sector (Franchising) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 2
State (Massachusetts) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 5 of 7
Year (2012) 1 of 2
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