M&A Deal Summary

GIMV Acquires OneDirect

On September 3, 2010, private equity firm GIMV acquired distribution company OneDirect for 15M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is GIMV’s 2nd transaction in the Distribution sector.
  • This is GIMV’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is GIMV’s 9th transaction in France.
Investment Fate
  • OneDirect was sold to a consortium of financial buyers in 2016.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2010-09-03
Target OneDirect
Sector Distribution
Buyer(s) GIMV
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 15M USD

Target

OneDirect

Saint Esteve, France
website
OneDirect is specialized in the multichannel distribution of professional telecom equipment such as corded and cordless telephones, switchboards, headsets, and other accessories. OneDirect was founded in 1999 and is based in Saint Esteve, France.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

GIMV

Antwerp, Belgium

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1980
PE ASSETS 2.0B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

GIMV is a Belgium based public investment company focused on private equity and venture capital investments in tech-based businesses. GIMV's private equity practice operates through its Corporate Investment unit and targets management buyouts, buy-ins, and growth capital financings of companies with annual sales between EUR15 and EUR150 million. For buyout opportunities GIMV generally takes a majority stake in businesses and for growth capital needs, GIMV takes a minority position. GIMV does not invest in publicly held companies or turnaround situations. GIMV's geographic focus is within Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, and France. GIMV also invests in Russia through Eagle Capital Partners, a partnership with KBC Private Equity. GIMV was formed in 1980 and is headquartered in Antwerp with additional offices in The Hague, Frankfurt, Munich, and Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 61 of 156
Sector (Distribution) 2 of 4
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 30 of 49
Country (France) 9 of 30
Year (2010) 4 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-07-16 CoreOptics

Nuremberg, Germany

CoreOptics GmbH is a designer of digital signal processing (DSP) solutions for high-speed optical networking applications.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-09-21 Private Outlet

Paris, France

Private Outlet is a French wholesalers in clothing and accessories with online store for private sales of high-end fashion. Private Outlet was founded in 2007 and is based in Paris, France.

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