Jeantet advises LBO France in connection with its acqujsition of a majority stake in Origine Cycles

 

Paris, March 29, 2022 – Jeantet advised LBO France in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Origine Cycles.

LBO France, founded in 1985, is the leading private equity firm in France with €6.3 billion of capital raised. It holds interests in 37 companies and participates in their development in a wide range of business sectors (fashion, science, health, real estate, digital, etc.).

Origine Cycles was established in 2012 in Somain (Hauts-de-France) by Yves Amiel, Pierre-Henri Morel and Rémi Lefèvre. It specializes in the design, manufacture and sale, exclusively via its website, of fully customizable muscle bicycles using an online configurator.

With the departure of one of the co-founders, Pierre-Henri Morel, the company decided to partner with LBO France to continue its development and support its managerial transition. Yves Amiel and Rémi Lefèvre, the two other founding partners, reinvested significantly in the transaction and continue to steer the company’s development.

Following a non-intermediated transaction, LBO France is taking a majority interest in the company’s capital, alongside the management.

Nouvel Atlas, the outdoor and education investment vehicle of the Lemarchand family (founding family of the Nature & Découvertes group), is taking a minority interest in the company’s capital.

Jeantet (LBO France’s legal counsel): Philippe Matignon, Pascal Georges (Partners), Vianney Birot and Marie Noppe (Associates)

Origine Cycles and the management team were advised by Cornet Vincent Segurel (Stéphanie Gérard, Anne-Claire Barrault).

The lenders were advised by McDermott Will & Emery (Aurélien Jugand, Hugo Lamour).

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