Jeantet advises Turenne in connection with an owner by out (OBO) in the capital of Vitalis
Paris, May 17, 2023, Jeantet has advised Turenne, an independent private equity firm, on an owner by out (OBO) in the capital of Vitalis, the family-owned group based in the north of France and the number one independent packer and trader of potatoes and fresh seasonings.
The family-owned Vitalis Group, with revenues estimated at €150 million in 2022, is opening up its capital for the first time to a consortium of funds managed by Turenne and Crédit Agricole,
injecting some €20 million in equity, CBs and revival bonds. The capital restructuring brings in minority shareholders from Crédit Agricole’s two regional subsidiaries, Nord Capital Investissement and Sofipaca, as well as the Regain340 and Obligations Relance funds managed by Turenne Groupe.
This owner by out will allow a new development cycle with an acceleration of external growth and internationalization of the group to reach 250 million euros in revenues. Vitalis’ objective is to strengthen its position through targeted acquisitions of potato traders in France and Europe, targeting the markets of the Iberian Peninsula and Eastern European countries, which are looking to move upmarket with French varieties.
Founded in 2017 by the capital-intensive combination of the Billaut, Bateman, Coo, Leconte and Loridan families, it now represents 12-13% of the potato market share in the supermarket segment. With nine packaging sites in France, Vitalis markets 250,000 tons of potatoes.