Date of investment : May 2019
Key data : Minority investment
Sales: c. € 15m
MINORITY INVESTMENT IN O2 FEEL, DEVELOPER OF ELECTRICAL BIKES
Founded in 2009 by 2 young engineers, O2Feel develops, manufactures and distributes a full range of electrical bikes, in France Benelux, Switzerland and has now started selling in the Germany and in Spain.
Thanks to its newly formed partnership with Shimano, the company is now in a position to offer the best kind of engine and batteries, while keeping its specific urban or vintage designs
The investment from Compagnie d’Anjou, which has become the 3rd shareholder, next to its two original founders helped O2feel reinforce its capacities and resources, in order to develop its international reach, and extend its range of products (urban bicycle as well as sport, trekking or folding).
At the end of 2021, after two years of strong growth, Naxicap has acquired a majority stake in O2feel, with the view to build a diversified European group in the Electrical Bike sector.
Compagnie d’Anjou and the 2 founders remain significant minority shareholders.
Le Petit Souk
Date of investment : June 2017
Sales: c. € 25m
ACQUISITION OF LE PETIT SOUK
Created in 2005, Le Petit Souk (lepetitsouk.fr) is a retailer specialized in the distribution of articles and equipment dedicated to children’s decoration. Within 15 years, the brand has created a network of 60 shops in France, relying on a unique business model: creative concept-stores based on colourful layout and bazaar spirit, exclusive and original range of products, covering the whole universe of children’s decoration.
Compagnie d’Anjou has invested alongside Xavier Marie (founder and CEO of Maisons du Monde group until 2015) in the acquisition of the company, in order to accelerate its development in France and Europe.
Since then, LPS has developed a strategy of procurement in the far east, of product designed and conceived in house. it has launched an e-commerce activity and increased the rhythm of new openings to one shop per month. (63 shops in France and Belgium at the end of 2023). The brand is now preparing a wider internationalization.
Diderot Bilingual School
Date of investment : March 2016
Key data : Majority stake
DIDEROT BILINGUAL SCHOOL - SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE
Located in the heart of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (78), Diderot bilingual school is a private school welcoming pupils from nursery cycle up to college. The school offers a bilingual curriculum (50% French / 50% English), developed in association with the British Council.
MBO ON CHULLANKA, DISTRIBUTION BRAND SPECIALIZED IN OUTDOOR & MOUNTAIN
Date of investment : April 2015
Sales : c. € 32m
Employees : c. 100
Created in 2007 within the Décathlon group, Chullanka is a retailer specialized in the distribution of equipment and accessories dedicated to the practice of mountain and outdoor sports. Number two in France on this field, the brand Chullanka has four shops (Antibes, Metz, Toulouse and Bordeaux) and an e-shop. Its turnover is approximately € 20m. As a multi-specialist, Chullanka covers almost all outdoor products (ski, alpinism, hiking, cycle…) and distribute most of the major international brands.
Compagnie d’Anjou has invested with Notus Technologies (Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux) in the acquisition of the company from the Décathlon group, in order to accelerate its development in a mutli-canal strategy, combining the opening of new points of sale and the launching in parallel an e-commerce activity.
In 2021, Chullanka has acquired 100% of the equity capital of Approach a small network of five outdoor shops, of smaller size, but with the same positionning, located in the south-east part of France
Date of investment : January 2017
Key data : Majority LBO
Sales: c. € 10m
Staff: >15 employees
ACQUISITION OF CHRONOCARPE
Founded in 2006 by Ariel Nunez, Chronocarpe (www.chronocarpe.com) is the leading European e-retailer dedicated to equipment and accessories for carp anglers. With a recurring growth of its sales (>10% per year since its inception) and revenues exceeding € 7m, Chronocarpe is clearly recognized as a reference on its market.
Compagnie d’Anjou and Notus Technologies, already majority shareholders of Chullanka (acquired in 2015), have acquired Chronocarpe considering that the company is well positionned to become the French leading player on angling e-commerce market, which is supported by a growing population of young and digital native anglers. Chronocarpe has also started to expand its international activities in Europe..
Chronocarpe headquarters and operations remain in Lavelanet (Ariège).
Date of investment : July 2021
CA: 20 m€
Dogchef is a company which produces and distributes fresh meals and kibbles with natural ingredients for dogs, delivered home, via subscription. The company was founded in 2017 by two young Belgium entrepreneurs. it is located near Brussels and has its own production facility. it is currently active in Benelux and France.
Compagnie d’Anjou took part to the A serie launched in 2017, and has a minority stake alongside founders and other investors.
This fund raising should help Dog chef increase its market share and create a new production facility to meet capacity needs. the company is also preparing to launched subsidiaries in other markets in Europe