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13 January 2022

Eureden supported by its historical financial partners in its acquisition of André Bazin Group

Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels and Arkéa Capital (Groupe Crédit Mutuel Arkéa), Esfin Gestion, Idia Capital Investissement, Sofiprotéol and Unigrains, all historical financial partners of Eureden, subscribed to a €M 28 bond to support the French agricultural cooperative in its acquisition of André Bazin Group.

Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels, Arkéa Capital via Arkéa Capital Partenaire and the Breizh Ma Bro Fund, Esfin Gestion, Idia Capital Investissement, Sofiprotéol and Unigrains, all historical financial partners of Eureden, subscribed to a €M 28 bond to support the French agricultural cooperative in its acquisition of André Bazin Group. As with all of Eurden’s loans since its creation, and coherent with its CSR policies, this financing will be indexed to extra-financial indicators (work safety, renewable energy, animal welfare).

The strong complementarity between Aubret, Eureden’s historic subsidiary specialized in bacon, ham and sausage for food retailers, and the André Bazin Group, recognized for its know-how in the transformation of these products for the agri-food industry, will see the emergence of a French leader in cured meats, relying on a structured value-chain, the promotion of regional specialties and brands, product and service innovation, multi-species and naturalness as well as a focus on plant-based proteins.

The partnership between Eureden and André Bazin Group is based on the autonomy of management teams in place and thus does not entail any change to organizations or operational responsibilities. Philippe Wagner, President of André Bazin, remains strongly involved in the development of the new ensemble and, in particular, the deployment of his eponymous, premium, regional brand “Philippe Wagner”, based 100% on natural ingredients.

Alain Perrin, CEO of Eureden, declared: “We thank our financial partners for their trust and support in this ambitious project. We are delighted to see, once again, that they share and support our approach which consists of federating French and European partners – like André Bazin – with long-term commitments and positioned on quality products, in order to meet societal expectations and to development resilient agri-food value-chains.”

The financial partners, added: “We are pleased to continue supporting Eureden in its development and to financial the construction, through the Eureden’s meats division, a French leader in charcuterie centered on naturalness, terroirs and brands.

Actors involved in the transaction: 

Advisors to Eureden

  • Legal – Acquisition  ADVANT Altana (Jean-Nicolas Soret, Alice Lesot)
  • Legal – Financing     Weil Gotschal & Manges (Cassandre Porges, Awen Carnot, Côme Wirz)

Advisors to André Bazin

  • M&A    Messis Finance (Elie Auriac, Aurélien Bossuat, Augustin de Boisanger)
  • Legal   Vaquer Avocats (Anne-Sophie Vaquer, Nicolas Breffi)

Financial Investors

  • Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels (Marc Lopet, Nathalie Marco Sarrazin, Eric Gaulier)
  • Arkéa Capital et Breizh Ma Bro (Marc Brière, Pascal Barré)
  • Esfin Gestion (Thierry Lopez, Ronan Auffret)
  • Idia Capital Investissement (Jacques Simon, Clément Chabbert, Jean Lebreton)
  • Sofiprotéol (Cyril Melin, Martin Mézières)
  • Unigrains (Fabrice Queniat, Julie Bourget, Cécilia Martijena, Eric Porcheron)

Advisors to Investors

  • Legal    Fidal (Olivier Josset, Bérengère Tosani, Leia Rieutord)

Focus on Eureden, Aubret and André Bazin

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