Pléiade Investissement’s activities
in a few headlines
Pléiade Investissement and Pléiade Venture sell to Hg Capital the majority of their stake in smartTrade Technologies, the world leader in software for financial trading, through its offices in London, Geneva, Milan, New York, Tokyo and Singapore. Pleiade Investissement invested in 2017 alongside Pléaide Venture (shareholder since inception in 1999) and Keensight Capital (investor since 2015). The management team holds now a significant share of the equity.
Pléiade Investissement is investing alongside the founding CEO Richard Claverie to support its development plan throughout France. The Montana group is a network of premium Senior Service Residences for independent seniors. It designs, buids and operates its residences. Already operating 3 residences in Cholet, Aix en Provence and Avignon, the group is continuing its establishment in the center of major French cities with the opening of 7 residences in Marseille, Angoulême, Clichy, Compiègne, Arras, Chartres et Villemonble. The group aims for a 25 residences network by 2025.
After nearly 9 years of support, Pléiade Investissement sells its minority stake in Alfi Technologies, an engineering group in the field of building materials and intralogistics, to its majority shareholder and manager.
In May 2019, Pléiade Investissement sold its stake in Harvest (Alternext) through the takeover bid from Five Arrows Principal Investments (the European private equity fund of Rothschild & Co). Harvest is a software publisher for wealth management professionals. Pléiade Investissement became shareholder in March 2011.
Aéroplast Industries has achieved its second build-up with the acquisition of Crozet, specialized in micro-cutting for medical, aeronautic, space and connectic fields. The company is certified ISO 13485 and ISO9001. His chairman Sébastien Crozet joins the group and the capital of Aeroplast Industries.
Le Grenier à Pain
Le Grenier à Pain achieved its first build-up with the acquisition of the seven bakeries in the Lalos group. Thanks to that operation, Le Grenier à Pain has consolidated its position in the Paris area and is now owns around 35 shops in France with other licenses abroad. According to the group's business model, several key managers from Le Grenier à Pain have been invited to become shareholders of the bakeries acquired.
Pléiade Investissement acquired a stake in the start-up Early Metrics alongside the management team, Antoine Baschiera et Sébastien Paillet, to support them in the company's french and international development. Pleiade Venture, Raise Venture, Fimalac (Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, ex-CEO of Fitch Ratings) and CF Partners (Carle family) also became shareholders through this fundraising led by Pléiade Investissement. Based in Paris, Early Metrics is the first French agency offering a rating dedicated to start-ups or innovative small companies. Thanks to its own rating model, the firm is able to measure the probability of growth for such companies for the next 2 to 3 years and to give an estimation of their sustainability, through a grade ranging from 0 to 100.
Le Grenier à Pain
Pléiade Investissement acquired a stake in Le Grenier à Pain alongside the new chairman Carlos Verkaeren to support him in the group's build-up development plan. The selling founder retains an active role in the company and remains as a minority shareholder. Le Grenier à Pain is a traditional premium bakery group with nearly 30 shops in France as well as ten licenses abroad.
Divalto and Pléiade Investissement renewed their partnership through a 4th LBO financing progressive buy-in of the company by key managers. The transaction gives the group financial perspective in order to achieve its strategic plan. Divalto is a software company publishing ERP and CRM products designed for small and medium-sized companies, mainly targeting the wholesale, industry and service sectors.
Aéroplast Industries achieved its first build-up with the acquisition of CF Plastiques, a specialist in the machining of thermoplastic parts. Its specific know-how is based on the dry machining of implantable medical parts. The company is certified ISO 13485, the quality standard for medical devices, EN9100 and ISO9001.
Pléiade Investissement acquired a stake in Euromip alongside Jean-Philippe Louis to support him in the company's internal and external development. Based in Paris, Euromip is a distributor of custom-made electronic components and sub-assemblies, particularly for the aeronautical, space and defense industries (certified EN9100) : applications with high specifications such as protection, electromagnetic compatibility, high voltage, power, high temperature, radio frequency.
Nova Lease Solutions (NLS), a financial player providing scalable lease contracts, has merged with its counterpart Technofinance. The move is part of the growth plan set out when NLS capital was opened up to Pléiade Investissement just over a year ago. This will strengthen the group's capacities in the field of medical equipment.
In March 2018, Pléiade Investissement sold its stake in SES-Imagotag (Alternext) through the takeover bid from the chinese group BOE Technology (world’s largest manufacturer of smartphone display). SES-Imagotag is the worldwide N°1 supplier for Electronic Shelf Labeling (ESL) solutions for mass retail. Pléiade Investissement became shareholder in 2009.
Between 2017 and 2018, Pléiade Investissement sold on the market its stake in Environnement SA (Alternext), European leading company in air pollution measurement. Pléiade became shareholder in march 2011.