Archers advises EDRIP on a buy-out on ACB Group


ACB Group is entering a new phase of growth with CABESTAN Capital 2, the small caps fund of Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, alongside the management team led by its CEO, Gilles Rigon.

With a turnover of € 24 million, ACB Group is one of the top 10 European manufacturers of high-reliability PCBs for applications in harsh environments. Integrating a strong technological content, its specific and complex solutions are produced in medium and small series for large contractors in telecommunications, medical, civil avionics, defense and space.

The Group has two leading industrial sites in Dendermonde in Belgium and Malville in the north of Nantes and employs 170 people. ACB carries out two thirds of its turnover abroad and intends to increase its exposure in the coming years, both organic growth and external growth.

The financing of the transaction was supplemented by a senior debt arranged by Société Générale and subscribed by LCL and BNP Paribas.

L’équipe d’Archers dans le cadre de cette opération était composée de :

– Marc Baffreau, Guillaume Bain et Sabine Hossenbaccus (corporate)
– Hélène Testeil (debt financing)
– Arnaud Viard (audit and tax structuring)

Autres conseils juridiques de l’opération :

Selling shareholders: Depardieu (Guillaume Touttee, Raphaëlle De Gabrielli)
SG, LCL and BNP Paribas: Herbert Smith Freehills (Laure Bonin, Fabien Communier)