INTEGRATION OF COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
Created in 1985, Sogetrel is a major player in the integration of communication networks across its territories. It has established itself as the preferred partner of major public / private operators and local authorities, particularly in the deployment of very high-speed networks. Sogetrel is also a leading player in the electronic security market as well as the communicating solutions market (smart objects and smart cities). Sogetrel employs around 4000 people covering France, Belgium and Switzerland. Its headquarters are in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris.
STAVE AND COOPERAGE
OAK NATION is the new number 2 French cooperage, combining the cooper groups Charlois and Nadalié.
Groupe Charlois: The history of the Charlois Group begins in 1807 between Burgundy and Loire Valley, in the forest of Bertranges, with Jean Charlois, splitter stave. In 1928, after three generations of activity in the forest, Eugène Charlois set up a splitting workshop in Murlin, the Maison Charlois. Then specialized in the selection of oaks, the cleft and the natural breeding of the stave, the Charlois Group is today the largest forestry operator in volume of oak of France and the undisputed leader on the French stave market.
Sylvain Charlois has led the development of activities since the early 2000s. Created in 2005, the Group has developed various complementary activities related to oak, which include the trades of stonemason, cooper, manufacturer of oak products for the oenology, railway tie producer and laboratory specializing in agri-food sectors.
Groupe Nadalié: For five generations "Nadalié" is renowned for its know-how in the manufacture of oak barrels. Located in the heart of the Médoc, it has become the leader in the Bordeaux universe, maintaining very privileged relations with very prestigious "Premier Grand Cru Classé" customers. The Nadalie cooperage controls the value chain, from logging to the production and marketing of barrels and oak products for oenology.
ERI is involved in renovation, maintenance and rehabilitation of all types of building for clients mainly composed of public and quasi-public operators. The company is headquartered in Fontenay-sous-Bois (94) and operates only in the Ile-de-France region.
Syclef designs, installs and maintains refrigeration and air conditioning equipment for the retail and agro industry. The Group’s clients are medium-size supermarkets and logistic warehouses in the agrobusiness.
Syclef is a multi-regional actor, mainly based in the South and the West of France. The group has more than 200 employees; most of them are refrigeration technicians.
Latour Capital and Management aim at creating a national actor while preserving the business agility of the group.
Primonial is a financial services company that selects, assembles and offers all types of investment solutions to wealth management professionals and their clients, in residential property and real estate funds, life insurance and annuities, structured products and asset management.
In 2015 Primonial had almost €12 billion assets under management or advisement and more than 500 employees.
ART PHOTOGRAPHS GALLERIES
Founded in 2006 by Paul-Antoine Briat and Alexandre de Metz, YellowKorner is a network of art galleries that edits and distributes art photographs in limited and numbered editions by renowned and/or promising artists. The company offers a broad selection of international photo production with a catalogue of more than 2000 photographs, which is continuously supplemented with new and exclusive works.
By inventing a new approach of the photography galleries, YellowKorner has become the main network for the world’s photographic galleries, with about 80 galleries opened worldwide and a presence in 25 countries in 2014.
MANUFACTURER OF SWIMMING POOL EQUIPMENT
Nextpool was founded in 2014 by current CEO and shareholder Régis Roux. Nextpool is the French leader in the bespoke swimming pool equipment market, designing, manufacturing and marketing just-in-time customized equipment delivered directly to end customers, for installation. Its activity can be divided into 4 areas:
Nextpool has 172 employees.
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY CONSULTANCY
Founded in 1994 by Bruno Delamotte, Risk&Co is a leading French consulting firm, with c. 220 employees, specializing in the areas of Security and Strategic Intelligence. The firm supports the business development of its clients abroad by preventing and managing the risks associated with their international development. The Group has recurring business in four areas:
International safety: Definion and implementation of site safety and security plans.
Strategic Analysis: Country risk analysis, intelligence and due diligence services.
Engineering consultancy: Risk analysis, technical audit, review of installations’ safety, electronic security project management support.
Mine clearance: Pyrotechnic decontamination and on-land / underwater mine clearance.
Present in over 30 countries, Risk&Co are leaders in all issues involving sovereign industries (energy, defence, telecommunications, …) and sensitive infrastructure projects in dangerous environments.
Risk&Co conducts an active build-up strategy.
In January 2014, Risk&Co acquired Epsilon-Consultants, a consulting firm specialised in security for buildings, widely-recognised by international institutions, central government, public institutions and private groups.
In July 2014, Risk&Co acquired Geomines, a French company specialised in pyrotechnical decontamination and on-land/underwater mine clearance.
In April 2015, Risk&Co acquired L J M Tech, a French company that designs, manufactures and distributes bespoke technical surveillance counter-measures products to serve the homeland security market and that trains government employees to the operation techniques of TSCM.
ENGINEERING AND CONSULTANCY
Oxand was created in 2002 as a spin-off of EDF and has become the leading international company in risk analysis for major projects and aging industrial infrastructure. Oxand's customers are large international groups, investors, operators and managers of high-stake works.
The Oxand Group has subsidiaries in 4 countries (Netherlands, Great Britain, Canada and Switzerland) and employs nearly 130 engineering consultants worldwide (doctorates or graduates from major scientific schools). Oxand has been exporting its services since 2005 and today makes c.60% of its turnover outside France.
Founded in 2008, Multiposting is the European leader in solutions for e-recruitment including the first multicast solution for jobs on the Internet.
In 2012, Latour Capital - accompanied by Kernel - acquired a majority stake in the start-up to accompany its founding shareholders, Gautier Machelon and Stéphane Le Viet, in the development of the company.
The company was sold to SAP, Europe's largest software company, in 2015. In less than four years, Multiposting activity has multiplied by nearly four, notably through the development of its sales abroad and the placing on the market of new products. To this date, Multiposting has enabled more than 15,000 recruiters to broadcast more than 20 million job advertisements and internship in nearly 50 countries and in 15 languages.
The company's teams counted about twenty people end of 2011 and approached the hundred in 2015.
The Proxiserve group offers a wide range of services to both communities and individuals for the installation, troubleshooting, repair or maintenance of housing "essentials" such as water, heating, air and renewable energy.
In December 2011, Proxiserve’s managers had chosen Latour Capital to accompany them in their MBO (spin-off of Veolia Environnement) and in the future development of their group. Since then, the group realised 5 build-ups.
In 4 years, the management team, strongly supported by Latour Capital, significantly developed all activities and dramatically improved the profitability of the company, particularly in the maintenance business that was in deficit.
In 2015, Latour Capital sold its stake in Proxiserve to management. Convinced of the remaining potential for development and profitability improvement, Latour Capital reinvested in a minority position alongside management and another minority financial investors entering.