Ardian erwirbt Mehrheitsbeteiligung an Speziallogistiker Staci

Kate­gorie: Private Equity
9. Okto­ber 2019

Paris - Ardian, eines der weltweit führen­den Invest­men­thäuser, erwirbt die Mehrheit an Staci, einem führen­den europäis­chen Spezial­lo­gis­tiker von Copeba.  Das Manage­­ment-Team angführt von Thomas Mortier beteiligt sich neben Ardian ebenso wie die Invest­­ment-Teams der Société Générale’s.

Staci wurde 1989 gegrün­detes und ist ein in Europa mark­t­führen­der unab­hängiger Anbi­eter von inno­v­a­tiven B2B- und B2B2C-Logis­tik-Lösun­­gen für Unternehmen. Staci verfügt über ein einzi­gar­tiges Know-how im Manage­ment komplexer und skalier­barer Logis­tik­abläufe, wie z.B. im Umgang mit einer Vielzahl von Liefer­an­ten und Liefer­stellen, kleinen Stück­zahlen, Sonder­for­maten sowie Produk­ten mit und ohne Barcode. Insbeson­dere hat sich das Unternehmen eine starke Exper­tise in der Logis­tik von Werbung und Promo­tion­s­me­dien aufge­baut.

Staci beschäftigt rund 1.900 Mitar­beiter und erwirtschaftete 2018 einen Umsatz von mehr als 250 Millio­nen Euro. Das Unternehmen betreibt 25 Lager in Benelux, Frankre­ich, Deutsch­land, Ital­ien, Spanien und Großbri­tan­nien.

Staci has a lead­ing posi­tion in its market niche, based on a model of pool­ing its ware­houses and resources and its port­fo­lio of services, which are all built around a propri­etary IT system. Staci is present through­out Europe with a wide spec­trum of clients rang­ing from multi­na­tional groups to local compa­nies across several sectors, includ­ing food, health and cosmet­ics, tele­coms and finan­cial services. Staci has about 1,900 employ­ees and gener­ated more than 250 million euros in turnover in 2018.

Thomas Mortier, CEO of Staci, said: “Staci employ­ees are delighted to open this new page in the company’s history with Ardian. The manage­ment team has rein­vested very signif­i­cantly in the busi­ness and we share the same values and vision with the Ardian team with regards to Staci’s devel­op­ment strat­egy in France and abroad. I would like to thank our employ­ees, part­ners and share­hold­ers for their commit­ment, support and profes­sion­al­ism, which every day contribute to the qual­ity of the services we provide to our customers.“

Lise Faucon­nier, Manag­ing Direc­tor, and Alexan­dre Vannelle, Direc­tor at Ardian Buyout, said: “We are proud to invest in Staci to accel­er­ate the next phase of its devel­op­ment and to support Thomas Mortier and his team. The high qual­ity of the rela­tion­ships estab­lished, and their strong growth reflect the company’s excel­lence. Along­side the manage­ment team, we will continue to develop Staci and consol­i­date its pres­ence in key geograph­i­cal areas through strate­gic acqui­si­tions, in a market that is still very frag­mented.“

Jean-Marie Laurent Josi, CEO, and Charles-Henri Chaliac, Member of the Exec­u­tive Commit­tee of Cobepa, said: “We are delighted to have been able to support Thomas Mortier and his team in the execu­tion of a truly trans­for­ma­tive strate­gic plan for the Staci Group, which has been able to both strengthen its posi­tion in its local market, while fulfill­ing its inter­na­tional ambi­tions and simul­ta­ne­ously strength­en­ing links with its main customers. The Group’s unique know-how, coupled with its strong poten­tial for organic and acquis­i­tive growth, enables it to move smoothly into its new devel­op­ment phase with the support of Ardian.”

Staci is the fifth invest­ment of Ardian’s Buyout team in 2019. With 49 employ­ees in Paris, Frank­furt, Milan and London, the team invests in high-qual­ity mid- and large-cap compa­nies across West­ern Europe, apply­ing trans­for­ma­tion strate­gies that enable them to become world lead­ers in their niche markets.

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