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Ardian erwirbt Mehrheitsbeteiligung an Speziallogistiker Staci

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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