Torsten Wolf, former CEO of LPR
When preparing the spin-off of LPR from Algeco, Thibaut de Chassey and his team rapidly understood the key features of our unique, complex and capital intensive business and accordingly arranged a tailor-made financing structure. During our MBO, we developed a relationship of confidence with pragmatic shareholders in a shared project of value creation. With their support, we implemented a growth strategy which included a greenfield entry into a new country opening and a corporate acquisition.
Stephan Pham,CEO of France Elévateur, former CEO of Trigo
When I first met the Elaïs team in 2006, Trigo was operating only in France, in the automotive sector with 1,000 employees. After 5 years of MBO with this team, Trigo operates in 19 countries in Europe and Asia, employs 3,500 workers and serves several sectors including aerospace equipment, railway equipment, cosmetics and consumer electronics. The support of this team has been critical throughout the main transformation steps of our group: green field 3 operations in Asia (Turkey, China and India) between 2006 and 2008, the acquisition of Imagement (Central Europe) in 2007, and the negotiation of a joint-venture in Spain in 2010. In addition, in our day-to-day interactions, they were extremely reactive, and pertinent and helped us to focus on our long term objectives in a highly demanding, fast growth environment.
Olivier Drevon, CEO of SBD
The Elaïs team immediately understood and supported our strategic plan of acquiring smaller mental health clinics to transform them into units with critical size providing innovative and open healthcare services. Elaïs has been instrumental in executing acquisitions of new units, arranging the financing of significant real estate renovation programs with investors, and establishing new control tools and processes. From a modest private hospital of 40 beds acquired in 2011, SBD has become a national player with over 200 beds and places in three modern units with one of the widest mental health offering in the country.
Laurent Dumortier, co-founder of Sunaero
Sunaero had reached a strategic ceiling as a manufacturer of fast leak detection and repair systems for aircrafts. After having validated our transformation plan to become a global provider of fast detection and repair services to aircrafts, the Elaïs team provided support in the recruitment of a new CEO with a strong experience in aircraft maintenance and in the establishment of new control tools and processes.