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Commited family shareholder

Stags

An investment holding company dedicated to Private Equity

of Philippe Louis-Dreyfus and his family

Our strategy

With a long industrial and entrepreneurial history, Stags is an agile minority investor supporting long-term growth projects

Stags provides family, flexible and patient capital within SMEs / ETIs with solid foundations in order to actively participate in their development

France

alone or alongside partners

Abroad

alongside local investors in the context of syndicated deals

Investment criteria

  • Secteur

    Sectors: healthcare, services, industry, digital, agriculture and food & education

  • Croissance

    History of growth and profitability

  • Concurrence

    Strong competitive position

  • Taille

    Critical mass of more than € 30M turnover

  • Portfolio

    For more than 10 years, Stags has built a portfolio of holdings based on sectoral and geographic diversity

    • Portfolio
    • Sold
    • Industry
    • Healthcare
    • Digital
    • Services
    • Agri-food
    • Education
    Industry
    FR
    2017
    • Portfolio

    Dourdin – Specialist in the making of decorative parts, branding and personalisation of motor vehicles

    Run by Erik and Marc Dourdin, the group, named after the two, is a specialist in decorative solutions for the automotive industry. Initially focused on adhesive film, the group has diversified its range of products and technologies to offer a wide range of solutions to its customers.

    Dourdin is a master of, among other things, the technologies of adhesive film, chroming, metal transformation, insert moulding and casting.

    Dourdin operates in 4 countries (France, Portugal, Romania and Turkey) and caters to both car manufacturers and equipment suppliers, mainly in the European market.

    Site web
    FR
    2015
    • Portfolio

    Serta – Designer and manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders

    Design and production of hydraulic solutions for the agricultural, handling and construction sectors.

    The group has a customer portfolio of major international manufacturers which it serves on all continents from manufacturing sites based in France, Bulgaria and China.

    Site web
    FR
    2015
    • Portfolio

    Orca – Manufacturer of innovative technical fabrics

    Leader in the design, manufacture and worldwide distribution of high value-added technical fabrics and films. The FCG Group has grown both organically and through acquisitions to become a pan-European leader in the production of technical composite materials through its three brands: ORCA, Fait Plast and Angeloni.

    Site web
    FR
    2014
    • Portfolio

    Cestas – Solar power plant

    The Cestas ground-mounted power plant inaugurated in December 2015 is the most powerful in Europe. Made up of nearly one million modules, the plant covers 250 hectares of land and has a power output of 300MW, equivalent to the domestic consumption of the city of Bordeaux. The design and construction of the plant was entrusted to a consortium consisting of Eiffage, Schneider Electric and Krinner. Clemessy and Schneider Electric are responsible for operation and maintenance. The photovoltaic plant is directly connected to the RTE network, which has adapted its electricity network in order to connect it to this production site.

    Healthcare
    D
    2022
    • Portfolio

    CeramTec – developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramic components

    CeramTec is a manufacturer and supplier of technical ceramics mainly for the healthcare sector since 1903 and is active at production sites in Europe, USA and Asia.

    Website
    CH
    2021
    • Portfolio

    Swixx – Commercializing partner in CEE for pharma companies

    Swixx BioPharma is designed to fully replace biopharma, OTC and medical device multinationals’ subsidiaries or business units in those countries, or therapeutic areas of CEE, that the multinational chooses not to enter, or to exit.

    Website
    FR
    2021
    • Portfolio

    DomusVi – Residential care and services for seniors

    European operator of residential care facilities for the elderly.

    Website
    D
    2020
    • Portfolio

    Vidacura – Residential care and services for seniors

    US
    2020
    • Portfolio

    Eyecare – Eye care centres

    Leading group of eye care centres in the United States

    Website
    US
    2020
    • Portfolio

    Fast Pace Health – Urgent care centres

    Leading group of urgent care centres in Southeast and Midwest America

    Website
    US
    2019
    • Portfolio

    Upstream – Outpatient physical therapy

    US largest pure player providing outpatient physical therapy in the US.
    The group operates through more than 700 rehabilitation centers in which the practitioners are also shareholders.

    Website
    AU
    2019
    • Portfolio

    Device Technologies – Distributor of orthopaedic equipment and surgical assistance equipment

    Australia’s and New Zealand’s leading independent distributor of medical equipment. The group operates in the fields of orthopaedics, surgical assistance, sterilisation and dermatological products for public and private hospitals.

    Site web
    FR
    2017-2019
    • Sold

    Domidep – Residential care and services for seniors

    National operator of residential care facilities for the elderly throughout France.

    Site web
    Digital
    GB
    2022
    • Portfolio

    RLDatix – Healthcare Governance, Risk & Compliance SaaS Provider

    US
    2021
    • Portfolio

    Idera – Development of tools for software developers

    FR
    2019
    • Portfolio

    Believe – Label and artist solutions

    Specialist in the digital distribution of music to audio and video platforms. Since the 2015 acquisition of New York-based Tunecore.com, the group has become the global leader in the sector and by 2021 will have more than 1,000 employees in around 40 offices worldwide.

    Site web
    CA
    2018
    • Portfolio

    Centrilogic – Data hosting and IT services

    Canada’s leading provider of IT services and hosting solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. The company has offices in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong and operates data centres primarily in Canada and on the East Coast of the United States.

    Website
    FR
    2013 - 2016
    • Sold

    Sogelink – Paperless processing and exchange of construction site documents

    Publisher of business solutions applied to construction sites, networks and the organisation of public spaces through a paperless platform for administrative documents (www.dict.fr), which simplifies procedures prior to public works projects.

    The company is also able to offer a complete outsourced solution for these administrative procedures for construction companies, local authorities and network operators.

    Site web
    Services
    GB
    2021
    • Portfolio

    Davies – Business Service Outsourcer

    International provider of professional services and technology enabled outsourcing solutions to the insurance industry, for clients based in Great Britain, Ireland and North America

    Website
    FR
    2020
    • Portfolio

    Astr’in – Chartering, transport and logistics

    With 300 experts and 110 engines, Astr’in offers logistics and transport services to help its customers manage their supply chain in France and Europe

    Website
    US
    2019
    • Portfolio

    Allied Universal – Integrated security services

    Formed from the merger of Allied Barton and Universal Services in 2016, Allied Universal is North America’s leading security company, providing security guards and other security solutions. The company oversees more than 800,000 security guards with a strong presence in commercial property.

    Website
    US
    2018 - 2021
    • Sold

    Woolpert – Architecture, engineering, grospatial and strategic consulting firm

    Engineering company based in the United States specialising in infrastructure and major works (airports, bridges, dams, road networks, construction, etc.) for public-sector clients. Their activities combine architectural, urban planning, engineering and topographic work based on laser technology (LIDAR). The company has 800 engineers, is present in 13 states with 26 bases.

    Website
    FR
    2017
    • Sold

    Delta Service Location – Energy, pumping and groundwater solutions

    Provider of a comprehensive and unique range of energy and pumping services centred around 4 areas: temporary energy, pumping and dewatering, and crisis management.

    Centered around equipment rental or “turnkey” project management, DSL’s offer covers the entire country thanks to a network of 8 regional branches.

    Website
    US
    2017
    • Portfolio

    Ama Waterways – River cruise operator

    Luxury river cruises, mainly in Europe with a predominantly Anglo-Saxon customer base. The company has a fleet of 23 boats and carries more than 80,000 passengers per year.

    Site web
    FR
    2015 - 2018
    • Sold

    EuroDommages – High risk insurance broker

    Specialist in high risk insurance for cars and motorbikes. Marketed through a network of more than 2,000 brokers throughout France, the products designed by Eurodommages are intended for drivers who have had their insurance cancelled for reasons of loss, licence withdrawal or suspension.

    Site web
    HK
    2014
    • Portfolio

    Aden – Integrated Facility Management

    A multi-service group (catering, security, industrial cleaning and maintenance) that employs 26,000 people in more than 25 countries, mainly in South-East Asia and China, with a presence in over 60 cities.

    The group has a portfolio of around 1,500 clients consisting of large multinationals covering all sectors of the economy.

    Website
    FR
    2012 - 2014
    • Sold

    Arkadin – Collaborative business communication services

    FR
    2011
    • Portfolio

    SCT Telecom – Telecom operator

    Switchless alternative telecom operator, on the French SME market operating across the entire value chain: offer design, commercial approach, invoicing and after-sales service.

    Website
    Agri-food
    IT
    2019
    • Portfolio

    Acquaviva – Manufacturer of frozen pastries

    Leader in frozen pastry products in Italy, managed by Pierluigi Acquaviva, one of the founder’s three sons. The highly automated manufacturing plant is located near Naples and primarily produces croissants. The group serves more than 20,000 outlets throughout Italy, mainly bakeries and Cafés, Hotels and Restaurants.

    Website
    FR
    2019
    • Portfolio

    Haudecoeur – Importer and distributor of specialist food products

    Haudecoeur specialises in the import, packaging and distribution in France of grocery products (rice, semolina, pasta, dried fruit and vegetables, spices, sauces, soups, etc.) for people of North African, African, Asian and West Indian origin. The group distributes its products to supermarkets and over 1,200 retailers.

    Website
    Education
    FR
    2017 - 2021
    • Sold

    Children care – Confidentiel

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    Dourdin
    2017
    • Portfolio
    Serta
    2015
    • Portfolio
    Orca
    2015
    • Portfolio
    Cestas
    2014
    • Portfolio
    CeramTec
    2022
    • Portfolio
    Swixx
    2021
    • Portfolio
    DomusVi
    2021
    • Portfolio
    Vidacura
    2020
    • Portfolio
    Eyecare
    2020
    • Portfolio
    Fast Pace
    2020
    • Portfolio
    Upstream
    2019
    • Portfolio
    Device Technologies
    2019
    • Portfolio
    Domidep
    2017-2019
    • Sold
    RLDatix
    2022
    • Portfolio
    Idera
    2021
    • Portfolio
    Believe
    2019
    • Portfolio
    Centrilogic
    2018
    • Portfolio
    Sogelink
    2013 - 2016
    • Sold
    Davies
    2021
    • Portfolio
    Astr’in
    2020
    • Portfolio
    Allied Universal
    2019
    • Portfolio
    Woolpert
    2018 - 2021
    • Sold
    Delta Service Location
    2017
    • Sold
    Ama Waterways
    2017
    • Portfolio
    EuroDommages
    2015 - 2018
    • Sold
    Aden
    2014
    • Portfolio
    Arkadin
    2012 - 2014
    • Sold
    SCT Telecom
    2011
    • Portfolio
    Acquaviva
    2019
    • Portfolio
    Haudecoeur
    2019
    • Portfolio
    n.c.
    2017 - 2021
    • Sold

    Our team

    A professional and dedicated team

    We have set up a responsive team of professionals; a team that revolves around human relations

    Identity

    From commodity trading to investment holding

    Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) was originally the maritime branch of the Louis Dreyfus Group, a French family-run company founded in 1851 by Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, who started wheat trading in Alsace that same year. Over time, the Group diversified into energy, banking, telecoms and property.

    In 2007

    During a family shareholding reorganisation of the Louis Dreyfus Group, Philippe Louis-Dreyfus and his children took over 100% of LDA, the maritime branch of the group.

    In 2011

    Philippe Louis Dreyfus and his children decided to deploy part of the family assets in a Private Equity investment activity.

    Our history through some key dates

    1851

    1903

    1996

    2007

    2011

    2021

    Creation of the Louis Dreyfus Group

    Carol I, first boat owned by the LD Group, the beginning of the maritime branch

    Philip Louis-Dreyfus joins the family company and initiates diversification into maritime industrial activities

    Along with his children, Philippe Louis-Dreyfus buys LDA and creates STAGS, an investment holding company

    1st Private Equity investment

    STAGS celebrates its 10th anniversary

    Core values

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    Our long-terme vision

    Coming from a line of “family entrepreneurs” beginning in 1851, Stags sees itself as a long-term partner and wishes to support value-creating projects over the long term.

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    An entrepreneurial culture

    Like the Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group, the values of boldness, entrepreneurship and social cohesion are key elements of Stags’ culture.

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    A committed partner

    Stags wishes to be a true partner of the management teams through:

    • participation in strategic thinking;
    • involvement in external growth operations
    • offering access to its network in France and abroad.
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    A collective spirit

    Stags places great importance on human relations. Stags wishes to partner with managers who share the values of transparency, integrity and commitment.

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