Since its inception in 2005, Callisto has conducted more than a hundred mandates on behalf of Management teams in transactions of various size, on both primary and secondary Buy-Outs.

Callisto has been exposed to a number of various transaction situations and buyers (french and international investment funds, long term funds, infrastructure funds, industrial buyers etc.).

Callisto is mainly active in France, but also in other European countries.

Hereafter are some references:

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  • PAREX

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    PAREX is a global producer of construction related chemicals and building materials 

    Callisto advised the management team of PAREX:

    2019: acquisition by Sika (listed global swiss manufacturer of specialty chemicals and building materials) from CVC (Valuation: > 2 000M€)

     

  • Domidep

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    Domidep is the top 5 retirement home operator in France

     

    Callisto advised the management team of Domidep:

    2019: acquisition by I-Squared from the Founder and UI Gestion (Valuation: 1 100M€)

  • Cromology

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    Cromology is a global player in decorative painting

    Callisto advised the management team of Cromology:

    2019: €125M equity injection from Wendel in the context of the debt restructuring

  • April

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    April is a French insurance broker

    Callisto advised the management team:

    2019: acquisition by CVC of a controlling stake from the founder, entailing a public tender offer (Valuation: ca. €900M)

  • Areas

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    Areas is the top 3 travel catering operator

    Callisto advised the management team:

    2019: spin-off from Elior and acquisition by PAI (Valuation: € 1 500M)

  • Hana Group

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    Hana Group is an operator of food kiosks in supermarkets and transport areas

    Callisto advised the management team of Hana Group:

    2019: acquisition by Permira from TA Associates (Valuation: ca. €400M)

  • Courir

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    Courir is a leading French retailer of sneakers

    Callisto advised the management team of Courir:

    2019: acquisition by Equistone from Rallye (Valuation: 283M€)

  • Nemera

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    Nemera is a world leader in the design, development and manufacturing of drug delivery devices for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and generics industries

    Callisto advised the management team of Nemera (ex. Rexam Healthcare):

    2014: acquisition by Montagu Private Equity from Alstom (Valuation: 730 M€)

    2019: acquisition by Astorg from Montagu Private Equity (Valuation: 1 000 M€)

  • Digit RE

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    Digit RE is a group of six companies specialized in real estate activities

    Callisto advised the management team of Digit RE:

    2018: acquisition by LFPI from Artémis (Valuation: nd.)

  • Groupe Delachaux

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    The Delachaux Group is a global player in mission-critical engineered solutions in technology-intensive strategic markets

    Callisto advised the management team of Delachaux:

    2018: acquisition by CDPQ from CVC (Valuation: ca. €1 300M)

  • Kidiliz Group

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    Kidiliz Group is the relevant leader in childrenwear fashion

    Callisto advised the management team of Kidiliz:

    2018: acquisition by Semir from founders (Valuation: nd.)

  • Zentiva

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    Zentiva is an international pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing modern generic pharmaceutical products

    Callisto advised the management team of Zentiva:

    2018: acquisition by Advent from Sanofi (Valuation: ca. €2 000M)

  • Averys

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    Averys is a European leader in the supply of storage systems

    Callisto advised the management team of Averys:

    2008: acquisition by LBO France from 21 Centrale Partners (Valuation: ca. 180 M€)
    2013: in the context of the acquisition of Stow
    2015: acquisition by Equistone Partners Europe from LBO France (Valuation: nd)
    2018: acquisition by Blackstone from Equistone (Valuation: nd)

  • Besson Chaussures

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    Besson Chaussures sells a wide range of shoes through a network of physical stores and on an online sales website

    Callisto advised the management team of Besson:

    2018: acquisition by Weinberg Capital Partners and Groupe Philippe Ginestet from Vivarte (Valuation: ca. €220M)

  • Idex

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    Idex is an integrated operator of energy infrastructure assets

    Callisto advised the management team of IDEX:

    2018: acquisition by Antin Infrastructure from Cube Infrastructure (Valuation: ca. €1 300M)

  • DIAM

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    DIAM is the leader in the creation, the development, the production and the installation of merchandising solutions

    Callisto advised the management team of Diam:

    2016: acquisition by Ardian Expansion from LBO France (Valuation: ca. 140 M€)
    2018: acquisition by Management and EMZ from Ardian Expansion (Valuation: ca. 350 M€)

  • Albéa

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    Albéa is one of the world's leading beauty and personal care packaging companies

    Callisto advised the management team of Albéa:

    2018: acquisition by PAI Partners from Sun Capital (Valuation: ca. $1 500M)

  • Fives

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    Fives designs and supplies machines and ready-to-work factories for the metals, automotive, aerospace, logistics and energy industries

    Callisto advised the management team of Fives:

    2018: acquisition by CDPQ and PSP from Ardian (Valuation: ca. €1 400M)

  • ADB Safegate

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    ADB Safegate is a global airport performance solutions provider

    Callisto advised the management team of ADB Safegate:

    2017: acquisition by The Carlyle Group from PAI (Valuation: ca. 900 M€)

  • MCS

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    Credit management services provider in France focused on both complementary lines of business: debt purchasing and debt servicing

    Callisto advised the management team of MCS:

    2017: acquisition by BC Partners from Cerberus (Valuation: ca. 400 M€)

  • Bruneau

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    Bruneau is a leader in the distance selling of office supplies, furniture and accessories

    Callisto advised the management team of Bruneau:

    2015 : acquisition by Weinberg Capital Partners from Argosyn (Valuation : ca. 100 M€)
    2017 : acquisition by Equistone from Weinberg CP (Valuation : ca. 250 M€)

  • Third Bridge (Ex Cognolink)

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    Third Bridge provides its clients with access to industry experts and market study

    Callisto advised the management team of Third Bridge:

    2017: acquisition by IK Investment Partners from Founders (Valuation: nd)

  • Elsan (ex Vedici)

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    Elsan is one of France's leading players in private healthcare (medicine, surgery and obstetrics)

    Callisto advised the management team of Elsan (ex Vedici):

    2014: Acquisition of an equity stake by CVC alongside founders and the Management (Valuation: nd)
    2015: acquisition of Vitalia by Elsan alongside Management & CVC
    2017: acquisition of Médipôle Partenaires by Elsan alongside CVC

  • Chryso

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    Chryso is a speciality chemical group dedicated to the construction materials

    Callisto advised the management team of Chryso:

    2017: acquisition by Cinven from LBO France (Valuation: ca. 530 M€)