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:

All references

Mid cap

Large cap

  • Almaviva

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    Fourth largest private hospital group in France

    Callisto advised the management team of Almaviva:

    2021: acquisition by Wren House from Antin Infrastructure Partners (Valuation: €1,600m)

  • Egis

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    Egis develops intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to environmental problematics

    Callisto advised the management team of Egis:

    2021: acquisition by Tikehau from the CDC (Valuation: €800m)

  • Novasep

    NOVASEP

    Leading international provider of services for the Life Science industry, based on specialized technologies

    Callisto advised the management team of Novasep:

    2021: acquisition by PharmaZell (Bridgepoint) from debt investors (Valuation: €1,000m)

  • Jimmy Fairly

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    French eyewear brand, which offers affordable luxury eyewear

    Callisto advised the Management team of Jimmy Fairly:

    2021: acquisition by HLD from Experienced Capital (Valuation: €150m)

  • 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. €100m)

    2017: acquisition by Equistone from Weinberg CP (Valuation : ca. €250m)

    2021: acquisition by Towerbrook from Equistone (Valuation : ca. €475m)

  • Panzani

    PANZA

    Dry pasta, couscous, sauces and semolina producer

    Callisto advised the management team of Panzani:

    2021: acquisition by CVC from Ebro Foods (Valuation: €550m)

  • Grandir

    GRANDIR

    Leading player in the global childcare and early education market

    Callisto advised the Management team of the Grandir Group:

    2021: acquisition by Infravia from Eurazeo and BPI (Valuation: ca. €800m)

  • Ermewa

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    Ermewa Group is a European leader for industrial railcars and tank containers leasing services

    Callisto advised the Management team of Ermewa :

    2021: acquisition by DWS and CDPQ from SNCF (Valuation: €3.2bn)

  • Photonis

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    Photonis is a worldwide leader in optronic components (night vision)

    Callisto advised the Management team of Photonis :

    2021: acquisition by HLD from Ardian (Valuation: €370m)

  • Cooper

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    Cooper is a pan-European platform that manufactures OTC medicines, dietary supplements and medical devices

    Callisto advised the Management team of Cooper :

    2021: acquisition by CVC from Charterhouse (Valuation: €2,200m)

  • Lagarrigue

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    Lagarrigue specializes in the design and tailor-made manufacturing of major orthopedic equipment, such as prosthetics and orthotics, for patients suffering from permanent or temporary disability

    Callisto advised the Management team of Lagarrigue :

    2021: acquisition by Naxicap from Ardian Expansion (Valuation: €480m)

  • Invoke

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    Invoke develops specialized software for managing financial, tax and regulatory information

    Callisto advised the Management team of Invoke:

    2021: acquisition by ISAI & Sagard from the founders (Valuation: c. €50m)

  • Groupe Crystal

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    Crystal is a French independent financial advisor offering services for expatriates and interprofessional channels

    Callisto advised the Management team of the Crystal Group:

    2021: acquisition by Apax Partners from the founders (Valuation: > €100m)

  • Third Bridge

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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: minority investment from IK Investment Partners alongside the Founders (Valuation: nd)

    2021 : minority investment from Astorg and exit of IK Investment Partners (Valuation: nd)

  • Proengin

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    Proengin delivers Threat Management solutions including sensors, visualization systems, data sharing, networking, and data management

    Callisto advised the Management team of Proengin:

    2020: acquisition by Qualium from Capital Export (Valuation: < €100m)

  • Finaxy

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    Finaxy is a French multi-specialist B2B and B2C insurance broker

    Callisto advised the Management team of Finaxy :

    2020: acquisition by Ardian Expansion from Equistone (Valuation: €150m)

  • Odigo

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    Odigo is an omni-channel cloud platform that supports companies in the management of their customer interactions

    Callisto advised the Management team of Odigo :

    2020: acquisition by Apax Partners from Capgemini (Valuation: n.c)

  • Euro Ethnic Foods

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    Euro Ethnic Food owns and operates the grocery section of leading food retailer Grand Frais

    Callisto advised the Management team of Euro Ethnic Foods


    2020: acquisition by PAI Partners from the group Grand Frais (Valuation: €1000m)

  • Groupe Inovie

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    Inovie is a leading independent medical diagnostic provider in France

    Callisto advised the Management team of Group Inovie


    2020: acquisition by Ardian from biologist consortium (Valuation: > €1bn)

  • Covage

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    Covage is the 4th largest fibre wholesale operator in France

    Callisto advised the management team of Covage:

    2020: acquisition by Altice from Cube Infrastructure (Valuation: €1 000M)

  • 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
    2020: acquisition by KKR from CVC (Valuation: ca. €3 700M)

  • Curium

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    Curium is a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of radiopharmaceutical products and supporting services used in molecular imaging

    Callisto advised the management team of Curium:

    2016: acquisition by Capvest Partners from IBA and SK Capital Partners (Valuation: ca. 200 M€)
    2020: restructuring of Curium's shareholder base (Valuation: > 2 000 M€)

  • Meilleurtaux

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    Meilleurtaux is the leading web-based real estate loan broker

    Callisto advised the management team of Meilleurtaux:

    2013: acquisition by Equistone PE from BPCE (Valuation: nd)
    2017: acquisition by Goldman Sachs from Equistone PE (Valuation: ca. €260M)
    2020: acquisition by Silver Lake from Goldman Sachs (Valuation: ca. €750M)

  • Vivalto Vie

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    Vivalto Vie is a retirement home operator in France

    Callisto advised the management team of Vivalto Vie:

    2020: investment in Vivalto Vie by Amundi PEF and SG Capital Partenaires (Valuation: > €200M)