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

  • 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 est un leader du conseil en gestion patrimoniale internationale

    Callisto a conseillé l’équipe de Management du Groupe Crystal:

    2021: acquisition par Astorg Parners auprès des fondateurs (Valorisation : > 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)

  • Elivie

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    Elivie provides home health care services

    Callisto advised the management team of Elivie:

    2020: acquisition by Ardian from HLD (Valuation: €900M)

  • Gerflor

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    Gerflor is a leading global manufacturer of flooring products

    Callisto advised the management team of Gerflor:

    2006: acquisition by Axa Private Equity, Equistone and Nixen Partners from PAI Partners (Valuation: €310M)
    2011: acquisition by ICG from Axa Private Equity (Valuation: ca. €500M)
    2020: acquisition by Cobepa of a majority stake from ICG (Valuation: ca. €1 600 M)

  • CEVA

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    Ceva is a global leading veterinary health company

    Callisto advised the management team of CEVA:

    2020: restructuring of CEVA's shareholder base with a transaction strengthening the Management's position as majority shareholder
    (Valuation: €4 800M)

  • Cérélia

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    Cérélia offers dough for pies, pizza, cakes, and pastries, as well as cake mix, brick pastry sheets, and filo pastry

    Callisto advised the management team of Cérélia:

    2020: acquisition by Ardian from IK Investment Partners (Valuation: €800M)

  • CLS

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    CLS is a worldwide company and pioneer provider of monitoring and surveillance solutions for Earth

    Callisto advised the management team of CLS:

    2020: acquisition by CNP from the CNES (Valuation: ca. €400M)

  • Smile

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    Smile is a European leader in integration and open source outsourcing solutions

    Callisto advised the management team of Smile:

    2019: acquisition by Keensight from Eurazeo PME (Valuation: > €200M)

  • Verallia

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    Verallia is the 3rd largest global manufactrurer of glass containers for food & beverage industry

    Callisto advised the management team of Verallia:

    2015: acquisition by Apollo from Saint Gobain (Valuation: ca. €2 900M)

    2019: IPO (Market Cap: €3 500M)