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April 28th, 2017Natixis Partners advised Denis Dumont for the reorganization of its ownership structure

Ardian, the independent private investment company, announced the signing of a deal to acquire a majority stake in Prosol group, the principal player of Grand Frais, the quality fresh food retailer. Denis Dumont, founder and majority shareholder of Prosol, will reinvest alongside Ardian, as will its management team, headed by Hervé Vallat, President of Prosol. Based in the Lyon region in France, Prosol, which is the cornerstone of the Grand Frais’ concept, has experienced exceptional growth in recent years. In the past few years, Prosol has opened 15-25 new Grand Frais stores a year, with the frequency of new site openings continuing to increase. The group, which today operates over 185 stores and has a turnover exceeding one billion euros, has established itself as France’s preferred specialised food retailer (OC&C study, 2016).

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M&A team:

Jean-Baptiste Marchand
Managing Partner

Benjamin Giner
Executive Director

Thomas d'Espois
Vice President

Simon le Guillou
Associate

Léa Escourrou
Analyst