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August debouzy advises Argos Wityu in connection with the acquisition of Factum Group, a leading independent leasing solutions boker in france

Communiqué Corporate | 13/06/18 | 2 min. | Julien Aucomte Isabelle Hadoux-Vallier Marie Danis Renaud Christol Marie Valentini Laure Khemiri Leslie Ginape Diane Reboursier

Argos Wityu, the independent European private equity group, announces the acquisition of a majority stake in Factum Group, one of the largest French independent providers of operating leasing services for equipment, alongside the management team, in a leveraged buy-out transaction.

As part of the transaction, Naxicap Partners, SWEN Capital Partners and Euro Capital sell all their stake in the Factum Group, whose objective is now, with the support of Argos Wityu, to strengthen the group in its core business lines, to introduce new innovative and digital services and to extend its geographical footprint, in order to become a leading player in France and Europe in evolutive rental leasing of IT, medical and industrial equipment as well as for vehicle fleet.

August Debouzy's team was composed of Julien Aucomte, partner, Laure Khemiri and Maxime Legourd, lawyers, for corporate and transactional aspects, Olivier Moriceau, counsel, Antoine Reboulot and Leslie Ginape, lawyers, for competition aspects, Renaud Christol, counsel, for employment law aspects, Diane Reboursier and Isabelle Hadoux-Vallier, counsel, as well as Marie Danis, partner, and Marie Valentini, lawyer.

Argos Wityu was also advised on tax aspects by the law firm Arsene, with Franck Chaminade, Charles Dalarun and Ludovic Genet.

The founders of Factum Group were advised by De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, with Jean-François Pourdieu, and by Sequoia Avocats, with Jean-Jacques François and Antonia Luciani. Naxicap Partners was advised by Edge Avocats, with Stéphanie Dourdin and Mathieu Lochardet. SWEN Capital Partners was advised by Fieldfisher, with Jean-Baptiste Van De Voorde.

About Argos Wityu

Argos Wityu is an independent private equity group with offices in Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Luxembourg, Milan and Paris. Since inception in 1989, the group has invested in more than 75 SMEs (Enterprise Value ranging from 25 to 200 million euros). Its majority ownership investments range between 10 and 100 million euros. With nearly 1 billion euros under management dedicated to acquisitions, the group develops an investment strategy on complex transactions focused on transformation and growth as opposed to leverage. Its entrepreneurial approach is characterized by close proximity to management teams and by strong support to implement their strategic projects

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