Feedaxess is already a major French supplier of equipment to the foodservice and mass-market retail sectors, particularly following the acquisition of L2G and Seda, two well-known brands in the French professional kitchens and refrigerated display cases market. Its product range covers the whole foodservice chain, covering the kitchen worktable, back office, middle office and presentation. With its one-stop-shop business model, it has developed a business supplying products to large corporations (large-scale retailers) and other players in the out-of-home food market (via installers/resellers). It has 10,000 product lines and a high-performance integrated logistics operation, serving clients through four warehouses in Corbas, Genas, Cavaillon and Germany.
For its senior management team, Aloys and Dominique de Charry, the international market is now one of the group's key growth drivers. After its first cross-border acquisition in 2018, through which it entered Northern Europe, Feedaxess is now actively pursuing its sector consolidation strategy. With the active support of its new financial partner, the group wants to move to the next level in terms of scale, targeting both the European and North American markets.
"Crédit Mutuel Equity, which has solid networks in Germany, Switzerland and North America, will accompany us and advise us in our build-up strategy," explains Aloys de Charry. "We are planning to double our revenue in the next five years through organic growth and intra-group synergies, but also through acquisitions. We want to build up our design department to address heavy demand from our large-scale retail clients for turnkey shop-in-shop concepts."
"We were attracted by the business model and growth trajectory of this medium-sized business, which has all the hallmarks of a large one. Feedaxess is the only French equipment supplier to have developed in-house R&D, manufacturing and logistics capabilities, while also distributing a broad product range, sourced from its large network of 600 suppliers, across multiple channels. Under its two senior managers, the group has been able to develop genuine expertise in integrating acquisitions and effectively achieving commercial synergies through cross-selling, putting it in a good position to address new segments of the mass-market and foodservice industries. We will use all our expertise to accompany this SME with its international expansion," added Crédit Mutuel Equity's Nam Metzger.
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