A major company in its sector in France, the Voyageurs du Monde Group (sales of €427 million in 2017) enjoys a very strong reputation - chiefly with the Voyageurs du Monde, Comptoir des Voyages and Original Travel brands for tailor-made travel and Terres d'Aventure, Nomade Aventure, KE Adventure and Allibert Trekking for adventure travel - and offers a high level of customer satisfaction, based on the expertise of its staff, highly developed top quality services and very high level of social responsibility.
This success stems from the professionalism of the Group's employees and its top-notch management team, led by Jean-François Rial, Alain Capestan, Lionel Habasque, Loïc Minvielle and Frédéric Moulin, who together will maintain control of the group's holding company.
On the strength of its achievements in France and developments in the United Kingdom and North America, the Voyageurs du Monde Group is looking to step up its international expansion. To do this, it will now be able to rely on Crédit Mutuel Equity (formerly CM-CIC Investissement) as a long-term financial shareholder, a leading name in France with operations worldwide.
"We're very proud to be working with Voyageurs du Monde as we share a vision and common values with its management team about the role of a travel agent and its development. We have therefore been able to quickly build up trust and mutual understanding, as well as allowing Voyageurs du Monde to benefit from our investment model using our own capital, which is well suited to the long term," explains Thierry Martin, Senior Principal at Crédit Mutuel Equity.
"To allow for peace of mind in rolling out the Group's growth strategy, which is based on its positions outside France, we wanted to put together a new solid shareholding base with Crédit Mutuel Equity, which is able to support Voyageurs du Monde strategically and financially in its future expansion," adds Alain Capestan, Chief Executive Officer of Voyageurs du Monde.
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Sellers' investment bank / M&A advisor
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