The Enso group, which is operating three subsidiaries, offers an ERP range backed by web-based management solutions. Since 1994, PLDiffusion has developed and sold payroll and accounting software for temporary staffing businesses as well as a vertical ERP. In 2008, the Group launched Domino, an ERP dedicated to personal & household services businesses, followed in 2013 by Armado, an electronic document and process portal (electronic signature, etc.). In this area, the Group can harness growth opportunities through cross-selling. It now intends to make this a priority while developing fresh new vertical solutions.
In addition, the founding managers, who all own an equal stake and are between 51 and 56 years old, are setting up seamless succession arrangements. The Group needs to ensure skills and knowledge to be passed on by the four top managers to a middle management, strengthen its leadership in temporary staffing by making its product solutions more flexible and innovative (SaaS and Cloud offering) and continue winning new customers in the personal & household services market.
"It's a bet on the future", explains Christophe Meyer, Chairman of the Enso group. "We have chosen a trusted partner who understands our business and is focusing on strategic aspects without impinging upon the operational side. As well as a boost to our finances thanks to Crédit Mutuel Equity's investment, the business is gaining additional resources that it can draw on to begin industrialising its offering. We are targeting revenue of €18 million within 5 years."
"We are delighted to be drawing up a roadmap together with a company that has an undisputed leadership and a proven business model, delivering double-digit growth since 2014. We rapidly established a high-quality relationship with the management team, which has prepared an ambitious organic growth plan. What's more, our portfolio of temporary staffing and digital services shareholdings may provide them with additional opportunities", added Romain Peiffer, Principal at Crédit Mutuel Equity.
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Christophe Meyer, Chairman
Isabelle Melin, CEO PLD
Thierry Barbaras, Head of Development
Léonard Murano, Head of Sales
Crédit Mutuel Equity counsel and legal audit: Duteil Avocats (Guillaume Jarry, Florent Gassies)
Counsel to management: Lexing Alain Bensoussan Avocats (Pierre-Yves Fagot, Marielle Ouattara)
Strategic and technological due diligence: One Man Support (Karolyn Favreau)
Financial due diligence: Deloitte & Associés (Philippe Serzec, Bruno Lettermann, Marie Heinz)
HR due diligence: Fromont Briens
Tax due diligence: CMS Francis Lefebvre
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