Groupe Etienne has been sold to Alliance Etiquettes backed by Activa Capital

by / Friday, 01 June 2018 / Published in Press Release

Groupe Etienne has been sold to Alliance Etiquettes backed by Activa Capital

Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it represented the shareholders of Groupe Etienne (“the Group”) in its sale to Alliance Etiquettes, portfolio company of private equity group Activa Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Groupe Etienne is a leading player of the French wine label industry with a strong regional footprint in the main wine producing areas and a demonstrated ability to be a market consolidator. The Group benefits from an excellent reputation, providing best-in-class quality of services to its +1,000 active clients (mostly winegrowers, cooperatives and wine merchants). The product portfolio mainly includes adhesive and traditional labels as well as high-end marketing products sold to the cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and wine and spirit sectors.

Lincoln acted as the exclusive sell-side advisor to the shareholders, working closely with the Group’s management team and shareholders throughout the sale process. Lincoln’s assignment included M&A advisory expertise and managing the marketing, due diligence and negotiation phases of the engagement.

About Lincoln International

Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and joint ventures and partnering advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With twenty offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest.

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