GEI and management have sold a significant stake in I-4S to Galiena Capital
Founded in 2012, I-4S is a rapidly growing, one-stop shop provider of mission tailored tactical rapid deployment shelter (RDS) solutions to the military and civil emergency markets. It designs, manufactures and maintains a vast array of RDS solutions, including military tents, soft-wall modular shelters, field hospitals, command posts, CBRN collective protection systems, etc., with a specific focus on deployment efficiency, safety and effectiveness. I-4S’ core expertise lies in its capacity to design and deliver solutions, combining its shelters with the integration of third-party, fully operational mission equipment, tailored to customers most stringent requirements.
Régis Ghérardini, Managing Director of I-4S, commented, “We are delighted to enter this next growth phase supported by Galiena Capital to help us to seize the numerous upcoming growth opportunities.”
Serge Peiffer, Partner at GEI, added, “We are pleased to continue to accompany I-4S’ management alongside Galiena Capital to create the European leader in military RDS solutions. Lincoln’s expertise in both private equity exits and the defense sector were key in conducting a dynamic and swift process.”
François Rispoli, Managing Director at Lincoln International, stated, “I-4S is an impressive success story led by two general managers, benefiting from great industry experience. Our team has been thrilled to work side-by-side with management and GEI to secure a successful transaction.”
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive sell-side advisor to I-4S’ shareholders throughout the sale process, providing mergers and acquisitions and debt advisory expertise. This included managing the preparatory, marketing, due diligence and negotiation phases of the transaction.
Lincoln acted as a true partner committed to supporting us daily over a demanding sell-side process, reaching the best outcome for I-4S and its shareholders.
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