Transcapital advises the Normandy-based cooperative group Agrial in the acquisition of Fromagerie Guilloteau.
Eurial, the dairy division of Agrial group, has acquired Fromagerie Guilloteau from Mr. Jean-Claude Guilloteau, founder and majority shareholder of the company.
Fromagerie Guilloteau owns three production sites in Rhône-Alpes (300 employees, sales of €65m) and processes there about 50 million litres of milk per year, for a total production of 8,400 tons of cheese. The company is famous on its market thanks to the brands Pavé d’Affinois and Fromager d’Affinois. It manufactures also goat cheese such as the PDO Rigotte de Condrieu.
Agrial has undertaken the acquisition through Eurial, its dairy division established with the recent merger of two cooperatives and whose activity represents 37% of the group’s consolidated sales.
Besides its M&A know-how in the frame of a highly competitive process, Transcapital teams relied on their industry expertise and on the quality of their relationship with the sellers.