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BDR InvestCaisse d'Epargne Haut de FranceGroupe Balland

I-DEAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTS FRANÇOIS DE BUHREN IN THE TAKEOVER OF GROUPE BALLAND.

Founded in 1991 by Yves Balland, the company specializes in continuing education for adults and offers a diversified range of programs on occupational risk prevention in the fields of handling, lifting, construction, safety (CHSCT, SST, PRAP), work at heights and electrical clearance. In addition to its national operations, the Balland Group mainly concentrates its activity within a radius of 200 km around its training centers (Montagny, St Symphorien, Auxerre and Sens) and issues 30,000 certificates annually. Thus, the company meets the expectations of more than 2,000 customers active in a variety of sectors (construction, food processing, distribution, local authorities, industry, energy, transport and logistics, temporary work and employment, etc.).

Yves Balland anticipated the transfer of his company in order to secure his assets while ensuring that the company’s teams have a project for the future. He placed his trust in Mr. François De Buhren, an experienced entrepreneur, who was convinced by the vision of the market in line with the development project.

Aware of the future development stakes for François De Buhren, the I-Deal Development teams responded to his expectations by introducing him to the financial contacts pursuing a patient capital logic and by defending under the best conditions his weight in the capital. Thus, they perceived at BDR Invest and CE HDF Capital an expertise and a flexibility making them the most relevant partners for the project.

“The teams of Ideal Development knew how to accompany the operation with pragmatism and commitment. At the same time a particular attention was brought to the financial structuring, so that it meets the requirements of anticipated growth in the short and medium term “, François De Buhren.

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  • THIERRY BLOCH

    Managing Director

    Born in Paris in 1982, Thierry Bloch has graduated from EMLV Business School (2005), as well as from the INSEEC’s financial engineering master (2005). He joined Frédéric Bonan in 2005 when I-Deal Development was launched, after an experience at Bank of Ireland – Coporate Banking (Dublin) and in a digital start up. He worked on […]

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    I-Deal Development advises the shareholders of Conserverie Fine Henri Piquet

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  • 4M InvestmentMendes Electricité

    I-DEAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISES 4M ON THE ACQUISITION OF MENDES ELECTRICITY

    A leading player in electrical engineering in housing renovation and new housing.

    2020
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  • Artesa

    I-DEAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISES AN ARTESA SHAREHOLDER ON THE SALE OF ITS SHARES

    Breton specialist in land decontamination and material valorization.

    2020
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  • Alan Allman AssociatesEC Solutions

    I-DEAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTS ALAN ALLMAN ASSOCIATES IN THE ACQUISITION OF EC SOLUTIONS IN CANADA

    I-Deal Development is once again accompanying its historical client, Alan Allman Associates, in its 4th Canadian acquisition and 27th acquisition since its creation.

    2020
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  • ACI GroupRabourdin

    I-DEAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTS ACI IN ITS ACQUISITION OF THE RABOURDIN GROUP

    Specialist in the manufacture and trade of special screws and bolts.

    2020
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  • 4M InvestmentChavinier

    I-Deal Development assists 4M Investment in the acquisition of the company Chavinier

    A specialist in the construction of electrical networks

    2020
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  • Alan Allman AssociatesOpus Finance

    I-DEAL DEVELOPMENT BRINGS OPUS FINANCE CLOSER TO ALAN ALLMAN ASSOCIATES

    Management consulting firm specializing in the field of finance and banking risk management.

    2020
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  • AcretioSpace architecture

    I-DEAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISES ACRETIO INVESTMENT IN THE ACQUISITION OF SPACE ARCHITECTURE

    Accompaniment of Acretio Investissement, a consulting firm for the Energy markets.

    2020
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  • ACI GroupAS MECA BERNARD

    I-DEAL ACCOMPANIES ACI GROUPE IN ITS RAPPROCHEMENT WITH AS MECA BERNARD

    AS MECA BERNARD joins ACI Groupe to extend the industrial influence of the group by adding to the list of its activities precision machining for Defence and Armament as well as Energy including Nuclear and Petrol.

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  • Altidom

    I-DEAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTS THE FOUNDER OF THE COMPANY ALTIDOM IN HIS DISPOSAL OPERATION.

    The specialist in home help in the Paris region.

    2020
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