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ACI GroupSigma GestionVissal

I-Deal Development assists Michel Ulryck, director of Vissal, and the fund Sigma Gestion in the sale of their shares to the ACI group

Founded in 1974 by its current director, Mr. Michel Ulryck, Vissal offers a diversified range of products and has developed new technologies to meet specific needs and growing demand. Indeed, many industrial sectors, such as the automotive, aeronautical, railway and naval industries, the construction sector or the distribution to the general public, depend on this niche market. The market leader in fasteners has joined the ACI Group’s ecosystem, with the aim of covering the entire distribution of fasteners in France.

Since 2009, Vissal has been supported by Sigma Gestion as a minority investor. The investment fund offers capital investment solutions for small and medium-sized companies in many sectors such as industry, engineering and renewable energies. Created in 2004, the fund has invested nearly €250 million in over 200 growing French SMEs. Based on a relationship of trust, their objective is to help these SMEs grow by creating performance and revealing opportunities. Innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit are at the heart of their commitment.

Created by Mr. Philippe Rivière and Mr. Patrice Rives in 2019, the Rhône-Alpin consortium brings together expertise in the industrial field. Its innovative growth strategy, capitalizing on niche technological know-how, enables it to meet the needs of several markets through a single structure. Specialized in the fields of Defense, Energy, Nuclear, Medical, Mobility and Aeronautics, ACI Groupe is composed of 15 industrial entities, of which Vissal, a specialist in bolts and nuts, recently integrated, reinforces the Product BU of which the Rabourdin company is a part.

With this transaction, ACI Groupe has reached a new level of growth with a turnover of more than 60 million euros and 500 employees, and is accelerating its development on the French territory.
Our teams acted as advisors to all parties involved in the transaction, bringing together the players and coordinating the entire deal. Our teams succeeded in identifying the various strategic counterparties for both the buyer and the seller, in a very short timeframe.

“When I decided to sell my company, I quickly realized that I was going to need the support of competent people, capable of helping me and advising me in the best possible way in this transfer. This is why I decided to call on I-Deal Development to accompany me throughout this process.
Their knowledge of the industrial sector and their ability to listen enabled them to fully understand my interests and wishes, but also my fears.
They were able to propose a buyer in whom they had complete confidence and with whom the transaction went wonderfully well. The buyer, ACI Groupe, is organized around a particular management model which allowed me, despite this sale, to keep my functions as manager of Vissal.
I was particularly satisfied with the work provided by Thierry and Nathanaël during our collaboration. If they had not been there, I would never have been able to realize this operation. I can only recommend them!”

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