“Founded in 1925 in Lyon, ALDES is one of the main European players in the indoor air quality and thermal comfort market. With several commercial brands, the main ones being Aldes and Exhausto, the group is the leader in France in the residential segment (individual and collective) and also addresses the tertiary
sector, mainly offices, hotels and buildings dedicated to education, both in new and renovation markets. ALDES is chaired by Stanislas Lacroix, representing the 3rd generation at the head of the company. The group generates just over €300 million in revenue, of which almost 40% internationally, particularly outside Europe (North America, United Arab Emirates and China). It employs 1,450 people and has 10 factories around the world, enabling it to produce locally as close as possible to its target markets, thus reducing logistics costs. Finally, the group is continually pursuing its innovation efforts thanks to its 5 R&D sites.
The transaction involved a capital increase from a pool of private equity investors led by Siparex and including Demeter, BNP Paribas Développement and Carvest.
Wagram Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financinal advisor to the family-owned group Aldes on this transaction.