TCR Capital acquires the Alkan group from Argos Soditic

Paris, 21st February 2014 - Alkan welcomes its new shareholder, TCR Capital in order to continue its development.



Argos Mid-Market Index Dec 2013 : Big increase in the Argos Index, gradual recovery in M&A activity

Paris, 11 February 2014 - The Argos Mid-Market Index shows a big jump to 7,5x EBITDA in a recovering M&A market



Argos Soditic promotes in its Parisian office

Paris, February 3rd - Argos Soditic is happy to announce the nominations of Frédéric Quéru and Raphaël Bazin as Investment Managers.


Frédéric Quéru, 30 years old, joined Argos Soditic in April 2008, after an experience in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking.

He has worked in particular on the acquisition of Lexsi, an international consulting group specialized in protecting information assets, strongly driven towards innovation and Marchegay, a specialist in glass construction (mainly greenhouses and garden centers) and rooftop mounting systems for photovoltaic panels.

In 2013, he works on the spin-off of four units of Sage group specializing in the development, sale and maintenance of business oriented management software.

He is also in charge of Davey Bickford a high-tech specialist in pyrotechnic initiation since 1839.

Frédéric graduated from Université Paris Dauphine and also holds a Specialized Master degree in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon Business School.



Raphaël Bazin, 31 years old, joined Argos Soditic in October 2010 as an Associate.

Previously, Raphaël spent four years with the private equity firm PAI partners, and one year in London within Atlas Capital Group, fund of hedge funds.

In November 2013, Raphaël worked on the acquisition of Cisbio Bioassays which develops and markets products and technologies used for in vitro diagnostics and drug discovery and is also in charge of Orsyp specialised  in the industrialisation of IT Operations.

Raphaël graduated from Université Paris X Nanterre and holds a Specialized Master degree in Corporate Finance and Engineering from Université Paris Dauphine.


About Argos Soditic

Argos Soditic is an independent European private equity group with offices in Paris, Milan, Brussels and Geneva. Since its creation in 1989, Argos Soditic has carried out more than 60 transactions focusing on management buy-outs and buy-ins in small and medium-sized companies. Argos Soditic typically takes majority stakes ranging from 5 to 60M€ in companies with revenues of 20 to 400M€.

With 675M€ under management, the firm has developed a track record of unusual, complex and off-market transactions where the firm’s combination of local presence and international experience is able to add value to the small and medium-sized businesses it invests in.

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Cisbio Bioassays macht, in Partnerschaft mit Argos Soditic, einen wichtigen Schritt für die zukünftige Entwicklung

Paris und Codolet, France, 18 November 2013 - Die von Argos Soditic verwalteten Fonds geben die Akquisition, zusammen mit dem Management, von Cisbio Bioessays bekannt. Das Biotech Unternehmen ist der Marktführer im Bereich humaner In-vitro-Diagnose und in der Forschung neuer Medikamenten



Argos Mid-Market Index Sept 2013 : Stability in the Argos Index, recovery in M&A activity

Paris, 12 November 2013 - Private equity valuations in the Eurozone remained stable this quarter at 6.7x EBITDA whilst M&A activity increased in both volume and value.



Argos Soditic öffnet eine Niederlassung in Brüssel – Argos Benelux

Brüssel - Nachdem vor zwei Jahren der letzte Fonds spezialisiert auf europäische KMU’s  mit €400m  geschlossen wurde, öffnet Argos Soditic eine neue Niederlassung in Brüssel, um auf dem Benelux-Markt Fuss zu fassen.