Pont-l'Evêque, France – Turnover €43m
January 2008 – MBI – Majority stake
The Mertz Group is a family-owned business founded in 1944 and currently run by the second generation specialising in the road transport of shipping containers and the road transport of dangerous products, mainly active in the Western part of France. With about 400 employees and 300 tractors, Mertz posted revenues in 2007 of about ??43 M. While Mertz S.A. is considered a leading player on the market for road transport of petroleum products and other dangerous products.
Mertz Conteneurs, which was acquired in 2006 by IGF Capital Retournement, is active on the market for road transport of shipping containers from its base in the port of Le Havre.