Promo Vert Italia field tester adds office in Sicily
16 Jan 2019 by Robert Birkett
French field testing company, Promo-Vert’s Italian subsidiary, Promo-Vert Italia (Ravenna), has opened an office in Catania, Italy.
16 Jan 2019 by Robert Birkett
Ekkio Capital Announces Acquisition of Caliceo Aquatic Fitness Areas
Ekkio Capital, a specialist in investing in growth SMEs, announces a majority stake in Calicéo, a French family-owned group of aquatic fitness and beauty-massage spaces.
Created in 1996 by the Ponteins family, Calicéo today operates 6 aquatic balneotherapy sites focused on relaxation and well-being – Toulouse, Perpignan, Nantes, Pau, Lyon and Bordeaux – and has more than one million annual visitors . The sites offer water relaxation activities, with indoor and outdoor balneotherapy pools at 33 ° C, saunas and steam baths, aquagym and aquabike pools, massage / relaxation / beauty areas. Each site is spread over 4000m² including 600 m² of basins. Calicéo generates around € 17 million in sales and is now one of France’s leaders in peri-urban balneoludism.
The Ponteins family sells all of its shares in an operation that includes the 6 companies operating the Calicéo sites and their real estate.
This change of shareholder takes place around a project of deployment of the concept, now proven, in the main French cities. Expert in the tourism & leisure sector (already a shareholder of ParisCityVision, Zoosafari de Thoiry, HealthCity …), Ekkio Capital will lead this ambitious transformation project alongside Marc Léonard, tourism and leisure professional, who will take over the chairmanship of Calicéo Holding and Sandrine Gleize, current Chief Operating Officer.
“We are delighted to accompany Caliceo in this new phase of its history. The balneoludic market is currently underdeveloped in France, with significant growth potential for a company like Calicéo, which has a very good concept. We have been interested in society for several years. With a seasoned team and new financial means, we aim to accelerate the development of the company by quickly opening new centers. Says Nicolas Beaugendre, partner of Ekkio Capital
Calicéo is the third investment of the Ekkio Capital IV fund, which was closed in May 2018 to 161 million euros
Councels of the operation :
Calicéo : Famille Ponteins (Gilbert, Xavier et Christophe Ponteins)
Ekkio Capital : Nicolas Beaugendre, Alexandre Colcombet
Roland Berger (Stratégique) : Sébastien Manceau, Alexis Gardy
Aigis (Financement) : François Lex, Thibault de Valence
Squire Patton Boggs (juridique) : Charles Fabry, Veronique Collin, Valérie Ravit, Dorothée Chautard, Raphaëlle Meuter
Archimède (Fiscal) : Jérôme Queyroux, Loic Broise, Vincent Vendrell
Alcaix & Associés (notaire) : Adrien Alcaix, Thomas Schwenninger
Kéo (technique) Pierre Olivier Celle
Oderis (financier) Thomas Claverie, Norian Lebrot
Adviso Partners (financier) : Romain Massiah, Elisa Valdes, Kheira MBouyom
Fidal (juridique) : François de Laâge de Meux, Ludivine Mosse Ferreira, Martin Vignau, Jennifer Bregua
KPMG TS (Due Diligence Financière) : Antoine Bernabeu, Joseph Aouad
Dette Senior : LCL Ivan Piqueras ; Christophe Perigois / Crédit Agricole Aquitaine : Hervé Lucas
Dette Mezzanine : Indigo : Monique Deloire, Laurent Arbona de Soler, Stanley de Butler
Avocat mezzanine – De Pardieu Brocas Maffei : Jean-François Pourdieu
Avocat banques HSF : Laure Bonin, Fabien Communier
PARISCityVISION acquires Paris Seine, a shipowner specializing in the organization of exceptional cruises, operating three premium boats in a strategic location opposite the Eiffel Tower. After the acquisition of two new boats a few months ago and a call for tender won this summer at the Port of Suffren, with an innovative and ambitious project, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, the PARISCityVISION group reinforces its presence on the Seine and consolidates its position as a producer of tourist experiences
Le Groupe PARISCityVISION a connu une croissance de 19% en 2017 et de 18% en 2018, et poursuit ainsi sa mutation profonde et rapide, par l’élargissement de sa clientèle et l’extension de son offre : tours à pied (visites avec Lorànt Deutsch, Localers.com), en bus (partenariat avec Big Bus Tours), ou encore en cyclomoteur électrique (Cyclo).
Three new boeats…
Over nearly 25 years,The PARISCityVISION Group grew by 19% in 2017 and by 18% in 2018, and thus continues its profound and rapid transformation, by expanding its client base and extending its offer: tours on foot (visits with Lorànt Deutsch, Localers.com), by bus (partnership with Big Bus Tours), or by electric moped (Cyclo).
Moored at the Debilly port opposite the Eiffel Tower, Paris Seine has 3 prestigious boats that can accommodate receptions for up to 250 people: Paris, Le Signac and Montebello. In raw leasing or via a “turnkey” formula with a high quality catering, Paris Seine offers exceptional cruises but also a Happy Boat offer for services at the dock, at preferential rates.
… in a unique and prestigious setting
In the heart of Paris, facing the Eiffel Tower, at the Port Debilly, Paris Seine enjoys an exceptional geographical situation. Thanks to its central position and its breathtaking view of the capital’s most visited monument, Port Debilly is naturally a privileged choice for cruisers on the Seine. Easy access, it is served by public transport and by road. Thanks to its central position and its breathtaking view of the capital’s most visited monument, Port Debilly is naturally a privileged choice for cruisers on the Seine. Easy access, it is served by public transport and by road. In addition to cruises, the summer of 2019 will be marked by the development of an ephemeral catering offer for individual customers.
…dans un cadre unique et prestigieux
En plein cœur de Paris, face à la tour Eiffel, au port Debilly, Paris Seine bénéficie d’une situation géographique exceptionnelle. Grâce à sa position centrale et sa vue imprenable sur le monument le plus visité de la capitale, le Port Debilly est naturellement un choix privilégié pour les amateurs de croisières sur la Seine. Facile d’accès, il est desservi par les transports en commun et par la route..
Grâce à sa position centrale et sa vue imprenable sur le monument le plus visité de la capitale, le Port Debilly est naturellement un choix privilégié pour les amateurs de croisières sur la Seine. Facile d’accès, il est desservi par les transports en commun et par la route.
En complément des croisières, l’été 2019 sera marqué par le développement d’une offre de restauration éphémère à quai pour la clientèle individuelle.
The Seine cluster, an ambitious development plan …
In addition to La Marina PARISCityVISION (5 boats and a privatized pontoon for receptions and seminars), the acquisition of Paris Seine is part of a global strategic project for the development of river experiments, the Seine Pole.
Within 3 years, PARISCityVISION’s ambition is to increase its market share to 15% in the Seine businesses by occupying strategic locations (Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay) as well as balancing its geographical position along the market. river (East, Center and West of Paris) and by positioning itself on 4 of the main trades of the river: restoration, privatization, walk and restoration at quay (terrace and guinguette).
“When we know that one in four tourists is cruising the Seine, we can imagine the considerable growth potential of this activity for a tourism player like PARISCityVISION! We wish to multiply and diversify tourist experiences, in particular by reinforcing our presence on the Seine which is the 4th attraction visited in Paris. Expanding our range of services will allow us to offer visitors unique and increasingly complementary experiences.” Says Florence Beyaert, CEO of PARISCityVISION.
PARISCityVISION’s development projects on the Seine are taking place in a context of strong growth in tourism activities in Paris with 100 million tourists expected by 2022 in view of the 2024 Olympics.
For Yanick Davière, CEO of CGH, “in a few years, the group is an imposed model in terms of management and customer experience.”
With 32 hotel residences rated 4 stars out of 22 resorts in the French Alps, the CGH Haute-Savoie group is today the number one of prestigious residences in the mountains.
The dark night falls on Thoiry. It’s about 6:00 p. m. The gardens of the famous zoo will fall asleep. But suddenly, an anonymous hand lights up the magic bestiary. 600 giant sculptures, magnificently illuminated, suddenly transport you to eternal China. The wonder is immediately perceptible in the eyes of children… And of the older ones….
Ekkio Capital, specialist of investment in SME of growth, announces an acquisition of a majority stake in Calicéo, family French aquatic group of fitness centers and wellness.
Created in 1996 by the Ponteins family, Calicéo now operates 6 aquatic balneotherapy sites focused on relaxation and well-being – Toulouse, Perpignan, Nantes, Pau, Lyon and Bordeaux – and has more than one million annual visitors.. The sites offer water relaxation activities, with whirlpools at 33°C inside and outside, saunas and hammams, aquagym and aquabike pools, “massage / relaxation / beauty” areas. Each of the sites covers 4000m², including 600m² of ponds. Calicéo generates nearly 17M€ in turnover and is now one of the French leaders in peri-urban balneoludism.