Facilicom Group sold its French subsidiaries to ATALIAN

Facility services provider Facilicom Group sold its French subsidiaries to ATALIAN. The French activities consist of subsidiaries Gom (cleaning) and Trigion (security and reception). Facilicom has the ambition to achieve a leading position in all its markets. This turned out to be unrealistic for the large French market. Furthermore, cross-border synergies are limited in this sector. Therefore, Facilicom decided to divest its subsidiaries to a French market player. ATALIAN is one of the leading facility services providers in France with activities in 30 countries worldwide.

Facilicom Group has chosen for PhiDelphi as M&A advisor due to their international network and local knowledge and contacts in France. Hans Gennissen, chairman of the board: “PhiDelphi did an excellent job in advising us in the divestment. Especially the close cooperation between PhiDelphi and their French colleagues of DC Advisory has proven to be of great value for the success of this transaction.”

Facilicom Group (www.facilicom.com) is a Dutch company and operates in the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom and – until this transaction – in France. The company is active in facility services and healthcare. The facilities services offering includes cleaning, security, corporate catering, personnel services and maintenance. In 2016, Facilicom Group realised a turnover of EUR 1.3bn with over 30,000 employees. In France, the company generated a turnover of EUR 70m with 3,200 employees.

ATALIAN (www.atalian.com) is a French company with operations in thirty countries in Europe, North-America, Southeast Asia and Africa. The company is a facility services provider and is mainly active in cleaning, maintenance and security. In 2016, ATALIAN generated a turnover of over EUR 1.8bn with 95,000 employees. In France, ATALIAN realised a turnover of EUR 1.1bn with over 50,000 employees.

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