December 21st, 2016 Natixis Partners advised Capzanine and its management in relation to the disposal of Laboratoires Polivé to a Chinese group listed in Hong-Kong

Laboratoires Polivé manages Dodie, a leading historical French brand, initially created by L’Oréal in the 1950s. The Dodie brand is dedicated to the juvenile accessories market and especially well known for its baby bottle range. 100% of Dodie’s baby bottles are manufactured in France. Although present internationally in Europe and Africa, Dodie products are mostly sold in France through pharmacies and specialized juvenile product stores. Dodie enjoys a strong #2 market share in baby bottles in these markets in France. Laboratoires Polivé generated sales of c. €13m in FY2015.  The acquisition of Laboratoires Polivé by a Chinese group listed in Hong-Kong marks a new step for Dodie’s overseas development as the brand will be able to seize new growth opportunities in Asia, and especially China, thanks to the Chinese group distribution networks in the region. This group is a leading player in the Chinese baby nutrition and care markets.

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M&A team:

paul bamberger
directeur associé

sébastien caillé
executive director

margaux chevillard