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June 13th, 2019 Natixis Partners advised Unigrains (shareholder of Mecatherm Equipment) and the management of the Mecatherm group (subsidiary of Mecatherm Equipment) in a €70 million debt raising process

About Unigrains

For over 55 years, Unigrains has accompanied the development of agri-food and agro-industry companies providing tailor-made financial solutions in equity and quasi-equity, as well as contributing its recognized industry expertise. Unigrains manages roughly 1 billion euros and is a partner for nearly 150 companies, operating at various stages of their development, notably capital restructurings, strategic investments and acquisitions, and ensuring national and international growth.

 About Mecatherm

Mecatherm designs, develops, assembles and installs ovens, machines, and automated production lines breads, cakes and pasties, all around the world. 420 employees develop Mecatherm’s know-how (300 in Alsace and 120 in Pays-de-la-Loire). The company has sales of roughly €M 100, 90% of which via exports, with clients in 70 countries over 5 continents.

Unigrains-backed Mecatherm adapts its financial structure to its growth ambitions since july 2018. Mecatherm has continued its growth momentum and implements a 70M€ financing structure from a pool of banks and financial institutions

LCL acted as agent and coordinator with BNP Paribas, Société Générale, La Banque Postale and Arkéa acting as co-arrangers. Lyxor and Zencap also subscribed to the financing.

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Debt Advisory Team:

virginie gasnier
managing director

patrice raulin
executive director

manon boyer
analyst