and its co-investors
sold a majority stake in
November 30th, 2022
Natixis Partners advised the shareholders of Clayens on the sale of a majority stake to One Equity Partners
Based in Genas, France, Clayens is a leading value-added outsourced contract manufacturer of high-performance polymers, composites and precision metals. The Group’s capabilities include thermoplastics, thermoset injection, metalloplastics and precision metal machining and engineering. Clayens currently employs more than 3,000 full-time employees and operates 25 manufacturing sites across Europe, North Africa and North America, selling to blue-chip global customers present in these regions Led by its CEO Eric Pisani and with the active backing of Siparex since 2019 Clayens has implemented a sustained growth strategy, including 4 significant acquisitions, which helped Clayens record strong growth in turnover from €273 million in 2019 to over €350 million in the last twelve months. One Equity Partners (OEP) will acquire Clayens from a group of investors led by French private equity firm Siparex, which sells its majority stake. Siparex, its co-investors, as well as management team will reinvest in the business alongside OEP to continue supporting the Group as minority partners and help Clayens transition from a leading French business to a major global player.