Senior debt raised in the context
of a minority stake acquisition by
May 25th, 2023
Natixis Partners advised Financière Cogep’s partners in raising senior financing in the context of a minority stake acquisition by Waterland Private Equity
The minority investment will enable COGEP's partners which include chartered accountants, lawyers, and other advisory professionals, to enhance the group’s geographic coverage and the breath of its services. COGEP offers executives a comprehensive advisory approach around its core accounting and auditing services, complemented by its teams of lawyers and other advisors in the following areas: - Corporate law, labour law, tax law, - Litigation, - M&A, - CSR, - Restructuring, - Individual insurance & pensions, - Wealth management, - IT solutions. COGEP generates a turnover of 200 million euros and is a key player in the French business advisory services market. The group stands out for its extensive national geographical coverage, with entrenched local positions. This coverage enables COGEP to be close to its clients, understand their specific needs and offer them relevant services. Waterland, a European fund renowned for its investments in high growth potential companies, has significant experience in the accounting services sector. Waterland promotes their growth and development. The financing was syndicated with a pool of banks and debt funds including BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole Centre Loire, CACIB as Co-Coordinators and Bookrunners, LCL, Société Générale, La Banque Postale, Arkéa, Artemid, Schelcher Prince Gestion as Mandated Arrangers, and Muzinich as Participant.