September 28th, 2022

Natixis Partners advised Initiative & Finance and Elige Capital on the sale of Origin Group to Abénex

Abénex has acquired Origin Group, a distributor of industrial sealing solutions, from Initiative & Finance and Elige Capital, alongside its management team, led by Bertrand Sée. Origin Group, based in the Rhône-Alpes region, designs, manufactures and distributes industrial sealings solutions and generates €30 million of sales. The control of the entire value chain allows the Group to hold a unique position on the French market. Thanks to its extensive expertise, significant depth of product range and availability, Origin Group addresses a large variety of recurring customers and end-markets in France and abroad. Founded in 1992, the Group has distinguished itself through synergistic external growth, in particular since the arrival of Initiative & Finance and Elige Capital in 2016 with the realization of three acquisitions. Abénex intends to accelerate the consolidation of the market, which is still very fragmented. The transaction allows for a reorganization of the shareholder structure, with the exit of Initiative & Finance, Elige Capital and one of the historical founding families, as well as the entry of the management team into the capital. Natixis Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Origin Group in this transaction.