Abénex and Astorg have sold roofing business Onduline to fellow French buyout firm Naxicap Partners after a hold of over a decade. The two firms acquired Onduline in 2006, investing alongside the founders and management. Since then, Onduline has gone through a refinancing and made bolt-ons, including US roofing business Tallant. They considered selling Onduline in 2013. Onduline was founded in France in 1950.
The deal brings to an end one of the most high-profile auctions of the year. The likes of Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners were among a host of names linked to the process. The spreads division includes brands such as Becel, Flora and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Operating in 66 countries, it had turnover of €3bn and Ebitda of €680m last year. Unilver put the business on the block in April after determining that it did not fit into its 2020 value creation programme.
Relita, the Swedish division of Agilitas-backed Recover Nordic group, has bolted on Betongborrargruppen i Mälardalen (‘BBG’), a Swedish company specialised in the demolition and remediation of concrete for real estate projects. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Veddesta, BBG operates primarily in Mälardalen and has offices in Stockholm, Uppsala and Kungsör.
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