Unafinance, an Alfortville, France-based specialist in the building security market, has received a minority investment from Omnes Capital.
Omnes Capital, formerly Crédit Agricole Private Equity, has acquired a 40% minority stake in the company via LCL Régions Développement and CAPE Région Expansion, alongside buyers Antoine de Miramon and Eric Beaudru, who have become Chairman and CEO respectively.
Senior debt for the transaction was provided by LCL (Bernard Bullet, Karine Bruggeman), BNP Paribas (Sandrine Prevost), and Société Générale (Grégory Le Bris).
The investors aim to boost the company’s commercial efforts by enlarging its client portfolio and developing its range of products and services.
Founded in 1985, Unafinance operates in the metalwork and access control sectors via the company Unitecnic. and in the natural ventilation, fire safety and natural smoke extraction markets via Comtra.
The company, which has 55 employees and generated sales of €9.4m in 2011, has a diversified client portfolio, comprising mainly professional distributors, facade designers and major accounts.