“FCDE, with its institutional base, is the ideal partner for this new phase of our history as we move forward as an independent, autonomous group focused on an ambitious growth.”
“Thanks to the acquisition of Christian Bernard, we will be able to mutualize the skills of the two companies and create synergies favouring growth.”
“We are delighted to be backed by the FCDE team in our spin-off, since they are used to this kind of complex transaction.”
“FCDE has enabled us to construct a basis and a strong track record to support the steady continuous growth of our business.”
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With more than 1000 engineers and technicians, the group is established on 12 sites in France and Germany and has a turnover of €100 million.
It is also the technical expert for the French authorities in European and international bodies for the development of automotive regulations.
The group employs nearly 500 people and is present in France, China, Japan and the UK.
FCDE invested €20 million in January 2018.
FCDE invested €5 million in January 2017.
FCDE invested €7 million in April 2015.
FCDE invested €8.5 million in September 2011 and February 2014.
FCDE invested €15 million in July 2017.
FCDE invested €20 million in July 2016.
FCDE invested €9.1 million in September 2017.
January 05, 2022
Gestal strengthens its position in Occitanie through the acquisition of TIS.
December 01, 2021
FCDE acquires Bertin Technologies alongside its management team.
December 01, 2021
FCDE was awarded the Gold Award in the “Best French Turnaround Investor” category of the Private Equity Exchange for the 5th time.
September 27, 2021
FCDE sells its interest in Marcel Robbez Masson.
May 18, 2021
FCDE becomes Didactic’s majority shareholder alongside its management team.
April 19, 2021
Babcock Wanson strengthens its position in providing energy solutions thanks to the acquisition of Thermigas.
December 10, 2020
UTAC CERAM and Millbrook are joining forces to form a market leading group.
October 07, 2020
Babcock Wanson finalizes its second acquisition in Europe;
September 30, 2020
FCDE divests the controlling interest in UTAC CERAM to Eurazeo, while remaining the second shareholder of the group.