The Paris Private Equity team advised the sellers including Equistone Partners Europe on the sale of the Bruneau Group, one of France’s leading online distributors of office furniture and supplies, to TowerBrook Capital Partners.
Founded over 65 years ago, Bruneau is a leading online distributor of office furniture and supplies in Europe. Actively present in six countries (France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain), the company employs 930 full-time employees. Since the acquisition of Bruneau in 2017, Equistone has supported the Group in developing its core business, namely by supporting organic growth initiatives and strengthening the Group’s international presence through targeted acquisitions.
TowerBrook is well-equipped to be a value-added partner to Bruneau given its global reach, knowledge and experience in the digital and B2B sectors, access to key industry veterans, as well as its broader experience within French and European markets.
The Goodwin team was led by Thomas Maitrejean and included Félicien Bardsley and Mélanie Walusiak on the corporate aspects as well as Charles-Henri de Gouvion Saint-Cyr on the tax aspects.