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    Consumer goods and services


    Consumer goods and services

    In 2005, Bénédicta was number 1 on the French specialty sauces market and number 2 in France for mayonnaise sauces. The company offers a wide range of products in France and (to some extent) in the UK. The company employs 235 people (including 180 in production and 24 sales staff) at 3 sites: Seclin, Pont-de-Briques and Rueil-Malmaison (head office). The company now earns nearly 85% of its revenues with products under the Bénédicta brand compared to only 60% five years ago.
    Building on the reputation of its sales force and on its know-how, Bénédicta is also, since 1 July 2005, the exclusive distributor for products carrying the Italian brand name Carapelli, well known for its various types of olive oil.

    Deal team

We appreciate Ardian’s unique support on our growth path that helped us very much to become market leader and position us ideally for future growth.”

Daniel Schustermann Managing Director of Schustermann & Borenstein

It is an efficient team, determined and confident in its choices, and always attentive to its partners. The relationships of trust that the Ardian team builds over time, with the management teams and, beyond that, with the advisors around them, are part of their DNA.

David Aknin Lawyer