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    Moteurs Baudoin

    France

    Aerospace & defense

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    Aerospace & defense

    Founded in 1918, Moteurs Baudouin S.A., based in Marseille, designs, manufactures and sells marine diesel engines that are particularly suited to hostile environments and the most heavy-duty industrial applications. The Baudouin brand name has an excellent reputation and the products are internationally acclaimed for their reliability, long life and low operating costs.

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    Bénédicta

    France

    Consumer goods and services

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    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.

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    Expansion

    Sateco

    France

    Construction building materials

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    Construction building materials

    Sateco was founded in Morocco in 1953. The company specialises in the design and production of metal structures for the construction industry.
    Sateco offers shuttering in a complete range of materials for poured concrete, and for on-site safety. Sateco also works in close collaboration with the leading buyers of sub-contract work in the design and production of machine-welded assemblies; Sateco also offers servicing activities.

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    Expansion

    Kammann

    Germany

    Industrials

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    Industrials

    Founded in 1955, Kammann is the world leader in the market for screen printing presses used for direct printing on high-end glass vials or hollow plastic containers for the cosmetics and food industries. In addition to the predominant screen printing process, the company also offers hybrid presses that integrate digital inkjet solutions.

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    Buyout

    Alukon KG

    Germany

    Construction building materials

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    Construction building materials

    Alukon was founded in 1974. The company is a manufacturer of roller shutters, garage doors, exterior venetian blinds, textile sun protection and insect repelling products for windows and doors.
    At the time of Ardian investment in 2004, the company had 275 employees and achieved a turnover of €56m in 2003.

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