Largillière Finance - 21 January 2022

New transaction carried out by Largillière Finance: The Ocellis Group opens its capital to its Managers and to Turenne Groupe

The investment bank Largillière Finance has advised the founder of Ocellis Group, a leading player in the development and HVAC of tertiary spaces in France, in the opening of its capital to its managers and the private equity fund Turenne Emergence, a growth LBO fund specialized in B2B Services and Digital of Turenne Groupe, one of the leaders in French private equity (AUM: €1.4 billion)


Founded in 1999 by Christophe Pinot, the Ocellis Group is a specialist in the design and renovation of tertiary spaces as well as in the installation and maintenance of air conditioning and heating systems. Supporting a clientele of owners as well as users, the group is experiencing a regular and sustained growth of its activities. In 2021, it will achieve a turnover of about 36 M€ (in growth of + 18%).

The efficient process led by Largillière Finance has allowed to set the best conditions for all parties involved in this primary LBO transaction and to identify the ideal candidate to support the Group's growth.

On the occasion of this transaction, Christophe Pinot remains the majority shareholder of the Ocellis Group and joins its main managers - Romuald Alves Cunha, Grégory Chappuis and Tony Bernardo, as well as Turenne Groupe, via its Turenne Emergence fund. The bank financing was arranged by CM-CIC and Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels.


List of Speakers

Groupe Ocellis Christophe Pinot, Romuald Alves, Grégory Chappuis, Tony Bernardo
Turenne Emergence
Stéphane Saudo, Grégoire Sébé
Ocellis Investment Bank:
Largillière Finance
Shamir Razavhoussen, Florian Leginy
Legal Advice:
  • Groupe Ocellis: Viguié Schmidt & Associés 
Charles Fillon, Christel Albert
  • Turenne Emergence: Bignon Lebray
Edouard Waels, Alice Barat
  • CM-CI 
Christelle Galand, Edouard Valteau
  • Arkéa Banque Entreprise et Institutionnels
Florence Holeindre, Florence Tezenas


Christophe Pinot, CEO and Founder of Ocellis Group 

"I am very pleased with this transaction, which allows the Ocellis Group to give itself great development prospects by associating its talents and Turenne Emergence. Largillière Finance has been a great partner for the realization of this transaction.
Its expert teams accompanied us from the identification of our needs to the implementation and execution of each step of the process."


Stéphane Saudo, Partner at Turenne Emergence

 "We are delighted to partner with the Ocellis Group teams. We were very quickly in phase with the spirit and the development project carried by Christophe Pinot. The group has serious assets to impose itself in a market in sustained growth. Largillière Finance conducted a very smooth process. I would like to thank its teams for their expertise and involvement in the success of this operation".


Shamir Razavhoussen, Associate Director of Largillière Finance

"We are particularly proud to be the M&A advisor of Ocellis Group and its manager Christophe Pinot. We would like to thank our client for its confidence and all the actors involved in the successful completion of this transaction. This transaction will allow the group to benefit from the support and backing of a leading investment fund in its development. It is typical of what we like to do: bring new perspectives to our clients".

With offices in Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Brussels and Geneva, Largillière Finance is an independent investment bank dedicated to assisting managers and shareholders of small and medium-sized companies with their capital transactions: company sales and acquisitions, financing (capital and/or debt), financial engineering (valuation, etc.) and financial strategy.

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