Press release - 7 April 2022
The investment bank Largillière Finance has advised the shareholders of Lisa Design, a specialist in the sale of furniture on the Internet, in their merger with SGPA, the family investment company created by Jean-Paul Guisset, which thus strengthens its involvement in digital commerce.
Created in 2013 by Ludovic De Azevedo and based in Cambrai, Lisa Design is a French specialist in the sale of designer furniture. The company sells its products in B2C via its own website Bestmobilier.com and through consumer marketplaces such as Cdiscount, Conforama, But or La Redoute. With nearly 10 years of experience in the sector, the brand offers a wide range of sofas and has a fast-growing turnover of around €40 million.
SGPA, a family office founded by Jean-Paul Guisset, has a varied experience in e-commerce (JPG, Bruneau, Companeo, The Bradery, Hardloop...), in digital companies (Proxiteam, Welcome To The Jungle, Strapi, Kameleoon, Clevy...) and in Education (Strada Education, Le Cours d'Assas, Objectif Barreau...).
Ludovic De Azevedo, founder and manager of Lisa Design, remains at the helm of the company with his wife Elodie De Azevedo (CFO). They will benefit from the support of SGPA's teams to implement an ambitious development project: expand its product and service offering and strengthen its presence on the e-commerce market in France and internationally.
This process was made possible thanks to Largillière Finance's extensive expertise in e-commerce, a sector in which the bank has already carried out 6 operations in the last 12 months. Thomas Bureau, Associate Director at Largillière Finance, comments: "Lisa Design is at the crossroads of two markets driven by the health crisis, e-commerce and home improvement: with the introduction of telecommuting, the desire to improve one's interior is there. We are proud to have accompanied Lisa Design which has all the assets to become one of the referents of the sector ".
Ludovic de Azevedo, Founder of Lisa Design adds: "This operation is a great turning point for the teams of Lisa Design. It confirms that our strategy meets the growing demand of the market. With the Guisset family, we have found a true entrepreneurial partner in whom we have full confidence to continue to write the history of our company".
Philippe Guisset, Managing Partner at SGPA confirms: "We were immediately seduced by the keys to Lisa Design's success: rigor, quality of the founding managers and of the team, ability to adapt the offer to trends, flexible and reactive organization. The follow-up of Largillière Finance contributed to make this operation a success, thanks to its capacity to manage the process by adapting to the constraints of each party, its care to preserve the confidentiality of the operation and the involvement of the leaders in a long transition program".
With offices in Paris, Lyon, 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.