Launched in 2011, PRIVATESPORTSHOP (Montpellier, France) is the European leader in flash sales for sports goods and apparel through its website www.privatesportshop.com. With a strong customer base of more than 4 million members in France, Spain, and Italy, the company has been profitable since its foundation and generated over 40 million euros in 2015.
“This new juncture will help PRIVATESPORTSHOP accelerate its European development and strengthen its offering. We offer over 7 flash sales every day and cover more than 70 sports. We want to reinforce our ability to source exclusive offers with some of the best sports brands” explained Guillaume Bertel, co-CEO of PRIVATESPORTSHOP.
“By combining their passion for sport and their entrepreneurial talent, Guillaume and Benoît have created a highly competitive offering for their customers as well as their suppliers. We were greatly impressed by the inventiveness and ambition of the team. We are looking forward to supporting them in their development in France and are convinced by the international potential of PRIVATESPORTSHOP” indicated Laurent Gueroult, Investment Manager with Pechel Industries.
For Benoît Durand, co-CEO of PRIVATESPORTSHOP, “Pechel Industries’ investment marks the arrival of a strong partner to boost our development projects. LD&A Jupiter’s support was a great satisfaction throughout the process. The transaction was conducted at a fast pace and with a structured approach to ensure both our time and interests were optimized.”
LD&A Jupiter added: “Led by a very talented team, PRIVATESPORTSHOP has become one of the greatest successes in the French e-commerce industry. This transaction is another illustration of our expertise in the area of e-commerce.”
About Pechel Industries
Pechel Industries has been an independent management company since 2004, leveraging its industrial origins (Agnelli group, Worms & Cie, LVMH/Arnault, Dassault). The investment team manages three private equity funds (1997, 2004, and 2008), representing around €400 million in assets under management. Its funds benefited from the support of family industrial groups as well as from French and foreign institutional investors. For nearly twenty years, Pechel Industries has supported and assisted French SMEs in providing its investment experience and access to its wide network. The fund’s investment strategy focuses on non-listed companies with revenue between 15 and 200 million euros.
More information: www.pechel.com
About LD&A Jupiter:
LD&A Jupiter is a top-tier international corporate finance firm that focuses exclusively on transactions within the digital sectors (internet, software, telecom, tech). With offices in London, Munich, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, plus New York and Los Angeles via LD&A Redwood, LD&A Jupiter has a presence in the most important financial and digital technology hubs. LD&A Jupiter has completed over 120 transactions of which 70% have been cross-border, including cross-continental to America and Asia.
More information: www.ldajupiter.com
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