Background

  • Founded in 2010 by Raymond Soubie and several associates, Alixio - the French leader in supporting companies in their transformations with high human stakes - now employs nearly 750 people and had a turnover of EUR 120M in 2021
  • Alixio’s offering - based on a unique model combining consulting and services - covers five areas of expertise:
    • Restructuring and social strategy
    • HR performance and skills development
    • Training
    • Change Management and organization
    • Health at work and quality of work-life

Process

  • In March 2022, Ardian entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire a stake in the Alixio’s capital

Outcome

  • DC Advisory (DC) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Alixio on the sale of an equity stake to Ardian, a world-leading private investment house
  • The acquisition will not change the operational governance structure of Alixio, which will continue to be chaired by Raymond Soubie - Philippe Vivien and Guillaume Allais will also retain their respective positions as Vice President and General Manager
  • This transaction further illustrates DC’s expertise and bolsters our credentials in the Business & Tech-Enabled Services sector
  • The transaction is subject to a consultation process with the employee representative bodies of the entities concerned, as well as the approval of the French competition authority