• Established in 2011, Les Essentielles is a French national operator of serviced senior residences with a portfolio of 17 residences and 1,500 units. The company is recognized for its outward-looking concept, commitment to high-quality standards, and prime locations in urban centres, notably in the Paris region
  • In response to the demographic shift of an aging population in France, Les Essentielles' serviced senior residences aim to cater to the needs of its residents by fostering social connections, shared experiences, and integration into local communities
  • Clariane is a leading European community for care in times of vulnerability, with operations in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain. Each year the group’s 60,000 employees provide services to over 900,000 patients and residents across care homes, healthcare facilities and services, and shared living solutions
  • As sole shareholder, Clariane developed Les Essentielles by opening nine residences since 2020
  • Groupe Duval, a family-owned company, is a French international real estate services provider, with operations extending across Europe, Africa, and Asia. Established 30 years ago with a core focus on real estate, the group now operates in numerous areas of expertise and territories. It is the fifth largest golf operator worldwide, the second largest European player in tourist residences, and the leading French player in low-cost retail parks. Groupe Duval employs 6,000 people globally and achieves an annual turnover of €1bn


  • DC Advisory acted as exclusive financial advisor to Clariane on its disposal of Les Essentielles to Groupe Duval


  • Clariane completed the transaction in June 2024
  • This transaction enables Groupe Duval’s subsidiary, Happy Senior, to increase the number of its serviced senior residences in France to meet the growing needs of an aging population
  • This transaction also enables Groupe Duval to position itself as a long-term player and strengthen its position in managed residences
  • This transaction further illustrates DC Advisory’s expertise in the healthcare and real estate sectors