Paris, 29 June 2012
Dairy Crest Group plc has granted exclusivity regarding the transfer of the Saint-Hubert Group to the investment fund Montagu Private Equity as part of its tender offer valuing the group at €430 million.
One of the leading French and Italian margarine manufacturers, Saint-Hubert reported a turnover of more than €130 million in 2011/2012.
The management, represented by Patrick Cahuzac, CEO of Saint-Hubert, was assisted with the transaction by Scotto & Associés, with a team formed of Nicolas Menard-Durand and Claire Revol-Renié for the legal aspects, and our tax team.
his new transaction is a credit to the Scotto & Associés private equity team, the leading advisers to management teams during the largest LBO transactions in the last ten years (recently, Afflelou, SPIE, Converteam and Picard).
Montagu Private Equity was advised by merchant bank Lazard (Alexandre Benais) and law firm Linklaters (Vincent Ponsonnaille).