Hoche Avocats advised Groupe Ingeliance shareholders in connection with Activa Capital acquisition of a shareholding

Activa Capital and Arkéa Capital announce their acquisition of minority stakes in the capital of Ingeliance in order to support the group’s growth project.

On the occasion of this primary MBO, Activa Capital becomes the reference shareholder of the company alongside its founder Jean-François Clédel, its CEO Marc Poullin and the management team. Arkéa Capital, the group’s historical minority financial partner, reinvests on this occasion and retains a stake in the capital.

Founded in 1998 by Jean-François Clédel, Ingeliance offers engineering and technology consulting solutions focused on four main business sectors: naval, aerospace & defense, energy & transport and process industries.

Headquartered in Mérignac (33), the company now has more than 800 employees working at 20 sites in France and abroad, and generated sales of more than €50M in 2019. As a Tier 1 service provider, the company assists the largest European industrial clients with industrial engineering issues, from R&D/design to industrialization and maintenance. Historically present in the naval sector, Ingeliance has diversified its customer base and has succeeded in positioning itself as a multi reference specialist.

Buoyed by the strong momentum of outsourcing R&D projects for major clients and thanks to a favourable outlook for its primary industrial strengths, the company plans to continue its strong growth to reach at least €100M in sales by 2024.

To achieve this, the company will build on its current organic growth momentum and pursue an active acquisition policy in France and abroad.


Hoche Avocats advised Groupe Ingeliance shareholders ;  Corporate  : Grine Lahreche (partner), Audrey Szultz  and  Héloïse Gravel (lawyers);  Tax  : Eric Quentin (partner) et Zoé de Dampierre (lawyer).


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CP 2020-03-10 Hoche Avocats conseille les actionnaires de Groupe Ingeliance dans le cadre de l’entrée au capital de Activa Capital


The team:

  • Grine Lahreche

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  • Eric Quentin

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  • Audrey Szultz

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  • Héloïse Gravel

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  • Zoé de Dampierre

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