Hoche Avocats advises the Eurofeu group, French leader in fire safety, supported by CAPZA, in the context of the acquisition of AMI2S, the security systems specialist
Founded in 1972 and directed by Eric Hentgès, the Eurofeu group produces, sells and maintains fire safety equipment, in particular fire extinguishers, emergency units as well as fire detection and smoke extraction systems.
Eurofeu is France’s leading producer of fire extinguishers and employs 1,500 people across its two production sites and its national network of 44 agencies. With a turnover of more than 150 million euros in 2021, the Eurofeu group benefits from a diversified activity serving nearly 180,000 customers and maintains an installed base of approximately 3.5 million fire safety devices.
The Eurofeu group announces its reinforcement in the fire detection sector with the acquisition of AMI2S, which specialises in the sale, installation and maintenance of electronic and fire safety systems. This is Eurofeu’s sixth external growth operation since CAPZA became majority shareholder.
Founded in 1997 by Farid Bayou, its current CEO, AMI2S is based in Poissy and employs over 70 people. AMI2S expects to achieve a turnover of more than 15 million euros this year.
This partnership with AMI2S allows Eurofeu to strengthen its service offer in the field of fire detection and enables AMI2S to rely on Eurofeu’s national network of agencies to deploy its know-how throughout France.
As Eurofeu’s majority shareholder since July 2020, CAPZA supported the Eurofeu group for this new external growth transaction, the sixth since its investment in Eurofeu’s share capital, further to the acquisitions of Isogard, Loire Incendie Sécurité, Protexfeu, PCI and Vendée Protection Incendie.
Hoche Avocats had already advised the Eurofeu group in the context of the acquisition of Isogard.
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Eurofeu and CAPZA’s legal counsel: Hoche Avocats: corporate: Grine Lahreche (partner), Audrey Szultz (associate), Marie Semaan (associate) and Agathe Olivier (associate); tax: Jérôme Mas (partner) and Alexandre Thuau-Renaudet (associate); financing: Ariane Berthoud (partner).
AMI2S’ legal counsel: PVB: Laurent Miralles (partner), Sylvain Lafont (partner) and Claire Feller (associate).
Banks’ legal counsel: Goodwin Procter: Adrien Paturaud (partner) and Laurent Bonnet (associate).
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