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Céréa Partenaire completes record year of private debt investment

Céréa Partenaire, the investor-partner of French and European Agrobusiness companies, invested EUR217 million in private debt to finance the development of 15 companies over the last 12 months.

This is a record level of activity for the firm’s private debt team which acted as arranger or co-arranger on most of the transactions.
Michel Chabanel, CEO of Céréa Partenaire, says: “Active in mezzanine since our creation in 2004, private debt is at the heart of our DNA. Since then we have strengthened our position by expanding our offer and are able to cover almost all the financing needs of small and medium sized Agrobusiness companies from senior debt to junior PIK. With a reinforced team of 10 investment professionals, we will continue our international development in the spirit of transactions already completed in Italy, Spain, Germany or Benelux.”
Fabrice Vidal, Executive Managing Director of Céréa Partenaire – Private Debt, adds: “We have a wide range of private debt solutions to support the growth projects of Agrobusiness companies. Over the past 12 months, we have invested through PIK financing (Mademoiselle Dessert and Burger King), unitranche (BCF and Organic Alliance), corporate private placements (Bertrand Restauration and Sleever) as well as senior loans (Buffalo Grill, Europe Snacks and Parts 24).”

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