Thierry MOSA and his team join forces with GENEO, Eximium and Bpifrance to take over the company Dickson PTL

Thierry MOSA and his team join forces with GENEO, Eximium and Bpifrance to take over the company Dickson PTL from the DICKSON / GLEN RAVEN USA Group

Dickson PTL is a global specialist in the manufacture of technical fabrics for the rubber industry, human heat protection and machine protection markets. Through this transaction, Dickson PTL will be able to implement its strategy of targeted acquisitions to accelerate its growth and international development.

Founded in 1948 in Lyon, the know-how of Dickson PTL (Plastics and Textiles of Lyon) is aimed at three main sectors:

- the rubber processing industry, including the tire industry

- machine protection (protective covers for aeronautics, bellows for laser machines for example)

- the protection of people against extreme heat, in particular for firefighters and the metal industry

Dickson PTL capitalizes on its strong business expertise (coating and laminating), its culture of innovation and a very high quality of service to offer a wide range of technical products adapted to the needs of its customers, to increase their efficiency and productivity. More than 20% of sales come from new products every year.

Dickson PTL designs and produces efficient and sustainable technical fabrics, in an eco-responsible approach, in order to control the carbon impact of its products and processes.

With a turnover of around 20 million euros and 80 employees, the company achieves 90% of its business internationally in more than 70 countries. Its multilingual and multicultural teams are present on all continents and master 13 languages.

The strategy of Thierry Mosa and his team, supported by GENEO, Eximium and Bpifrance, is to pursue Dickson PTL's policy of excellence, innovation and service while accelerating the development of the business, particularly internationally, through a proactive strategy of external growth.

"I am pleased to be able to carry out this transaction with GENEO, Eximium and Bpifrance, who share my vision of the market and give me and my team reinforced resources to implement a genuine development strategy", says Thierry Mosa, Chairman.

"The company's solid expertise and its innovative and international positioning convinced us to support Thierry Mosa and his team in the further development of Dickson PTL. We have been seduced by the external growth dynamic in which Thierry Mosa wishes to include the company and we are certain that the Growth Plan implemented as well as the GENEO Community will be able to support the company's ambition. "says Delphine Jarnier, Associate Director at GENEO.

"Dickson PTL benefits from a recognized know-how and an inescapable positioning on markets with very buoyant underlying assets. We are pleased to write a new page in the company's history alongside Thierry Mosa and his team, while being associated with GENEO and Bpifrance, which we know well and appreciate" adds Céline Gascon Guénault, Director of Participations at Eximium.

"Dickson PTL has historically grown from an industrial know-how in the Rhône-Alpes region to become a global player of reference, and we are delighted to participate in the empowerment of Thierry Mosa and his team and the deployment of their growth strategy. "said Cédric Béal, Senior Investment Director at Bpifrance.

"Passing the torch to Thierry Mosa and his team is a guarantee of continuity for Dickson PTL and the assurance for all customers and suppliers to continue to benefit from a high level of quality and service. The support they find from partners such as GENEO, Eximium and Bpifrance will allow the acceleration of business growth, particularly internationally. The Dickson Group is delighted with this operation. "says Eugène Deleplanque, President of the Dickson Group.

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About GENEO:

GENEO is an investment and support company that supports SMEs and ETIs in their development capital and transmission projects. It takes minority stakes in the capital of companies with sales of more than €10 million and operating income of more than €1 million. The form of investment company (rather than fund) allows for time management and the implementation of long-term strategies. Each invested company benefits from a personalised support programme, drawn up with the management team, which takes the form of a Growth Log.

The GENEO Community of 80 entrepreneurs and families, investors in GENEO, also enables the sharing of experience and business networks. Making available real "entrepreneurial capital", that's GENEO's commitment!

Contact: Delphine Jarnier, Associate Director -

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About Eximium:

A family investment holding company created by Michel Baulé, Eximium is an atypical player, with a dual entrepreneurial and financial culture, managing investments in listed and unlisted companies and in real estate for more than €500m. For its development capital / buyout capital activity, Eximium invests its own capital without time constraints in majority or minority transactions. Eximium meets the equity financing needs of entrepreneurial SMEs in the context of their growth projects (internal or external) or capital restructuring. Characterized by a long-term vision, a pragmatic and flexible approach and an efficient decision-making process, Eximium invests up to €10m per transaction (exceptionally more). Today, Eximium accompanies about twenty French SMEs in all sectors of activity.

Contact: Céline Gascon Guénault, Director of Participations -

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About Bpifrance :

Bpifrance's equity investments are made by Bpifrance Investissement. Bpifrance finances companies - at every stage of their development - in credit, guarantees and equity. Bpifrance supports them in their innovation projects and internationally. Bpifrance also ensures their export activity through a wide range of products. Consulting, university, networking and acceleration programme for start-ups, SMEs and TWAs are also part of the offer for entrepreneurs. Thanks to Bpifrance and its 50 regional offices, entrepreneurs benefit from a close, unique and efficient contact to help them meet their challenges.

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List of speakers 

Leader: Thierry MOSA and his team of managers

GENEO: Delphine Jarnier; Rodolphe Vernazza

Eximium: Céline Gascon Guénault; Sigolène Le François, Christian Carro

Bpifrance: Cédric Béal; Anne Claire Sigaux

Dickson / Glen Raven Group: Eugene Deleplanque, Ghislain Barrois, Peterson Legerme

Sellers' Advice :

Legal : Stehlin & Associés (Armelle Maître, Marc Stehlin, Anna Christina Chaves, Guillaume Maître )

M&A: Mansartis (Arnaud Limal, Charlotte Giraudeau, Laurent Bussieras )

Executive & Managerial Boards

Legal: Lexcase (Guillaume Pierson)

Buyer's Tips

Financial Due Diligence: COFIGEX ( Frédéric Durand, Jean-Charles Norris, Arnaud Delachaux )

Legal, tax and social due diligence: PDGB (Corporate, Roy Arakelian, Olwen Collon, Ludovic Ribes - Social, Denis Agranier - Tax, Thierry Jestin & Arnaud Giroire)

Industrial Due Diligence: IAC Partners (Loris Mazza, Nicolas Plan)

Environmental Due Diligence: Ramboll (Erik Sinno, Bertrand Latrobe )

Due Diligences IT: Eximium ( William Coutaz )

Legal Counsel: PDGB (Roy Arakelian, Olwen Collon & Ludovic Ribes)

Senior Debt Banks: Société Générale (Arranger) (Matthieu Macé, Stéphanie Mangon); Banque Populaire Auvergne Rhône Alpes (Stéphane Chantepy); Caisse d'Epargne Rhône Alpes (Alexandre Cotraud)

Legal Counsel Banks: Herbert Smith Freehills (Laure Bonnin, Khadija Benchekroun)

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