BUCÉPHALE FINANCE ADVISING ASTORG PARTNERS
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BUCÉPHALE FINANCE ADVISING ASTORG PARTNERS ON THE SALE OF GÉOSERVICES
Paris, 25 March 2010:
Bucéphale Finance, the corporate finance consultancy, today announced that it advised Astorg Partners on the sale of Géoservices, an oil exploration and production services and consultancy company, to Schlumberger, the world’s leading supplier of technology and solutions to the upstream oil and gas industries.
Having acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Astorg Partners when it took control of Géoservices in 2005, Bucéphale Finance has once again provided its services to one of the most active funds in the LBO market, as demonstrated in 2009 by the Gras Savoye transaction and the acquisition of Suisse Metalor.
“This transaction is the fruit of a well-judged financial strategy for an LBO fund and caps 5 years of value creation by the teams at Astorg Partners and the management of Géoservices. Bucéphale Finance advised Astorg Partners on the acquisition of Géoservices in 2005 and we are proud to have assisted them in this excellent divestment. Our in-depth knowledge of the oil and oil services industries in France and Europe helped us identify the best opportunities and to advise Astorg Partners during the transaction,” noted Jean Marc Forneri, Founding Chairman of Bucéphale Finance.
About Bucéphale Finance: www.bucephale-finance.com
Founded in 2004 by Jean Marc Forneri, Luc Demarre and Olivier Dardel, Bucéphale Finance is an independent corporate finance advisory services company which sets itself apart by its highly developed expertise. Bucéphale Finance’s clients include major industrial and services groups, investment funds, financial institutions and family offices. Bucéphale Finance was recently the exclusive advisor to Astorg Partners on its acquisition of a stake in Gras Savoye and exclusive advisor to the Courtin family in the acquisition and de-listing of the Clarins group.
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