Alain Afflelou, a French opticians chain owned by Lion Capital and other financial backers, has announced its intention to float on the Paris stock exchange before year-end.
Afflelou has registered its intention to float and document de base with French regulator AMF, paving the way for a listing. IPOs have been few and far between so far this year in France, and mostly...
Brenke first joined Ardian as managing director two years ago
Deal represents 44.5% IRR for the vendors, four years after their initial investment
Gimv invested in the Parisian tech company through its Smart Industries platform
Fresh funding is in addition to an eight-digit backing from a consortium of investors in May