lbo with MBO Partenaires, Entrepreneur Ventures

Specialist online coffee retailer sold in majority buyout to MBO Partenaires

Created in 2007 in Arcachon, ranks first in France in e-trade specialised in coffee offering a range of more than 4,000 products : coffee machines (including new generation), all sorts of coffee packaging (capsules, pods, beans), cleaning products for all brands. With a wealth of expertise built in coffee fields (barista, coffee roaster as well as coffee specialist), the company roasts its own vintage coffees under the brand « Cafés Lionel Lugat ».

The MBO operation will allow Jean-Charles Krompholtz and his team to keep on investing in the future : supply and packing chain mechanisation, marketing and advertising investments in order to build the MaxiCoffee brand. The group has international ambitions such as opening offices in three or four European countries. The website, still profitable, posts 30% annual growth at least, and should make €20M turnover this year and twice that amount within 4-5 years.