CRA - Business Transfer under spotlight

The 12th Business Takeover Awards: ambition and diversity

For the 12th year in a row, CRA and its partners BNP PARIBAS, AUDECIA and LERINS&BCW gathered their experts to select the best business transfer routes and to award the "Trophées de la Réprise 2019" (2019 Takeover Trophies). The jury looked at a large number of cases and chose three: Marine Anton and the company Haase Innovation, who won the "Trophée Coup de Coeur", Benoît d'Harcourt and the company Arden Plast, who received the "IndustryTrophy", and Alain Mandine and the company Ocis - Arditec, who get the "Trophy Services". These three trophies were awarded to three very different personalities, having one thing in common, having taken two companies at almost the same time, with all the risks and difficulties that this represents. Thus the jury rewarded exemplary stories, which combined in the same spirit, takeover and external growth. We can only admire the dynamism, the courage, the tenacity of these women and men who have allowed their company to meet with success. An additional proof, if it were necessary, that the transfer to new managers not only perpetuates jobs and know-how in the territories, but dynamizes our economic fabric.

At the presentation of the Trophies, on February 6th, as part of the Salon des Entrepreneurs in Paris, these three buyers explained their path of takeover by answering the questions of the host Stéphane Courgeon, in front of an attentive and captivated audience. Each was accompanied by his sponsor, expert in his field, financing, management or legal editing, highlighting this or that technical aspect of the takeover.

Then, Renaud Dutreil, former Minister of SMEs until 2007, at the origin of a law facilitating the transfer of family businesses, then gave his very concrete advice, while relating his own experience as a buyer of five SMEs. This evening, always in the presence of Renaud Dutreil, ended with the presentation of the Trophies, by the president of the CRA, Bernard Fraïoli and the representatives of the partners.

Marine Anton receiving her Takeover Trophy from Renaud Dutreil and Bernard Fraïoli