Paris (France), January 16, 2023

The FDC team, united around Matthieu de Baynast since 2020, is ending 2022 with strong growth while having strengthened and developed its sector expertise and its unique ecosystem.

FDC achieved a record year in 2022 with 35 deals signed and has now established itself as one of the leading independent players in mergers and acquisitions in volume. Beyond this performance, 2022 has allowed us to structure a little more and prepare with confidence for 2023:

  • 8 transactions with an enterprise value of more than €100 million,
  • 12 cross-border operations,
  • More than 5 Augmented M&A® missions,
  • 35 professionals in France and 10 abroad,
  • 15 recognized senior advisors bringing unique sector expertise and grouped within the Club FDC,
  • 8 historical sectors (Aeronautics, Defense and Electronics; Education; Financial Services; Business Services; TMT; Infrastructure and Energy, Industry and Construction; Agribusiness and Distribution) now complemented by the Health sector,
  • 11 recruitments,
  • + 7,000 LinkedIn followers.

This sustained growth is the result of a rigorous and targeted development strategy, an expanded service offering and a culture combining operational and transactional know-how, which have enabled FDC to establish itself as a leading player in diverse and dynamic sectors. During 2022, FDC recorded a strong development of its activities thanks to the acquisition of new customers, both entrepreneurs and financial investors. In addition, we now benefit from a strong prescription capacity of our former customers and we are pleased to support certain customers over the long term (e.g. 7th acquisition of TSG advised in 24 months).

FDC, with its Augmented M&A® offer, continues to offer an innovative offer that precisely meets the requirements and constraints of its clients and is firmly committed to a long-term vision. The year 2022 also underlined FDC’ desire to be closer to regional players, with the continuation of the partnership with Exco and the first joint successes that motivated recognized regional investment bankers to join us.

FDC is also continuing its deployment with growing companies, as illustrated in 2022 by our 8 operations in the Financial Services sector, our 8 operations in the Tech sector, our 3 fundraising operations and our 2 operations in the sector of companies with a mission.

With a dedicated system and having recruited an expert in financing advice, Financière de Courcelles intends to be even more present with investment funds, including on secondary and tertiary operations and on search & buy strategies in France and internationally.

This growth is accompanied by numerous recruitments in various sectors, providing FDC and its clients with all their experience and expertise. Thus, FDC has strengthened its position with Philippe Lacaille and Frédéric Coutant in M&A advice for corporates and in the tech field with Guillaume Cardon. In addition, Philippe Bonnave completes the construction practice and Didier Quillot that of media and telecoms. Finally, our Education system has been strengthened with the arrivals of Philippe Cattelat and Florence Raveau as Senior Advisors, and Laurent Tran Van Lieu as Education Advisor.

The partners of FDC are pleased with these excellent results and intend to continue this dynamic of innovative development in 2023 and support for our customers thanks to a very operational approach that creates value.

Congratulations on this great teamwork! Our various strategic choices perfectly meet the needs of our customers and those of the market. Our ambition has no limit, I hope to announce to you during the year new, more innovative development projects that will strengthen and capitalize on our positioning”. Matthieu de Baynast, FDC CEO

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About Financière de Courcelles (FDC)

Financière de Courcelles is an independent investment bank specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions. Founding member of the Global M&A Partners network (more than 400 M&A professionals and more than 35 countries covered), FDC has a strong capability to support its clients internationally. FDC advises companies on mid-cap transactions in all sectors of the economy thanks to its dedicated teams of specialists