Potomac Transactions advises organic cosmetic Laboratoire, Gravier and its shareholders on the transaction
July 5, 2018- Ekkio Capital has acquired Laboratoire Gravier alongside Jean François Gravier and management. Ekkio Capital is a French independent leading private equity firm for more than 15 years dedicated to healthcare and high-potential growing companies. With more than 30 buy-out transactions, Ekkio Capital has developed a “hand on approach” to support talented management team.
Laboratoire Gravier, based in Lussan, France, is considered as a pioneer of organic cosmetics. Shareholders were Jean François Gravier and Naxicap. The Company develops and manufactures high-end organic cosmetic and household products. Jean-François Gravier has spearheaded the growth of Laboratoire Gravier since he took the reins in 2002. The company has been growing at a double-digit rate for years developing strong relationships with leading organic retailers and most recently with retail pharmacy chains. In a booming organic market, Laboratoire Gravier sees growth opportunities both organically and through acquisitions.
Founded in 2008, Potomac Transactions, is a French independent M&A firm dedicated to healthcare. This unique sectorial approach provides excellent opportunities to both prospective buyers and sellers. For years Potomac Transactions demonstrates a strong momentum of significant transactions including most recently FX Solutions, a leading orthopedic company advising the buyer Ekkio Capital; Pyxidis, a MedTech company designing and manufacturing cases and trays for surgical instruments advising the sellers; IMMR a contract research organization specialized in preclinical surgical research well recognized for its cardiology expertise advising the buyer MBO Partenaires or Lafayette Conseil a leading French retail pharmacy chain acting as sole financial adviser to the sellers.