Specialists dedicated to M&A transactions for Small and Mid-Caps

ONEtoONE Corporate Finance France is part of one of the leading international M&A Advisory Firms with a presence in 16 countries. Our commitment is to find the best value counterpart with a global reach. For this reason, we endeavor to have a highly professional international team of specialists on the buy side and sell side M&A with experience on more than a thousand transactions.

We advise you with the purchase, sale, transfer of your company as well as any build-up / external growth operation or fundraising and more generally any strategic operation necessary for the development of your activities. We assure you to quickly find the best counterpart through more than a thousand advised transactions, covering most business segments and industries. In addition, we have developed the technology capable to effectively follow up in real time the progress of your Operation.

Our Office

Paris office


47 avenue HOCHE
75008, Paris

Economic Outlook

France’s economy is the fifth largest in the world and represents around one-fifth of the Euro area GDP. Its economy is mature and diverse with a moderate and stable annual GDP growth of 1.6% expected in 2019.1 Services are the backbone of the country’s economy representing around 70% of GDP. France’s other forefront sectors include automotive, aerospace, railway, cosmetics and luxury goods. Besides, tourism has historically been a prominent and lucrative sector in the country. France’s primary exports include machinery and transportation equipment, aerospace equipment and plastics, while the imports consist of machinery, automobiles and crude oil.

Market Access

Outbound merger and acquisition activity by French firms is estimated to have reached $40.8 billion in 2017, compared to less than $5 billion over the same period in 2016. The number of deals, however, contracted between 2016-2017, signaling the outbound deal making grew in value, not volume. The primary targeted sectors for these outbound deals were consumer products and services companies making up 65% of the total, followed by industrials with 16.4%.2 According to the forecast by Global Transactions Forecast study in collaboration with Oxford Economics, France will experience a 40% increase in M&A activity during the period of 2018-2020, totalling $56.5 billion.3

Sources: 1. (2019) France Economy – GDP, Inflation, CPI and Interest Rate. 2. (2019) French outbound M&A driven to a decade high by big deals. 3. Baker McKenzie. (2019). M&A operations should increase by 40% in France in 2018, according to Baker McKenzie

Main Services

Sell Side M&A

  • Core market research
  • Deal marketing
  • Buyer identification and contact
  • Due diligence support
  • Valuation
  • Transaction negotiation
  • Financing/ capital raising

Buy Side M&A

  • Core market research
  • Target identification
  • Target contact
  • Due diligence support
  • Valuation
  • Transaction negotiation
  • Financing/ capital raising

Fund Raising

  • Relationships throughout the lender and investor community
  • Regular dialogues with a large variety of financing sources
  • Story-oriented transactions
  • Competitive process
  • Listing sponsors in Europe and Asia

Strategic Advice

  • Valuations in connection with:
    • Mergers
    • Acquisitions
    • Private placement
    • Private/ Public partnership
  • Third-party fairness opinions
    • Independent
    • Unbiased opinions

Other Services

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Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures


Corporate Refinancing


Business Plan Development




Fairness Opinions


Merger Planning and Execution


Capital Restructuring


Debt Restructuring

Our Team

Here is our team of seasoned M&A specialists in our France office:

Selected M&A transactions by ONEtoONE France

Buy side mandate

ONEtoONE is pleased to announce that our client OMNES Education has acquired CEI Escuela de Diseño y Marketing! OMNES Education is the French leader in higher education with 12 schools and more than 35,000 students. CEI is a Spanish school with more than 30 years of history, and more than 15,000 students trained, with a focus on design and digital marketing with campuses in Madrid, Seville, and Valencia. OMNES Education strengthens its position in Spain and continues to expand internationally with the incorporation of CEI, the 13th school to join the Group.

Buy side mandate

The French manufacturer Novair Group, which specializes in medical gas systems, has successfully acquired Oxygen Generating Systems Intl. a leading US-based manufacturer of oxygen generators. Currently, OGSI has oxygen plants in over 110 countries worldwide, serving many diverse markets.

Buy side mandate

NOVAIR NOXERIOR GAS SYSTEMS has successfully acquired Air Compressor manufacturer, America Energy Inc - Member of Novair Group. America Energy is a US-based manufacturer of Air Compressors and Medical Gas Systems, offering a wide range of Medical Air plants, Vacuum Plants, and Oxygen Generators. From its manufacturing facility of Pembroke Pines, Florida, AMERICA ENERGY supplies equipment and services in North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbeans. As part of NOVAIR, AMERICA ENERGY is gaining access to a wide range of high-end solutions complementing its existing range. More synergies are also to be expected through NOVAIR services and engineering competencies now recognized worldwide. Already counting installations in over 150 countries, NOVAIR strengthens its global presence even further through this acquisition. The firm is taking a new step forward to consolidate its position as a worldwide leading manufacturer of on-site gas production systems.

Sell side mandate

The family business Charles Bourdeau, located in the outskirts of Nantes, has more than a century of experience in selling natural casings and seasonings used to make sausages. With this acquisition, the Aymard group, based in Montauban and specialized in the production of casings, spices and marinades for the manufacture of raw, cooked and dry meats, is strengthening its positions on the French market as a key player in this sector. The transaction price remains confidential.

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