Press release April 9, 2021
Hoche Avocats advises CAPZA on the acquisition of a minority stake in the MT Systems Group. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Perpignan, MT Systems is the world leader in washing reusable bins for the food industry, which are boxes that allow the packing and transportation of foodstuffs (fruits, vegetables, meat, bakery products, fish, etc.).
Founded in 6 countries in Europe (France, Spain, Portugal and Germany) and North America (USA and Canada) with 13 washing sites, the group achieved sales of nearly 100 million euros in 2020, and washed more than 700 million containers. MT Systems currently employs 1,200 people and has 3 locations in France, in Lices (91), Systas (33) and Cavaillon (84).
MT Systems is centrally located within a circular ecosystem that brings together producers, supermarkets, and collectors (suppliers of reusable plastic boxes). The group’s activity enables them to respond to the sustainable development challenges of these players, in the logic of a circular economy and minimizing waste – and supermarkets have committed to these issues.
MT Systems wishes to pursue a diversification strategy in sectors related to its historical activity through targeted acquisition policy and thus aims to unify companies specialized in washing different containers, to enhance their knowledge in industrial process automation. And consolidate its position as the world leader in industrial laundry in the medium term.
Thus, MT Systems Group continues its development by welcoming CAPZA as a minority shareholder with the aim of enabling MT Systems to develop internationally, particularly in the United Kingdom and South America, and to accelerate its diversification in a rapidly growing niche market, supported among other things by sustainable development issues.
As part of the entry into the CAPZA capital, founding shareholders Gildas Bouilly and Serge Perez retain control of the MT Systems Group. The process is also an opportunity for the management team to boost their capital with the Management Opening Capital Project.
CAPZA has been a record player in private investment in SMEs since 2004. Headquartered in Europe, the company is mostly owned by its own employees and benefits from the support of the AXA Group. CAPZA puts its experience and passion for business development at the service of institutional investors in Europe and around the world through a platform of six complementary areas of expertise: Flexible Equity, Private Debt, Transition, Artemide and Medium Capital Growth and Expansion Technology.
CAPZA offers flexible financing solutions adapted to the various stages of its development for SMEs. Its unique platform allows CAPZA to support companies over time by offering scalable financing solutions. Specialist, CAPZA more specifically supports companies in the health, technology, and business services sectors.
The CAPZA Group has around seventy employees spread across Paris, Munich, Madrid and Milan.