Connected Consumer
Philippe Casenave-Péré - CEO & chairman of Groupe Legallais

Company profile

Legallais (°1889) is the reference in the French market when it comes to distribution of ironmongery, such as building products, tools, plumbing products and electricity products.

  • Distribution of ironmongery
  • One-stop-shop for general building and housing finishing works having an exhaustive and high quality offering for craftsman, building operators and maintenance companies, via multiple distribution channels
  • Large product availability
  • Automated and efficient logistics (next day delivery)
  • Multi-platform approach of the client (catalog, representatives, call center, mobile applications,…)

Investment rationale

The company’s three-dimensional business model based on multi-channel distribution, specialist multi-product offering and multi-client positioning, is tailored to the current more complex consumer market. The Connected Consumers’ team know-how of omni-channel market strategies and metrics-driven sales is of significant value for the management.

Growth strategy

With Gimv’s support Legallais wants to accelerate its growth by :

  • the further roll-out of its business model
  • selective acquisitions in France, of distribution companies with a specialized offering, as in neighboring countries

Press releases

  • Activity: Ironmongery distributor
  • Website:
  • Location: France
  • Entry: 2016
  • Deal contact: Anne Caron
  • Platform: Connected Consumer
  • Revenue: EUR 225 million (2015)
  • Staff: 1000

Anne Caron, Partner

Anne Caron joined Gimv in 2008. Before, she was an investment manager and partner in CDC Capital Investissement, a Direct Private Equity Subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts Group. Previously, she worked for the real estate department of the Caisse des Dépôts Group.

Anne Caron graduated from Sciences Po Paris and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Kent (United Kingdom). She also has a Postgraduate degree in Economics from the Paris - Nanterre University (France).


+33 1 58 36 45 64

83, rue Lauriston
75116 Paris


Anne Caron