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Legallais is the reference in the French market when it comes to the distribution of ironmongery products to professionals.

Philippe Casenave-Péré - CEO and Chairman

Legallais

Founded in 1889, the company acts as a one-stop-shop for general building and housing finishing works (building products, consumables, tools, plumbing products, electricity products,…), with an extensive and high quality product offering for craftsmen, building operators and maintenance companies. These clients are being served through multiple distribution channels such as direct sales, online channels and Legallais’ own points of sale. Both product availability as well as an automated and efficient logistics service (with next day delivery) have resulted in an excellent customer service which continuously drives customer satisfaction.

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2016

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2019

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1000

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France

When ambition meets ambition

Since 1999, our Group has professional investors participating in its capital. With Gimv stepping in, we will further accelerate our growth, both organic and through acquisitions in France and abroad. Thereby, Gimv’s multi-country presence and multi-channel expertise will enable us to strengthen our leadership strategy and pursuit for excellence” says Philippe Casenave-Péré, CEO and President of Groupe Legallais.

Together, we build a leading company

Together with the professional and experienced management team of Legallais, we were committed to pursue growth strategies (as well organically as by pursuing selective acquisition opportunities), strengthen market leadership and increase profitability

30 July 2019, Gimv announced its exit from French company Groupe Legallais, in which it has held a minority stake since February 2016. Since closing, the family shareholders, management and employees hold 100% of Legallais’ share capital. Their long-term commitment ensures the continuity of the company and will enable it to pursue its growth strategy.

Summary

Activity
Ironmongery distributor
Location
Entry
Exit date
2019
Staff
1000