Founded in 1986 by Christian Roulleau and Gérard Jicquel, Samsic Group has become a leader in professional support services in Europe. The Group has posted steady growth in its business of the order of 10% annually over the last 12 years, with revenue trebling to reach over €1.5 billion by end 2016.
Samsic Group is owned by F.F.R, the Roulleau family holding company. To support its growth, F.F.R. issued its first ever Euro PP (private placement), subscribed by Unexo Financement and Banque Populaire de l'Ouest. The Euro PP, made in bond format and in loan format, marks a new departure in Samsic Group’s diversification of its sources of financing.
Cornet Vincent Ségurel advised Unexo Financement and Banque Populaire de l'Ouest in their respective capacities as co-arrangers, subscriber and lender on this dual-tranche Euro PP.
The Cornet Vincent Ségurel team involved in the transaction consisted of André Watbot, partner, assisted by Guillaume Monnier, attorney.
Samsic Group was advised by the firm of Herbert Smith Freehills (Régis Oréal, partner, and Niels Ardeo Winter, attorney).