Our references

Since 1997, we have helped over 80 entrepreneurs sharing our values and our investment philosophy.

Here are seven success stories from recent years.

Insurance pole

0
M€ (CA)

1988

1000
M€ (CA)

2018

  • 1988 : Establishment of April by Bruno Rousset, the President and Founder.
  • 1997 : €60M Revenue and 400 employees. April is listed on the Paris stock exchange.
  • 2008 : €736M Revenue and 3 000 employees.
  • 2018 : €1bn Revenue and 4 000 employees. Operations in 28 countries.
  • 13 acquisitions in France and internationally since 1997.
  • Read more about April’s history

External international growth

15
M€ (CA)

2010

125
M€ (CA)

2016

  • European leader of home robotics
  • 4 cross-border external growth operations

Nationwide networks

6
M€ (CA)

2006

125
M€ (CA)

2014

  • Support to France’s leading personal services company
  • Agencies opened throughout France

Territorial coverage

5
M€ (CA)

2009

55
M€ (CA)

2012

  • Development in the automatic distribution sector
  • 3 companies integrated with geographic synergy
  • Creation of France’s third-biggest automatic distribution company

Vertical integration and international development

8
M€ (CA)

2005

19
M€ (CA)

2009

  • Development of export sales through a proactive distribution strategy
  • Vertical integration with the acquisition of SEFA

Cross-sector synergy

15
M€ (CA)

2004

45
M€ (CA)

2006

  • Development in the swimming pool equipment sector
  • 4 companies integrated with cross-sector synergy

A long term investment

5
M€ (CA)

2001

15
M€ (CA)

2016

  • Designer and manufacturer of full automatic machines
  • Diversification of the customer portfolio