OMMAX advised Crédit Mutuel Equity on the successful investment in expondo GmbH

OMMAX supported Crédit Mutuel Equity, the private equity subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale, on the investment in expondo GmbH, one of the leading marketplaces for professional equipment in Europe. Highly scalable, international multi-domain and multi-marketplace strategy makes expondo a fast-growing B2B e-commerce destination of choice with an impressive own-branded product portfolio, combined with an excellent service and affordable prices.

OMMAX supported Crédit Mutuel Equity, the private equity subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale, on the investment in expondo GmbH, one of the leading marketplaces for professional equipment in Europe. Highly scalable, international multi-domain and multi-marketplace strategy makes expondo a fast-growing B2B e-commerce destination of choice with an impressive own-branded product portfolio, combined with an excellent service and affordable prices.

The B2B e-commerce market is growing rapidly due to a fundamental shift in behavior and technological progress adapted by B2B companies. The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the digitalization and forced B2B buyers and sellers to go digital in a massive way, resulting in a strongly increasing interest coming from professionals for a one-stop shop solution with an excellent digital customer experience. expondo is very well positioned in this large market with favorable dynamics due to its robust value chain with a full control over product and shipment, highly capable, very experienced management team as well as scalable and efficient digital acquisition model.

In preparation for the investment, OMMAX supported Crédit Mutuel Equity with a commercial due diligence and examined the company’s performance, evaluating dimensions including business model, market dynamics, competitive landscape, digital performance, customer economics and value creation potential. expondo offers a strong B2B platform with proven track-record across various product segments and geographies, with a large and strongly growing customer base.

Crédit Mutuel Equity was very satisfied with OMMAX’s work. Pascal Keck, Investment Director, on the collaboration: “OMMAX supported us effectively combining commercial and digital expertise to gain a comprehensive understanding of expondo, its competitive strength and value creation potential in a complex digital environment”.

Toni Stork, OMMAX CEO, comments: “It was a great pleasure working together with Crédit Mutuel Equity. We were very impressed by the great expertise showed by their deal team and we are looking forward very much to further collaborations in the future.”

Dr. Stefan Sambol, Managing Partner at OMMAX, comments: “expondo is uniquely positioned and is on its way to become the leading European B2B e-commerce provider. We wish Crédit Mutuel Equity good luck with the investment.”

Do you want to know more about OMMAX’s experience in transaction advisory? Get in touch with OMMAX CEO Toni Stork: toni.stork [at] ommax.de

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ABOUT CRÉDIT MUTUEL EQUITY 

Crédit Mutuel Equity (formerly CIC Capital) is the private equity subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale and carries out venture capital, growth capital and buyout activities.
Crédit Mutuel Equity supports business leaders at all stages of their companies’ development, from seed phase to buyout, by providing them with the means and the time required to implement their transformational projects. Crédit Mutuel Equity brings together a network of over 350 business leaders and entrepreneurs who share similar convictions and can benefit from one another’s experience, no matter the nature of their projects. Using its own funds (€3.0 billion), Crédit Mutuel Equity makes investments tailored to the time horizons and growth strategies of the companies in which it invests, whether in France, Canada, the United States, Germany or Switzerland. For more information, see www.creditmutuel-equity.eu

ABOUT Expondo GmbH

expondo is one of the leading fast growing B2B e-commerce businesses for professional equipment in Europe. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with further offices in Poland, UK and China, the company covers over 18 countries supporting its customers in areas such as food services, sports and health, and professional tools and equipment for skilled crafts, and trades with a selection of more than 5,000 private-label products, and service that meets the needs of experts. Established in 2007, the company has grown into a strong executive leadership team with an international presence of more than 500 people from 25+ different countries and in 2021 will generate over EUR 100m in revenue. For more information, see www.expondo.com

ABOUT OMMAX – DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

OMMAX – Digital Solutions is a digital strategy consultancy based in Europe, specializing in sustainable digital value creation while catering to an array of mid-sized companies, large enterprises and more than 50 private equity firms around the world. Composed of >150 international experts and with >700 realized digital projects in the fields of digital strategy, digital operational excellence, data science, and transaction advisory services, OMMAX is a forerunner concerning holistic data-driven strategy consulting and end-to-end execution of digital solutions.

More information: www.ommax-digital.com

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