Distribution of small equipment and consumables for restaurant industry professionals


The European market leader in the distribution of small equipment and consumables for restaurant industry professionals, ECF distributes more than 25,000 different products to 46,000 customers, dealing with over 420 suppliers.

Alongside a leading fund, Initiative & Finance co-invested in this MBO to buy out the previous financial investor. We were given the opportunity to take part in this operation due to our knowledge of the phases involved in transforming SMEs into middle-market firms, as well as our deal flow for potential acquisitions of French SMEs.

ECF became a major European and then global player, thanks in part to a major add-on acquisition in Australia in 2014. Naxicap took over the company through an MBO in April 2017, with its management team.

Investment period

Sept.-11 - Apr.-17

Evolution of turnover

136M - 239M€

Type of investment


Changes in the number of employees

540 to 850



Sector of activity


Add-on acquisitions


Associated Team

Thierry Giron

Thierry Giron

Managing Director & Partner

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Philippe Dilasser

Philippe Dilasser

Investment Director

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