Target FIVA
Deal Type Mergers & Acquisitions
Transaction Description

Founded in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin in 1990, the FIVA Group provides technical engineering and support services for the construction, operation, maintenance and dismantling of industrial projects.

Established in 3 countries (France, Spain and Australia), the FIVA Group has a qualified team of more than 320 employees and generates sales of around €20 million, mainly in the Naval, Defence, Energy and Mining sectors. The holding company and the FIVA brand remain the property of its founder.

The deal will give EKIUM greater geographical coverage, thanks to a national and international network, as well as strengthening its position in the nuclear sector and becoming a key player in the naval sector, particularly naval defence, through a number of emblematic projects.

The Group will be able to draw on FIVA’s historic expertise and the mastery of the processes put in place within the company to support growth.

“This merger will enable us to broaden our engineering offering and our range of skills, particularly in the key areas of naval, defence, nuclear and mining industries,” said Philippe LANOIR, Chairman of EKIUM.

EKIUM, a subsidiary of the SNEF Group, is a leader in local engineering for process industries in the energy, industry and marine sectors. The company supports its customers in their industrial strategy, the design and construction of their industrial buildings and equipment, and the management of their production and facilities.

“Following a recommendation, I called on Societex to sell my group’s operational activities. The services offered and carried out matched my expectations perfectly. I would like to thank the Societex teams for their professionalism, approach, exchanges and relevant advice. I would particularly like to thank Thierry DEPOUX for his unfailing support, his expertise and his availability at all times throughout the process.” – Yannick VERGEZ, FIVA CEO



  • M&A Advisor : Societex (Thomas BEAURAIN, Thierry DEPOUX, Clément MATELOT, Babacar NDAW-BASTIEN)
  • Financial Due Diligence : Aca Nexia (Hervé TÉRAN, Noémie MARION, Elise BOUREL)
  • Corporate Lawyer : Mermoz Avocats (Arnaud LEVASSEUR, Marion SALUS)


  • Corporate Lawyer : Gordon S. Blair (David DE PARIENTE, Thomas CLUZAUD, François HERBERT, Patricio GIMENEZ, Mélanie MANAS)
  • Financial Advisor : PwC (Camille COULON, François HAMAYON, Erwan COLDER)
Industry Sector
ICFG Office

SOCIETEX / ICFG France advised FIVA on the transfer of its operating subsidiaries to EKIUM

Transaction Details

ICFG member based in France, Societex advised FIVA, a leading engineering and services group for industry, on the transfer of its operating subsidiaries (DIVA, TECHNO PRO France and Spain, SOGEIVA, and FIVA Engineering) to EKIUM, a subsidiary of the SNEF Group.