Target Générale Vosgienne d’Agencement
Deal Type Mergers & Acquisitions
Buyer CJS
Transaction Description

Générale Vosgienne d’Agencement (G.V.A) was founded in 1972 under the name JP Peltier, in the Vosges, the historic birthplace of the shop fitting industry.
In 2008, the company was acquired by Jean-François Gallemard. The company changed its name to G.V.A. and the new CEO developed the company through organic growth.

G.V.A moved to Eloyes in 2012, combining the wood workshop with the metal workshop on the same premises.
The company operates throughout France, and specialises in the layout of retail outlets (ready-to-wear shops, mobile phone shops, etc.) and public areas (restaurants, pre-school, etc.).

The company works mainly with groups and franchises, but also offers its services to independent retailers.
With a 2,500 sqm production site and around a hundred shop and pre-school installations per year, G.V.A is one of the top 20 players in the sector in France.

CJS, a specialist in point-of-sale advertising, interactive digital kiosks and shop fitting, was taken over by HESTIA in 2011, and has positioned itself as part of the competitive process put in place by Societex Corporate Finance. This merger will enable CJS, and its CEO Jean-François Lendais, to continue its strong development through external growth, significantly strengthen its territorial coverage (close to its current site in Nancy) and gain a foothold in the all trades market.

Advisors :

Sell-side :

  • M&A Advisors : Societex (Krzysztof GIECOLD, Ali DRISSI)
  • Corporate Lawyers : Emilia BULICH

Buy-side :

  • Corporate Lawyers : Cabinet Cygler Avocats (Steve CYGLER, Amélie MILLET)
Industry Sector
ICFG Office


Transaction Details

ICFG member based in France, Societex advised GENERALE VOSGIENNE D’AGENCEMENT (G.V.A), an independent player in shop fitting and all trades layout in France, on its transfer to CJS.