NCI becomes majority shareholder of SOPANO, alongside its manager, Laurent Charbonneau
- The multi-regional management company, NCI, continues to support high-potential SMEs by taking the majority control over SOPANO, a Normandy-based company, through its RD4 fund. Founded in 1963, the independent company based in Saint-Pierre-lès-Elbeuf (76), specialises in the manufacture and distribution of adhesive labels and till rolls.
- Headed by Laurent Charbonneau since 2003, SOPANO has diversified its customer portfolio over the past 15 years by making the necessary investments through the leadership of its management. A mono-technology business which was initially almost exclusively dedicated to a demanding clientele of Hypermarkets and Supermarkets (H&S), SOPANO has now opened to digital activities to address other needs.
- The company achieved a turnover of €20 million in 2020 and is now shifting towards an ambitious development strategy, by accelerating its diversification towards an industrial clientele, and by initiating a proactive external growth policy, in a sector that remains highly fragmented. In this context, its shareholders wanted to transfer their shares to the majority fund RD4, managed by NCI.
- NCI, a major multi-regional capital investment player, invests skills and own funds in business creation, development and transmission projects. With a historic two-figure growth and €300M under management (entrusted by public institutions and private investors), NCI associates finance and economic development on a high-potential territory: Normandy, Hauts-de-France, Brittany, Pays de la Loire, the north of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region and the Paris region.