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M&A advice and financial expertise serving sustainable projects that create value

Colibri Advisory is a human-sized firm supporting entrepreneurs and companies whose activity has a strong and positive impact on the environment and people. We support them in their M&A operations: transfer, merger, acquisition or fundraising with investors who share their convictions. We offer our financial expertise to their managers and shareholders.

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OUR VALUES

Serving our clients and the general interest

INDEPENDENCE AND HUMAN SCALE

Rather than the race for growth and turnover, we favor proximity with our customers and the quality of a well done job at all times. Our positioning ensures a total independence and precludes any conflict of interest, allowing us to place the interest of our clients as our top priority under any circumstances.

Our firm is a human-scale structure which supports many companies in their mergers and acquisitions operations or in their fundraising operations with an annual high success rate.

PRIORITY GIVEN TO COMPANIES FOCUSING ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Our firm is a founding member of the French Center for Impact Investment and Pierre-Jean Gaudel chairs the Sustainable Financing Commission of the French "Association pour le Financement et la Transmission des Entreprises".
 

We regularly advise companies of all sizes operating in the sustainable development sector. When it comes to young companies, for example wishing to raise funds, we offer them reduced fees to help them.

INVOLVEMENT AND PEDAGOGY

We support our clients with loyalty, throughout the transaction or even beyond, in case of post-transaction litigation.

 

We gather experimented professionals recognized for their technicality, their culture of success and their understanding of the specifics of impact investing.

PRIORITY GIVEN TO FRENCH COMPANIES

Our hummingbird is tricolor because we believe in France, land of economic initiatives. We work mainly for French family companies and French entrepreneurs. We help them find funding for sustainable investment in France.

 

We encourage our clients to connect with other French companies when it suits their interests, and we help them grow internationally.

 

OUR SERVICES

Our multidisciplinary teams meet your needs in financial advice.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

 

We support all your M&A operations

Colibri Advisory offers a complete M&A advice service to French and international companies, to their shareholders and to their executives; including identification of targets or investors, financial and strategic analysis, management of due diligences, review of the business plan and price negotiation. The firm is also a property transactions advisor and holder of the property transactions’ professional card n°7501 2018 000 034 561 delivered by the CCI Paris Ile-de-France. We ensure that operations take place in the best conditions, in accordance with the culture of the company and with the values of our client.

FUNDRAISING

 

We are acting for your growth

After analysing your strategy, your business plan and your need in financing, we support you in your fundraising operation. Among the hundreds of investors that we know, we identify those who are likely to be interested by your fundraising operation and we contact them in accordance with your confidentiality policy. Then we are at your side for the negotiations until the closing of the transaction. Depending upon the situation, we can contact private investors, family-offices, investments funds, or industrial investors if appropriate.

VALUATION

An expertise dedicated to your projects

Our firm provides its clients with firms’ financial valuations or intangible assets valuations through various circumstances, such as the purchase of a minority stake or an acquisition project. Our valuations can also intervene in a fiscal context (intra-group disposal, inter vivos distribution...).

We also provide litigation support for the damage assessment: in demand or in defence with the counter-expertise of the valuation report of the opposing party. Our partner Pierre-Jean Gaudel is a justice expert at the administrative courts of appeal of Paris and Versailles.

OTHERS ASSIGNMENTS

 

Targeted audits, governance advisory, monitoring of CSR indicators

Colibri Advisory supports its clients into targeted audit missions, preparation for merger or contribution of assets or to help them improve their governance rules, in particular in terms of internal control procedures and management of risks related to external growth. We are also helping them to set up dashboards for monitoring financial and CSR indicators.

 

OUR TEAM

The leaders of the firm

The quality of our teams is our main asset, we are always looking for new talents. There is no typical profile to join us and we expect the candidates to have a good financial culture, to share our values, to demonstrate a keen sense of investment in the service of others, and to show their adaptability to various contexts. Fluency in English is mandatory. Your applications, CV and cover letter should be sent by email to drh@colibri-advisory.com.

 

PIERRE-JEAN GAUDEL

Founding and Managing Partner

Specialized in M&A and financial expertise, Pierre-Jean founded the firm in 2008. He is Vice-president of the French “Association pour le Financement et la Transmission des Entreprises”.

ROMAIN-XAVIER TABOT

Director 

Romain-Xavier joined Colibri Advisory in 2015 and has been managing the teams involved in the fundraising and external growth of our clients since.

JULIE LAURE

Manager

Julie joined Colibri Advisory in 2018 and today intervenes as a Manager leading clients operations through both fundraising and external client growth.

OUR TRANSACTIONS

For privacy reasons, we don’t wish to publish the names of our clients on our website. We provide examples of our missions carried out over the past two years below. Please contact us for further information.

Our main references concern the areas of luxury, aerospace, new technologies (apps, connected objects...), medical and food industries, often with a sustainable development component. On average, our firm intervenes each year in a dozen M&A transactions in buying, selling or fundraising operation.

  • Support of several start-ups, operating in the sustainable development economy, in their fundraising with private investors providing financial resources and advice

  • Advice to a French group, specialised in the food industry, on its first international acquisition in Southern Europe

  • Financial advice for the creation of a Cooperative Workers' Society ("SCOP") in the construction sector

  • Assistance for the intra-family transfer of a food company

  • Support of a French company, specializing in the circular economy, in its merger with a financial and industrial partner

  • Support of the financial structuration and fundraising of the implementation of a waste recycling plants project in Africa.

 
 

OUR REFERENCES

PUBLICATIONS

ARTICLES

OUR PARTNERS

A network of experts and correspondents

We are involved within different professional associations and work with a network of foreign M&A professionals when necessary.

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CONTACT US 

We are always ready to listen to you. The applications (for internship or full-time jobs) can be addressed to drh@colibri-advisory.com.

Address:

12, avenue du président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

+33 (0)1 58 36 56 80

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