Continentale Nutrition SA

Continentale Nutrition SA

Continentale Nutrition SA

Date Founded



19, rue Saint Vincent de Paul,Boulogne-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais 62200

Type of Company



Livestock & Animals

Company Description

Continentale Nutrition SA produces and supplies pet food. It offers canned products, biscuits, snacks, dry foods, and treats for dogs and cats. The company was founded by Jean-Pierre Delpierre in 1959 and is headquartered in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.

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C&D Foods Ltd., ABP Food Group purchase Continentale Nutrition SA from Alandia SARL

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Alandia SARL purchases Continentale Nutrition SA

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United Petfood Producers NV purchases Continentale Nutrition SA /Wimille Operations from Continentale Nutrition SA resulting in a new company United Petfood France

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Sodica is an active, long-term manager which specializes in the agriculture and food industry sectors. In line with the parent bank, they focus on farming enterprises, small- and medium-sized agribusinesses as well as on agriculture-related cooperative groups and their subsidiaries.The firm invests expansion capital in companies with EUR 15-100 million in turnover, through investment funds such as SOFIPAR and IDIA Participations, and generally acquires minority stakes. For large transactions, they participate in syndicated financing. They also invest in businesses facing succession issues and facilitate LBO transactions. They are involved in the management of wine domains, land and forestry groups as well, generally as the majority or sole shareholder. One of the firm's goals is to support sustainable development through the consolidation of forestry assets.Sodica favors companies with an established structure and a clear business plan, which are poised for rapid growth. They invest primarily in France, and marginally in Italy. The SOFIPAR fund specifically targets co-operative groups through structured financing solutions comprising equity, convertible bonds, loans and mezzanine subordinated debt. Their portfolio includes innovative businesses, in particular in the biofuel sector. The SEFA Participations fund target expansion financing or buyout situations in high-potential farms. They also manage investment vehicles specialized in the wine-growing and wine-making industries.

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Agro Invest is a private equity investment manager focused exclusively on the food, agriculture and biofuel sectors, including downstream activities such as specialized distribution. They invest in situations including growth financing and LBO linked to corporate transition. The firm targets small and medium-sized French companies in subsectors with significant concentration potential. Agro Invest typically invests up to EUR 15 million over several financing rounds in companies valued EUR 15 to 250 million, with EUR 30 to 500 million in turnover. They may invest higher amounts in syndication. They acquire either significant minority or majority stakes, and have a targeted exit horizon of six to eight years. They invest in the form of direct equity or convertible debt.Agro Invest's strategy consists in promoting the emergence of a single market leading company per subsector of interest, through a combination of aggregation and organic growth of medium-sized enterprises. They aim to avoid competitive situations and strengthen the fragmented food and agro-industry sector in France. Agro Invest's investments have included pet food manufacturing.