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Our first deal in France took place in February 2003 with the buyout of Plasto, subsidiary of French pharmaceutical group Fournier. Plasto is specialized in technical self-adhesive tapes on four main markets : automotive, retail, industry and healthcare. 2007 sales is above 75 M€.

In a competitive environment (over 22 buyout offers), the Noramptco team was selected for its industrial and turnaround expertise. The results are encouraging: after 4 years of losses, Plasto has reached breakeven in 2003, and shows strong operating profit.

Before seeking growth, the Noramptco team rationalized the organization and the activities to seek industrial productivity, control cash flows and reduce indirect expenses. The in-house team was renewed and motivated to participate to the turnaround.

Ceisa Packaging

Ceisa was acquired in June 2004 in an asset deal. Ceisa is the European leader in printed shrink film and sleeves for the beverage industry. The company aims at 40m sales in 2010 and has 145 employees. This transaction fits perfectly with our acquisition criteria : a high level industrial know how, a leading position in a niche and strong internal and external growth potential.


A former subsidiary of Solvay specialized in healthcare patches, LPS was acquired by Noramptco in 2008. This "high tech company" realizes currently 3m sales with a manufacturing contract with a major pharmaceutical lab. LPS is profitable and aims at 20m sales within 3 years with major projects in "pain relief", cosmetics and nicotin.


Acquired in 2008 by Plasto, Adhex is based in Switzerland and specializes in tape coating. The coating line equipment is second-to-none and allows Plasto to secure healthcare compliant coating capacities. Our aim is also to develop Adhex in surface protection film markets especially in the high volume construction and automotive markets.

Laurence Tavernier

Laurence Tavernier was acquired in 2008 through an asset deal with its operational partner Marignan Participations. Marignan Participations is managed by Pierre di Giovanni (30 years old, former Rothschild & Cie) and Nicola di Giovanni (30 years old, lawyer at Linklaters) Laurence Tavernier is the european leading brand in the fast growing high-end homewear apparel niche. 12 months after the acquisition, the company is profitable and realizes 0,6m Ebit for 4,5 m sales. Laurence Tavernier is currently developing its own store network and focuses on international development.
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