Jun 2016

PAX CORPORATE FINANCE advises ADAMEO Group shareholders in their fundraising with ODYSSEE VENTURE.

Customers and counterparties

The ADAMEO Group, a global player in the logistics consulting sector, is acquiring additional resources to finance its development. With an original positioning, it combines consulting services, project management and information system redesign, as well as specialized recruitment. All these offers are dedicated to Supply-Chain businesses.

Founded in 2011 by Bruno COSTE, ADAMEO made its first acquisition three years later by acquiring FIL, a long-standing recruitment firm in its sector of activity. This first operation enabled it to complete its offer and benefit from commercial synergies. Today, the group has more than 500 customers in various sectors of activity, such as logistics, industry, mass distribution, e-commerce and services. ADAMEO also works with a large number of clients located abroad in Europe, North Africa and the United States.

ODYSSEE VENTURE, which already holds several participations in the logistics sector, subscribes to the capital increase of the group. It will be an active investor alongside the managers, particularly in their ambitious external growth policy in France and abroad. The funds raised will finance both the group’s very strong organic growth and its presence abroad, particularly in the United States where the logistics market is particularly dynamic.

According to Bruno COSTE, founding president of ADAMEO, “Involving an investor is an extremely delicate subject, especially when you are the creator yourself. It is necessary to agree to release a share of the capital as well as the opinion of an external person when making strategic decisions. Odyssée Venture met the main criteria we were looking for from an investor: knowledge of the business, both in terms of advice and recruitment in the Supply Chain world, listening, involvement and strategic support in order to successfully carry out our growth projects. PAX was able to perfectly align expectations and facilitate this operation conducted in just a few weeks. »

According to Enrick GANE, manager at PAX CORPORATE FINANCE, “the choice of our clients was naturally ODYSSEE VENTURE given their deep knowledge of logistics and their dynamism in the project. The transaction was completed in less than three months as the discussions revealed many points of agreement on the growth strategy to be implemented. The operation was also an opportunity to interest managers in the capital and thus to perpetuate the team for years to come. »


Founded in 1999, ODYSSEE is still managed by its two founding managers. It raised more than 450 million euros thanks to the confidence of more than 35,000 subscribers, supported around 100 companies and contributed to the creation of more than 10,000 jobs. ODYSSEE is one of France’s historical private equity players and one of the first independent private equity fund management companies (FIP – FCPI – FCPR) approved by the AMF. It is the specialist in growth companies.

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