Bryan, Garnier & Co advises LES NUMERIQUES, the leading independent web publisher on the High-Tech vertical, on the sale of a majority stake to FLCP

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PARIS, March 5th, 2014 – Bryan, Garnier & Co, the independent pan-European Investment bank focusing on growth companies, announces today the disposal of Les Numériques, the first French online media dedicated to High-Tech products, to FLCP, a leading French media Group. Through this transaction, FLCP acquires a majority stake in Les Numériques.

Bryan, Garnier & Co acts as exclusive financial advisor to the sellers. 

Factory Eleven, the parent company of Les Numériques, has sold a majority stake to FLCP, an entrepreneurial private investment company specialized in media and communication, in order to benefit from its expertise and foster the company’s growth.

This association aims to accelerate the development of Factory Eleven while consolidating its expertise as the reference media for high-tech content, notably in comparative testing and review of high-tech products.

The acquisition by FLCP of a controlling stake in Les Numériques will enable the exit of minority shareholders, such as HardWare.fr, Capital & Dirigeants Partenaires and other individual investors, some of them have supported the company since its inception. The transaction will also provide Factory Eleven with significant means for its future development.

The founders, Vincent Alzieu, Mathias Lallement and Florent Alzieu, will continue to hold a significant stake in Factory Eleven and will remain fully involved in the management and development of the company.

Mr Vincent Alzieu, the President of Factory Eleven, stated: “I ​​am delighted to announce this association with FLCP, who shares our values ​​of editorial quality and independence, and a common vision of the future of Les Numériques”.

Participants to the transaction:

Bryan, Garnier & Co Virginie Lazès | Managing Partner

Financial Advisor to the Sellers Pauline Roux | Associate

Armelle de Tinguy | Analyst

Lamartine Conseil Thierry Filippi | Partner

Legal advisor to the Sellers Karine Giraud | Lawyer

Latournerie Wolfrom & Associés Christian Wolfrom | Partner

Legal advisor to the Buyers Thibault Willaume | Lawyer

About Les Numériques

Founded in 2004, Les Numériques is the leading French online media for high-tech products testing. The website publishes a large range of tests and comparative reviews of high-tech products. The mission of Les Numeriques is to make available to all expert reviews of tests obtained in its 100% internal laboratory, in order for each reader to find the appropriate high-tech product.

(www.lesnumeriques.com)

About FLCP

FLCP is a private investment company specialized in media and communication. FLCP is the parent company of NEWEN, a French leading audiovisual group specialized in the production and distribution of audiovisual programs. NEWEN is active in all genres of TV production (scripted, non-scripted programs and animation) with around 900 hours of programs broadcasted every year, through its subsidiaries Telfrance, Capa and Be Aware.

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Founded in 2004, Les Numériques is the leading French online media for high-tech products testing. The website publishes a large range of tests and comparative reviews of high-tech products. The mission of Les Numeriques is to make available to all expert reviews of tests obtained in its 100% internal laboratory, in order for each reader to find the appropriate high-tech product.

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