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Maisons du Monde

Maisons du Monde is a French home decoration products retailer.

Created in 1996, Maisons du Monde has experienced rapid growth in France where it has become a leader in home decoration retail, with c. 160 outlets and more than €200m sales.

THE EXIT

Equistone sold Maisons du Monde in a secondary buy-out backed by Apax Partners and LBO France, with management reinvesting in the new transaction. The exit generated strong returns for Equistone and its investors.

HOLDING PERIOD

Jul 2005 - May 2008

Country

France

Business Description

Consumer Goods

Revenue Progression

€150m / €235m

Employees at ACQ.

1,410

Investment Type

Secondary MBO