A new step for Gravotech

A new step for Gravotech


Gravotech, leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of innovative engraving, marking and cutting solutions with MML Capital, together with Bpifrance and financing from Idinvest Partners and a pool of banks by LCL, alongside management (Gerard Guyard, Pascal Cros ).


Gravotech group, results of the merger of Gravograph, Techniform and Vision Numeric, offers a comprehensive range of solutions including engraving, marking and cutting equipment, consumables, software and a range of services (installation and maintenance, trainings, etc.). Gravotech products cover four hand technologies: laser marking, mechanical engraving, scribing and dot peen marking. International player, Gravotech operates industrial platforms in France, the United States and China and distributes its products in more than a hundred countries. Gravotech generates over € 120 million of sales outside Europe.


The shared ambition is the continuous development of innovative products in laser technology, the development of new innovative services for Gravotech customers and the reinforcement of the commercial presence in key geographies such as the United States and China.


MML Capital, a transatlantic fund located in Paris, New York and London, will support Gravotech in the next steps of its international development.


The arrival of MML Capital and Bpifrance represents a great opportunity for Gravotech to build a new chapter in its development focused on digital innovation and constant internationalization. I thank LBO France, IFE Mezzanine, the pool of banks by Societe Generale and all the stakeholders for supporting the group these past years.

Gérard Guyard, CEO of Gravotech

Convinced of the potential of Gravotech, global leader on its market and of the quality of its management, MML Capital is thrilled to support the group in this new phase of its development.

Henry-Louis Mérieux, Managing Partner de MML Capital

Gravotech, a very international group, is definitely a "Industry of the Future", ambassador of French industrial excellence and of the "French Fab".

Arnaud Legardeur, Investment Director, Bpifrance



Gravotech: Gerard Guyard, Pascal Cros

Buyers - MML Capital (Henry-Louis Mérieux, Louis de Montille, Anne-Claire Laine, Nicolas Marion); Bpifrance Investment (Arnaud Legardeur, Rebecca Denyer, Sophie Paquin)

Lenders  - Banking pool: LCL Crédit Lyonnais (Dirk Weinand), Arkéa (Eric Gaulier, Cédric Alin), BNP Paribas (Michel Siciliano, François Van Eijk), Caisse Régionale Crédit Agricole Center East (Claire Demengeot), CIC Lyonnaise de Banque (Thomas Hartweg, Fabrice Bayard); Idinvest Partners (Eric Gallerne, Roquette-Buisson's Maxime, Olivier Sesboüé)

Sellers  - LBO France (Jacques Franchi, Philippe Karmin); Mezzanine: IFE Mezzanine (Jean-Pascal Ley); Senior Banks: Société Générale (Patrick Sandray, Stephane Izard, Augustin Giard)

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About MML Capital

MML Capital, located in Paris, London and New York, supports European and American companies in their development by investing as a majority or minority shareholder (growth capital, shareholding reorganization). MML Capital currently invests its sixth fund of € 440m raised in 2016 and offers equity and / or bonds solutions. 


About Bpifrance

Equity investments of Bpifrance are operated by Bpifrance Investissement. At each step of their development, Bpifrance provides companies with loans, guarantees and equity. Bpifrance supports companies in their projects of innovation and international development. Bpifrance also facilitates the export of a wide range of solutions. Consulting, university trainings, networking, and acceleration programs for startups, SME and MidCaps are also offered to entrepreneurs.

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