24
Nov’ 2022

CAPZA supports the development of PCE Services

CAPZA announces an investment in the PCE Services group, a well-known French player in the telecom and energy markets.

CAPZA announces the 10th transaction of its CAPZA Transition fund2 by supporting PCE Services, a specialist in services to fiber network operators, mobile infrastructures and charging stations.

 

Founded in 2011 as a family business, PCE is today owned and managed by Jonathan de Ridder, representative from the founding family, and Philippe Dumont, former President and CEO of Alcatel Submarine networks. Under their leadership, PCE Services has rapidly grown in the deployment and maintenance of fiber optic networks and has extended its historical know-how with the development of two new activities: the construction and maintenance of mobile infrastructures for the deployment of 5G in public and private networks (PCE Mobile) as well as the turnkey installation and maintenance of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (Qonexio).

 

Based in Roanne (France) and present all over the country via a network of agile agencies, the Group employs 400 people and has achieved a turnover of almost €50m in 2022. PCE Services is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, rigor, quality of service and its mastery of the entire value chain – from network engineering to implementation, maintenance and network life – all served by leading digital tools. PCE Services supports its employees’ commitment, training, certification and internal evolution through an ambitious human resources policy.

The Group’s entrepreneurial dynamic, human values, long-term vision and quality of execution are powerful drivers of growth.
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Emmanuel Bonnaud, Managing Partner of CAPZA Transition SAS

CAPZA’s entry into PCE Services’ capital via a sponsorless financing will support the shareholding reorganization of the Group around its two managers, the strong development of its fiber, mobile and energy activities, as well as targeted acquisitions.

 

“We are fulfilling PCE Services’ need to strengthen its medium/long-term resources in order to support its strong growth and its determination to be an ever more reliable and structured partner for its clients. The Group’s entrepreneurial dynamic, human values, long-term vision and quality of execution are powerful drivers of growth.” – Emmanuel Bonnaud, Managing Partner of CAPZA Transition SAS.

 

“We are happy to welcome CAPZA Transition Fund as a shareholder. This will significatively reinforce PCE Services’ means to achieve its ambitious growth and diversification strategy by 2026. We are also pleased to be able to rely on CAPZA’s experience and advice to help us achieve these objectives.” – Jonathan de Ridder, CEO and Philippe Dumont, President of PCE Services Group.

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