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Kersia

Manufacturing Sites
23
Employees
c. 1,800
Countries
130
Status
Current
Country
France
Sector
Healthcare
Entry
Dec-20
Fund
IK IX

European co-leader in biosecurity, disinfection and hygiene solutions

Founded in 1985 as a subsidiary of Groupe Roullier, Kersia is the European co-leading player providing biosecurity, disinfection and hygiene solutions for the food and beverage as well as farm industries. The Company designs, produces and distributes a large product range encompassing everything from cleaning solutions to innovative disinfectants.

The Group has an industry recognised know how and customer support backed by strong R&D and regulatory expertise. It is present in more than 130 countries globally.

The investment was acquired from Ardian in December 2020.

What Attracted Us to the Business

  • Attractive and resilient food safety market
  • The Company’s impressive growth track record
  • Recognised product know-how and effective customer support

Our Value Creation Strategy

We are working alongside management to:

  • Grow the Company organically in core segments across all geographies;
  • Implement operational excellence measures;
  • Execute an ambitious buy-and-build strategy to expand globally; and
  • Add new product categories to the existing portfolio.

“We are delighted to have partnered with IK as we embark on our next phase of growth. They are one of the most educated and experienced sponsors in our sector and together, we will be able to pursue this extraordinary entrepreneurial adventure.”

Sébastien Bossard, Chief Executive Officer

Investment Team

Dan Soudry

Managing Partner, Head of Mid Cap Strategy
Paris

Vincent Elriz

Director
Paris