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Laho
Equipement

Status
Realised
Country
France
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Industrials
Entry
Jun-00
Exit
Apr-05
Fund
IK 2000
Website

Leading construction equipment rental group

Laho Equipement specialises in the short-term rental of a wide range of construction and public works equipment in France. The company is the second largest player in the professional building equipment rental market, with national coverage through its 75 agencies.

The IK 2000 Fund acquired Laho Equipement from a consortium of investors in June 2000, successfully completing IK’s first investment in France. In April 2005, an agreement was reached to sell IK’s stake to Barclays Private Equity. Laho Equipement was later acquired and absorbed by Loxam.

Our Value Creation Strategy

During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:

  • Expand the business, mainly in France, via add-on acquisitions;
  • Enhance rental value-added services; and
  • Reduce trading activities, and develop a more focused business offering.