Dodo

France SC Fund I May 2000
French market leader in manufacturing duvets and pillows
Facts
Company Name:Dodo
Location:France
Sector:Textiles
Sales:€ 70m
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Date of investment:May 2000
Date of exit:December 2009
Deal Type:LBO, growth

business description

  • French market leader in manufacturing duvets and pillows
  • Dodo operates with a flexible and cost efficient manufacturing system which enables the delivery of large volumes of duvets and pillows over a short period of time on a national scale

transaction strategy

  • Dodo attractiveness was to leverage on a leading market position to expand in Europe
    • Top, experienced and service oriented management team
    • Business and acquisition opportunities identified in Central Europe; natural piggy-backing on French mass retailers in Spain, Poland and Russia