Lebronze alloys group (the "LBA Group"), world leader in high performance alloys based on copper and nickel, with sales of €296 million in 2022 and 750 employees, has finalized its capital reorganization and a new financing of €255 million.

With the support of all the historical shareholders, partner banks and debt funds, this operation allows the Dumont family, as well as the shareholders-executives, to increase their stake to more than 70%.

This operation, led by Michel Dumont and Alexandra Dumont Nubery, respectively Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, benefited from the support of their family, the shareholders-executives, LBI Investissements (Jérôme Cohen-Potin and Everard van der Straten Ponthoz) and institutional shareholders (Bpifrance, Socadif Capital Investissement and Société Générale Capital Partenaires) who demonstrate their confidence and commitment by reinvesting in the LBA Group.

LBA Group has received the support of its historical lenders as well as new lenders: Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels, BNP Paribas, BPCE group (Banque Palatine, Caisse d'Epargne Grand Est Europe and Caisse d'Epargne Hauts-de-France), Crédit Agricole Ile-de-France, LCL, SaarLB and Société Générale. The debt funds Eiffel Investment Group, Tikehau Capital, and Zencap Asset Management also accompany LBA Group in this new major stage of its development.

The financing includes lines dedicated to investments, acquisitions, and partnerships, and will be indexed on the respect of ESG criteria reflecting the strong ambition of the LBA Group to continue reducing its environmental impact.

Michel Dumont, Chairman, declares: “This operation constitutes a new major step by strengthening the family block with simplified control structures and by securing the financing of developments. It allows the LBA Group to project itself with enthusiasm and confidence into the future, to strengthen employee shareholding and to prepare for the next stages of growth and transition”.