CEP, supported by JC Flowers, acquires ACE Credit

Founded in 1995, ACE is one of the leaders in the French brokerage market with 3.1 billion loans concluded in 2016, for 300 employees. The group will be integrated into Compagnie Européenne de Crédit, a credit brokerage business unit of Financière CEP created in 2015, gathering Ceprima, Empruntis and Immoprêt. Last year, the brand distributed 6 billon of credits via a multi-brand network composed of 200 outlets.

As a result of the merger, Compagnie Européenne de Crédit ranks first of the credit brokers in France.

The transaction has been processed by Raphaël Financial Advisory (Benoît O’Mahony).

LL Berg and Delaby Dorison advised the transferors (the founder and Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners).

Freshfields and De Pardieu Brocas advised CEP Financial.