WCP acquires a majority stake in release capital, alongside its founding managers
WCP acquires Realease Capital, alongside the founding CEO and deputy CEO (Régis Dodin and Cyril Marlaud) as well as the key executives who reinvest significantly in the deal. The transaction is to be completed by the end of September. Andera Partners (Cabestan Capital) sells its minority stake consequently.
Realease Capital was created from the merger in 2012 between DDL (founded in 1986 by Régis Dodin) and Comiris Capital (led by Cyril Marlaud). The Group is one of the main players in the financial leasing engineering market, acrtive in IT, medical and industrial equipment. Realease Capital generates revenues of nearly €100 million and manages around €250 million of assets for more than 6,500 contracts. Realease Capital employs about fifty employees, covers the French territory with nine agencies and opened in 2017 an office in Belgium.
Over the last ten years, Realease Capital has enjoyed sustained and steady growth. This success is based both on attractive market dynamics as well as on its proven control of success factors: innovation, diversified sector and outstanding reputation with its customers and its funders.
Realease Capital is now opening a new chapter in its history, entailing the acceleration of its commercial development in new sectors, an extension in its services and the digitalization of its activities. The implementation of this strategy shall imply the acquisition of other players in its market or in related markets.