From its origins as a family business, Nocibé became one of France’s leading perfumery and cosmetics retailers when Bridgepoint acquired it from its Dutch trade owner in 2002.

Sector Consumer
Acquired 2002 Deal size €302m


Bridgepoint was attracted to the investment as it was able to support the company's management in consolidating its existing network, undertake selective acquisitions in France as well as exploring the opportunity for the Nocibé formula to be rolled out in other European markets.

By the time Nocibé had been acquired in 2005 by Charterhouse Capital in a transaction totalling €500 million its revenues had increased by 30% and the number of stores risen by 25%.

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