Transaction

Clearwater advises the management of Novag on its fundraising to boost business growth

Transaction

Novag raised funds from Famae Impact and Galia Gestion

Fundraising

Undisclosed

Role

Adviser to the management of Novag on its fundraising to boost business growth

Sector

Industrial & Chemicals

Region

France

Clearwater has advised the management of Novag, a company specialising in no-till seed drills, on a €4m fundraising initiative from Famae Impact, a private equity firm, and Galia Gestion, a private equity firm, to continue and accelerate its development.

Founded in 2011 by Ramzi and Lotfi Frikha, Novag is an agricultural machinery company specialising in an innovative and comprehensive range of direct seed drills, allowing farmers to engage in more responsible, soil-friendly farming.

Headquartered in Fressines, Deux-Sèvres, the company designs, manufactures, and sells its equipment and spare parts through distributors and direct to farmers, while also providing consultancy and maintenance services. Novag sells its seed drills across the globe and has established a particularly strong presence in Australia and New Zealand. To date, more than 150 different seed drills are being used on farms of all sizes.

The high-performance technology deployed by the Novag team has made it possible to develop seed drills that can be used without ploughing, minimising soil disruption. The use of seed drills in direct seeding is one of the key pillars of regenerative agriculture. It involves sowing directly on the soil to avoid soil erosion, reducing carbon emissions and water loss. This allows the soil to regenerate and become enriched with organic matter necessary for plant growth, reducing fossil fuel consumption and the number of times the seed drill passes over the soil.

Established in 2019, Famae Impact is a private equity fund specialising in growth capital operations in companies with a positive environmental impact. Through investing, it aims to reduce the carbon intensity of economic activities and preserve biodiversity in the interests of a fair ecological transition. The company invests in waste, water, energy, mobility, housing, and agriculture/food sectors, while meeting the highest criteria in terms of impact and development. This includes GreenFin label, SFDR, "Article 9" fund, and compliance with the principles of European taxonomy.

Galia Gestion is one of the leading private equity firms in South-West France, helping regional companies to finance their expansion or buyout projects, through minority and majority investments. The team, based in Bordeaux and Toulouse, support managers in realising their development projects by providing skills, experience, and networks. Its portfolio comprises 40 companies in a wide range of sectors, including software, med-tech, electronics, distribution, agri-food, construction, and services.

As part of this transaction, Galia Gestion involved BRG Sud-Ouest Investissement, owned by Caisse d'Epargne Aquitaine Poitou-Charentes and Banque Populaire Aquitaine Centre Atlantique.

Famae Impact and Galia Gestion are investing in Novag to give the company capacity to ramp up its growth, pursue its development in new high-potential markets, and contribute to an active approach for soil protection and regeneration.

image 66

This successful alliance is a major development that will boost our growth. Our team will rely on these funds to increase production rates, continue our R&D programmes to improve and create new Novag direct seeding machines, and modernise customer service.

Ramzi and Lofti Frikha, Directors and Founders, Novag
image 66

The products developed by Novag offer an effective solution to the huge challenge of depleting and eroding agricultural land. We enthusiastically support Novag in its mission to democratise environmentally friendly agricultural practices on a global scale.

Marie-Estelle Iorio, Partner, Famae Impact

Conservation agriculture is a truly promising approach to meeting the challenges of soil exhaustion. Novag’s products fit in perfectly, having already earned a reputation for quality and reliability. Novag’s remarkable export track record, particularly in Germany over the past few years, is proof of this, lending credibility to the ambitious industrial project being led by the team we are supporting today.

Christophe Douffet, Investment Director, Galia Gestion

Novag is a key player that has the potential to revolutionise the way we approach modern agriculture. The team is solid, resilient, and inventive. We are delighted to have been able to help provide the means for its development.

Emmanuel Xerri, Managing Partner, Clearwater

Advisers

Transactions

Drag and zoom to explore transactions

Transactions

Ewii tech mechanic
EWII and Norlys in historic fibre network transact…

Adviser to Norlys on the acquisition of EWII’s fibre network…

dairy cows eating hay
Family-owned dairy company sells to major global p…

Adviser to the shareholders of Yew Tree Dairy on its sale to…

wind turbines
Partnership to create a global leader in the wind …

Adviser to Endiprev on its sale to Muehlhan Wind Service

DOT steel surface treatment services
Acquisition of leading Nordic steel surface treatm…

Adviser to Jysk-Fynsk Kapital on its sale of DOT to Kirk Kap…

shutterstock 389455273
Securing funds to support the acquisition of a lea…

Adviser to Nova Motorsport on its fundraising to support its…

Ostergaard pipes installation
Heating up the market: Fueling growth with strateg…

Adviser to Østergaard Entreprise on its sale to Dansk Ejerka…

STG railway services
Strategic partnership between leading actors in th…

Adviser to Scandinavian Track Group on its sale to Vossloh

group small school kids teacher guitar
Securing the ideal investor for ‘progressive’ musi…

Adviser to Rocksteady Music School on its investment from Ve…

generic meeting women SL1 v2
Strategic alliance for InSitu, one of the pioneers…

Adviser to InSitu on the sale of a minority stake to Armonia…

woman phone communication
Inspiring growth and ambition by forming Italy’s l…

Adviser to Next14 on its sale to Gruppo SAE through SAE Comm…

NPG infrastructure maintenance
NPG's dynamic merger with Norva24: A game-changer …

Adviser to NPG on its sale to Norva24

club del sole camping village site
The right investor for a forward-thinking operator…

Adviser to The Equity Club on the acquisition of a minority …

male hr recruiter employer holding cv
Joining forces for an international job market

Adviser to YER on its acquisition of AVANTGARDE Experts

team working computer
Securing the right partner for a high-quality cons…

Adviser to Farsight Consulting on its sale to Version 1

football stadium video
PE supports interconnected sports and live event a…

Adviser to Accredit Solutions on its investment from Gresham…

beauty woman moisturiser
Securing future development in the cosmetics and p…

Adviser to Nordic Beauty Company on its sale to Dayes Group

electrician on background high towers power
Skewb receives investment from BGF

Adviser to Skewb on its significant investment from BGF

Untitled 7
Investment in a market leading high-touch travel m…

Adviser to ECI Partners on its investment in TAG

woman laptop online
PE backs ambitious growth plans for mid-market tec…

Adviser to the shareholders of Archiva on its sale to Progre…

steinwolle production new
Global building materials group introduces new ins…

Adviser to BACHL on the sale of BACHL Steinwolle to Kingspan

SL3 13
Further expansion in to Europe for a leading SaaS …

Adviser to Simplicate on its sale to and roll over in Blinqx…

image 106
A deal conversion for leading B2B lead generation …

Adviser to Leadinfo on the sale of its remaining shares to t…

image 65
Dynamic recruitment partnership expected to yield …

Adviser to YER on its acquisition of Staffxperts

young children playing educational toy
Unlocking huge latent potential for a market leade…

Adviser to Findel on its sale to Manutan

group students working together teacher
PE backs placing great teachers in education setti…

Adviser to TeacherActive on its investment from Pricoa

handling transport boxes
A family affair: The pursuit of growth and consoli…

Adviser to DIP on the acquisition of a majority stake in Acc…

sport clothes store shopping mall
Omnichannel sports retailers take Italy and German…

Adviser to Cisalfa Sport on its partnership with SportScheck

image 51
Forging a natural partnership between the two most…

Adviser to Miura Partners on the acquisition of a majority s…

traffic cones on road electronic arrow
A smooth ride for a road traffic solutions special…

Adviser to Road Traffic Solutions on its sale to Equistone-b…

engineer wearing safety uniform helmet
A safe pair of hands for the UK's largest passive …

Adviser to Checkmate Fire on its sale to IK Partners

Software company
PE backs global leader in procure-to-pay software …

Adviser to SoftCo on its investment from Keensight

baked cookies v2
Bake sale! PE sale of manufacturer and distributo…

Adviser to Initiative & Finance on the sale of Groupe Occipa…

shutterstock 708489889
Representing a dynamic and growing pharma, nutrace…

Adviser to Sanifarma on its sale to Fidia Farmaceutici

blonde female tourist checking incoming notification
PE backs hyper-personalised, automated passenger c…

Adviser to 15below on its significant investment from LDC

image 64
Saving 10,000 jobs as a consortium of investors ba…

Adviser to Yodel on its sale to YDLGP Ltd

image 123
Maximising potential through synergies in the Span…

Adviser to ATP Farma on its sale to Plameca

ATLINE feeding industry
Scaling up automated, robot-operated, quality assu…

Adviser to ATLINE on its sale to Indutrade

Corrugated cardboard
Neatly packaged deal for a manufacturer of corruga…

Adviser to Atlantic Box on its acquisition of CST

shutterstock 97066274
A new dimension for a luxury events agency

Adviser to the shareholders of Marcadé on its sale to Trail

image 106
Driving exponential growth during a ten-year partn…

Adviser to Skanstec Group on its sale to H&MV Engineering

image 70
Accelerating growth across the food & beverage and…

Adviser to Ingersoll Rand on its acquisition of Friulair, a …

urban wastewater treatment plant
Satisfying demand for water and wastewater infrast…

Adviser to Lauridsen Handel & Import on its sale to Uniwater

iStock 951945582
Acquisition boosts market leader in DECT (Digital …

Adviser to Gigaset Communications on its sale to Snom Soluti…

image 57
PE portfolio company enables growth in physics, so…

Adviser to the shareholders of Guldberg and Personites on it…

hotels
Five star success for the sale of trio of 4-star h…

Adviser to Honotel Group on the sale of three Parisian hotel…

business collaboration 2 SL3
Enabling support innovation and business growth an…

Adviser to ABF Group’s sale to Warrant Hub, a subsidiary of …

image 102
Successful fundraiser for proprietary AI-driven te…

Adviser of Anozr Way on its Series A fundraising with Hi Ino…

Clinic nurses tablet
Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics (MSO) clinics attrac…

Adviser to PREIM on the sale of the real estate of Clinique …

Optimity Relex worker
Enabling consumer goods companies to accurately pr…

Adviser to the owners of Optimity on its sale to RELEX Solut…

Healthcare data
Supporting a vision to keep healthcare affordable …

Adviser to i2i on its sale to IG&H

pets cat dog VPG
For the love of pets: simultaneously conducting a …

Adviser to Vital Petfood Group on its sale to United Petfood

shutterstock 1873413118  v3
PE invests in reduced electricity consumption, low…

Adviser to Hvacon Marine Systems on its sale to Capidea

image 99
Reaching more retailers with a unified commerce pl…

Adviser to Glory Global on its acquisition of Flooid

shutterstock 1606158370
Naval defence consortium boosts manufacture and ma…

Adviser of Jeumont Electric's shareholders on the sale of th…

Relatable icons
Investment deal trending on Instagram, TikTok, and…

Adviser to Bambuser on its sale to Ravenmedia (Mediacap)

image 66
Blue-chip clients benefit from sale of administrat…

Adviser to Alvarez & Marsal and AlpInvest on its sale of Doc…

ARTIGIANGIOCCO CIEMME1
From field to fork: PE acquires majority stake in …

Adviser to Hyle Capital Partners SGR on the acquisition of a…

businessman businesswoman surveyors
PE backs leading provider of engineering surveying…

Adviser to WestBridge on its investment in Survey Solutions

carpets
Clearwater advises Brintons Carpets on raising deb…

cropped image young man labrador
Disrupting the digital marketplace with a new age …

Advisers on the sale of TrustedHousesitters to Mayfair Equit…

copper pipes close coils tubes warehouse
Clearwater advises Deutsche Invest Mittelstand’s p…

<p>Clearwater has advised DI Mittelstand‘s newly acquired po…

marble countertop
Clearwater advises Tenax on its acquisition of NES…

<p>Clearwater has advised Tenax, a world-leading producer of…

iStock 951945582
Clearwater advises Apadmi on its investment from C…

<p>Clearwater has advised the shareholders of Apadmi, a lead…

image 63
Clearwater advises Mobeus on its investment in Ell…

<p>Clearwater has advised Mobeus, a leading institutional in…

shutterstock 2112459077
Clearwater advises Nørgaard Anlæg on its sale to N…

<p>Clearwater has advised Nørgaard Anlæg, a turn-key landsca…

WESTFA Fluessiggas Tank weiss
Clearwater advises Adeleon on the sale of WESTFA E…

<p>Clearwater has advised Adeleon Familienholding GmbH (Adel…

Plane runway
Clearwater advises Technic Aviation on its sale to…

<p>Clearwater has advised the shareholders of Technic Aviati…

Web summit
Clearwater advises AVK Group on its sale to Crest

<p>Clearwater has advised the shareholders of AVK Group, the…

image 93
Clearwater advises Suez on the disposal of its env…

<p>Clearwater has advised Suez, a French multinational water…

maritime trade ship
Clearwater advises Green Instruments A/S on its sa…

<p>Clearwater has advised Green Instruments A/S (Green Instr…

image 53
Clearwater advises INTERSPORT Deutschland on the s…

<p>Clearwater has advised INTERSPORT Deutschland eG (INTERSP…

image 106
Clearwater advises Lutech on its acquisition of Eu…

<p>Clearwater has advised Lutech Group (Lutech), a portfolio…

iStock 540852816
Shared values unite growing health tech company an…

Adviser to Mayden on its partnership with G Square

image 58
Clearwater advises Novabase on its sale of Neotale…

<p>Clearwater has advised Novabase Consulting Sgps S.A. (Nov…

iStock 463594335
Clearwater advises the shareholders and managers o…

<p>Clearwater has advised the shareholders and managers of M…

image 52
Clearwater advises Fruition IT on its investment f…

<p>Clearwater has advised Fruition IT (consisting of Fruitio…

image 136
Clearwater advises Banook Group’s shareholders, Tu…

<p>Clearwater has advised the shareholders of Banook Group (…

business finance generic ML3 2
Clearwater advises iamproperty on its investment f…

<p>Clearwater has advised the Shareholders of iamproperty, a…

image 82
Clearwater advises CDS Groupe and IDI on raising f…

<p>Clearwater conseille CDS Groupe, leader français indépend…

image 134
Clearwater advised Forensic Testing Service on its…

<p>Clearwater has advised Forensic Testing Service (FTS), a …

image 104
Clearwater advises the shareholders of Netwo on it…

<p>Clearwater has advised Netwo, an emerging telecom-tech pl…

image 64
Clearwater advises on Palatine’s investment in BK …

<p>Clearwater has advised on Palatine’s investment in BK Plu…

iStock 543042078
Clearwater advises on the partial sale of Helsam G…

<p>Clearwater has advised the owners of Helsam Gruppen, on i…

shutterstock 1769773103
Clearwater advises Powerpoint Engineering on its s…

<p>Clearwater has advised Powerpoint Engineering Limited (Po…

shutterstock 1906657039
Clearwater advises Sociedade Lisbonense de Metaliz…

<p>Clearwater has advised the shareholders of Sociedade Lisb…

image 115
Clearwater advises the management of EFOR and Rais…

<p>Clearwater has advised the management of EFOR, a prominen…

bread manufacturer
Clearwater advises Panificadora Costa & Ferreira o…

<p>Clearwater has advised the founding shareholders of Panif…

Construction workers steel reinforcement bar  shutterstock 786092152
Clearwater advises RWL Advanced Solutions on its s…

<p>Clearwater has advised RWL Advanced Solutions Limited (“R…

cardboard packaging
Clearwater advises Waterland and Carton Group on r…

<p>Clearwater has advised Waterland Private Equity (Waterlan…

business professionals group young confident people ML1
Clearwater advises Trustmoore on its acquisition o…

<p>Clearwater has advised Trustmoore, a global corporate ser…

image 103
Clearwater advises Zenzero on its sale to Macquari…

<p>Clearwater has advised Fordhouse-backed Zenzero, a leadin…

image 48
Clearwater advises the sole shareholder of Envases…

<p>Clearwater has advised the sole shareholder of Dajapack S…

pexels yan krukau 7698885 1
Clearwater advises ementexx on its sale to LucaNet

<p>Clearwater has advised ementexx GmbH (ementexx), a provid…

image 125
Clearwater advises IDI on debt financing for the a…

<p>Clearwater has advised IDI, a leading French private equi…

indoor climbing woman
Urban sports on a continental scale

Adviser to Climbing District on its €10m fundraising

security cameras monitor
Clearwater advises SIKOM Danmark on its sale to Pr…

<p>Clearwater has advised SIKOM Danmark, a leading integrate…

shutterstock 1707892294
Clearwater advises Primary on its investment in Di…

<p>Clearwater has advised Primary Capital Partners (Primary)…

image 61
Clearwater advises MAHLE on the sale of its thermo…

<p>Clearwater has advised MAHLE GmbH (MAHLE), a leading inte…

Plane runway
Clearwater advises Ayesa and Grupo Sevilla Control…

<p>Clearwater has advised Ayesa and Grupo Sevilla Control on…

image 74
Clearwater advises EY on its acquisition of IPQ Te…

<p>Clearwater has advised EY, a leader in professional and c…

Ewii tech mechanic
EWII and Norlys in historic fibre network transact…

Adviser to Norlys on the acquisition of EWII’s fibre network…

dairy cows eating hay
Family-owned dairy company sells to major global p…

Adviser to the shareholders of Yew Tree Dairy on its sale to…

wind turbines
Partnership to create a global leader in the wind …

Adviser to Endiprev on its sale to Muehlhan Wind Service

DOT steel surface treatment services
Acquisition of leading Nordic steel surface treatm…

Adviser to Jysk-Fynsk Kapital on its sale of DOT to Kirk Kap…

Use ctrl + scroll to zoom in/out