OR BRUN, a french leader in natural garden products, announces its merger with ÉLÉPHANT VERT Group.
Created in 1968, the OR BRUN Group, whose brand is an icon of the french garden market, offers a complete range of products: organic amendments, crop supports, fertilizers, mulches and treatment products, all usable in organic farming.
The Group, which employs 61 employees in France, manufactures its products in its two plants in Saint Jean de Monts (85) and Thiel-sur-Acolin (03). These products are distributed in specialized shops in France, Benelux and Switzerland.
ÉLÉPHANT VERT, a swiss group that strives for a healthy and sustainable agriculture, with the support of the Antenna Foundation, has 300 employees in five countries in Africa and Europe (including France) and develops in four production units organic amendments, biofertilizers, biostimulants and 100% natural biopesticides.
Together, these two “pure players” of the organic market have the will to consolidate their strategy of development, production and marketing of 100% natural products for agriculture as well as for ornamental gardens. Based on a modern and efficient R&D, innovation is their common DNA to promote ecologically sustainable and responsible solutions throughout the organic market.
Olivier Lange, Managing Director of LFPI Management, said: « We are very pleased with this merger with ÉLÉPHANT VERT, which is an excellent partner to continue to support OR BRUN and to intensify its development while maintaining its positioning on natural products ».
Michel Farkouh, President of OR BRUN said: « We are very pleased with this operation; It will enable OR BRUN to strengthen its position as a french leader in organic garden products by increasing its capacity for innovation ».
« This merger opens up new prospects to act jointly as key operators of organic farming and propose innovative and natural solutions », adds Sébastien Couasnet, CEO of ÉLÉPHANT VERT Group.
The LFPI Group is one of the leading independent, multi-strategy and alternative asset managers in Europe with more than three billion euros under management invested in investment capital, private debt, real estate and asset management, (Bonds and equities) in Europe, North America and Africa through seven offices and approximately 70 investment professionals.
About OR BRUN
The OR BRUN Group, created in 1968, will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary. It has always kept as vocation the development, production and distribution on the garden market of exclusively organic products. With sixty-one employees, OR BRUN and its flagship product “The authentique Fertilisant” are present in all French specialised stores. Its success has always been based on the strong reputation of its brand, the quality of its products, its powerful production tools, its consumer oriented innovations and its strong relations with its retail customers.