Benjamin Nicaise welcomes BlackFin as a shareholder of Consultim Group, which he founded in 1995. Having distributed more than 57,000 real-estate properties distributed since inception, Consultim has progressively emerged as the reference distributor of managed properties to retail investors in France and has reached a volume of activity of €605m in 2018. Consultim covers the full investment scope, from referencing to distribution through its commercial brands Cerenicimo, LB2S and VP2. The Group’s offers also include brokerage and financing (Credifinn), accounting (Expertim) and property management (Propertimo). Recently, the company started distributing a new real-estate investment vehicle (OPCI) as part of a partnership with La Française Asset Management.
“After 20 years at the head of Consultim, I chose to rely on BlackFin to support the group through its next development stage. We have very strong ambitions, and their experience as shareholders of companies like Nortia, Primonial or Cyrus Conseil will be a highly valuable asset” Consultim’s President Benjamin Nicaise said.
BlackFin, the European leader in private equity dedicated to the financial services industry, will support the group in accelerating its organic growth, especially by developing new products and services and by expanding their distribution, as well as in identifying and executing acquisitive growth opportunities. Upon completing the transaction, BlackFin will become the majority shareholder of Consultim, alongside Benjamin Nicaise, the founder, who will remain a significant shareholder.
Bruno Rostain, Founding Partner of BlackFin, points out: “Consultim is a leader in the distribution of real-estate-based investment products. The company impressed us by its commitment to independence and its strong ethical values. We want it to perpetuate these values in the future”.
Damien Lestang, Partner at BlackFin, adds: “we are delighted to support Benjamin Nicaise and the teams of Consultim in accelerating the group’s growth. For this purpose, we will commit to leveraging our networks in the wealth management industry and to developing the company’s strong links with financial advisors’ networks”.