Paris, July 23th, 2019 The investment fund UI Gestion has mandated Neovian Partners, a strategy, development and leadership consulting firm, to carry out a Strategic Buyer Due Diligence on FILAB.

Founded in 1979, FILAB is a laboratory specializing in chemical, organic and mineral analyses. Based in Dijon, the company, which employs 37 people, achieved a turnover of €6 million in 2018. Since 2013, Jérôme Goux has been at the head of the company.

Neovian Partners assisted UI Gestion in validating the characteristics of the markets for analysis, expertise and industrial R&D in the laboratory, supply and demand, as well as the positioning and image of FILAB in particular in its three key segments: medical devices, energy/nuclear and metallurgy. In this context, Neovian Partners assessed the growth prospects of the various market segments and identified the perceived value of FILAB solutions by its customers, to validate its positioning. The mission finally made it possible to validate the company’s development objectives and the assumptions of the financing plan.

“FILAB is positioned on high value-added analyzes for its customers, in a large number of industrial sectors. The challenge for Neovian Partners was to validate with current and future customers the group’s development potential on the complex issues of tests and analyses, and in particular on R&D services.”

Explains Martin Fougerolle,Associate Director..

In this context, FILAB intends to continue its well-oriented growth trajectory and accelerate the transition to a laboratory of expertise, recognized for its R&D activities.

This operation strengthens the expertise of Neovian Partners in the TIC sector (Tests Inspection Control) and in particular in analysis, expertise and industrial R&D. Martin Fougerolle, Head of the Lyon office of Neovian Partners and Associate Director, led the mission.

About Neovian Partners
Neovian Partners is a consulting firm specializing in the creation of tailored solutions in Strategy, Business Due Diligence, Strategic Screening and HR/Leadership, serving fast-growing investment funds, SMEs and ETIs. Based in Paris and Lyon with a team of about 40 consultants, Neovian Partners is also present internationally, with a network of partner firms with more than 500 employees in 21 countries. Neovian Partners is a generalist firm but with a particularly important mission history in software, IT, Internet, Industry, Health and MedTechs, as well as in many niche sectors. More information on:

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