Averys in brief
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• History

Acquisition of Averys by Equistone Partners Europe.

Acquisition of Stow.
Acquisition of Tixit.

Acquisition of Averys by an Investment Fond managed by LBO France (other shareholders : 21 Centrale partners, Cogepa and Synergie Finance).

Acquisition of Standard (Turkey).

Sortie de Bourse (OPA in dec. 2005, OPR-RO in dec. 2006).

Acquisition of Averys by an Investment Fond managed by 21 Centrale partners (other shareholders : Cogepa and Synergie Finance)



Following its re-focus on its main business, the Group changes its name to AVERYS.



GPRI spins off its profiling division and thus re-focuses on its historic growth business, racking, shelving, and metal furniture.



Acquisition of FL&Co and start-up in Poland of the WANDALEX FERALCO joint venture. FL&CO is split up into two companies, FERALCO and LAPOUYADE. GPRI becomes a World-scale group in the racking and shelving business.



Acquisition of ACIAL, a company
specialised in metal furniture.



RENAISSANCE INVESTISSEMENTS (an investment fund managed by AXA Private Equity) acquires GPRI



Acquisition of SLP (SAAR LAGER UND PROFIL
TECHNIK), a racking company in Germany.



Entry in the Second-Tier Market of the PARIS Stock Exchange.



Creation of the GPRI Group, combining the Profiling and Racking and Shelving divisions of USINOR and SACILOR, with primarily DUWICQUET for shelving (later known as DUWIC) and PROFILAFROID and PROFILÉS ET TUBES DE L’EST SA for roll forming.