June 30, 2023
Groupe Valmen completes its first external growth operation with the acquisition of Vivei. Translink CF has advised the Group, an expert in advisory for players of the insurance and social protection sectors, in this first acquisition.
Founded in 2008, Groupe Valmen is a reference in the consulting for insurance and social protection sector. The Group operates through its two operational subsidiaries, Valmen Services and Valmen Consulting, specializing respectively in project management assistance and business expertise, as well as consulting and operational strategy. Groupe Valmen operates throughout France, from its headquarters in Paris and through regional offices in Lille and Aix-en-Provence.
Vivei was founded in 2008 by Pierre Thieullet with the objective to assisting clients in managing their organizations and information systems. It has since become a consulting firm dedicated to insurance companies, and social protection organizations. The firm brings together three key areas of expertise: assistance in project management for information systems, organization and process optimization, and actuarial services.
Groupe Valmen is entering a new phase of its development with the completion of its first external growth operation, which complements its current expertise in the insurance sector and strengthens existing activities. Pierre Thieullet will join the Group, contributing with his know-how to the success of the common project.
In this way, Groupe Valmen consolidates its position as an independent player in the French market for consulting and project ownership in insurance through the acquisition of a company that offers complementary services and shares a similar DNA.
The acquisition of Vivei by Valmen will enable skills pooling and new synergies creation between the two entities. Valmen aims to expand its offerings to its existing clients and to also attract new prospects with the support of Vivei’s partners.
Finally, the complementary expertise within Vivei (life insurance, property and casualty insurance, and actuarial services) represents a significant growth lever that Valmen will rely on in the future by offering them to its clients.
“Beyond complementary talents and expertise, there is the human and a shared culture of customer service without unnecessary decorum. The two companies also have very strong development ambitions. Thanks to this operation, the Valmen Group integrates new skills and strengthens its position as a major French player in consulting for insurance and social protection companies. Thanks to Translink CF for leading this project and putting our strategy in music.”, says Jean Davant, founder of Groupe Valmen.
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