Investment Date

March 7, 2016


Building Products

Transaction Type

Corporate Carve-out, Cross-border

Investment Status

Current, Fund I



Bois & Matériaux

Bois & Matériaux is one of the top three, business-to-business distributors of building materials in France and the second largest in Northern France.


  • Bois & Matériaux has two established brands: Réseau Pro and Panofrance.
  • Bois & Matériaux distributes building materials to more than 12,000 trade customers in the residential market, evenly split between new-build and renovation projects.
  • Bois & Matériaux is an important intermediary between a large number of suppliers and a wide, diffused customer base by providing a large inventory of products across many conveniently located sites across Northern France.
  • Bois & Matériaux is headquartered in Rennes, France, generates more than €600 million in revenue, operates from 138 sites, and has 2,200 employees.
  • Acquired from Wolseley plc  March 7, 2016