The “CRA Takeover Trophies”, organized each year since 2008 by CRA (Cédants et Repreneurs d’Affaires), the French National Association for SME transfer, are intended to recognize and reward innovative business transfers. The entrepreneurs winning the contest must demonstrate that they have used the best practices in a takeover process, and that they have generated the best development of the company following the takeover.
This year, 2 entrepreneurs buyers have been rewarded in the categories “Industry” and “Services”. The Industry trophy has been awarded to Joel Hugonnet and David Chassang for their takeover of FIDELEM, company of 60 people specialized in the manufacture of technical worktops.
The Service trophy has been awarded to Cyril Verhille for his takeover of BYG Informatique, 25 people, specialized in the editing of softwares.
In addition, a special trophy “emotion” of the jury, has been awarded to Delphine and Jonathan BOULANGER for their takeover of a family company of 30 people in the bread and pastries business.
These trophies were delivered this year by François ASSELIN, President of CGPME (French SME’s employers union), and by Claire CAPOBIANCO, executive VP of BNP Paribas (responsible for the French branches network). The State Secretary for SMEs, Carole DELGA, introduced the event and the conference on the topic : “Entrepreneurs, the keys for a successful development”.