Les Petits Chaperons Rouges
With a network of 1,130 establishments, of which 330 managed directly, 4,000 certified professionals and 20,000 children welcomed in 2016, Les Petits Chaperons Rouges has been a key player in the private nursery sector in France for over ten years. A sector pioneer, the group is recognized for the commitment of its teams, its operational excellence, and the excellent quality of its social and pedagogical project.
A great entrepreneurial success that Eurazeo Capital has been guiding since March 2016. Eurazeo invested €134 million in this high-potential company, acquiring a 41% interest alongside BPI France and the company’s co-founder and Chairman and CEO Jean-Emmanuel Rodocanachi. The shared ambition is clear: assist the group with the roll-out of its Chaperons 2020 corporate project. Working with management, the Eurazeo Capital team identified three transformation levers to ultimately create a global early learning and education group:
-the consolidation of its business model in France,
-international expansion, through selective external growth,
-digital technology, by offering innovative services relating to parenting.
Nine months after Eurazeo acquired its stake, the collaboration is already bearing fruit. Les Petits Chaperons Rouges opened 46 new nurseries in France and have embarked on an international venture. They have gained a foothold in two major European markets, Germany, with a stake in the Infanterix group, and the UK, with the acquisition of Magic Nurseries in early 2017. With 16% of their activity conducted internationally, Les Petits Chaperons Rouges is now the 4th largest European early childhood player.