Daltys’ Acquisition of Maxicoffee


EY Law executed for Daltys the Tax and Legal Due Diligence

No.1 coffee expert on the internet, MaxiCoffee receives over a thousand orders per day and generates over 37 million euros in turnover. Much more than a website that sells coffee and machines, MaxiCoffee is like its own movement, where know-how, passion and expertise have been coming together for the past 10 years. Driven by the desire to make ‘good coffee’ more accessible, MaxiCoffee created Cafés Lugat, remarkable products with traceable origins roasted by artisans, which offer a wide variety of aromas. The company also manages a Barista Training Centre designed to teach the art of ‘coffee sommeliers’, and in 2016 it launched ‘Coffee Spirit’, the first 100 % French lifestyle magazine dedicated to coffee, tea and chocolate. Buoyed by its expertise, in 2017 MaxiCoffee opened its first coffee store in Gironde, which is completely devoted to coffee – a concept that is unique in France.

With MaxiCoffee, Daltys seeks to establish itself as the benchmark for the ‘coffee experience’ and share this with as many people as possible. With MaxiCoffee, Daltys will benefit from its expertise in selling coffee and machines online and will strengthen its own expertise in roasting specialty coffees and the coffee store concept. This multichannel presence will help strengthen the group’s strategy. While

remaining focused on consumers, Daltys is firmly establishing itself as a French company that is unique in the coffee sector.

With this external growth, the Daltys group will draw on the expertise of 1,600 passionate employees and make its remarkable products available to a great many people, generating an estimated turnover of 257 million euros.

EY Law advised with a team including Didier Tixier (Tax DD) and Frédéric Reliquet Anne-Elisabeth Combes (Corporate DD).

Involved fees earner: Didier Tixier – EY Law; Frédéric Reliquet – EY Law; Anne-Elisabeth Combes – EY Law;

Law Firms: EY Law;

Clients: Daltys SA;