In September 2011, CVC Funds completed, together with the founding family, the take-private acquisition of Delachaux.

Created in 1902, the group has built unique positions in each of its three main lines of business. The rail division (59% of revenues) designs and manufactures rail fastening systems and rail welding systems. The conductive division (28% of revenues) specialises in design and assembly of electric power and data transmission systems for mobile industrial equipment (hoisting and materials handling, port and mine, industrial and personal mobility infrastructure). The metals division (12% of revenues) produces chrome metal for making industrial superalloys used in extreme environments (aeronautics, energy and electronics).

Delachaux is an international group with a presence in 95 countries across five continents and a balanced distribution of sales across Europe (40%), North and South America (29%), Asia Pacific/Russia (27%) and Middle East and Africa (4%).

Delachaux is active globally. We hold world-leading positions in each of our divisions. We look forward to working alongside CVC and the Delachaux family to strengthen our platform and intensify our growth in the coming years.

Guy Talbourdet, CEO

Date of investment

September 2011


Fund V


Rail infrastructure equipment




US$906 million

Number of employees



Guy Talbourdet

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