NextPool Capital, a portfolio company of RB Capital France 1 since December 2020, broadens its offering of covering solutions with the acquisition of the French company PBK.

NextPool Group strengthens its offer of covering solutions

Based in Tignieu-Jameyzieu (38), PBK focuses on the design, manufacturing, and sale of covering solutions for swimming pools, as well as the design of flexible doors and PVC canvas shelters. The company is known for the innovative Oré automatic cover solutions (patented). PBK's revenues reached EUR4 m in 2023, experiencing a +20% growth despite a market slowdown. Its clients are primarily professional distributors and retail networks, essentially in France (90% of sales in 2023).

The team, consisting of around ten people, will remain fully operational. Nicolas Deletraz and Eric Bremaud, co-senior executives and shareholders of PBK, will manage the transition throughout 2024 to secure the success of the merger.

NextPool Group's current staff encompasses around 560 employees, and the company targets pro forma revenues of circa EUR120 m in 2024 (including the contribution of Avady Pool and Soprefa acquired in 2023) of which 25% will come from abroad.

Nicolas Osanno, CEO of NextPool, expresses his satisfaction with this acquisition: "The merger with NextPool will entail significant commercial synergies, both in France and at export, especially in the Northern European countries. We look forward to working with PBK's team and its two managers with whom we think alike concerning development, innovation, and closeness with our clients".

This acquisition represents an important step in NextPool Group's development strategy, consolidating its position in the market for covering solutions and paving the way for new opportunities for growth and innovation.