At Kersia, the Covid-19 crisis has generated an unexpected impact. It doubled the niche activity dedicated to the health sector (5% of its turnover) of the Dinard group specializing in food safety.
Kersia, whose products and solutions aim to prevent animal and human disease and contamination at all stages of the agrifood chain, could ultimately invest more in this segment. Much higher than forecast for annual growth and driven by hygiene products, the boom in activity in 2020 offset losses in the out-of-home catering segment.
While the group provides gel and hydroalcoholic solutions for the Montreal metro, for example, it intends to remain, for the next four years, focused on its main business: that of food safety.
Its new shareholder, who arrived in December instead of Ardian, is waiting for him on this roadmap. By taking 90% of the group’s shares (via an LBO and an increase in the capital of management and employees), the …