Master coffee roaster since 1851, LEGAL SAS produces coffee primarily for food retailers, acquiring coffee beans on the international markets, then roasting and processing the coffee in its two roasting factories in Le Havre prior to sale.
In 2010 and 2012, as part of their development programme, LEGAL called on Chetwode, a specialist in the structuring and management of strategic industrial equipment financing, to assist in finding and implementing financing solutions for its Capsule project (Pegaso capsule production lines and associated packaging equipment).
The financing made available to LEGAL by Chetwode in its role as mandated advisor has amounted to more than 3m€, mainly in the form of sale & leaseback transactions arranged with French and Irish funding partners for whom Chetwode provides transaction management and equipment inspection services. This has allowed LEGAL to undertake substantial capital investment and therefore continue to develop its traditional markets whilst at the same time entering the growing compatible capsule market.
Today, LEGAL sits third in the French roasted coffee market.