Co-FounderS’ message

Dear all,

We are pleased to welcome you to this website dedicated to the planned IPO of Aramis Group, leader in the B2C online sales of used vehicles in France, Belgium and Spain.

Since our creation in 2001, we have pursued a single objective: to make the purchase of a vehicle more enjoyable, affordable and simple by offering a wide choice of reliable vehicles online, available immediately and accessible to all.

The recent events marked by the Covid-19 health crisis have reinforced our conviction that individual mobility is a fundamental component of our freedom. The private car remains the preferred means of transportation for European households, and used cars are ever more popular, as shown by the resilience of a European market that will be worth around 410 billion euros in 2020.

This massive market is currently undergoing a major transformation. While it was previously occupied by traditional players offering a mainly physical second-class customer experience, it is rapidly digitizing and offers significant opportunities, allowing us to leverage our digital platform and our know-how in online sales, inherited from twenty years of experience and expertise at the service of our customers.

Indeed, over the past two decades, by placing technology at the heart of the buying experience, Aramis Group has built a scalable, unique, efficient and fully integrated platform, capable of offering its customers high quality used cars at the best price, combined with a simple, fast and transparent buying experience and value added services.

Aramis Group has thus developed a growth model that is based on several pillars:

  • a leading value proposition for our customers, which translates into leading or top player positions in the 4 countries in which we operate (France, Belgium, Spain and the UK),
  • an efficient, adaptable and vertically integrated platform,
  • a data-driven sales and marketing approach, supported by proprietary technology and digital tools,
  • an attractive combination of long-term growth and sustainable profitability,
  • a management team led by the Group’s founders, with strong industry and digital expertise and a diverse culture.

This combination of competitive advantages has enabled the Group to achieve a profitable growth of nearly 30% per year since 2003(1). In 2020(2), Aramis Group sold nearly 66,000 vehicles to private individuals, for a consolidated turnover of c. 1.1 billion euros(3).
In addition to this organic growth, the Group has made targeted acquisitions out of France that have brought a significant contribution to the growth of its activities and to its pan European expansion strategy.
Since four years, the Group has expanded in several European countries, deploying four strong brands, often leaders in their domestic markets: Aramisauto in France, Cardoen in Belgium, Clicars in Spain and CarSupermarket in the UK. With three dedicated centres in Europe, the Group has also made large-scale in-house vehicle reconditioning one of the key pillars of its business model.

An IPO on Euronext in Paris would strengthen the Group’s strategic and financial flexibility to enable it to seize important future growth opportunities and accelerate its development in Europe. The Group intends to accelerate the growth of its reconditioned used car volumes in existing markets, to pursue its European expansion through targeted acquisitions and to develop its used vehicle and complementary services offers in high-growth geographical areas.

And thus achieve its ambition to be the preferred digital platform for Europeans to buy a used car.

Nicolas Chartier and Guillaume Paoli,
Co-founders

(1) Revenue excluding vehicle purchase/resale export B2B activities, which the Group does not plan to continue in the medium term
(2) On a pro forma basis for the twelve-month period ended September 30, 2020
(3) Excluding trading activity of purchase and sale of vehicles to professionals in Belgium

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