Advised on Sale of Company

Consumer & Retail

THOM Europe S.A.S.

Major european jewelry retailer France

Acquired 100% of Business Operations


3rd largest German jewelry retailer Germany

Advised Christian Bernand Group on the sale of its jewellery chain ORO VIVO to THOM Europe

The leading European jewelry retail chain THOM Europe S.A.S. has acquired the German jewelry and watches chain ORO VIVO AG from the Christian Bernard S.A.S. Next to its most recent acquisition of Stroili in Italy, the transaction is an additional step towards the expansion into the European market for jewelry and watches. The association of these three jewelry chains offers a platform for affordable genuine jewelry and makes THOM Europe to the biggest European vendor in that segment.

THOM Europe S.A.S., Paris, France

International leading jewelry retail chain, specialized on affordable products in the field of genuine jewelry. THOM Europe distributes its products under the brand names "Histoire d’Or“, "Marc Orian“, und "TrésOr“.

ORO VIVO AG, Hallbergmoos, Germany

Independent retail company of jewelry and watches with a broad range of products and a variety of affordable genuine and fashion brands. ORO VIVO is the third largest jewelry chain in Germany and operates 38 shops.

Christian Bernard Group, France

French jewelry manufacturer and distributor of own jewelry products. Parent company of the ORO VIVO AG (100%).


IMAP initiated the transaction on behalf of Christian Bernard and handled it in all its phases.