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Jeremy Garnier ...
  • Nicolas Thorez

Chargeurs : Our small cap universe and COVID-19: a real impact and a few opportunities

Amid an unprecedented crisis, with weighing uncertainties over the economy and forecasts thrown together in heavy fog, 2020 will soon have to be forgotten to regain some optimism and bounce back in 2021, but not all companies will benefit equally. Once again, we will have to be selective in this increasingly challenging environment. We prefer Generix, Bigben Interactive, Chargeurs, Sword Group, Ekinops, ECA and Wallix. - >CAC Small on a bumpy ride but no underperformance v...
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Bigben Interactive

Bigben Interactive is engaged in designing and distributing accessories for video game consoles for the European markets (France, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands). Co.'s activities can be divided into four categories: design and distribution of accessories for video game consoles (controllers, steering wheels, memory cards, pistols); exclusive distribution of video game software; non exclusive distribution of video game consoles and software; publication and distribution of promotional products (USB keys, watches, electronic gifts, audio gifts).

Cast S.A.

Cast is engaged in the design, publishing and distribution of computer software programs. Co. also offers IT consulting and technical assistance for professional information systems. Co. operates in France, U.S.A., Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany.

Chargeurs S.A.

Chargeurs S.A.. Chargeurs SA, also known as Chargeurs, is a France-based company active in the area of textiles. The Company manufactures fabrics and garment interlinings for the apparel industry. It operates in three business segments: Temporary surface protection, through Chargeurs Protective Films, primarily in the building materials industry, but also in electronics and household appliances; Technical textiles, through Chargeurs Interlining; and Raw material processing, through Chargeurs Wool which specializes in top making, consisting of designing wool blends. The Company is based in over 30 countries on five continents and offers service in over 45 countries. The Company operates through Main Tape Co Inc, Chargeurs Textiles, Omma, Chargeurs Protective Films, Chargeurs Interlining, Main Tape Inc, Chargetex 34 and Chargetex 35.

Clasquin

Clasquin Group designs and supervises the entire overseas transport & logistics chain. Co. has two operating segments: air and sea freight forwarding and related services ("overseas freight") and IT service contractor ("IT services"). The air freight forwarding and related services ("overseas freight") segment comprises of three business lines: air freight forwarding and related services, sea freight forwarding and related services, other services not included in air and sea freight (including related services) are grouped into the "others" business line.

ECA S.A.

ECA Sa. ECA SA is a France-based company which designs and delivers robotic equipment and intelligent solutions for both civil and military application. The Company offers vehicles and crafts for detection, inspection and destruction of mines, inspection systems for nuclear power plants, control and command systems, as well as ground and land robots for anti-terrorist missions and others. ECA SA is split into three divisions: Robotics and Integrated Systems, Simulation and Aeronautics. The Company has several subsidiaries, including, ECA CSIP, ECA CNAI, ECA Faros and ECA Sindel, among others. As of December 31, 2011, ECA SA was 56.4%-owned by Groupe Gorge.

Ekinops SA

Ekinops SA. Ekinops SA is a France-based company engaged in the provision of optical transport solutions for service providers and private networks. The Company develops optical aggregation and transportation sub-systems for metropolitan and long-distance networks. Its products include switching, routing and multi-protocol solutions; optical amplifiers, optical filters, as well as optical protection units, among others. Its system can be configured through a software download to manage the aggregation of multiprotocol services through integration of systems and functionalities, allowing systems to be used through a single protocol. Ekinops operates a network of business offices in Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

GeneriX S.A.

Generix is engaged in the design and distribution of computer software. Co.'s software programs cover commercial management, accounting, production and the management of human resources.

Jacquet Metal Service

Jacquet Metal Services is a European distributor of specialty steels, also active in China and the U.S.A. Co.'s main activity consists of purchasing, storing, and delivering different families of products. Co. is active in four markets for the distribution of special steels through four brands: JACQUET (distribution of stainless steel thick "Quarto" plates); Stappert (distribution of long stainless steel products); Abraservice (distribution of wear-resistant "Quarto" plates); IMS group (distribution of engineering steels). Co.'s main consumer sectors are the following industries: chemical; agro foods; treatment and storage of gases; water treatment; environment and cleanup; and energy.

Prodways Group SA

Prodways Group SA. Prodways Group SA is a France-based company engaged in the industrial machinery sector. The Company focuses its activities on the industrial three-dimensional (3D) printing market and more specifically on ''rapid manufacturing'' 3D printing for industrial series production. The Company designs, manufactures and sells products for various industries, including automotive, dental, molding, medical, jewelry and luxury, aerospace and defense, architectural and design, consumer products and academic and research. It offers its customers multi-technology, multi-application industrial solutions, 3D printing systems and a wide range of composite, hybrid and powder products. In addition, it also develops its own manufacturing for the podiatry (orthopaedic soles) and dentistry (orthodontic pieces and dental trays) markets that is sold directly to healthcare professionals. It operates through Avenao Industrie and Interson-Protac.

Sword Group

Sword Group is a service company specializing in computer engineering, offering consulting and integration services to its customers. Co. is engagedin the implementation of innovative solutions that meet the strategic needs of its clients and adaptation requirements of their information systems. Co.'s business covers three main areas: IT Service, Solutions and Communication Technologies. In addition, Co. also provides Government Risk Management (GRC) solutions to its customers in the industries of energy, transportation, healthcare, insurance, banking, telecommunications, and international and governmental organizations. Co. offers two product lines and four solutions.

Wallix Group SA

Wallix Group SA. Wallix Group SA is a France-based company specialized in the security software industry. The Company publishes computer security software relating to the access control and the traceability of privileged accounts or privileged access management (PAM) in the information systems of a number of companies. The Group serves various sectors, including healthcare, cloud & telcos and bank & insurance, among others. Through its solution, Wallix Bastion, the Group helps companies enhance their protection from cyber risks. Its solutions are distributed via a network of trained resellers. Wallix Group's portfolio includes audit and compliance, remote access security, cloud security and controlling industrial systems. In addition, through its subsidiaries the Company also provides computer security software editing services. Apart from France, the Company also operates in the United States.

Ymagis SAS

YMAGIS develops a range of services for cinemas (financing, sales, installation, facilities management and maintenance of digital projection and sound equipment, and also advertising displays for entrance halls, projection booth and cinema management software, seats, etc.) and offers digital services to film distributors and producers (duplication and physical or electronic delivery of digital content, post production, mastering, restoration and preservation).

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Jeremy Garnier

Nicolas Thorez

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