The group Urban soccer would not be far from being acquired by the Company of the Alps, European leader in leisure activities, particularly in ski areas. The company owns, among others, the Futuroscope, the Grévin Museum, and the Astérix Park.

Compagnie des Alpes announces an agreement with the shareholders of Soccer 5 France SAS, parent company of the Urban group, with a view to acquiring 86,5% of capital from this specialist in five-a-side football centers and padel in France.

Compagnie des Alpes would then become the majority shareholder, alongside the managers/founders of the Urban group. The latter would remain shareholders of the company Soccer 5 France SAS and would retain their shares for a period of 4 to 5 years minimum after the date of completion of the operation.

The agreement between the two parties would be for a price of 129,7 million, accompanied by a potential complement of 10 million.

Dominique Thillaud, Managing Director of Compagnie des Alpes, further declared: “This natural rapprochement between two perfectly complementary players in the leisure industry would allow us to include in our offer a new activity with a sporting vocation and not weather dependent, practiced on a recurring basis, carrying links and social cohesion and strongly anchored in the territories."

In addition, this merger could allow the Urban group to rely on Compagnie des Alpes to significantly accelerate its development, both in terms of relations with local authorities, the ability to find new locations and financial support for such development.

Especially since we know it, UrbanPadel continues to expand its catalog with the arrival of a large number of centers, everywhere in France.

Gwenaelle Souyri

It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.