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ASCENSO: the mountain HR specialist

Rapprochement Ascenso et Domino

Founded in 2008 by Aymerick BONNOT, ASCENSO is a global player in Human Resources, historically dedicated to the mountain and tourism environment.

ASCENSO offers to its customers, operators in the mountain industry, and ski resorts, a diversified range of services based around 2 divisions: Interim & Recruitment and Training & HR Consulting.

Based in Grenoble, ASCENSO has built up a solid reputation among players in the mountain industry and the tourism sector in general.

To accelerate his national development plan, Aymerick BONNOT wanted ASCENSO to be backed by a player in the sector offering him a structure and a network of agencies to draw on.

The support of AURIS Finance

It is within this context that the shareholders of ASCENSO chose to trust AURIS Finance to support them in this process.

The AURIS Finance teams were involved at every stage of the operation. From defining the project, preparing the reference documentation, and identifying priority partners.

Then in approaching investors, presenting the project, and managing all negotiations until the signing of the transfer agreements and associated legal documentation.

At the end of a dynamic process, which involved receiving several offers, the DOMINO Group’s offer won over the shareholders.

“If I were asked in a few words what I think of AURIS Finance, I would say Competence, Perseverance, Kindness, and By My Side. So, quite simply, thank you” testifies Aymerick BONNOT, Founder of ASCENSO.

The DOMINO project

DOMINO was quickly chosen because of the complementarity that this merger offered, which would serve a common ambition: to become a leading HR player in the sports and tourism sectors.

ASCENSO brings to the national HR group (140 agencies | €300 million turnover) an expert positioning in tourism, training, and coaching professions.

“The DOMINO Group already has expertise in the leisure sector, and has always been sensitive to the sports and tourism sector. ASCENSO will now become our flagship for our development in this market” shares Guillaume RASTOUIL, DOMINO’s Managing Director.

DOMINO brings to the specialist, its expertise in temporary work and recruitment, its network of agencies located throughout the national territory, and its structured organization to support the development of ASCENSO.

“Beyond the complementary nature of our 2 organizations, we were immediately won over by Aymerick BONNOT’s enthusiasm and values, which we fully share. We wish Aymerick and his team a wonderful adventure within the DOMINO family”, emphasizes Loïc LABOUCHE – CEO of DOMINO.

AURIS Finance acted as exclusive advisor to ASCENSO.