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Financière de Gien and Groupe Berger

November 2007

Groupe Berger has sold its Point à la Ligne business, the French leader in high-end candles and home decoration accessories, to Financière de Gien.

Ohana & Co. acted as the exclusive financial adviser to Groupe Berger.

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