The firm had acquired the group in October 2009 along with its co-investor Arkéa Capital Gestion.
Oberthur is active under its own brand as well as under licenses. Its products are also sold in mass retail networks and speciality stores.
Gérard Pluvinet, founding managing partner, and Jacques Rossignol, partner at 21 Centrale Partners, said in a statement, “21 Centrale Partners will bring its expertise in implementing key drivers conducive to growth acceleration, in addition to its international platform to support the management team, led by Christophe Rault. The latter is to pursue an ambitious development plan, based both on organic growth and selective build-ups in France and in Europe.”
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