Sonepar’s family and associate shareholders work to ensure socially responsible growth for the Group.

The strength of a united shareholder base

Shareholders are involved in the life of the Group. They play an active part in the annual meetings of the family holding company and Sonepar, as well as on the boards of directors of our operating companies. Their close ties to the Group and its executives have fostered mutual trust and helped make Sonepar values a living reality.


Colam Entreprendre

Colam Entreprendre is a holding company that brings together over 400 shareholders from the two legacy families, the Coisnes and the Lamberts. As the Sonepar shareholder, Colam supports the Group’s long-term growth strategy. Colam Entreprendre defines the rules on debt levels, sets demanding security ratios and performance targets and ensures the implementation of a calculated risk-taking policy. It is chaired by Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette.

Developing associate shareholding

For over twenty years now, Sonepar has been making sure that its managers reap the benefits of the Group’s growth. The goal is to have at least 10% of all managers owning shares.  Together, the family and associate shareholders own Sonepar’s share capital.