LBO France in short

LBO France has been a key private equity player in France over the last 35 years, operating on the business transmission market. It keeps a close eye on market changes and the potential for new opportunities, and over the years has broadened its scope to include other areas of illiquid investments, to which it applies the same key success factors. Its unique qualities are put to work across all its activities: the market knowledge of a local player, a high degree of selectivity and an overall emphasis on the value creation. Investors also benefit from the vision and convictions of a responsible player, and the analysis methods and human and financial resources necessary for their success.  

Key figures

€6 bn
of capital raised
60
employees
+ 30 years
of experience
191
investments since inception
45
unrealised investments
> 1.5m sqm
acquired since 2003
Operational Value Creation

Operational Value Creation

As a willing but demanding partner of companies’ management teams, and as an active manager in the real estate projects developed by it, LBO France draws on a range of value creation drivers:

  • A local foothold. Local teams which ensure in-depth knowledge of the French market
  • Expertise. Senior staff with cross-disciplinary skills, and sector and operational expertise
  • Collective intelligence. Cross-fertilisation of the teams to ensure effective sharing of best practices
  • Involved at operational level. Individual and collective dedication by the teams on the ground alongside companies’ management teams, to provide technical and financial support
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ESG

2018

ESG Sustainable Development Award, PE Magazine

97%

of portfolio companies (Buy-out, Venture) supported

 

68% on a regular basis
29% on an annual-basis

In a world coming to grips with new objectives, the value creation must take into account the future of its people and the environment. Respect on both counts is a duty. Equity investors have a particular responsibility because they more than others have the power and means to exert influence and take action.

Environmental, social and governance criteria frame and direct LBO France’s investment decisions and development plans and underpin its collective projects.

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Testimonies

Thomas Boulman
Partner, Mid Cap
LBO MID CAP
Jean-Marie Leroy
Partner, Head of Small Cap
LBO SMALL CAP
Valéry Huot
Partner, Head of Venture
CAPITAL INNOVATION
Stéphanie Casciola
Partner, Head of Real Estate
IMMOBILIER
Thomas Boulman
Partner, Mid Cap
LBO MID CAP
Jean-Marie Leroy
Partner, Head of Small Cap
LBO SMALL CAP
Valéry Huot
Partner, Head of Venture
CAPITAL INNOVATION
Stéphanie Casciola
Partner, Head of Real Estate
IMMOBILIER