About us

Since its inception in 1985, pioneer in the French Private Equity market, with €3.4 billion under management as of December 2017, LBO France is one of the largest private equity firms in France in the discounted market.

We offer an exceptional coverage of the French market, with five interlocking areas of expertise: mid cap buyouts (the White Knight funds) and small cap buyouts (the Hexagone and Small Caps Opportunities funds), venture capital (the Digital Health funds), real estate (the White Stone and Lapillus funds), and debt. This breadth of specialist knowledge makes us a private equity leader in France – the second-largest economy in Europe and the seventh-largest in the world.

With seasoned and diversified teams benefiting from a reputable know-how, LBO France offers portfolio companies' management teams both financial and human resources with the support from the Operating team. Furthermore, ESG factors are fully embedded in our investment process and viewed as a strong and strategic driver for creating lasting value.

LBO France is wholly owned by its management. The Board of Directors, consisting of Robert Daussun (Chairman of the Management Board), Marie-Astrid Auriol (CFO), Stéphanie Casciola (Head of Real Estate), Sophie Chateau (Head of Investor Relations), Jacques Franchi (Head of Debt and Chief Investment Officer) and Gilles Taldu (Head of Operating Performance), are responsible for the overall strategy alongside the Executive Committee comprised of all the Partners.

Board of directors : 




                                    Robert Daussun                         Marie-Astrid Auriol                          Stéphanie Casciola                    



                                     Sophie Chateau                         Jacques Franchi                              Gilles Taldu

  • Strategy

    Through 5 strategies, LBO France is a player on: buy-out, venture capital, real estate, debt.

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  • Investors

    LBO France values and builds on its investors’ trust.

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  • Key figures

    Over 100 companies supported.

    More than €2 billion real estate transactions.

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