The White Knight funds acquire majority stakes in companies with an enterprise value above € 100 million. The Mid Cap team favors growing companies, expanding both domestically and abroad, through new customer acquisition and/or penetration of new markets.
LBO France boasts an impressive track record in the French Mid Cap market segment, spanning over 35 years, with a partnership-based and pragmatic approach alongside management teams, notably through financial, human and operational support.
In constant collaboration with the Operational team of LBO France and in close consultation with the managers, the Mid Cap team identifies performance challenges and development levers, providing on a case-by-case basis support for ad-hoc improvement or transformation projects.
LBO France can take on external growth projects, prospecting new markets abroad or piloting greenfield investments. Its teams set up cross-functional projects to exchange good practices, in segments such as the working capital, ERP or digital approach.
Open-minded and able to focus on the essentials, the investment and operational optimization teams favour great responsiveness in decision-making and pragmatism of the proposed solutions.
The ESG due diligence carried out prior to acquisition leads to the definition of an action plan that generally covers:
The progress of these projects is monitored on a scorecard drawn up within twelve months of the acquisition.