Investment Strategy
Key figures
Significant investments
Operational Value Creation
ESG
Team

LBO Mid Cap

Investment Strategy

Investment Strategy

The White Knight funds acquire majority stakes in companies with an enterprise value above € 100 million. The Mid Cap team favors growing companies that expanding France and around the world, winning new customers or new markets.

A major player in the French Mid Cap market for 35 years as an independent professional shareholder, LBO France provides management with financial, human and operational support in a partnership and pragmatic approach.

Key figures

€4.8 bn
invested amount
34
deals since 1998
+ 30 years
of experience
Operational Value Creation

Operational Value Creation

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.

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ESG and LBO Mid Cap

The ESG due diligence carried out prior to acquisition leads to the definition of an action plan that generally covers:

  • Internal control, which includes risk mapping, the application of the GDPR regulation and the Sapin II law as well as the fight against economic intelligence
  • The upstream and downstream supply chain and, in particular, the creation or updating of an ethics charter and the legal formalization of supplier commitments
  • Human resources and, in particular, the prevention of psycho-social risks
  • The environment, for a reduction in carbon emissions, particularly in terms of transport, the promotion of eco-packaging, eco-innovation and the fight against plastics

The progress of these projects is monitored on a scorecard drawn up within twelve months of the acquisition.