Press releases

Most of our press releases and publications are not translated in english. 

The list below is therefore far from being exhaustive.

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2019

  • Private debt fund activity in France: strong growth in 2018

France Invest and Deloitte now present the second edition of the activity of active debt funds in France in 2018.

These funds are the members of the France Invest Private Debt Commission and international firms with a team specialising in private debt or a representative office in France. 84% of the 37 firms surveyed responded to the study.

The sharp increase recorded in 2018 confirms the growing importance of private debt in financing methods, offering companies and equity investors an alternative and complementary financing solution to bank debt.

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  • French private equity activity in 2018

France Invest and Grant Thornton are today presenting the 30th edition of the activity report on French private equity companies for 2018. With 94% of respondents out of the 275 members of France Invest surveyed, this study is the benchmark for monitoring over a long period the trends in French private equity, a contributor to the growth of start-ups, SMEs and mid-caps.

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  • Activity of infrastructure funds managed in France in 2018

France Invest and AFG (French Asset Management Association) published the results of a study on the activity of infrastructure funds managed in France in 2018. This second joint edition was carried out among 22 member firms of the two associations that manage equity or debt infrastructure funds in France, out of 25 surveyed, which represents 88% of active members and 99% of the amounts managed in this market segment.

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  • ESG Guide - Private equity, a key player in sustainable development

France Invest’s ESG (Environment-Social-Governance) Guide titled "Private equity, a key player for sustainable development", prepared with the support of PwC, is a unique document that bears witness to the progress and maturity of the French private equity sector on these issues.

This second edition, which has been translated to English, shows the intensity of the work undertaken to formalise and facilitate the implementation of ESG policies in companies backed by professionals in equity investment and private debt. It updates and supplements the first French edition published eight years ago and is the result of a collective effort of management companies involved in France Invest’s ESG Commission.

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2018

  • Growth and job creation in companies backed by French private equity in 2017

France Invest (Association of Investors for Growth) and EY are presenting, with the support of Bureau Van Dijk, the 15th edition of the study on growth and job creation in companies backed by French private equity.

At 31/12/2017, 7,543 companies were backed by French private equity, i.e. 5% more than in 2016. The data available for the 3,137 French companies, from which large listed companies are excluded, make it possible to measure the impact of French private equity on changes in their revenues and workforce. More than three-quarters of them are start-ups and SMEs.

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  • French private equity and venture capital activity report in the first-half of 2018

France Invest (French private equity and venture capital association) and Grant Thornton are today presenting the 29th edition of the French private equity and venture capital activity report for the first half of 2018.

With a response rate of 88% obtained among the 276 questioned members of France Invest, this study is the reference for tracking over a long period the development of French private equity and venture capital which contributes to the growth of start-ups, SMEs and intermediate-size companies.

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  • Fifth ESG Annual Report - 2017

France Invest, the French private equity and venture capital association, along with Deloitte and SIRSA, published its fifth ESG Annual Report – 2017, which describes, quantifies and qualifies the French private equity industry’s commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues at investment firms and their portfolio companies.

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  • Performance of French private equity at end-2017

France Invest (Association of investors for growth) and EY are presenting the 24th edition of their annual study on the net returns of French private equity for end-2017: return of 9.7% net per year since 1987 (over 30 years), higher than all other asset classes over 15 years.

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  • Dominique Gaillard is elected Chairman of France Invest

 Dominique Gaillard succeeds Olivier Millet as Chairman of France Invest, the association of investors for growth.

 At its General Meeting held today on Thursday 14 June 2018, France Invest's new Board Of Directors unanimously elected Dominique Gaillard as new Chairman of France Invest for a two-year term.

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  • 2017 Activity Report on French Private Equity and Venture Capital Market

France Invest (Association of Investors for Growth) and Grant Thornton are today presenting the 28th edition of the 2017 activity Report on French private equity companies.

With a response rate of 94% obtained among the 276 questioned members of France Invest, and given the review of the figures by a trusted third party and the comparability with European information, this annual study is the most reliable basis to understand and track over a long period the development of French private equity, which contributes to the growth of start-ups, SMEs and intermediate-size companies.

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  • Activity of infrastructure funds managed in France in 2017

The AFG (French Asset Management Association) and France Invest (Association of Investors for Growth) today published the results of a study on the activity of infrastructure funds managed in France in 2017. This first joint edition was conducted among 23 member firms of the two associations that manage equity or bond infrastructure funds located in France, and which account for 88% of the active members and 90% of the amounts managed in this market segment.

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  • AFIC embraces a new identity and changes its name to France Invest

After 34 years promoting investment in the French economy, AFIC is embracing a new identity. As of today, AFIC is changing its name to France Invest. This reflects an ambition for the sector to truly live up to its development, modernity and economic clout.
 

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2017

  • Decembre 20 : the 2016 growth and job creation figures for French companies backed by French private-equity firms

Over the seven years from 2010 to 2016, companies backed by French private equity have grown
much faster than the GDP of France and the OECD countries and created more than 300,000 net jobs


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  • October 12 : French private equity and venture capital report

€8.1bn In savings raised, to be mainly invested over the next 5 years in the French economy

€6.4bn Invested in the half-year in nearly 1,200 companies

Over 800 companies completed changes in their ownership structure

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  • June 28 : Performance of French private equity at end-2016

Overall performance: 10.1% net return per year since 1987 (30 years)

Double the stock market's performance

Continued gains in returns on venture capital
 

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  • March 28 : Acceleration in the growth of French private equity in 2016

€14.7 bn in funds raised, up 51% (45% raised from international savings) ; 

1,900 start-ups, SMEs received equity financing totaling €12.4 bn (+15%) to prepare for the future ; 

1,400 companies changed their ownership structure.


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2016

 

  • October 12 : French private equity in the first half of 2016

France Invest members invested a total of €5.5 billion (+47% vs H1 2015) in more than 1,000 companies (+23%) at all stages of development ; 

The French private equity market strengthens its liquidity with a record number of exits (+9%),

and paves the way for future economic growth with a sharp increase in resources thanks to €6.2 billion in fundraising (+41%), of which half from abroad
 

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  • July 18 : Development of the French private equity market gets a new boost

France Invest welcomes the AMF’s decision to introduce the ‘premarketing’ concept. A move that enhances the competitiveness of the Parismarket place. 

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  • June 29 : Performance of French private equity at year-end 2015

10% net returns per year over 10 years, stable long-term profitability

Outperforms all other asset classes

Strong performance of buyout capital at 13.7%

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>   Study (in French)
 

  • March 29:  French private equity activity in 2015

In 2015, the French private equity industry invested 10.7 billion euros in transformative businesses. This represents a 23% increase compared with 2014’s investments and an 8-year highpoint. 


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> Study (in French) 

2015 

  • November 26: For the COP21, the France Invest’s Cleantech Club published a study to recap 5 years of cleantech investment. 2 key figures: More than 400 cleantech companies in French private equity portfolios with nearly 2 billion euros invested.

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2014