B & Capital Has Announced the First Closing of its Fund at € 90M
B & Capital, an independent private equity firm, has raised subscription commitments of € 90 million. The company completed the first closing of its fund in December 2017. This new fund backed by regarded institutional investors such as Bpifrance and Ardian, family offices and private investors, is dedicated to support French SMEs. B & Capital stems from the association of a team of seasoned investors and Roland Berger around shared values.
Philippe Zurawski, CEO of B & Capital: “We are quite pleased to announce the first closing of our fund raised with investors which, by trusting us, have highlighted the relevance of our unique proposition in the French small and mid-cap private equity universe.” Charles-Edouard Bouée, CEO of Roland Berger Group: “I am delighted to see that B & Capital has successfully completed this major first step. This first closing is the evidence that B & Capital’s offering meets a real need“.
A new offer on the market B & Capital offers a new and attractive solution combining the skills of investment and strategy experts. This offering provides SMEs with both private equity funding and sectorial knowledge as well as access to the international network of a leading strategy consulting firm. This multidirectional support will be a growth and transformation booster serving small and mediumsized businesses.
The fund aims at helping a dozen French SMEs to turn into mid-caps in the long run by a proactive strategy of growth, digitalization and internationalization, with the support of Roland Berger. “Getting permanent access to all Roland Berger sectorial and functional experts, B & Capital will benefit from an unrivaled support for a fund of this size, at each stage of the investment cycle, to make the difference”, says Olivier de Panafieu, Co-managing Partner of the Paris office and Head of Private Equity at Roland Berger. B & Capital will make equity investments in companies whose enterprise value ranges from € 20m up to € 100m. The fund intends to apply a targeted investment strategy in six growth sectors: business services, health, distribution, technology, specialized industries and environment, which should strive in the stream of the leading trends in the global economy (digitalization, globalization, changing lifestyles and sustainable development) “.
Source: B & Capital press release