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    Taking a personal approach to investment

  • Three swimmers coming to ledge of pool

    Driving strong performance

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    October 2018: Supporting the development of a consultancy group specialized in the rail and energy sectors

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    July 2019: Helping the acceleration of one of the European leaders in wood maintenance products

Our business

Entrepreneurs backing entrepreneurs

As a pioneer in the French private equity market, Abénex utilises its unrivalled experience to partner with management teams of small and mid-cap businesses, supporting companies as they look to achieve their next stage of growth. Pursuant to their entrepreneurial heritage and as a natural extension of the deep investment experience the team has gained in the French private equity market, Abénex has expanded its investment activities into the real estate sector, identifying and investing in select attractive opportunities in the Paris area.

What we do

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total asset value

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Our values

Abénex is built on a set of core values that provide the framework for how the team operate every day as investors.

Our impact: a dedicated Operational Team

Our Operational Team are resource to portfolio companies, partnering closely with management teams, providing expert assistance and helping companies implement projects that create deep and long-lasting value for their business.

The Operational Team encapsulates our key vision as an investor: being an active partner to management and helping companies achieve their next stage of business growth.

Our ESG approach

Abénex is committed to being a responsible investor, following established principles to drive long-term value creation and sustainability.

We have therefore formalised and implemented a strategy for Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), as well as an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policy.

What our portfolio companies say about us

  • Gérard Mura, CEO, AFE Group (Safe)

    Turnaround and development

    Abénex was a valued partner to the Group when it was hit by the 1993 crisis, providing additional equity investment in 1994, creating a new syndicate of banks and restoring the confidence of our partners. They also supported me during the Group’s turnaround phase from 1995 onwards.

    Pierre Manchini, CEO, RG Safety

    Operational transformation projects

    Abénex’s Operational Team enabled us to carry out a number of essential transformational projects more efficiently and in a more structured way. They took a pragmatic approach, working side by side with my team.

    Pascal Dupont, CEO, Dupont Restauration

    External growth

    Abénex helped us to boost our external growth by working with us to identify potential acquisition targets, facilitating the dialogue and overseeing the acquisition process. Having Abénex as our partner in these processes was both reassuring and made the transactions more efficient.

  • Mathieu Quéré, CEO, Buffalo Grill

    Dynamic pricing strategies

    Abénex has significant experience in developing pricing strategies and were able to assist us in designing and implementing a dynamic yield pricing system for different restaurant types.

    Régis Bello, CEO, De Dietrich

    Trusted advisor

    With Abénex, we were able to successfully acquire De Dietrich in 2000 with the full confidence and agreement of our family shareholders. This enabled us to transfer all of the group’s former activities to new owners over a 4-year period while retaining historical manufacturing sites and know-how.

    Laurent Hourquet, CEO, Nutrition & Santé

    Expansion through M&A

    We worked with Abénex on over 20 acquisition targets in Europe, of which three international transactions successfully closed in France, Spain and Italy. A fourth process began under Abénex’s ownership and was finalised after Otsuka’s acquisition of the group.

  • Didier Suberbielle, CEO, Nutrition & Santé

    Relationship based on trust

    Under private equity ownership, it’s essential to quickly arrive at a position of mutual understanding and trust. This was the case with Abénex who partnered with us on major decisions: increasing media spend, launching an organic brand and reorganising manufacturing operations in Spain...

    Hugues Souparis, CEO, Surys

    Manufacturing and operational efficiency

    Abénex provides valued support both in periods of rapid growth and consolidation. They were instrumental in helping us strengthen our management team and examine our manufacturing and operational efficiency.

  • Gérard Mura, CEO, AFE Group (Safe)

    Turnaround and development

    Abénex was a valued partner to the Group when it was hit by the 1993 crisis, providing additional equity investment in 1994, creating a new syndicate of banks and restoring the confidence of our partners. They also supported me during the Group’s turnaround phase from 1995 onwards.

  • Pierre Manchini, CEO, RG Safety

    Operational transformation projects

    Abénex’s Operational Team enabled us to carry out a number of essential transformational projects more efficiently and in a more structured way. They took a pragmatic approach, working side by side with my team.

  • Pascal Dupont, CEO, Dupont Restauration

    External growth

    Abénex helped us to boost our external growth by working with us to identify potential acquisition targets, facilitating the dialogue and overseeing the acquisition process. Having Abénex as our partner in these processes was both reassuring and made the transactions more efficient.

  • Mathieu Quéré, CEO, Buffalo Grill

    Dynamic pricing strategies

    Abénex has significant experience in developing pricing strategies and were able to assist us in designing and implementing a dynamic yield pricing system for different restaurant types.

  • Régis Bello, CEO, De Dietrich

    Trusted advisor

    With Abénex, we were able to successfully acquire De Dietrich in 2000 with the full confidence and agreement of our family shareholders. This enabled us to transfer all of the group’s former activities to new owners over a 4-year period while retaining historical manufacturing sites and know-how.

  • Laurent Hourquet, CEO, Nutrition & Santé

    Expansion through M&A

    We worked with Abénex on over 20 acquisition targets in Europe, of which three international transactions successfully closed in France, Spain and Italy. A fourth process began under Abénex’s ownership and was finalised after Otsuka’s acquisition of the group.

  • Didier Suberbielle, CEO, Nutrition & Santé

    Relationship based on trust

    Under private equity ownership, it’s essential to quickly arrive at a position of mutual understanding and trust. This was the case with Abénex who partnered with us on major decisions: increasing media spend, launching an organic brand and reorganising manufacturing operations in Spain...

  • Hugues Souparis, CEO, Surys

    Manufacturing and operational efficiency

    Abénex provides valued support both in periods of rapid growth and consolidation. They were instrumental in helping us strengthen our management team and examine our manufacturing and operational efficiency.

Portfolio

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Prévost Laboratory Concept
Aerow
Blanchon
Tartefrais
Ikos
ADF Group
AC Environnement
Eurêka Education
Square
Premista
Europa Group
LP Promotion
Hygeco
Laboratoire Lescuyer
Cisbio
Point Vision
Cassis Méhari club
Surys
RG Safety
Vulcanic
Prosol – Grand frais
Hild
Dupont Restauration
Buffalo Grill
Réponse
Rétif
Findis
NextiraOne
Outinord
Onduline
Nutrition & Santé
Consolis
Bel’m
Score
Salins
Doucet
Texa
AES Laboratoires Group
Protection One
Gibaud
Essege
Ceti
Bénédicta
Laboratoires Entéris
De Dietrich
Victor
MGE UPS Systems
L.C.O Santé
Sogetrel
Locafroid
AFE
Dufour Yachts
Brime
Atlantic Zeiser
Prosodie
Séguin Moreau / Oneo
Ortec
Darfeuille
Acteon / Satelec

Team

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Contact

  • Paris
    26 rue de la Baume
    75008 PARIS

    Parkings : 155 boulevard Haussmann - 75008 Paris

    Metro : Line 9
    Station Miromesnil

    ContactTél : +33 (0) 1 53 93 69 00
  • Lyon
    63 rue de la République
    69002 LYON

    Parkings: 53 rue de la République
    69002 Lyon

    Metro: Lines A and D
    Station Bellecour

    ContactTél : +33 (0) 4 81 65 92 58
Paris
26 rue de la Baume
75008 PARIS

Parkings : 155 boulevard Haussmann - 75008 Paris

Metro : Line 9
Station Miromesnil

ContactTél : +33 (0) 1 53 93 69 00
Lyon
63 rue de la République
69002 LYON

Parkings: 53 rue de la République
69002 Lyon

Metro: Lines A and D
Station Bellecour

ContactTél : +33 (0) 4 81 65 92 58
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