Authorised by the AMF and AIFM

Abénex is a fully independent firm specialising in equity investments in private companies.

A market leading French private equity firm focused on investments in small and mid-cap businesses
Abénex entered the French private equity market in 1992 as part of ABN AMRO.
In 2008, the founding partners acquired the business from ABN AMRO in a leveraged buyout.
Since then, Abénex has been an independent investment management company authorised by the French Financial Markets Authority.

A new real estate business
In 2014, Abénex became an authorised manager of French real estate investment funds (Organismes de Placement Collectif Immobilier or “OPCIs”).
Our OPCIs invest in income-generating property assets in France.

Private equity

We make control equity investments between €5 million and €100 million in French and European small and mid-cap businesses, either as a control minority or majority shareholder.

Real estate investment

Abénex invests in a range of commercial real estate assets, including offices, retail units, logistics platforms, hotels and managed properties.

Proven ability to prudently deploy capital

Since inception, Abénex has raised over €1.2 billion across five funds.

High-quality and long-standing Limited Partners

Abénex has raised capital from a broad range of investors, including pension funds, mutual health insurance providers, financial institutions and fund of funds, as well as family offices of entrepreneurs looking to reinvest the returns from their own businesses.
Some of our investors have been investing in Abénex for over 20 years. Abénex is also proud to count among its investors the managers of several of the companies it has invested in.
The Firm has enjoyed strong investor support, not only from investors in France but also institutional investors from across Europe and North America. Some of our Limited Partners also make direct investments in certain transactions alongside Abénex’s funds, representing an additional €500 million managed by Abénex.

Continued growth in the size of our private equity funds

Fund I - 40m€
Fund II - 150m€
Fund III - 250m€
Fund IV - 300m€
Fund V - 425m€

Breakdown by investor type (%)

  • Institutional investors
  • Fund of funds
  • Family offices of Managers
  • Pension funds

Breakdown by region (%)

  • France
  • Other european countries
  • USA
  • Rest of world


Abénex is a committed investor and takes a hands-on approach to investment.

A local partner with an international business network

Abénex primarily invests in entrepreneur-led businesses or family-owned firms who want to grow their company alongside a trusted partner whose interests are aligned with their own. Previous transactions have included management buy-outs, management buy-ins, owner buy-outs and public-to-private investments.

Abénex can also advise businesses looking to expand internationally.

Abénex partners closely with the companies it invests in and will:

  • Participate in strategic decisions
  • Utilise its sector-specific expertise
  • Provide a dedicated investment team who will be readily available to assist the management team
  • Offer the services of our Operational Team to help management develop and implement strategic projects that accelerate growth and create value
  • Provide access to our network of experts, pool of managers and our contacts in professional bodies such as France Invest and Invest Europe

A proven experience


Abénex’s current flagship fund


real estate assets


invested since inception


deals completed since 2008

exits since 2008