ACE Management is a private equity investor who focuses on technology companies predominantly in the Aerospace, Maritime, Defense and Security sectors. ACE Management manages directly 7 funds accounting for more than € 450M under management.
ACE Management acts on behalf of prime rank limited partners such as Airbus, Safran, Airbus Group, Airbus Helicopters, Thales, DNCS, CEA, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, Areva, institutional investors (Bpifrance, Fonds de Solidarité des Travailleurs du Québec (FTQ), GICAN - Groupement des Industries de Construction et Activités Navales, Société Générale, Crédit Agricole, CIC, AXA, Crédit Coopératif) and 4 Régions (Midi-Pyrénées, Aquitaine, Pays de la Loire, Centre). The investment to the Multix capital has been made by FCPR Sécurité and FCPR Financière de Brienne.
ALTO INVEST is an independent management company approved by the French financial authorities (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) under number GP 01-039 and dedicated to private equity investments.
ALTO INVEST proposes a range of mutual funds approved by the Authority of Financial markets and intended for an institutional and private clientele. ALTO INVEST manages several FCPI, FIP and FCPR, that is about 350 million euros invested in more than 100 participations representing an accumulated turnover of 6 billion euros and 40 000 employees. ALTO INVEST paid off in 2009 its first 2 funds with increase in value (FCPI Alto Innovation: 51,9% and FCPR Microcaps Alto: 49,4%).
CEA Investment, a subsidiary of CEA created in 1999, manages funds worth over 65 million euros focused on high tech sponsorship. Its investments are based in two main areas: Strategic CEA funds and its Seeds Fund « Amorçage Technologique Investissement” (ATI). Shareholders of ATI are CEA, Banque Publique d’Investissement (BPI), EDF, SAFRAN and BIOMERIEUX.
More than 50 startups have been funded in various competences of CEA in particular in microelectronics, bioscience, energy and the environment. CEA Investment is also active in key innovative sectors such as new materials, instrumentation, embedded systems for the industry. CEA Investment main locations are in Paris and Grenoble.
Omnes Capital is a major player in private equity and infrastructure. With €3 billion in assets under management, Omnes capital provides companies with the capital needed to finance their growth and with key expertise in a number of areas: Buyout & Growth Capital, Private Debt, Venture Capital, Infrastructure. Omnes Capital was a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole until March 2012. The firm is now owned by its employees. Omnes Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). www.omnescapital.com
Société par Actions Simplifiée with a capital of 9,5 M€, Expansinvest is the subsidiary of Banque Populaire des Alpes for local investments in capital. Expansinvest invests in stockholders’ equity in SMEs from Rhône-Alpes in phases of innovative creation (technological start-up), development and transmission.
To know more about Expansinvest: www.expansinvest.fr
Rhône Alpes Création is the financing partner for innovative companies created in Rhône Alpes Region (France). They focus on seed and venture stages in traditional areas of industry and services, as well as high-tech start-ups. With 69 million euros under management, they ensure selected interventions in high potential companies. In 24 years, Rhône Alpes Création has supported more than 250 companies, representing a cumulative investment of 40 million euros and more than 3200 jobs created.
To know more about RAC: www.r-a-c.fr
Thales Corporate Ventures, company with a capital of 15 million Euros, is the subsidiary of the Thales group for equity investment risks, world leader in high technologies for the domains of aeronautics, space, defence, security and transport. Thales Corporate Ventures invests in stockholders’ equity and manages an investment portfolio in innovative companies. TCV supports in particular technology spin-off of the group Thales.