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Investment strategy

Latour Capital makes majority and minority investments in growth companies.

We make investments:

  • for an average amount between €20m and €60m
  • in buyout and growth capital transactions
  • as majority or minority shareholder
  • on companies based in France and Europe
  • with an enterprise value between €30m and €200m 

We have a generalist approach with, however, a focus on business services.
We focus on primary transactions and, in this regard, target the spin-off of non-core subsidiaries of large groups.
We focus on companies that have a strong growth potential, a specific competitive advantage (innovative product, commercial edge), an established or possible sustained international activity and a strong management team.

Our entrepreneurs' added value

Latour Capital leverages the entrepreneurial mindset and operational expertise of its team to create value in portfolio companies

Being an active shareholder alongside management is the core of Latour Capital’s DNA. Indeed, the Latour Capital team is characterised by:

  • Genuine operational expertise in the management of growing businesses
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit as evidenced by numerous successes in the creation and development of businesses
  • Contacts, and an ability to negotiate, at the highest levels with the CEO of large French groups, with large financial institutions and with public authorities
  • The ability to elaborate industrial, marketing and commercial strategies

Without interfering in the day-to-day management of its portfolio companies, Latour Capital leverages the entrepreneurial mindset and genuine operational expertise of its team to develop businesses and create value in portfolio companies.
Latour Capital seeks more particularly companies were value can be added through the specific fields of expertise of the Founding Partners: organization, strategy, commercial and marketing.
Latour Capital defines and structures an industrial project upstream of each investment. Post investment, the team is actively involved in the implementation of the project. This usually includes the sourcing and evaluation of build-up opportunities, structural reorganization initiatives, initiatives to drive organic growth and enhance the commercial leadership, strategic decisions (repositioning, innovation, international development, product expansion, etc.) and key decisions.
 

Latour Capital

Responsable investor

The team aims to be a socially responsible investor.

In this regard, the team:

  • has signed the UN PRI in April 2012
  • has adhered to the AFIC Charter of Private Equity Investors in 2011
  • follows ESG trainings

The ESG policy of the Management Company and the Fund is under the responsibility of Cédric Bannel.
At the portfolio company level, the Team works to bring best practice and promote ESG criteria.

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