WHAT WE DO ?
We invest on our behalf and with a Club Deal which brings together various European and African investors who actively support the participations by providing them the benefit of their networks.
We also rely on our group's advisory structures to provide strategic and financial expertises
We have an opportunistic vision of investment
We do not do Seed or project financing !
Our ideal targets meet the following criteria :
Geography: Europe (mainly Benelux and neighboring countries) and Africa (mainly CEMAC and UEMOA areas)
Preferred sectors: IT, Industry, Sustainable Businesses, Services, Agro-industries (Food and Beverage), Catering, Horeca, Logistics
Turnover from 500k€ to 50M€
No need to be profitable if profitability possible within 12 months following the investment
The company must already have a recurring turnover and at least one balance sheet
Special Situations are accepted
We can act, in Equity or financing from €1M to €8M
We can be a minority or majority shareholder
We do not necessarily need to be a member of the company's Board of Directors, but we do impose monthly activity reports on our investments.
Our team is composed of people who have an average of 30 years of financial and/or industrial experiences in various countries
HOW DO WE PROCEED?
Each file submitted is analyzed by our team to determine if it is eligible for our weekly Selection Committee
If you are selected, a person will be responsible for your file and in charge of its analysis for the Investment Pre-Committee, which meets monthly
Once the Pre-Investment Committee stage has been completed, the due diligence process is initiated in order to be able to have the investment validated by the Investment Committee
The average processing time from the day one until the closing is 3/4 months
In some cases we have had the capacity to act in one month (emergency situations) but we also have cases where it takes 6 months to obtain the necessary elements....before going to the Investment Committee
Our approach is always positive and, whatever the outcome of our negotiations, we are passionate about entrepreneurs, happy to help them in their reflections during these analysis phases