IDInvest Partners SA, previously known as AGF Private Equity, S.A, is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in direct investments, fund of funds investments, secondary investments, co-investments/ LBOs, growth capital, private debt / mezzanine, capital restructuring, senior loans, buyouts, spin off, refinancing, recapitalization, financing internal growth and acquisitions and debt refinancing in low and middle market segments. For direct investments, it focuses on venture capital and private equity investments and finances the creation and development of young companies and invests primarily in the first or second venture capital financing rounds. The firm also invests in younger or early venture and seed, and start-up companies, mid venture, late venture, emerging growth, middle market, turnaround and mature companies. It invests in all sectors but it has a particular focus on information technology mainly on Web-based and web services, internet of things, e-commerce, Internet/media, digital software, systems software, smart cities, high-tech-intensive businesses in the software, semiconductors development companies, fintech, intelligent objects, telecommunications, enterprise software and networking equipment, mobile messaging, office and home productivity software, networks, retail, food, materials, infrastructure, distribution, components; environmental sectors and technologies mainly for preservation of natural resources, waste management and emissions reduction; innovative projects focusing on new technologies to encourage low carbon energy models, eco-mobility, healthcare focusing on biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics, medicine of the future, medical instruments and services, white biotechnologies, and life sciences; and clean technology focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency and savings, alternative energy sources, renewable power generation, biogas, marine power, solar energy, and sustainable development sectors, photovoltaics, windmill, energy storage and storage technologies, and digital power such as in smart grid and intelligent power systems as well as in energy and resource efficiency, electric vehicles, electronics, air and water treatment, agriculture green chemicals, clean transportation, and carbon finance sectors. It also invest in climate change, smart city, agricultural modernization, food safety, health, environmental technologies, financial technologies, digital technologies, agri food industries, agricultural technology, Internet sectors, the clean energy production sector, especially in renewable energy, wind and solar power, biomass, geothermal, enterprise software, fintech, artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity, robotization, chemical industry, materials, packaging. For fund of funds investments, the firm targets primary funds, secondary transactions, and co-investments in French funds, including mature private equity, venture capital and mezzanine funds, focusing on the middle market segments. It participates in leverage buyout co-investment operations on a case-by-case basis and also makes secondary acquisitions of stakes in funds or asset portfolios. It concentrates its investments in leverage buyout funds. However, the firm diversifies its investments moderately through venture capital funds in order to benefit from research and development into new products in Europe. The firm prefers to invest in mid-cap and unlisted small and medium size companies, though it also considers investments in listed companies based in the European Union focusing on France with a particular preference on the former French regions of Pays-de-la-Loire, Île-de-France, Centre, Brittany, Rhône-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Burgundy, Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées even if their commercial activities extend to other geographical areas. It also invests in North America including United States, in North-East Asia, mainly in China, Japan and Korean and in Germany, Benelux and Northern Europe such as Switzerland and Norway. The firm provides private equity consulting in discretionary/non-discretionary investment services. It typically invests between €0.5 million ($0.7 million) and €40 million ($45.52 million) in each round, in companies with revenues of €1 million ($1.41 million) to €200 million ($227.53.44 million) and enterprise value between €10 million ($13.53 million) and €1000 million ($1353.52 million). The firm has the capacity to invest up to €10 million ($13.53 million) per company over several rounds of financing. IDInvest Partners SA invests between €2 million ($2.71 million) and €10 million ($13.53 million) per round and up to €15 million ($20.30 million) over the entire financing cycle. The firm typically invests between €3 million ($4.06 million) and €20 million ($27.07 million) per deal in LBOs. It acts as the leader or co-leader in its investment operations and generally takes a seat on the Board of Directors or the Supervisory Board of its portfolio companies. The firm takes minority stakes of 10% to 35% in its investee companies but when co-investing it can take majority stakes. It seeks to exit its investments in three to five years. It was formerly part of Allianz till 2010. IDInvest Partners SA was founded in 1997 and is based in Paris, France with additional offices in Frankfurt, Germany and Shanghai, China. IDInvest Partners SA operates as a former subsidiary of Groupe IDI.
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