Advent International started investing in France in 1985, opening its Paris office in 1997.
Today Paris is just one of 10 offices which form Advent's pan-European network, and one of 5 offices in Western Europe. In total we have made 15 investments in France, spanning the majority of Advent's five core sectors including Retail, Financial Services, Media and Industrial.
Led by a deal team of 8 professionals, our investments range from growth buyouts to corporate carve-outs and management buyouts, and across growth scenarios including domestic and international expansion, buy-and-builds and consolidation plays.
Recent French investments include:
Oberthur Technologies -The world’s second largest provider of smartcards' based security and identification solutions and services.
Mondo Minerals- The number two producer of talc globally.
Monext - Leading processor of electronic transactions in France.
Gérard Darel - Leading designer and retailer of mid to high-end women's ready-to-wear clothing and handbags.
Sophis - Provider of cross-asset, front-to-back, portfolio and risk management solutions.
Stokomani - Leading French discount retailer.