Advent International started investing in France in 1985, opening its Paris office in 1997.
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.