Idinvest closed Private Debt IV fund at 715m euros

Cate­gory: Private Equity
16. May 2018

Paris/Frankfurt — Idin­vest Part­ners, a Euro­pean invest­ment firm specia­li­zing in the SME segment, has comple­ted fund­rai­sing for its fourth direct debt fund (Idin­vest Private Debt IV) with invest­ment commit­ments of €715 million. This was announ­ced by the company today. Idin­vest Part­ners has thus signi­fi­cantly excee­ded its origi­nal target of 600 million euros. More than 60 percent of inves­tors are not from France, Idin­vest Part­ners’ home market.

Since its launch in 2016, the Idin­vest Private Debt IV fund has inves­ted 60% of its total volume in 17 compa­nies, more than 40% of which are outside France.

Idinvest’s private debt team focu­ses on the lower mid-market segment (enter­prise value between €35 and €250 million) across Europe and mainly provi­des unitran­che finan­cing with ticket sizes between €10 and €75 million.

“We are proud of the successful fund­rai­sing of our latest private debt invest­ment vehicle. Our team has mana­ged to increase the fund’s geogra­phic diver­si­fi­ca­tion across Europe, in line with our invest­ment focus — almost half of the invest­ments made so far in 2018 have been outside France “, says Fran­çois Lacoste (photo) and Eric Gallerne, part­ners in charge of private debt at Idin­vest Partners.

“We are confi­dent that the private debt market will conti­nue to provide further oppor­tu­ni­ties for Idin­vest Part­ners in the future. Our decade of expe­ri­ence in the lower mid-market segment in Europe enables us to unlock the best invest­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties for our investors.”

In the first quar­ter of 2018, Idin­vest Part­ners saw strong private debt invest­ment acti­vity across Europe. The company inves­ted over 120 million euros in seven compa­nies, inclu­ding Frost­krone, Halex Group and GS Star Hotels in Germany.

This success follows a record year in 2017, when the Private Debt team inves­ted nearly €900 million in 45 compa­nies across Europe. Idin­vest Part­ners owes its pan-Euro­­pean reach to a multi­na­tio­nal team of 16 private debt invest­ment specia­lists and its own offices in Paris, Frank­furt and Madrid. The Private Debt divi­sion mana­ges over €3 billion, about one-third of Idin­vest Part­ners’ total assets under management.

About Idin­vest Partners
Idin­vest Part­ners is a leading Euro­pean invest­ment firm focu­sed on the mid market. The company was foun­ded in 1997 as part of the Alli­anz Group under the name AGF Private Equity and has been inde­pen­dent since 2010. Curr­ently, Idin­vest Part­ners mana­ges assets of around €9 billion with more than 90 employees and has offices in Paris, Frank­furt, Madrid, Shang­hai and Dubai. Idin­vest Part­ners has three busi­ness units: Private Funds Group, Private Debt and Venture & Growth Capital.

For Private Debt, Idin­vest Part­ners opened an office in Frank­furt in 2017 as part of its inter­na­tio­nal growth stra­tegy to support port­fo­lio compa­nies and clients in the German market. Idin­vest Part­ners’ debt solu­ti­ons include direct loans, acqui­si­tion loans, and asset finance.

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