STRATEGY

ARTS ET BIENS invests in private companies with strong growth potential.

SECTOR FOCUS

We invest in consumer goods and business services:

  • Distribution, e-commerce, restaurant industry, hospitality, entertainment, tourism, sport, textile industry, luxury goods, food and beverage, cosmetics, healthcare, learning.
  • Technology, software, BPO, communication, BtoB distribution, leasing and financial services.

We target companies specialized in their product, with a specific know how, that are innovative, with a supply-side policy and have an international outlook.

SCENARIO

We take majority stakes in order to influence strategic decisions and enable a swift decision making process.

ARTS ET BIENS invests €2m to €20m per transaction.

We back entrepreneurs in the following scenarios:

  • LBOs, management handover, founder retirement, fund portfolio exit, spin off and carve out
  • Capital increase: accelerate growth in France and abroad, build up financing, R&D, capex and working capital requirement
  • Turnaround : capital increase in order to reorganize a company facing a period of financial distress

We want management teams to be shareholders of their companies, be it directly or through a financial incentive plan (management package).

We invest for a period of five to seven years but we are able to stay for a longer period of time.

EXPERTISE

Our experience and sector expertise have allowed us to build a helpful network of relationships in order to help portfolio companies.

We never intervene in the day to day business. However, we leverage our experience to support management teams.

  • Strategic decisions and priority setting,
  • Sourcing, negotiating and financing build ups,
  • International development through past experiences and networking with international funds in which we are investors,
  • Bring experienced board members,
  • Search for financing solutions and financial engineering,
  • Management incentive and post exit wealth advisory for managers,
  • Business plan and LBO modeling,
  • Management accounting, reporting and cash management.