STRATEGY

ARTS ET BIENS invests in private companies, either directly, or indirectly through buyout funds.

DIRECT

We invest tickets between €2m and €15m in LBOs, turnarounds, special situations and growth capital scenarios.

Management teams always have a strong a financial incentive plan (management package). Alignment of interests with managers and co-investors is built for a 5 to 7 years period. But we are also able to stay for a longer period of time.

For MBI and restructuring situations, we have a strong experience and the support of a wide network of managers and entrepreneurs.

We focus on the following sectors:

  • CONSUMER: retail, hospitality, catering, tourism, leisure, F&B, fashion, accessories and cosmetics
  • BUSINESS SERVICES: outsourcing
  • DIGITAL: software, technology, media and e-commerce

We target innovative companies with a specific know-how, strong brands, and an international outlook.

FUNDS

We commit up to 15M€ on a yearly basis to buyout funds, both in Europe and the US.

We have built a strong relationship with funds in France, Spain, UK, Italy and US. This allows us to build synergies across sectors, share best practices and provide support for growth to our direct investments both locally and internationally.

SUPPORT

In order to help management take the best decisions, we share our experience.

This experience is the result of our history, our strong network and our 25 direct investments and 30 commitments in funds :

  • Sector expertise in order to take the best strategic decisions in competitive markets
  • Build up in sourcing, negotiating and financing
  • International development through past experiences and networking with international funds in which we have invested
  • HR and organization, recruitment, management, incentive and human capital valuation
  • Digital transformation both externally for our clients and internally to enhance management tools

We never interfere with day to day operational decisions.