STRATEGY

ARTS ET BIENS invests in growing non-listed companies, either directly (with majority or significant stakes), or indirectly (through buyout funds).

SECTOR FOCUS

We target sectors:

  • CONSUMER: retail, hospitality, catering, tourism, leisure, F&B, fashion, accessories and cosmetics
  • BUSINESS SERVICES: outsourced services for companies
  • DIGITAL: software, technologies, media and e-commerce

We target companies specialized in their product, with a specific know how, strong brands, innovative, with supply-side policy and international outlook.

SCENARIO

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

ARTS ET BIENS invests tickets between €2m and €15m in companies with a minimum turnover of €10m.

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
  • Turnarounds : capital increase in order to reorganise 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.

SUPPORT

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.