€80m of assets under management

25 direct investments realised since 1998

3,5x average net exit multiple and 32% average net IRR on exits of investments realised since 2006

22% average net IRR on funds since 1998


ARTS ET BIENS was founded in 1957 by Pierre Lévy in order to pass his industrial assets to his children.

The DEVANLAY group was managed and developed by Pierre Lévy from 1928 to 1971. The group was specialized in fashion and textile with LACOSTE, JILL, SCANDAL and CHESTERFIELD, and in distribution with NOUVELLES GALERIES, UNIPRIX and PRISUNIC.

In 1998, majority shareholders of DEVANLAY, led by its chairman, decided to sell the company. ARTS ET BIENS decided to turn to private equity.

Throughout this period, Pierre and Denise Lévy built a collection of paintings and sculptures. They donated their collection to the Museum of modern art of Troyes in 1976. www.musee-troyes.com

ARTS ET BIENS was successively managed by Pierre Lévy, Jean Lévy, François Lévy and Eric Lombard. Adrien Lévy was named Chairman in 2006.

François Lévy and its children are now the sole shareholders of ARTS ET BIENS. They aim to continue the work of its founder Pierre Lévy.

Pierre Levy

Magasin la Parisienne