CAIRN Business Club

CAIRN Business Club, an investment program gathering over 200 entrepreneur-investors

CAIRN Business Club is an entrepreneurs’ club gathering over 200 entrepreneur-investors to finance and support French SMEs with high potential. Launched ni 2013, it has already supported over 15 successful SMEs.

Target
Fast-growing SMEs
(turnover: €5-100m)
Program’s
size
€140m
Liquidity
From 5 to 8 years
LPs
200 entrepreneur-investors

The main advantages of our Club

Over 200 entrepreneurs are putting their relations network and expertise at the disposal of our portfolio managers

ENTREPRENEURS

Entrepreneurial and benevolent DNA

LONG-TERM

Up to 8 years

ADDED VALUE

Close partnership, relying on a vast ecosystem

THE TRANSACTIONS

  • Securing of the managers’ industrial heritage
  • Securities reclassification / Minority shareholders’ exit
  • CEO’s departure and company’s transfer
  • Disposal of a non-strategic subsidiary
  • Change of control, from a financial investor or a family
  • Equity and quasi-equity injection to finance growth

THE TARGETS

  • Fast-growing SMEs
  • All business sectors
  • Turnover: €5m - €100m
  • Investment ticket by transaction: €5m - €15m

OUR MAIN INVESTMENT CRITERIA

  • Talented and committed management team
  • Ambitious development plan (growth: 5-25% p.y.)
  • Underlying market with growth potential in the long run
  • Reference shareholder position (majority or minority stake)