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Edelweiss Business Club

Edelweiss Business Club, an entrepreneurs’ club gathering over 120 entrepreneur-investors

Launched in 2021, Edelweiss Business Club is an entrepreneurs’s club gathering over 120 entrepreneur-investors to finance and support French small and very small companies that are positioned on growth mega-trends.

TARGET
Fast-growing small gems
positioned on mega trends
PROGRAM’S
SIZE
€70m
LIQUIDITY
From 5 to 8 years
LPS
120+ entrepreneur-investors

The main advantages of our Club

Over 120 entrepreneurs are putting their relations network and expertise at the disposal of our portfolio managers

ENTREPRENEURS

Entrepreneurial and benevolent DNA

CSR IMPACT

Concrete commitment to CSR.
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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 small and very small companies
  • All business sectors, with a focus on “mega trends” (digital, health, food)
  • Turnover: €5m - €25m
  • Investment ticket by transaction: €1m - €6m

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
  • Proven and profitable business model

An innovative model
regarding CSR impact

Edelweiss Business Club aims at supporting fast-growing small gems with a pronounced preoccupation for CSR issues. Beyond financial performance, Edelweiss is committed to support its portfolio companies on social, societal and environmental aspects so they significantly improve their CSR performance.

01.
Concrete commitments to improve CSR on 4 axis: carbon footprint reduction, parity, quality of work life, employee shareholding
02.
Concrete CRS actions, partly financed by the Club
03.
Support by an independent Committee of CSR experts
04.
Share of the carried-interest subject to the achievement of CSR goals
05.
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