Despite the disruptions caused by Covid-19, our private equity funds performed well in 2020.
Demand for capital from unlisted companies should increase as we come out of the crisis to finance the recovery and sectoral consolidation. This should further benefit our private equity funds.
Historically, the end of a crisis has always been a good time to invest in private equity funds – as our performance in previous years has shown.
A leading investor for growing SMEs and ETIs
in assets under management 1
€10 m to €50 m
in investment amounts
An active minority investment strategy (up to 49% of the company's capital and a seat on the Board of Directors) or a majority one as part of the consortium, providing access to France's and Europe’s best unlisted companies – often entrepreneurial and family-owned companies whose owners want to maintain control over them.
A segment of companies whose development we support (internal and external growth, LBO), by providing them with help as they become more internationalised, thanks to Amundi’s presence in 36 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and America, and by making all the financial power of Europe's leading asset manager available to them, together with the business network.
Origination capacity that is unique on the medium-sized company market in France thanks to Crédit Agricole’s and LCL’s regional bank partner networks, together with numerous partnerships with other European banks.
The SMEs and ETIs that we support are enjoying rapid growth and are benefiting from one of the five following long-term megatrends: technology, demographics, globalisation, environment and societal changes. These function as long-term transformative powers and major growth levers for companies, creating sound investment opportunities.
A leading player in private equities and LBOs, Amundi is also active on the venture capital market. Amundi and the CEA (the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), a European leader in innovation, have entered into a strategic partnership. Together, they have created Supernova Invest, an independent management company aiming to become the leading European tech investment company.
To find out more about Supernova Invest, visit our dedicated website
As of 1 January 2021, Amundi has also been involved in Impact Investing.
Impact Investing seeks to reconcile financial performance and measurable social and/or environmental performance. Responsible Investing looks at non-financial criteria, in addition to traditional financial ones. Investors look at the company's internal behaviour, assessing it against environmental, social and corporate governance criteria. The impact generated by a company results from its desire to provide a positive solution to a major social or environmental challenge. There is also a third consideration: social and/or environmental performance.
With €340 million* of assets under management, Amundi’s Finance et Solidarité fund is the leading investment fund in France’s social and solidarity economy.
This expertise's supplements Amundi's impact investment offering, supporting investors in deciding what to invest in, based on how they wish to make a positive impact.
To find out more about Amundi Impact Investing, visit our dedicated website
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Preqin 2021 Global Private Equity Report
Responsible Investment Charter - Private Equity Funds
(1). Of which €798M for Amundi Private Equity Funds (assets under management specific to direct private equity) and €340M for Amundi Impact Investing as at 31 December 2020.
*Source: Amundi as at 31 December 2020
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