Idinvest’s private debt team has record-breaking 2017

2017 was another record-breaking year for Idinvest’s Private Debt division, with almost EUR900 million invested in 45 companies during the year, including Accès Industrie, Ask Chemicals, Auvesy, Europart, Frostkrone, Iberchem, Organic Alliance, Remade in France, Scalian, Square consulting, Staci, ProXES and Wer Liefert Was.

François Lacoste, Partner in charge of private debt at Idinvest, says: “2017 has been another strong year for Idinvest in terms of private debt, regarding both investments and divestments. It is clear to see from these impressive figures that Idinvest’s 10 years of experience in the European market has given it a solid reputation as an expert in the small to mid-market segment. Thanks to the productive investments made by Idinvest, European SMEs have been able to pursue their international development, and undergo various growth projects.”
Eric Gallerne, Private Debt Partner at Idinvest, says: “It has been a great year for private debt. Our financial results and the recognition we have achieved, such as making it onto the PDI 50, are paving the way for an even better year in 2018. One of our main priorities at Idinvest is selectivity, as this guarantees the long-term performance of our portfolio. It is clear that this selectivity has been critical to this year’s private debt success and will continue to do so in the years to come.”
In 2017, Idinvest successfully deployed its expertise beyond French borders, granting loans to companies from across Europe: alongside the 65 per cent investments in France, there have been 20 per cent investments in Germany, 7 per cent in the Netherlands, 4 per cent in Italy, and further loans granted to companies from Spain and Belgium.
Idinvest’s reach across Europe has been aided by its multi-national private debt team, which consists of 16 investment professionals with offices in Paris, Frankfurt and Madrid. Idinvest Private Debt manages more than EUR3bn, around a third of Idinvest’s total assets under management.
Idinvest’s performance in private debt has been recognised beyond Europe – in November 2017, Idinvest Partners was ranked in the Global PDI 50 alongside the world’s biggest private debt firms. This prestigious recognition bears witness to Idinvest’s experience and knowledge of the European SME market.