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A new build-up for Rail Industries !

October 9th 2020

A new build-up for Rail Industries !

The RAIL INDUSTRIES Group, specializing in equipment for railway signalling, supported by InnovaFonds since 2019, is pursuing its development strategy with the acquisition of SAIB, thus achieving its third build-up.


ESG - InnovaFonds rated A+ by the UN PRI!

September 10th 2020

ESG - InnovaFonds rated A+ by the UN PRI!

Starting September on an excellent note!
Supporting our companies through a positive environmental and social approach is at the heart of our strategy.
The UN Principles for Responsible Investment reward our approach as a responsible investor by awarding us their highest rating.


Impact ESG - 2019 Report

June 1st 2020

Impact ESG - 2019 Report

The year 2019 has been very dynamic for InnovaFonds with the lifting of a new vehicle (FIT), the completion of 3 new investments, 2 disposals and the completion of 5 build-ups.
For more than 10 years, InnovaFonds has played the role of a responsible investor, convinced that adopting an ESG and Impact approach is value-creating. Its commitment has an impact positive on business, on our society and on the planet.
In 2019, we have reinforced our commitment to all aspects of our ESG and Impact approach:
✓ Adherence of the International Climate Initiative and active participation in workshops
✓ Continued integration of Sustainable Development Objectives (SDOs)
✓ Improvement of the impact measurement of our companies by integrating new KPIs and carrying out carbon audits of the entire portfolio
We were nominated for the ESG Awards by Swen in the small cap category, recognizing our position as a pioneering impact investor in our segment.
With a strengthened team and increased capital under management, we are committed to Confirm our commitment to ESG in 2020 by reconciling impact and performance.


Cerea acquires the automation systems specialist Pagès Group from InnovaFonds

May 28th 2020

Cerea acquires the automation systems specialist Pagès Group from InnovaFonds

On 28 May 2020, Céréa and the company management finalized the acquisition of Pagès Group, specialist in high-performance automation systems. InnovaFonds is making a significant reinvestment in this new operation.


L'USINE NOUVELLE - Innovative industrial SMEs will be the future champions of employment

May 8th 2020

L'USINE NOUVELLE - Innovative industrial SMEs will be the future champions of employment

For Anthony Dubut, President of InnovaFonds, an ambitious industrial policy will be needed after the crisis. And this strategy must not forget innovative SMEs.


Banking on small and medium-sized industries: a virtuous commitment.

April 30th 2020

Banking on small and medium-sized industries: a virtuous commitment.

L'Agefi Hebdo - Betting on private equity and more particularly on small and medium-sized industries: a virtuous long-term commitment.


Oxygenating our industrial SMEs to boost growth

April 17th 2020

Oxygenating our industrial SMEs to boost growth

Capitalizing on our pool of SMEs requires structuring an ambitious industrial policy. Considering more than just relocating production will help meet the needs of a local circular economy. (By Anthony Dubut, President of InnovaFonds)


InnovaFonds at IPEM 2020 !

January 28th 2020

InnovaFonds at IPEM 2020 !

We will be pleased to meet you at our Stand N° J13, Hall RIVIERA (Ground Floor).


Numalliance creates AddEaton !

January 21st 2020

Numalliance creates AddEaton !

Numalliance strengthens its position in the United States and Mexico through the acquisition of the assets of the American group Addition Manufacturing Technologies, renamed AddEaton by Numalliance.


Happy New Year !

January 1st 2020

Happy New Year !

InnovaFonds wish you a wonderful year 2020.


InnovaFonds joins the International Climate Initiative

December 17th 2019

InnovaFonds joins the International Climate Initiative

InnovaFonds joins the International Climate Initiative @beiC20 by signing the Manifesto and is committed to the fight against climat change.


INNOVAFONDS enters the RAIL INDUSTRIES group capital upon acquiring IDEMIA's railway activities

November 25th 2019

INNOVAFONDS enters the RAIL INDUSTRIES group capital upon acquiring IDEMIA's railway activities

After acquiring SNIC in 2017, the RAIL INDUSTRIES group (Marolles-en-Brie) continues its development strategy in the railway signalling industry with the takeover of an IDEMIA branch of activities. Founded in September 2017 by two former investors, Vincent Menudier (21CP, Aquasourça) and Xavier Payet (21CP and Alpha PE), InnovaFonds, along with EMZ, will be investing in the RAIL INDUSTRIES group to achieve this second development operation.


 Pagès Group reinforces itself in robotics with the acquisition of Process Industrie

October 23rd 2019

Pagès Group reinforces itself in robotics with the acquisition of Process Industrie

After taking over its Dutch competitor Polymac in October 2018, Pagès Group, major manufacturer of machines and robots for the plastic industry, bought Process Industrie company.


InnovaFonds, through its fund Partenaire Croissance I, and with Bpifrance accelerate BARTEC GROUP's development

October 1st 2019

InnovaFonds, through its fund Partenaire Croissance I, and with Bpifrance accelerate BARTEC GROUP's development

Lyon, 1st October 2019 – InnovaFonds, through its fund Partenaire Croissance I dedicated to companies from Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, accelerate BARTEC GROUP's development by taking a minority share with Bpifrance.


Physitek Devices acquires its German counterpart Analyticon - Servantech

September 17th 2019

Physitek Devices acquires its German counterpart Analyticon - Servantech

Physitek Devices manufactures and distributes measurement instruments to niche markets as construction, material testing, security, laboratory. The company made its very first international acquisition by taking over Analyticon and Servantech, two German companies.
These structuring acquisitions lead Physitek Devices to becoming the European leader of handeheld devices in its sector, with a turnover of 25 M€ and 80 employees.


6th edition of the ESG Best Practices Honours by SWEN CP

June 26th 2019

6th edition of the ESG Best Practices Honours by SWEN CP

InnovaFonds is very proud to have been nominated for the ESG Awards organized by SWEN Capital Partners in the Small Cap Private Equity category.


InnovaFonds supports Pagès Group in the acquisition of Polymac

November 20th 2018

InnovaFonds supports Pagès Group in the acquisition of Polymac

InnovaFonds, a majority shareholder in Pagès Group since July 2016, is providing support to the group as its carries out its first international external growth transaction.
Based in the Netherlands, Polymac is a major manufacturer of IML - In-Mold-Labeling robots (merging the labeling and molding operations into one single process) and basket handle making machines (manufacturing and affixing of baskets handles) mainly for the agri-business market.
The structure of this acquisition allows the creation of a Group of nearly € 30 million in sales, the world leader in the manufacture of IML robots.


InnovaFonds organizes the spin-off of ECP partnering with management

September 26th 2018

InnovaFonds organizes the spin-off of ECP partnering with management

InnovaFonds takes a majority stake in ECP with its Partenaire Croissance fund.

ECP (in Moirans, Isere) specializes in precision cleaning and decontamination of white room components for the pharmaceutical, medical, and industrial sectors.


Machine Pagès inaugurates its new industrial site

June 29th 2018

Machine Pagès inaugurates its new industrial site

The company inaugurated the extension of its headquarters in Foncine-le-Haut (Jura). The investment of approximately € 1.5 million enabled the company to double the industrial site area of 1.500 m². This expansion allows Machines Pagès to significantly increase its production capacity to support its growth and improve its industrial organization.

Leader in the IML robotics market (In-Mold Labeling), the company is experiencing a sustained annual growth of approximately 20% in its sector.



CAN Group strengthens its growth strategy with the acquisition of VLM

May 25th 2018

CAN Group strengthens its growth strategy with the acquisition of VLM

On March 30th, 2018, CAN Group, a global player in the limited access works, signed off on the acquisition of VLM (Vertical Lifting Assembly).


InnovaFonds supports the Proxité Association

March 26th 2018

InnovaFonds supports the Proxité Association

Proxité is an association dedicated to the success of youth and reinforcement of a social bonding. The association focuses primarily on high priority regional areas and young people who are either isolated or protected.


InnovaFonds supports the development of CAN Group

February 9th 2018

InnovaFonds supports the development of CAN Group

As one of the leaders in its sector in France, with several trade references and an international presence, the CAN Group (headquarters in Drôme) specializes in limited access-works, natural hazards and special construction works.


InnovaFonds announces the launch of a new fund

December 8th 2017

InnovaFonds announces the launch of a new fund

The FIT fund (Industries and Technologies Fund) is focused on capital growth and buy-out transactions. It targets industrial or service companies with sales ranging between € 20M and € 100M that are positionned for strong growth potential.


InnovaFonds takes over the Fondis Bioritech Group partnering with management and BNP Développement.

July 18th 2017

InnovaFonds takes over the Fondis Bioritech Group partnering with management and BNP Développement.

Based in the Paris area, Fondis Bioritech specializes in portable scientific instruments. A leader in property diagnostic, Fondis Bioritech is also active in the metallurgical and pharmaceutical industries, security and defense sectors.


InnovaFonds sells its stake in Icape

July 5th 2017

InnovaFonds sells its stake in Icape

The management of Icape, a supplier of printed circuits boards and engineered parts, bought back the share that InnovaFonds held since 2013.
During the period, the Group increased its sales by 2.5.


Machines Pagès provides robots and innovative solutions to the plastics industry

June 15th 2017

Machines Pagès provides robots and innovative solutions to the plastics industry

With InnovaFonds' involvement in the company since the Summer of 2016, Machines Pagès provides innovative robotic solutions to the agri-business, medical and cosmetics industry.


InnovaFonds raises its third fund for companies in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

May 11th 2017

InnovaFonds raises its third fund for companies in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

Partenaire Croissance I, a € 30M Fund, is dedicated to support SME's and mid-caps in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
This regional fund with a multi-sector investment strategy, targets growth companies with sales ranging from € 5M to € 100M who can benefit from the broad experience of InnovaFonds' team in the industrial and services industries.


The Coyote Group buys back the Traqueur shares held by InnovaFonds

May 5th 2017

The Coyote Group buys back the Traqueur shares held by InnovaFonds

InnovaFonds sold all of its shares of Traqueur to the Coyote Group, a specialist in products that track stolen vehicles.


Numalliance inaugurates its new industrial site in the Vosges area

February 24th 2017

Numalliance inaugurates its new industrial site in the Vosges area

The company inaugurated the expansion of its headquarters in Saint-Michel-sur-Meurthe (Vosges). An investment of approximatively € 4M resulted in doubling the assembly facility to 8,200 m². This expansion enables Numalliance to significantly increase its production to support its business growth.
The company generates more than 85% of its revenues in its export business with an annual 15% increase in this activity. The Group nearly doubled its revenues since InnovaFonds' 2015 capital infusion.


InnovaFonds publishes its first ESG report and subscribes to PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment)

January 5th 2017

InnovaFonds publishes its first ESG report and subscribes to PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment)

As a responsible investor, this initiative is consistent with InnovaFonds' ESG strategy that promotes the performance and the sustainable commitment of its portfolio companies and creates added value.