September 16th 2022
InnovaFonds at l'IPEM 2022 !
We will be pleased to meet you at our Booth H250 (Level 1).
September 16th 2022
We will be pleased to meet you at our Booth H250 (Level 1).
September 14th 2022
InnovaFonds expands its team with the arrival of Nicolas Bouchery as Head of Investor Relations.
A graduate of ESSEC, Nicolas Bouchery joins the InnovaFonds team after 20 years of experience in investment banking (Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse, HSBC), where he was responsible for selling equity solutions to institutional investors in France, Benelux and Scandinavia.
September 8th 2022
Building on the successful deployment of its first regional fund Partenaire Croissance I of €30M raised in 2017, InnovaFonds announces the closing of its second regional vehicle Partenaire Croissance II, dedicated to supporting SMEs and ETIs, mainly in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.
June 1st 2022
In 2021, InnovaFonds remained true to its ambition to actively contribute to the dynamism of the local economic fabric and to its commitment as a responsible investor :
- The FIT II fund, as well as the funds in the process of being raised, have been categorized as Article 8 according to the Disclosure - SFDR regulation and have been labeled France Relance
- A partnership has been set up with the firm I Care to support our investments in the energy transition: carrying out carbon assessments and defining action plans
- A fourth employee has joined InnovaFonds' ESG Committee
- InnovaFonds is involved in two working groups of the France Invest Sustainability Commission: decarbonization and regulation.
This year has been very dynamic for InnovaFonds with the closing of the last vehicle (FIT II), the realization of 4 new investments, 1 sale and the realization of 3 build-ups.
Our main challenge is to continue to align with the Disclosure Regulation and the taxonomy both from a compliance point of view and with concrete actions in favor of the ecological transition and social well-being.
May 28th 2022
InnovaFonds strengthens its Lyon office with the arrival of Damien Demers as Investment Director.
Welcome Damien !
April 7th 2022
Six months after its majority takeover by InnovaFonds, Alpex Protection has acquired the Italian company NT Majocchi, thus becoming the European leader in the production of high-performance technical textiles.
March 18th 2022
InnovaFonds is expanding its investment team with the arrival of Victoria Guégan (Lyon) and Victoire Estager (Paris) as analysts to support the growth of its business, the number of holdings and new investment vehicles.
January 11th 2022
Alongside its management, InnovaFonds is structuring the spin-off of Chloride, one of the world's leading manufacturers and developers of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems for critical installations in the Energy, Transportation, Industry and Infrastructure sectors.
January 1st 2022
The InnovaFonds team whishes you a great 2022 year.
October 11th 2021
InnovaFonds has acquired a majority stake in Alpex Protection alongside its management, BNP Paribas Développement and CELDA Capital Développement.
May 1st 2021
The year 2020 was very dynamic for InnovaFonds with the raising of the new vehicle (FIT II) and the realization of numerous transactions at the portfolio level.
- Active support for our investments in the context of the Covid 19 crisis: support for social measures, setting up of a hotline with a law firm
- Active participation in the workshops of the International Climate Initiative
- Continued integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Improved the measurement of the impact of our companies by integrating new KPIs
And for the first year, we received the highest score from the UN PRI, which gave InnovaFonds an A rating (A for the industry average).
Our main ambition is to help the companies we invest in to succeed in a world where issues such as job creation, value sharing, climate change, diversity, social cohesion and inclusion are becoming more important every day.
This is how we see our mission: to create the companies of the future.
April 7th 2021
InnovaFonds, through its Partenaire Croissance I fund, is supporting the creation of the MINERAL DESIGN Group, born of the acquisition of the STONE CONCEPT Group (Marbles & Design) by the CBU GRANITS Group.
February 1st 2021
Created in 2013 by Philippe Tibère-Inglesse, Béton Solutions Mobiles (BSM) is the independent ready-mix concrete specialist with an innovative offer of low carbon concrete already available for 4 years. To support its development and accelerate its growth, the Group is reorganizing its capital with InnovaFonds entry.
January 21st 2021
On January 21, 2021, InnovaFonds finalized the sale of the Physitek group, a specialist in portable scientific instrumentation. The management team led by Eric Vanbalinghem becomes the majority shareholder.
January 1st 2021
The InnovaFonds team wishes you a happy new year 2021.
November 30th 2020
Recognition of its commitment alongside entrepreneurs to develop and pass on French SMEs and ETIs.
Through the "Relance" label, InnovaFonds confirms its commitment as a responsible investor, combining economic performance, ecological transition and sharing of value creation.
October 9th 2020
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.
September 10th 2020
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.
June 1st 2020
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.
May 28th 2020
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.
May 18th 2020
Relocate the production close to the places of consumption and restart the production lines... For Anthony Dubut, Chairman of the Board of InnovaFonds, an investment fund dedicated to supporting innovative French industrial SMEs, it is urgent to think about putting industry back at the heart of the issue of returning to growth in France and Europe.
This approach must include innovative SMEs, which have many virtues.
May 8th 2020
For Anthony Dubut, President of InnovaFonds, an ambitious industrial policy will be needed after the crisis. And this strategy must not forget innovative SMEs.
April 30th 2020
L'Agefi Hebdo - Betting on private equity and more particularly on small and medium-sized industries: a virtuous long-term commitment.
April 17th 2020
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)
January 28th 2020
We will be pleased to meet you at our Stand N° J13, Hall RIVIERA (Ground Floor).
January 21st 2020
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.
January 1st 2020
InnovaFonds wishes you a wonderful year 2020.
December 17th 2019
InnovaFonds joins the International Climate Initiative @beiC20 by signing the Manifesto and is committed to the fight against climat change.
November 25th 2019
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.
October 23rd 2019
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.
October 1st 2019
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.
September 17th 2019
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.
June 26th 2019
InnovaFonds is very proud to have been nominated for the ESG Awards organized by SWEN Capital Partners in the Small Cap Private Equity category.
November 20th 2018
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.
September 26th 2018
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.
June 29th 2018
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.
May 25th 2018
On March 30th, 2018, CAN Group, a global player in the limited access works, signed off on the acquisition of VLM (Vertical Lifting Assembly).
March 26th 2018
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.
February 9th 2018
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.
December 8th 2017
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.
July 18th 2017
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.
July 5th 2017
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.
June 15th 2017
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.
May 11th 2017
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.
May 5th 2017
InnovaFonds sold all of its shares of Traqueur to the Coyote Group, a specialist in products that track stolen vehicles.
February 24th 2017
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.
January 5th 2017
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.