InnovaFonds Partenaire Croissance
InnovaFonds Partenaire Croissance

Investment strategy

InnovaFonds invests in equity and quasi-equity in French SMEs in growth capital and/or buy-out transactions.

The company

Founded in 2011, InnovaFonds is an independent private equity management company known for its strong entrepreneurial spirit and a hands-on involvement in clients companies.

In addition to its team's successful investment and combined experience, InnovaFonds has a proven track-record in its industrial and financial expertise.

InnovaFonds currently manages over € 350M in five investment vehicules and has offices in Paris and Lyon.



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An entrepreneurial approach serving SMEs

InnovaFonds acts as a "sparring partner", and actively participates with management to develop their growth strategy.

InnovaFonds' core approach is to set up management and their teams as primary development drivers.

While establishing a relationship based on alignment of interests, InnovaFonds brings investment experience and networks to its clients to create long-term value.


serving SMEs


for investments and investors


discipline, trust and transparency

Our investment criteria

InnovaFonds targets leading French SMEs in growth capital and/or buy-out transactions.

  • Committed and experienced investment team

  • SMEs with high growth potential in France and export markets

  • Proven industrial, technological and/or commercial expertise

  • Market leader and strong strategic position

  • Revenues between € 10M and € 150M

We invest from € 2M to € 15M with underwriting commitments of up to € 30M.

Growth capital and buy-out transactions

Minority or majority shareholder

Mainly leadership position

An active partner creating value

InnovaFonds provides management with its expertise and networks, while supporting not only strategic thinking and growth perspectives, but also operational and financial leverage options.

A partner for International business development

InnovaFonds assists SMEs in their international development by identifying growth potential areas, and leveraging its networks to facilitate the opening of new business operations.

Digital transformation

InnovaFonds partners with management on their digital strategy, technological evolution of their business, and upgrades of their toolsets.

External growth

InnovaFonds works with SMEs management to define their acquisition strategy and identify targets either directly or via its networks.

Business adjustments

As a contributor to their business evolution, InnovaFonds helps management to adapt to business development challenges (managerial tools, top executives recruitment, cross-functional team implementation…)

Creation of synergies between portfolio companies

InnovaFonds favors building a partnership among its portfolio companies that can share their competences on common projects, discuss operational themes, and build on their experience (optimization of purchasing function, business connections, industrial and commercial organization, "Best Practices ", ...)