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Private Equity

In addition to improving the performance of the companies in which it invests, and driving growth, private equity has historically delivered high returns over the long term. At Amundi Private Equity Funds, our active minority investment strategy gives us access to family-owned and entrepreneurial private companies benefitting from megatrends including technology, social changes, globalisation, environment and demographics.
With 15 dedicated people and €1bn of AuM¹, Amundi Private Equity Funds is an active minority investor which specialises in accompanying growing SMEs.

Investing in private European champions in industry and services


We are an active minority investor providing high value to the companies that we support. At Amundi Private Equity Funds, we target private European champions of the economy.

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A specialist active minority investor for growing SMEs


Picto - AuM
€1bn in assets under management¹
Picto - Client
15 dedicated professionals
Picto - Deals - Investment
€10M to €50M in investment amounts per transaction

Investment Strategy


As an active minority investor we have a seat at the Board of Directors and own less than 50% of the companies which we invest in. We can also take a majority stake in consortium with other investors. We focus on growth capital and buyout transactions. We have access to the best European and French private companies – often entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses, whose owners want to maintain control over them.  

We provide high value to the companies that we invest in thanks to:

  • Amundi’s financial power: Amundi Private Equity Funds’ financial power positions the firm as a partner of choice for SMEs

  • Business network: as the European leader in asset management and a key player in the European economy, Amundi provides a business network to the companies that we invest in

  • ESG: Amundi Private Equity Funds supports SMEs’ progress in terms of ESG

  • Internationalisation: Amundi can help businesses become more international thanks to its presence in 36 countries1

Our current offering


The SMEs 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.

Amundi Private Equity Funds currently has a private equity capital offer on megatrends through our Megatrends Programme and a flexible capital offer with our Fleurons programme.

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Sandaya

4 and 5 star campsites in Europe, founded in 2010. Amundi has been supporting Sandaya's growth since April 2021.

To find more on Sandaya

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Wifirst

the European leader in Managed Wifi as a service, founded in 2002. Amundi has been supporting Wifirst's growth since 2019.

To find out more on Wifirst

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Crosscall

founded in 2009, is a company that designs mobile phones suitable for use in the most aggressive environments and renowned for their durability.

Amundi has been supporting Crosscall’s growth since 2018.

To find out more on Crosscall

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Chéreau

was founded in 1954 and is the European leader in the design and manufacturing of refrigerated items for heavy goods vehicles. 

To find out more on Chéreau

How best to integrate ESG at the core of our investment processes?


ESG has been a focus for Amundi Private Equity Funds since 2013.

Indeed, the team applies a systematic approach on ESG with its due diligences and ranks the companies they invest in between 1 and 7 and only invest in companies with a score of 4 or above.

But what other steps and actions does Amundi Private Equity Funds take to make ESG an integral part of its investment, management and tracking processes?

Read Amundi Private Equity Funds’ Responsible Investment Charter to learn more on the increasing role that responsible investing is playing at Amundi Private Equity Funds.

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Private Equity Funds Responsible Investment Charter - Sept. 2019

Discover our assets


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Amundi Private Equity Funds has invested in around 100 portfolio companies in Europe for its megatrends programme.

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Documentation


28 October, 2020
Private Equity Funds Responsible Investment Charter - Sept. 2019
1 Source : Amundi including investments managed on behalf of other expertise (31/12/2021)

This information is exclusively intended for “Professional” investors within the meaning of the MiFID Directive 2004/39/EC of 21 April 2004, and articles 314-4 and following of the General Regulations of the AMF. It is not intended for the general public or for non-professional individual investors within the meaning of all local regulations, or for “US Persons”, as defined in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “Regulation S” under the 1933 U.S. Securities Act.

This non-contractual information does not under any circumstances constitute an offer to buy, a solicitation to sell, or advice to invest in financial instruments of Amundi or one of its affiliates (“Amundi”).

Investing involves risks. The performance of the strategies is not guaranteed. In addition, past performance is not in any way a guarantee or a reliable indicator of current or future performance. Investors may lose all or part of the capital originally invested.

Potential investors are encouraged to consult a professional adviser in order to determine whether such an investment is suitable for their profile and must not base their investment decisions solely on the information contained in this document.

Amundi assumes no liability, either direct or indirect, resulting from the use of any of the information contained in this document, and shall not under any circumstances be held liable for any decisions taken on the basis of this information.

This information may not be copied, reproduced, modified, translated or distributed, without the prior written approval of Amundi, for any third person or entity in any country or jurisdiction which would subject Amundi or any of its products to any registration requirements within these jurisdictions or where this might be considered unlawful. This information is provided to you based on sources that Amundi considers to be reliable, and it may be modified without prior warning.

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