Private equity market valuations have fallen relatively little, with divergences among sectors. Despite the disruption, 2020 has been an active year for the industry. In the coming months, we should see an acceleration in corporate consolidations, as structured equity can help entrepreneurs get through the crisis. Performances of private equity funds should emerge stronger from the crisis. Money has been funneling into the asset class from long-term investors, such as pension funds, and this trend should continue in 2021.
A key investor for growth SMEs
range of investment size
Our active minority investment strategy (up to 49% of a company’s shares and a seat at the Board of Directors) gives us access to France and Europe’s best unlisted owner and family-managed companies.
We support their development – through organic and external growth, or transmission- and help them go global, thanks to our presence in 37 countries. They also benefit from the financial power and business network of Europe’s leading asset manager.
In France, our partnerships with the regional banking networks of Crédit Agricole and LCL- the leading bank for French SMEs- provide us with unequalled origination capabilities.
The SMEs we invest in boast double-digit growth and benefit from at least one of the following long-term megatrends: technology, demography, globalisation, environment, societal changes. These are disruptive forces that create investment opportunities. Such an approach makes us trailblazers in the world of private equity.
As a key player in capital development and transmission, Amundi is also active in the area of capital innovation. Via a partnership with the French CEA (Atomic Energy Authority), the European leader for innovation, we created Supernova Invest, an independent jointly-owned asset manager, with a view to building Europe’s leading financer for technological companies.
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2018 Preqin Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report
Responsible Investment Charter - Private Equity Funds
1. Source: Amundi figures as of December 31, 2020.
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