Idinvest Partners Closes Senior Debt Fund


Idinvest Partners has closed its most recent senior debt vehicle on 281 million euros (£240.8 million). The fund named Idinvest Dette Senior has exceeded its initial target of 250 million euros.

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Idinvest Partners, a leading pan-European private equity firm, today announced the closing at €281 million of its new investment vehicle exclusively dedicated to senior debt. The fund, “Idinvest Dette Senior”, has therefore exceeded its initial target of €250 million.

Funds’ investors are major and well-known institutional. With this new fund, Idinvest Partners raises its profile in the area of private debt, in which it currently has more than €600 million of assets under management.

Fund will finance senior acquisition debt subscribe unlisted European companies with solid fundamentals, moderate leverage and robust business models.
Typical investment target is a SMEs already well-positioned on their domestic market which have initiated an external growth strategy, and which also aims to expand into international markets – particularly emerging markets. These are winning choices in the current European context of weak economic growth, but in order for these SMEs to become European mid-cap companies, the necessary financial resources must be made available to them. The fund has already carried out 8 corporate financing transactions.

“For example, the fund has helped Averys, a leading French manufacturer of pallet racking and shelving production, to take control of its Belgian competitor Stow International while allowing Novacap, a chemical group which provides intermediate chemical products used into a large range of end-markets, to make a significant strategic acquisition in China. It has also facilitated the international development of ADB, the world leader in airfield ground lighting products, systems and equipment,” explained Christophe Bavière, CEO of Idinvest Partners.

About Idinvest Partners
With €4 billion under management and 40 staff, Idinvest Partners is a leading pan-European manager focused on the middle market segment. Idinvest Partners has developed several complementary areas of expertise including investments in innovative European start-ups, primary, secondary and mezzanine investments in European non-listed companies, and private equity consulting. Founded under the name AGF Private Equity in 1997, Idinvest Partners was formerly part of the Allianz Group until 2010 when it joined forces with IDI Group to become independent.

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