NiXEN Partners is an independent asset management company, wholly owned by its partners and regulated by the French financial market authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers, AMF). It was founded from the spin-off of the French midcap team from Natixis Private Equity in 2010 following Natixis' strategic decision to reorganize its private equity business.
NiXEN is a private equity player (transmission and development), investing mainly in French SME generating revenue in excess of €40m, with the potential to become consolidators on their markets. Its investment strategy is based on two key pillars:
• Bring a flexible and personalised solution to all shareholding and strategic development issues;
• Act as an active and pragmatic partner, contributing to growth strategy, value creation and build-ups.
NiXEN forged special expertise in three business sectors: healthcare, services and specialised retail.
Asset under management:
• In December 2012, NiXEN closed the raising of its first institutional fund, NiXEN II, at €164m raised from European and North American investors.
• NiXEN manages also NiXEN I (worth €470m invested from 2005 to 2010) that entered its divestment phase in 2010.
On March 2014, NiXEN Partners obtained AIFM passport from the French financial market authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers, AMF) and as such complies with the new regulation under a guideline of the European directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM).