BlackFin Capital Partners is a fully independent firm, established in 2009, run by its 4 founding partners. Laurent Bouyoux, Eric May, Bruno Rostain and Paul Mizrahi have worked together as managers and entrepreneurs in the financial industry for decades. Altogether the team consists of 20 experienced professionals from different European nationalities.
BlackFin Capital Partners focuses exclusively on the financial services sector, across Europe. The firm manages two growth / buy-out Funds - BlackFin Financial Services Fund (€220m) and BlackFin Financial Services Fund II (€400m), and launched its venture Fund BlackFin Tech Fund 1. The final closing is expected Q3 2017.
The firm's investment strategy is focused on asset-light businesses and target companies within the following business lines:
- Asset management
- Financial markets
- Financial technology
The BlackFin team has substantially contributed to transform its portfolio companies by growing them organically, improving operating margins and also through an active buy and build strategy.
BlackFin Capital partners takes either a majority or an influential minority shareholder position into its portfolio companies.