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BlackFin Capital Partners

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Basic Information

OO 01. Signatory category and services

01.1. Select the services you offer.

% of assets under management (AUM) in ranges

01.2. Additional information. [Optional]

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:

  • Payments
  • Processing
  • Outsourcing
  • Brokerage
  • Distribution
  • 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.

OO 02. Headquarters and operational countries

02.1. Select the location of your organisation’s headquarters.


02.2. Indicate the number of countries in which you have offices (including your headquarters).

02.3. Indicate the approximate number of staff in your organisation in full-time equivalents (FTE).

20 FTE

02.4. Additional information. [Optional]

BlackFin Capital Partners is an independent private equity company. Run by its founding partners, it now counts a team of 20 experienced professionals from different European nationalities.

BlackFin Capital Partners has offices in Paris (headquarter), Brussel and Frankfurt. It invests across continental Europe.

OO 03. Subsidiaries that are separate PRI signatories

03.1. Indicate whether you have subsidiaries within your organisation that are also PRI signatories in their own right.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

OO 04. Reporting year and AUM

04.1. Indicate the year end date for your reporting year.


04.2. Indicate your total AUM at the end of your reporting year, excluding subsidiaries you have chosen not to report on.

Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

04.4. Additional information. [Optional]

BlackFin CP is currently managing two growth / buyout funds specialized in the financial services sector: Fund I (€220 M raised in 2011) and Fund II (€400 raised in 2016).

The firm recently launched its new venture fund targeting €120 M of institutional commitments from a broad range of European Investors. This fund final closing is expected at Q3 2017.

OO 06. How would you like to disclose your asset class mix

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

06.1. How you would like to disclose your asset class mix.

Internally managed (%)
Externally managed (%)


Listed equity 0 0 0 0
Fixed income 0 0 0 0
Private equity >50% 100 0 0
Property 0 0 0 0
Infrastructure 0 0 0 0
Commodities 0 0 0 0
Hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0
Farmland 0 0 0 0
Inclusive finance 0 0 0 0
Cash 0 0 0 0
Other (1), specify 0 0 0 0
Other (2), specify 0 0 0 0

06.2. Publish our asset class mix as per attached image [Optional].

06.3. Provide contextual information on your AUM asset class split. [Optional]

BlackFin CP is a private equity firm and its strategy focuses on asset-light (as opposed to balance-sheet intensive) businesses in the financial services sector, across continental Europe.

The Group is currently successfully managing two growth funds and is launching its first venture fund focused on FinTech opportunities across Europe. 

OO 07. Fixed income AUM breakdown (Not Applicable)

OO 08. Segregated mandates or pooled funds (Not Applicable)

OO 09. Breakdown of AUM by market (Private)