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BlackFin Capital Partners

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Basic information

OO 01. Signatory category and services

01.1. Select the services and funds you offer

Select the services and funds you offer
% of asset under management (AUM) in ranges
Fund management
Fund of funds, manager of managers, sub-advised products
Other
Total 100%

Further options (may be selected in addition to the above)

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 28 experienced investment professionals from different European nationalities.

The firm’s strategy focuses primarily on asset-light businesses in the financial services sector across continental Europe. The firm manages three buy-out Funds - BlackFin Financial Services Fund (€220m) which is now partially divested, BlackFin Financial Services Fund II (€400m) and FPCI BlackFin Financial Services Fund III (€985m) - as well as one venture fund - BlackFin Tech I (€180m).

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.

France

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).

31 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 28 experienced investment professionals of different European nationalities.

BlackFin Capital Partners has offices in Paris (headquarters), Brussels and Frankfurt to support its investment activities 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.

31/12/2019

04.2. Indicate your total AUM at the end of your reporting year.

Include the AUM of subsidiaries, but exclude advisory/execution only assets, and exclude the assets of your PRI signatory subsidiaries that you have chosen not to report on in OO 03.2
Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Currency
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

04.4. Indicate the assets which are subject to an execution and/or advisory approach. Provide this figure based on the end of your reporting year

04.5. Additional information. [Optional]

BlackFin CP currently manages three buyout funds specialized in the financial services sector: Fund I (€220m raised in 2011) which is partially divested; Fund II (€400m raised in 2016); and Fund III (€985m raised in 2019). The firm also manages a venture fund with €180m under management.


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

06.1. Select 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
Fund of 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
Money market instruments 0 0 0 0
Other (1), specify 0 0 0 0
Other (2), specify 0 0 0 0

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

06.3. Indicate whether your organisation has any off-balance sheet assets [Optional].

06.5. Indicate whether your organisation uses fiduciary managers.

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


OO 07. Fixed income AUM breakdown (Not Applicable)


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


OO 09. Breakdown of AUM by market

09.1. Indicate the breakdown of your organisation’s AUM by market.

100 Developed Markets
0 Emerging Markets
0 Frontier Markets
0 Other Markets
Total 100% 100%

09.2. Additional information. [Optional]

The firm's investment strategy is geographically focused on continental Europe.


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