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:
- 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.