We provide capital to support management buyouts in France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. We have also invested selectively in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. While most of our investments are buyouts, we also have a track record of supporting buy-ins, equity release, expansion capital and public-to-private deals.
Our target enterprise value range is between €50m and €500m and we typically seek to invest equity of between €25m and €150m from our €2.8bn fund, Equistone Partners Europe Fund VI.
We work closely with existing management teams to understand the drivers of their business and the ways in which they can grow, either organically or by acquisition. We believe in empowering strong management teams with capital and ideas, focusing on adding strategic value to a business.
In each stage of the investment process Equistone considers the implications of the investment from an ESG perspective, focusing on areas such as ethical sourcing, workplace practices, board-level governance, and environmental impact. Members of the Investment Team have been required to include relevant ESG analysis in investment committee papers since mid-2012 and ESG factors for each portfolio company have been featured in quarterly reporting.