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  • 08/12/2016 - Idinvest Partners' Chance Program gets wide recognition at 21st Franco-Chinese Economic Forum

    Idinvest Partners received wide recognition at the occasion of the 21st Franco-Chinese Economic Forum held on December 8th in Beijing, where the 3rd Innovation Awards Ceremony for Franco-Chinese Teams was celebrated. Idinvest's CHANCE program featured among the finalists of the Innovative Initiative Prize. The Innovation Awards Ceremony was held during the 21st Franco-Chinese Economic Forum. This annual top level Forum brings together French companies to promote their leading activities and their know-how in China. Idinvest was among those invited to animate the workshop "how to value innovation", showing Idinvest's expertise in supporting innovative SMEs to 300 participants, including French and Chinese top-tier corporates, officials & media. 

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  • 21/11/2016 - Idinvest Partners' new fund - 'Idinvest Growth Fund II' - announces a first closing of 250 million euros

    Idinvest Partners strengthens its commitment to financing unlisted European businesses with the initial closing of its second capital growth fund at 250 million euros. The strategy of 'Idinvest Growth Fund II' follows in the footsteps of the firm's previous investments in the growth sector which financially supports European SMEs, transforming them into global leaders. The fund targets Digital, Health, and Energies & Cities sectors. Idinvest is aiming for a final closing of between 350 and 400 million euros in the first quarter of 2017.

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  • 07/11/2016 - Idinvest Partners supports French Startups in French Tech Tour China

    From October 24th to November 4th, a selection of 11 French start-ups embarked on a tour to China. Organized by Bpi France and Business France, the French Tech Tour was sponsored by Idinvest Partners. This two-week program of intensive immersion, aimed at boosting French startups' commercial opportunities in China, led these happy few into four high-tech Chinese cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong-Kong. "China curious" start-ups had the chance to discuss with experts various questions related to business practice, cultural management, IP protection, HR and communication in China. They also had the opportunity to meet representatives from top-end Chinese companies, including Huawei, and from French embassy and Chinese cross-border trade organizations.

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  • 21/10/2016 - Idinvest Partners announces the arrival of Julien Princi, General Counsel

    Julien Princi has been announced as General Counsel at Idinvest Partners. Julien specialises in the creation of private equity funds and related transactions. He has extensive experience with fund structures and both European and US regulation. He will report to Syvianne Guyonnet, Partner and COO at Idinvest Partners.

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  • 13/10/2016 - Idinvest Partners announces the arrival of Géraldine Usseglio, Director of Human Resources

    Géraldine Usseglio has been announced as Director of Human Resources at Idinvest Partners. She will report to Syvianne Guyonnet, Partner and COO at Idinvest Partners. Géraldine joined Idinvest Partners in September 2016 with over 15 years of experience in HR, notably in the services and publishing sector.

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  • 13/10/2016 - Idinvest introduces French SMEs to chinese corporates in la Rochelle

    On the 24th September, three of Idinvest Partners' portfolio companies (Nenuphar, Vulcain Technologies and Forsee Power) participated in a roundtable hosted by Fondation Prospective et Innovation during its PME: Horizon Chine seminar in La Rochelle. This annual seminar aims to open dialogue and dig out opportunities between French SMEs and Chinese corporates, with much focus paid this year to sectors such as green technologies, healthcare and well-being. Nenuphar, Vulcain Technologies and Forsee Power shared their views and experiences on the role SMEs can play in developing green economy in China, a topic of much importance in China's public policies.

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  • 03/10/2016 - Christophe Simon, Idinvest Partner's head of Private funds Group, features on the front page of Capital Finance, a renowned French weekly Private Equity Journal edited by Les Echos

    This week's edition has a special focus on the secondary market and is titled "When the GPs get involved". Christophe Simon, Partner responsible for secondary investment at Idinvest, shares his professional opinion on the current Secondary market climate. Christophe comments on the volatility which spans across all markets and the effect this environment has had on some secondary investors. In addition, Christophe draws upon his expertise in the secondary field to voice his belief in the importance of maintaining strong relationships with investors even after their exit from an investment fund.

  • 28/09/2016 - Idinvest expands its international team with the recruitment of Sophie Béric and Solomon Moos

    Idinvest Partners is expanding its international team with two new additions to the Strategy & Solutions division, led by Partner, Sylvain Makaya. As Strategic Projects Director, Sophie Béric is responsible for managing Idinvest's international and cross-border projects. Moreover, Solomon Moos has joined Idinvest Partners' Investor Relations practice in Asia.

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  • 01/08/2016 - Idinvest announces Talend's successful IPO on Nasdaq, its 4th portfolio company to be introduced to the Nasdaq Stock Exchange

    Idinvest announces the successful Initial Public Offering of Talend on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange today. In its first trading session on the Nasdaq in New York, Talend's share price soared more than 50 % from its IPO price. This IPO marks a major step in the rapid and successful development of Talend as a global leader in data integration and big data.

  • 19/07/2016 - Idinvest Partners appoints Stéphanie Courtadon as Head of Marketing

    Idinvest Partners, the European private equity investor, announces today that Stéphanie Courtadon is joining the business as Head of Marketing. In this role, Stéphanie will be responsible for both Marketing and the RFP process. Before joining Idinvest Partners, Stéphanie had been Head of Marketing and Development at Siparex from 2012 and Head of Investor Relations and Marketing at Crédit Agricole Private Equity from 2008. 

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  • 14/04/2016 - Onfido raises $25 million to continue european expansion and scale U.S operations

    Onfido, the leading identity verification and background checking provider, today announces that it has closed a Series B funding round of $25 million. Participants in the round include Idinvest Partners, Wellington Partners and CrunchFund. Raised to meet rising demand from the U.S. and international markets, Onfido will use the funds to scale its U.S. operations as well as continue to develop its machine-learning based technology.

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  • 30/03/2016 - Idinvest Partners joins forces with Epic Foundation to combat youth inegality

    Conscious of the ongoing fight against inequality and as part of its commitment to socially responsible investment, Idinvest Partners has decided to support several charitable organisations by working with an intermediary organisation, Epic Foundation. Idinvest will initially support two specific initiatives through the foundation, Simplon.co and Sport dans la Ville. Christophe Bavière, CEO of Idinvest, stated that "Idinvest was enormously impressed by the Epic Foundation's operational model. Modern and transparent, it gives donors complete visibility on the use of their donations and the impact they have. This trusting relationship is critical for all parties involved. It forms the basis for a long-term partnership and the glue necessary to ensure efficient philanthropy".

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  • 30/03/2016 - Planday closes $14 Million Series B from Idinvest and Creandum

    Planday , the workforce management platform for shiftbased businesses, today announces that it has raised a $14 million Series B round of funding. Theround was led by new investors Idinvest, and also included Creandum, the lead investor in Planday's Series A round, SEB Private Equity, and angel investor Arthur Kosten, cofounderof Booking.com.

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  • 24/02/2016 - Electranova Capital invests in Off Grid Electric, a provider of accessible and affordable energy services in Africa

    Electranova Capital US, the energy cleantech venture capital fund dedicated to the US, managed by Idinvest Partners, and sponsored by EDF, announces its investment in Off Grid Electric. Off Grid Electric is already a world leader solar leasing company in Africa. Off Grid Electric delivers innovative stand-alone solar systems to a range of last-mile customers at costs lower than traditional kerosene lighting...

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  • 04/02/2016 - Idinvest announces an investment in Secret Escapes, the exclusive members only travel club

    Following the $60 million Series C fundraising closed by the company during the summer of 2015, Idinvest Partners has decided to join some of the most successful international venture firms (including Google Ventures, Octopus Ventures, Index Ventures,) by taking a minority stake in the company. As a result, Guillaume Durao, Investment Director at Idinvest Partners will be joining Secret Escapes' board of directors as an observer.


  • 27/01/2016 - Peakon Raises €4 million to Launch Globally, Enable Every Business to Benefit from People Analytics

    Peakon, the real-time people analytics platform, today announced the public release of its product and a €4 million round of investment from Idinvest Partners and Sunstone Capital.


  • 21/01/2016 - Idinvest announces the arrival of Emmanuelle Pierret as an Investment Director

    Emmanuelle Pierret is joining Idinvest Partners as Investment Director of the Growth Capital team. Emmanuelle's role will mainly consist of the deployment of the Novi 2 equity compartment taking minority stakes in SMEs and midmarket companies with strong growth potential through investment raging between €3 million and €20 million.

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  • 21/01/2016 - Botify's Disruptive Search Analytics Technology Grabs $7.2m Series A Investment by Idinvest and Ventech

    Botify, the search marketing analytics platform, today announced a $7.2m Series A investment by Idinvest and Ventech. The funding will be used for product development, international expansion and hiring to accelerate the company's already impressive growth.

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