Christophe Bavière, CEO of Idinvest, discusses the motivation behind Idinvest's international expansion
Idinvest expanded into the German and Chinese markets simultaneously earlier this year. "The two situations are completely different for us," he said. "Europe is our homeland: our investment universe is the entire European market." The logic of expanding portfolio companies into the international market is increasingly compelling due to the growing internationalisation of niche markets, said Mr. Bavière. He explained that regardless of where it was based, a company with an innovative offering or top-quality product had the chance to become the market leader in that niche across the world. In particular, "there is absolutely no longer any kind of national market in innovation".