IF YOU WANT to be successful in France’s private equity mid-market, it helps to be dexterous. To be genuinely local and demonstrably international; to have a depth of experience and to see every opportunity with fresh eyes; to be both collaborative and decisive; to be in the centre of Parisian deal-making and know where the value is truly created.
Equistone’s long-established and highly successful French team enjoys all of these traits.
Let’s take ‘local’ first. It’s important in most markets, but in France, more so. Even French businesses with a very international outlook tend to value a shared cultural understanding when it comes to choosing their own investment partners.
France’s entrepreneurs and managers want to deal with people who speak their language – both literally and figuratively – and the positioning of the Equistone offer to management teams has been a key prong of the France team’s strategy.