Delphine Inesta Joins Crédit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE)

December 17, 2008

Alumni News: HEC Alumna Delphine Inesta (H.2003) has just joined Crédit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE)’s special situation department as investment manager where she will focus on distressed companies. Congrats!


Crédit Agricole Private Equity Launches Two FCPI funds

November 6, 2008

Crédit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE) has launched two new FCPI funds named LCL Innovation 2008 and Crédit Agricole Croissance 2008 respectively.

Both funds will be invested in growth sectors such as electronics, telecoms, software, internet services, biotechnology and cleantech.

An FCPI, which is the acronym for Fonds Communs de Placement dans l’Innovation, is a category of fund that invests in innovative SMEs, is regulated by the French government, and offers certain tax advantages for investors (and in France you need all the help you can get in reducing your taxes).

Here’s CAPE’s press release:

Crédit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE) and Avenir Invest in Coiff’idis

September 9, 2008

So there’s no new info concerning the pending Calyon layoffs, and judging by the number of web surfers that checked out yesterday’s post there’s a lot of worried people browsing at their desks. However, keeping with the Crédit Agricole family, Crédit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE) and Avenir Entreprises have just made an undisclosed investment into Coiff’idis, a French firm that provides consumable products and accessories to the hairdressing industry.

Crédit Agricole Private Equity Launches Co-Investment Activity

September 4, 2008

Crédit Agricole Private Equity has just announced that they are launching a co-investment activity that will take minority equity stakes alongside European and North American investment funds.

An initial allocation of €100M is to be invested in mid to large-cap LBOs and expansion capital deals across all sectors, with an investment capacity of €15M per deal.