Eurazeo confirms its status as a leading investor in French Tech

Paris, 19 January 2022

Eurazeo, a major player in the tech sector for over 20 years, has taken part in all large fundraising transactions by French Tech companies since the start of 2022 (Qonto, Payfit, Ankorstore and Backmarket), thereby confirming its status as a leading private investor in the French Tech industry.

With almost €6 billion of assets under management in Tech focused strategies, Eurazeo has supported many companies in segments including SaaS (Payfit, Contentsquare, Dataiku, Devo and Doctolib), fintech (Qonto, Younited Credit, Wefox, Tink and Thought Machine), marketplaces (BackMarket, Ankorstore and Vestiaire Collective), and has established itself as the preferred partner for entrepreneurs. Today, the Group has investments in 11 of France’s 26 unicorns and in 24 of the Next 40’s constituent companies.

Tech is strategically crucial for Eurazeo, which helps the best entrepreneurs in France and Europe to develop innovative, high-performance business models. The success of Eurazeo’s fundraising transactions, the largest in Europe at €1.6 billion, shows the extent to which investors trust the expertise of our team and the quality of our strategy.

The tech sector in Europe and more specifically in France, is currently very buoyant due to the success of fast-growing companies that have a proven track record of disrupting their industries. The sector also benefits from public-sector support, the examples set by IPOs of European unicorns, and a world-leading educational system that fosters the best entrepreneurs. The challenge over the next few years is to support these European companies on their journey to becoming world leaders with the support of major European tech investors, allowing our continent to maintain its technological sovereignty. This is Eurazeo’s mission and ambition.

ABOUT Eurazeo

  • Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €27 billion in assets under management, including nearly €19.2 billion from third parties, invested in 450 companies. With its considerable private equity, venture capital, private debt as well as real estate and infrastructure asset expertise, Eurazeo accompanies companies of all sizes, supporting their development through the commitment of its nearly 300 professionals and by offering deep sector expertise, a gateway to global markets, and a responsible and stable foothold for transformational growth. Its solid institutional and family shareholder base, robust financial structure free of structural debt, and flexible investment horizon enable Eurazeo to support its companies over the long term.

 

  • Eurazeo has offices in Paris, New York, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, London, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Milan and Madrid.
  • Eurazeo is listed on Euronext Paris.
  • ISIN: FR0000121121 - Bloomberg: RF FP - Reuters: EURA.PA

 

 

 

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Virginie Christnacht

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

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+33 (0)1 44 15 76 44

 

Pierre Bernardin

HEAD OF INVESTOR RELATIONS pbernardin@eurazeo.com

+33 (0)1 44 15 16 76