French FoF manager absorbs venture capital firm

Paris-based funds of funds manager A Plus Finance has integrated private equity and venture capital company Finadvance and has opened its first regional office in Marseille.

Finadvance has been co-founded in 1988 by Olivier Gillot and Jean-Michel Sibué. It focuses on LBO transactions and the development of French small and medium enterprises which value is comprised between €3m and €25m.

They have proceeded to over 70 deals.

As of 30 June 2016, A Plus Finance had around €615m of assets under management or advisory of which assets of institutional clients account for 30%.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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