French PE boutique opens office in Frankfurt

French private equity boutique Idinvest Partners has opened an office in Frankfurt.

The firm, which is a former subsidiary of Allianz Group, already supports German companies through private debt financing, whether senior or subordinate.

Among others, Idinvest has financed Stanz und Laser Technik Jessen, Feuer Powertrain, Prae-Turbo (Booster), J&S, Backwerk, Christ, Compo Expert, SportGroup, Ameos, WMF Group, HSE 24, Hoffmann Menü, ASK Chemicals, Synlab, Douglas, Automic.

Idinvest has strengthened its private debt with the hire of three German nationals, and the new Frankfurt office will be represented by Florian Zimmerman, working at Idinvest since 2014.

Idinvest Partners’ president Christophe Bavière, commented: “Brexit has accelerated the fact that Frankfurt is becoming one of the most active financial centres of continental Europe.

“This new step is fundamental to the international development of Idinvest and our 20 years of experience across various European markets, including Germany, has reinforced our desire to be present in this region. The companies we finance in Europe will benefit from this local presence, which is part of Idinvest’s commitment to an international development.”

Idinvest Partners has more than €3bn of its €7.1bn of assets under management invested in private debt funds.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is deputy editor and 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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