Qualium Investissement is a Caisse des Dépôts Group subsidiary operating in the competitive sector. It partners SMEs and mid-caps in all sectors by providing majority equity financing to fund buy-outs and acquisitions. Qualium Investissement focuses on French companies that are leaders in their respective markets, have experienced management, are present in high-growth sectors and have genuine potential for consolidation and development going forward.
Qualium Investissement’s investment strategy is based on:
- Actively supporting companies and management to secure their long-term future;
- Forging a common strategic vision with management teams;
- Providing long-term support (five years on average, up to seven or eight years in some cases).
In 2013, Qualium Investissement will create a "Qualium SME Network" based around partnerships with investment service providers outside France (in the BRICs and Middle East) to help its portfolio investees to grow, particularly in international markets. It will also set up a "Qualium Digital Network" for businesses wishing to launch or grow their e-commerce websites or digital commerce initiatives.
Update 3 july 2013