Financing and supporting SMEs in their transformation and growth

Ekkio Capital is an independent private equity firm, regulated by AMF (French markets Authority) and financed by institutional investors.

We have developed a proven and unique investment strategy over the past twenty years. Our strong sector and operational expertise helps our portfolio companies develop their businesses and strategic value.

Our investment track record speaks for our buy-and-build strategy : 35 buy-outs and more than 100 build-ups. 

Ekkio Capital currently manages €250 million and invests through the Ekkio Capital IV fund, which raised €161 million at the end of 2017.

Our strategy

Growth accelerator

As a specialist in investing in growth SMEs, we invest equity tickets between €5 to €50 million, exclusively in French and European SMEs with a turnover of between €10 and €100 million.

Our experience of significant size changes allows us to deploy tailor-made know-how and resources to accelerate and support the development of our portfolio companies.

Strong sector expertise

We focus in 4 investment areas, due to their long-term growth potentials:

  • Tourism & Leisure
  • Healthcare & Beauty
  • Securisation & Controle
  • Sustainability

We have build our sector expertise - knowledge of ecosystems, competitors, complete market overview - through contact with more than 1500 companies our investment team has met over the past 20 years.

Supporting transformation 

We are a commited partner, favoring a long-term and close relationship with management teams. We provide our portfolio companies with resources necessary to their transformations:

  • A strong support in their industrial projects: internationalization, industrial investments, external growth
  • An extensive network of former business leaders, public authorities and key opinion leaders who share their experiences
  • An operational support in areas such as finance, IT, HR, business development or communication
  • A European presence in Germany, Italy and Belgium

« In our prefered investment areas, we focus on building genuine industrial projects in partnership with managers to develop, together, leading players in high-growth potential businesses. »

Jean-Marc SCEO, President, Ekkio Capital