Press releases

Most of our press releases and publications are not translated in english. 

The list below is therefore far from being exhaustive.

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  • March 28 : Acceleration in the growth of French private equity in 2016

€14.7 bn in funds raised, up 51% (45% raised from international savings) ; 

1,900 start-ups, SMEs received equity financing totaling €12.4 bn (+15%) to prepare for the future ; 

1,400 companies changed their ownership structure.

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>  See the study




  • October 12 : French private equity in the first half of 2016

AFIC members invested a total of €5.5 billion (+47% vs H1 2015) in more than 1,000 companies (+23%) at all stages of development ; 

The French private equity market strengthens its liquidity with a record number of exits (+9%),

and paves the way for future economic growth with a sharp increase in resources thanks to €6.2 billion in fundraising (+41%), of which half from abroad

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>  See the study (in French)


  • July 18 : Development of the French private equity market gets a new boost

AFIC welcomes the AMF’s decision to introduce the ‘premarketing’ concept. A move that enhances the competitiveness of the Parismarket place. 

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  • June 29 : Performance of French private equity at year-end 2015

10% net returns per year over 10 years, stable long-term profitability

Outperforms all other asset classes

Strong performance of buyout capital at 13.7%

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>   See the study (in French)

  • March 29:  French private equity activity in 2015

In 2015, the French private equity industry invested 10.7 billion euros in transformative businesses. This represents a 23% increase compared with 2014’s investments and an 8-year highpoint. 

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> See the study (in French) 


  • November 26: For the COP21, the AFIC’s Cleantech Club published a study to recap 5 years of cleantech investment. 2 key figures: More than 400 cleantech companies in French private equity portfolios with nearly 2 billion euros invested.

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>  See the study