Eurazeo bought Europcar in a €3.08bn deal from German car-maker Volkswagen about eight years ago, and refinanced the business in the summer of 2012.
That deal saw it take an 85.2 per cent stake using €663m of equity, paying 16.5 times the company’s 2006 EBIT.
The firm is eyeing a French listing or sale to US car hire group Hertz according to Bloomberg.
Last month NYSE Euronext-listed Eurazeo acquired an 83.5 per cent stake in French games developer Asmodee.
Eurazeo invested €98m, with company management investing a further €14m.
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