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Edmond de Rothschild to raise €500m over next four years

30 Jan 2013

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, the private equity affiliate of European banking house Edmond de Rothschild Group, has said it plans to raise €500m over the next four years and to increase assets under management to €1.3bn

Launched ten years ago, the firm currently manages €1bn and targets growth capital and life sciences opportunities in France and Europe. Since 2008, the firm has raised three funds: BioDiscovery 3, Winch 2 and Cabestan. BioDiscovery 4 is also expected to reach its €200m target “very soon”, it said.

“Since Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners was founded, the capital development team has accompanied more than 70 entrepreneurs in ambitious projects including industrial investments, international development and external growth. Our portfolio companies are mainly French sector leaders like Nexira, Sergent Major and Voyageurs du Monde”, said Pierre-Yves Poirier, partner, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners.

CEO Pierre-Michel Passy, added, “We are proud of how far we have come and are delighted with our sponsor’s support for the ambitious targets we have fixed, namely for raising € 500m and increasing our net assets under management to € 1.3bn within the next four years. We will continue to expand our investment strategy in SMEs across Europe and to broaden our investor base, a move that the BioDiscovery 4 fund raising has already set in motion.”

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