Investors In Financial Services

BlackFin Capital Partners is a fully independent firm, established in 2009, run by its 4 founding partners. Laurent Bouyoux, Eric May, Bruno Rostain and Paul Mizrahi have worked together as managers and entrepreneurs in the financial industry for decades. Altogether the team consists of 20 experienced professionals from different European nationalities.

The firm’s strategy focuses primarily on asset-light businesses in the financial services sector across continental Europe. BlackFin operates as an active and influential investor, supporting successful management teams to take their businesses to the next level. The BlackFin team has substantially contributed to transform its portfolio companies by growing them organically, improving operating margins and also through an active buy and build strategy.

BlackFin Capital partners takes either a majority or an influential minority shareholder position into its portfolio companies.

Blackfin Capital Partners Is The Leading Private Equity Firm
Focusing On Financial Services Across Continental Europe

Blackfin Funds

FUND I

Buy-out

size

€ 220 million

vintage

2011

FUND II

Buy-out

size

€ 400 million

vintage

2016

FINTECH

Venture

Target size

€ 120 million

vintage

2017
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our FinTech fund

Blackfin Investment Strategy

INVESTORS IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Targeted Companies Profile

  • Value creation: potential for growth via organic and / or buy-and-build strategies
  • Geographic focus: continental Europe
  • Business sector: primary focus on asset-light services and selective approach on balance sheet intensive opportunities
  • Outstanding management team

Flexible Investment Approach

  • Enterprise size: from early stage up to mid-size companies with capability to source co-investors for large deals
  • Transaction types: from traditional buy-out and growth capital deals to more tailored transaction such as spin-off and carve out from large institutions
  • Governance: influential shareholder through majority or minority stake alongside founders, managers or institutional investors

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

BUILD BIGGER AND STRONGER BUSINESSES TO TAKE THEM TO THE “NEXT STAGE”

Solid Base Of International Institutional Investors

Blackfin Esg Policy

BlackFin Capital Partners has adopted a responsible investor approach by including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria both in its investment process and the monitoring of its investments.

BlackFin Capital Partners adapted its ESG approach to the specificities of the financial services sector, subject to strong regulatory requirements. BlackFin Capital Partners believes that including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria accordingly in its investment strategy brings additional value to companies’ performance.

As proof of this commitment, BlackFin is a signatory of the UN-PRI (United Nation Principles for Responsible Investment) and defined its own ESG policy and published its ESG charter (downloadable below). BlackFin is also assisted in the definition and implementation of its ESG strategy by external consultants, INDEFI, an ESG specialized consulting firm.