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Company Overview of Bpifrance Participations SA

Company Overview

Bpifrance Participations SA, previously known as Fonds Stratégique d'Investissement SA, operates as an investment arm of BPI France SA and specializes in fund of funds and direct investments. For direct investments, the firm considers growth capital, emerging growth and middle market investments. It also invests in seed/start-ups but only in unusual circumstances. The firm does not invest in infrastructure projects, financial services, distribution services, real estate, and non-competitive activities. It rather invests in sectors such as industrials and road and rail. The firm prefers to take a minority stake in French small, medium and large-sized companies with enterprise values between €...

56 rue de Lille

Paris,  75007

France

Founded in 2008

Key Executives for Bpifrance Participations SA

President
Age: 50
Managing Director
Age: 60
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 51
Director and Member of Executive Committee
Age: 45
Executive Director, Member of the Executive Committee, and Member of Supervisory Board
Age: 49
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Bpifrance Participations SA Key Developments

Bpifrance Mulls Acquisitions

Bpifrance Participations SA is looking for acquisitions. Bpifrance Participations SA had launched the sale of about 50 million shares of Orange (ENXTPA:ORA) to cut its stake to 11.6% in Orange. Proceeds from the sale, which is being conducted through an accelerated private placement to institutional investors, will be used to finance new investments.

PSP Investments And Arcus Infrastructure Reportedly Nearing Deal To Acquire TDF

Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP) and Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP are nearing a deal to buy the French operations of TDF S.A.S., in a deal worth approximately $3.55 billion, reported National Post's Financial Post & FP Investing citing several sources familiar with the matter. TPG Capital, L.P., Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP and Ardian have been seeking to sell the operations for nearly a year to repay $3.8 billion debt pile. One of the sources said, "PSP and Arcus have tabled a preliminary bid and are working to finalize their offer. The deal is now two to three weeks away." The sources added that Bpifrance Participations SA is expected to keep its 24% stake in TDF. Another source said that PSP and Arcus have yet to complete due diligence and financing of the deal. The source added that there was no certainty the deal will go through at this stage. PSP Investments and Arcus were not immediately available to comment to National Post's Financial Post & FP Investing.

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