With a view to regional development, CMNE plans to invest 15 M € in some fifteen unlisted, innovative and environmental companies whose place of business is located in the heart of its territory (Hauts de France, Marne, Ardennes, Belgium). The selection will take place over the next 5 years, with a 10 years investment horizon. This fund will take its shareholdings alongside a digital fund and an environmental and societal impact fund of the SIPAREX Group, notably located in Lille. A major investment for the future of the territories, in line with Rev3, the third industrial revolution in Hauts de France.
Beyond the capital contribution, Private Equity funds are a real growth lever for companies looking to expand. They invest in a portfolio of businesses they support during their developmental stages.
SIPAREX, the historical partner of the CMNE, will manage the fund, identify the companies in which to invest and analyze the opportunities. SIPAREX will have a follow-up activity, will support the development of the companies and will accompany them for the strategic decisions. The management company will take into consideration the social, environmental and governance criteria (also called "ESG").
The CMNE is represented on the supervisory board of the management company through its subsidiary La Française.
More information about Crédit Mutuel Group initiatives on CSR HERE.