A hybrid model
Our approach is not solely a financial one.
Above all else, it is a human one. First and foremost, we give priority to the quality and continuity of our relations over time and foster the ambition to go further together. We look to create a genuine common destiny with the project managers we support, based on joint commitments: achieving projects through trust and exacting standards, reciprocal care and perspicuity in all situations.
An active shareholder working alongside the management team
Sharing a strategic vision
- Strategic committee built on flexibility and dialogue
- Working closely with senior managers
- Small, responsive team
- Capacity to reinvest in support of development
- No exit horizon
Adhering to the basics
- Cautious financial tools
- Promoting people
- Long-term vision
- Value generated by the project, the team and its strategy
- Strong external growth culture, creating synergies
- SME with sales between €10 and €100m (no minimum for external growth operations).
- Tried and tested business model, built on the brand and innovation.
- Investment of up to €35m in capital.
- Reference minority or majority shareholdings to prepare for a transfer.
The companies we support
A chartered accountant by training, I joined Evolem in 2008 after 8 years as a consultant at Arthur Andersen (Paris & Lyon) and 2 years as a management controller at Matra Bae Dynamics (London)
Building and developing a family office combining the best of both worlds: finance and entrepreneurship; a family office which is respectful of companies, their environment and the people who work for them. I joined this organisation for the entrepreneurial values portrayed by Evolem and its founder, for the plan to build a professional and ambitious family office, for the strategy and values which Evolem embodies and set it apart, and which it has developed over time.
I have a dual background in Law and Finance. After 3 years at Ernst & Young in acquisition audit, I joined Evolem in 2008.
For the past 13 years, I have had the opportunity to accompany entrepreneurs and their teams in the structuring and development of their SME, by being attentive to their needs and by leading a strategic reflection with them around the ambition they wish to give to their project and the means to achieve it.
What pushed me to join Evolem is above all the entrepreneurial adventure both in the support of SMEs but also within Evolem itself. Everything had to be built and we were lucky enough to have a successful entrepreneur for a teacher!
A mechanical engineer by training (INSA, Lyon), I have dual technical and financial expertise through a specialised master’s in financial engineering (EM Lyon). Following a career initially spent within the mergers & acquisitions department of a bank, I have been working for over 12 years now alongside the entrepreneurs supported by Evolem.
What I enjoy is the diversity of the challenges, the companies and the people which Evolem supports, while at the same time contributing to the development of society on all levels (human, economic, environmental, etc.). I joined this adventure to contribute to the well-meaning development of a range of entrepreneurial initiatives, in line with the values championed by Bruno Rousset and with the vital asset of patient capital within a family office.
With over 10 years’ experience in acquisition finance at BNP Paribas, I joined Evolem in 2018 in order to get actively involved in company projects as an investor.
What motivates me in my work is contributing to the development of companies, alongside senior managers, by adding value to their strategic planning and capacity to their acquisition plans in order to build genuinely solid, long-lasting groups.
Joining Evolem primarily means playing an active part in a company project which conveys values which are important to me: a sense of responsibility, commitment to companies’ development and supporting initiatives, whether economic, environmental or societal.
A graduate of EM Lyon, I worked for 3 years in the Transactions Services department of EY Paris and Lyon, before joining the Evolem adventure in October 2018.
What I enjoy, is working alongside companies which are developing and transforming, and being constantly in contact with the operational teams: we move forward together.
Joining Evolem means being part of a caring team and being involved in inspiring projects every day!
A graduate of Paris Assas (with a magister’s degree in banking and finance) and of EM Lyon (master’s in financial engineering), I gained some initial experience in investment funds and structured financing before joining Evolem in 2016 following an internship.
What I enjoy is contributing to the development of companies from varied sectors, alongside their senior managers, while respecting Evolem’s values.
Why did I join Evolem? I was attracted by its entrepreneurial approach to investment, and its vision as a mindful and committed partner over the long term.
With a master’s in Finance and Markets from ESDES, I began my career at NextStage in Paris, then I came back to Lyon to work for Capitem Partenaires for one year before joining Evolem in 2018.
This job is very rewarding both in terms of knowledge and personal relations, it enables you to keep discovering new things and moving forward. Joining Evolem presented an opportunity to be part of a Lyon-based organisation with significant means, whose values matched my own: a long-term investment vision and a high priority given to entrepreneurs’ values.
Having obtained a master’s from a business school (TBS) I joined Evolem, initially as an intern, and I have worked as an analyst for the last two years.
I like to meet business leaders and entrepreneurs from many and varied worlds and help them build their projects.
I joined Evolem because investments are made over the long term, Evolem is able to keep its eye on opportunities and build projects over the long term.
Graduated from Inseec and EM Lyon (MSc. In Finance), I worked for 4 years as a Finance Account Manager for Bpifrance where I had the opportunity to support entrepreneurs in their development projects. I joined Evolem in 2021.
Beyond discovering new sectors of activity and participating in the financing of our real economy, what motivates me is to accompany managers in the growth of their companies and to share a common history. What could be more stimulating?
I joined Evolem with the desire to be part of a company committed to serving entrepreneurs and society.
A graduate in foreign languages, political sciences and history. Following various experiences in assistantship, project management and communications, I joined Evolem in 2008.
“Naturally curious, I like being in contact with people and addressing new challenges as a team.
Joining the Evolem adventure has meant leaving the beaten track behind and working in an environment where care and trust pervade.”
For further information
4 quai Saint-Antoine
69289 Lyon cedex 02
04 72 68 98 00