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Rhône Alpes PME

Rhône Alpes PME


A team dedicated
to the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

Over the past 20 years Rhône-Alpes PME has been helping independent companies in the Auvergne/Rhône-Alpes region and neighboring areas (southeastern France, French-speaking Switzerland) achieve growth or arrange buyouts.

This fund, a joint venture between Caisses d’Epargne de Rhône-Alpes and Siparex Group (which serves as its manager), specializes in deals where closely-held intermediate sized companies welcome their first outside investors.

Since its founding, the Rhône-Alpes PME team of five seasoned investors with complementary backgrounds has invested €90 million in over 100 companies operating in a wide variety of business sectors.

Nature of deals:

Growth Capital:

Helping investee companies achieve growth, both internally and by means of acquisitions.


Transfers of ownership of closely-held companies, leveraged buyouts (LBO), leveraged buyins (LBI), owner buyouts (OBO), minority liquidity operations.

Capital Solutions – Hybrid Transactions:

Financing both for growth and for optimizing ownership structure