OUR POINTS OF VIEW

This selection highlights our expertise throught testimonials from the managers of companies we have supported, expert opinions on our topics, and first-hand accounts from our team members

Point of view #8 : Managerial Transition

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Good transitions are those that are well-prepared and gradual

Good transitions are those that are well-prepared and gradual

At the crossroads of legal, social, organizational and governance dimensions, the topic of business transmission raises fundamental challenges. A critical observation stands out: the best…
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Identifying a Future Leader: Insights from a Recruitment Expert

Identifying a Future Leader: Insights from a Recruitment Expert

In the dynamic field of managerial transition within SMEs, recruiting a new leader is a highly strategic step. Bertrand Revol, a partner at Tillerman Executive…
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Achieving a Seamless Managerial Transition: Insights from CSD Engineers

Achieving a Seamless Managerial Transition: Insights from CSD Engineers

How can one ensure a seamless managerial transition? To answer this question, we turned to CSD Engineers, a consulting firm specializing in environmental engineering. Key…
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Point of view #7 : International expansion

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Investing and expanding internationally: the challenge for French SMEs and mid-caps

Investing and expanding internationally: the challenge for French SMEs and mid-caps

The international market remains an essential source of growth for French companies. In a global economy beset by high levels of inflation and rising interest…
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International M&A transactions: what you need to know before getting started!

International M&A transactions: what you need to know before getting started!

When French SMEs or mid-caps start to enter new markets through mergers and acquisitions, sparks sometimes fly! Culture shocks, language barriers, regulatory issues, etc. Acquisitions…
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Acquisitions and cultural issues: the example of Inomed in Switzerland and the Netherlands

Acquisitions and cultural issues: the example of Inomed in Switzerland and the Netherlands

Since being founded in 2006, Inomed Technology, a Swiss designer and manufacturer of sterilisation trays for the medical sector, has sought to expand beyond its…
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Point of view #6 : Supporting ESG

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The Tomorrow Fund: Helping mid-caps move to a sustainable business model

The Tomorrow Fund: Helping mid-caps move to a sustainable business model

The Tomorrow Fund, an Article 9 [1]from Initiative & Finance, is founded on a strong conviction: amid the complex maze of environmental regulation, mid-caps need…
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Babymoov: a 360° CSR strategy for the sake of future generations

Babymoov: a 360° CSR strategy for the sake of future generations

Initiative & Finance has been supporting Babymoov through the Tomorrow Fund since early 2022. A specialist designer of childcare and pregnancy products based in Clermont-Ferrand,…
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“Investors and businesses now have genuine sustainability convictions. It’s a real virtuous circle!”

“Investors and businesses now have genuine sustainability convictions. It’s a real virtuous circle!”

LGT Capital Partners, a partner of Initiative & Finance, manages investments on an international scale. A pioneer in the field, the firm has addressed ESG…
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Point of view #5 : Build-up strategy

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Q&A with Marc Dagousset

Q&A with Marc Dagousset

External growth, a major lever in development strategy As a true accelerator of value creation, external growth (growth by acquisition) is one of the key…
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Cross interview about external growth

Cross interview about external growth

People first and foremost For company executives and investors alike, external growth poses some major challenges, in terms of both strategic development and the organisations’…
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Build-up in 2021 | Infographics

Build-up in 2021 | Infographics

In 2021, Initiative & Finance… supported 9 of its holdings in various sectors (engineering, safety, DIY, consulting, industry, construction, medical equipment) in 22 external growth…
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Point of view #4 : Cybersecurity and SMEs

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Cyber threats, a major new challenge for SMEs

Cyber threats, a major new challenge for SMEs

Forced by the Covid crisis to switch massively to remote working, SMEs accepted the situation so as to continue in business. However, most did not…
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Q&A with Marc Behar

Q&A with Marc Behar

XMCO, a French firm specialising in cybersecurity, has experienced strong growth, the curve of which closely follows that of the rise in cyber risks. On…
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Discussion with Laura Peytavin

Discussion with Laura Peytavin

Increasingly organised and sophisticated, cybercriminal networks thrive without borders and launch formidable attacks, to which SMEs remain largely vulnerable. Laura Peytavin, a CISSP-certified pre-sales consultant…
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Point of view #3 : Tomorrow

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Tomorrow Fund: Interview with François-Xavier Oliveau

Tomorrow Fund: Interview with François-Xavier Oliveau

Tomorrow, the latest fund launched by Initiative & Finance, is clearly showing its ambitions: demonstrating that financial performance and taking into account the environmental transition…
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Q&A with Guillaume Neveux

Q&A with Guillaume Neveux

Specialized in supporting organizations engaged in an environmental transition, the consulting firm I Care & Consult participated, with Initiative & Finance, in the development of…
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Interview with Myriam Maestroni

Interview with Myriam Maestroni

Former Chief Executive Officer of Primagaz France, Myriam Maestroni founded economiedenergie.fr (EDE), a specialist in digital platforms and energy renovation facilitator acquired by La Poste…
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Q&A with L’Oréal

Q&A with L’Oréal

L’Oréal has long been committed to sustainable development and has set ambitious objectives on this subject. Objectives that have led to an in-depth transformation of…
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Point of view #2 : Covid-19

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Q&A with Thierry Giron

Q&A with Thierry Giron

Thierry Giron, Managing Director and Partner of Initiative & Finance, looks back on the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on SMEs, considering the major trends,…
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Joint interview of our partner executives

Joint interview of our partner executives

How do you maintain your activity during the health crisis? What impact has it had on activity? And how do you adapt your growth strategy?…
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Q&A with Bénédicte Caron

Q&A with Bénédicte Caron

Bénédicte Caron, vice-president in charge of economic affairs at the Confédération des petites et moyennes entreprises (the CPME, a French employers’ union), reviews the consequences…
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Point of view #1 : Growth and SMEs

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Moustache Bikes, supported on the road to success

Moustache Bikes, supported on the road to success

This talented and fast-growing SME is revolutionizing how bicycles are used, disguising some of the best-performing electrical assistance on the market under an innovative design:…
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Q&A with Jean-Bernard Meurisse

Q&A with Jean-Bernard Meurisse

A bespoke partner for SMEs, Initiative & Finance has been supporting entrepreneurs with their projects for thirty-five years and is a major player in private…
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Q&A with Guillaume Cornu

Q&A with Guillaume Cornu

For over thirty years, EY has supported entrepreneurs through a national and international network and a resolutely multidisciplinary approach. Guillaume Cornu, head of Middle Market activities…
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Cross interview about external growth

Cross interview about external growth

People first and foremost For company executives and investors alike, external growth poses some major challenges, in terms of both strategic development and the organisations’…
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