List of 3 major single family offices in France
France is an increasingly important hub for the financial market. After the Brexit, Paris got more attention as a financial center. Additionally, the country is rich with entrepreneurial families and HNWIs. In the following, we are introducing three interesting and active single family offices from France.
1. Téthys (Paris)
The wealth of the Bettencourt Meyers is based on cosmetics firm L’Oreal. The share in the French firm makes Françoise Bettencourt Meyers to one of the wealthiest women on the globe. The holdings and financial investments of the firm are bundled through the Téthys holding. Private equity investments are done through the subsidiary. Téthys Invest. The French family fund is also investing in funds like Lauxera Growth.
2. Financière Saint James (Paris)
Michaël Benabou is a well-known French entrepreneur, who is mainly known for launching vente-privée.com. In 2013, he sold 90% of his shares to focus on his family office, Financière Saint James. The firm is an active investor in venture capital and real estate. VC investments are done in the range from €0.2-5M. Portfolio companies include MIRAKL, spendesk or Lydia. The family office also invests in VC funds like Balderton, Summit Partners or MAOR Investments. The real estate portfolio consists of multiple residential and commercial properties, for instance a mixed-use building in Rue Lafayette or a 20% stake in the Paris Beaugrenelle shopping centre.
3. Famille C Participations (Paris)
The Courtin family has founded one of the leading European beauty companies, Clarins. The Neuilly sur Seine-based company operates brands like Clarins and Thierry Mugler. The Courtin family office invests in startup through the Famille C Participations investment vehicle. The firm is focused on the beauty and well-being sector. Focus areas are beauty startups like pai, joone or Ceremonia, as well as innovative firms in the sector, for instance Sophia Genetics or lumapps. Thereby, the family office invests in the field of the family company as well as new sectors.
Update 2024: Famille C belonged to the most active family office venture capital investors in France in 2023. Besides several fund investments, the family office participated, for instance, in Greenbids €1.6M investment round in June.
Map of investment firms in our list
When it comes to French single family office, it is as for the rest of the business world in France: most single family offices are located in Paris. More than 25 single family offices are located in the French capital. Other important cities in France’s single family office world are Neuilly sur Seine and Lyon.
Private investment vehicles of wealthy French families
France, one of the biggest European countries, is the home of many high net worth individuals (HNWI). Many wealthy families operate in secrecy and are hardly known for their investments. Others are more famous and act rather offensively so that the interested public is well aware of most of their investments. Our databse summarises the most important French Single Family Offices in order to contact both hidden and well-known HNWIs in France.
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We build our lists to ensure optimal usability for our clients. There are three areas included: family information, contact details and investment information. So we provide you with general e-mail addresses, phone numbers, excecutive names, exemplary investments and many more features.
Disclaimer: due to the secrecy of some family offices, we are sometimes not able to provide you with email addresses or other pieces of information. In case we don’t know the exact investment focus, the specific column is marked as n.a.
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Family Offices in France in a nutshell
The French family office landscape is different from other countries. Many wealthy French families operate family holdings that can be seen as family offices. A good example is the Groupe Artemis of the Pinault family, which manages the shareholdings in Kering, as well as the stake in Christie’s or Stade Rennais. Other French family offices, like Creadev, are completely focused on one investment area. Over the recent years, more and more family offices are launched in France, underlining the general trend to establish dedicated family investment firms.
Why our database is a perfect source of information
Lead-generation in the sphere of Single Family Offices is very difficult, since wealthy families often act in secret. For this reason, our database of the most important Single Family Offices in France is a perfect starting point for investment professionals in order to get in touch with those valuable business partners. The list from familyofficehub does not only contain contact details and executive names, but also information on the family offices’ investment focus. Hence you are able to filter out the companies that fit your needs the most, without any problem. Regardless of whether you are looking for a family office that focuses on Private Equity, Real Estate, Venture Capital of Financial Markets – you will find it within our French database.
About family investment vehicles in France
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Headquarters in Paris, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Nice, Lyon, Marseille and other French cities
Most of the largest French Single Family Offices are located in Paris. The capital of France is home of hundrets of investment professionals and offers a vivid ecosystem for wealthy families. Single Family Offices seem to favour Paris, although the family is not located in the French capital. This might be because many private equity and venture capital funds are located there and the real estate market is one of the most dynamic ones in Europe. However, there are important Single Family Offices in France that do not have their office in L’Ile de France. Of course, we cover those investment vehicles as well.
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