Who is Latour?
Latour Capital was founded in 2011 by Cédric Bannel, Philippe Léoni and Alain Madelin. Harnessing their prior experience at large French corporates, the team operates an active management style driving value creation through key strategic enhancements.
What does Latour do?
Latour provides abrdn clients with the opportunity to invest alongside a high quality team offering a different angle into the French mid-market. Latour’s key point of difference stems from Bannel and Léoni’s networks that span the private equity, corporate and governmental ecosystems. As confirmed by referencing held to date, Latour’s reputation as transparent and direct investors with significant operational expertise and entrepreneurialism enables them to generate meaningful off-market dealflow.
Some companies Latour has invested in
Why do we back Latour?
“The senior team is heavy hitting with significant industrial / operational expertise – a different proposition altogether to other mid-market firms with predominantly financial teams. They conduct an enormous amount of diligence once they have identified an interesting opportunity which has helped validate our original investment thesis. ” Alistair Watson. Senior Investment Director, abrdn.
Strong focus on business services and companies that are either undermanaged, have specific competitive advantage or strong international activity
Target Company Size
EV Range - €80m- 250m
First class, entrepreneurial partner group with strong appeal to management teams. One of the few managers that truly improves businesses through utilising their operational experience and differentiated networks. They are also specialists in corporate carve-outs. Passionate ESG approach with strong sustainability investment themes.