BlackFin Capital Partners is a fully independent firm, established in 2009, run by its 4 founding partners. Laurent Bouyoux, Eric May, Bruno Rostain and Paul Mizrahi have worked together as managers and entrepreneurs in the financial industry for decades. Altogether the team consists of 40 experienced professionals from different European nationalities.
The firm’s strategy focuses primarily on asset-light businesses in the financial services sector across continental Europe. BlackFin operates as an active and influential investor, supporting successful management teams to take their businesses to the next level. The BlackFin team has substantially contributed to transform its portfolio companies by growing them organically, improving operating margins and also through an active buy and build strategy.
BlackFin Capital Partners takes either a majority or an influential minority shareholder position into its portfolio companies.
Blackfin Capital Partners Is The Leading Private Equity Firm
Focusing On Financial Services Across Continental Europe
BUILD BIGGER AND STRONGER BUSINESSES TO TAKE THEM TO THE “NEXT STAGE”
* BlackFin Financial Services Fund III
Disclosure according to EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (2019/2088)
BlackFin Capital Partners has adopted a responsible investor approach by including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria both in its investment process and the monitoring of its investments. The integration of sustainability risks pursuant to Article 3 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 and the transparency on remuneration policies pursuant to Article 5 are described in the ESG policy accessible below.
BlackFin Capital Partners adapted its ESG approach to the specificities of the financial services sector, subject to strong regulatory requirements. BlackFin Capital Partners believes that including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria accordingly in its investment strategy brings additional value to companies’ performance.
As proof of this commitment, BlackFin is a signatory of the UN-PRI (United Nation Principles for Responsible Investment) and defined its own ESG policy and published its ESG charter (downloadable below). BlackFin is also assisted in the definition and implementation of its ESG strategy by external consultants, PwC Sustainability.
Disclosure on sustainability adverse impacts (Article 4 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088)
BlackFin’s ESG process covers the identification of ESG and sustainability impacts at investment and the ongoing monitoring of impacts through the reporting of ESG indicators defined by BlackFin throughout the holding phase for portfolio companies.
BlackFin monitors ESG data covering various HR, environmental and governance criteria. BlackFin will review the PAIs (Principal Adverse Impacts) as defined by the draft Regulatory Technical Standard to consider their inclusion in the current framework for the evaluation of sustainability factors.