ALTAVENTURE PARTNERS

The Investment Bank of

Innovative Entrepreneurs

Paris Office

Melbourne Office

MIIMOSA

Investment from

CRÉDIT AGRICOLE & PHITRUST

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MOBILITY TECH GREEN

Investment from

FINANCIÈRE FONDS PRIVÉS

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MAISON LEJABY

Investment from

IMPALA

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DIGITAL PRACTICE

DEFENSE PRACTICE

YACHTING PRACTICE

Altaventure Partners

The Investment Bank for Innovative Entrepreneurs Our Transactions

OUR FIRM

AltaVenture is an independent investment firm providing mergers & acquisitions, funds raising and corporate strategic advices to leading start-up and key companies in digital, high-tech, defense, insurance, shipping and yachting sectors and investors across Europe and Australia.

Our partners  bring more than 40 years of experience and multi-billion track records of transactions such as mergers & acquisitions, privatizations, funds raising, IPO and debt restructuring.

They also combine together cumulated transaction experiences not only as financial advisors but also principal from bulge bracket investment banks and CAC40 companies.

SERVICES

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Our partners bring more than 40 years of experience and multi-billion track records of transactions in mergers & acquisitions, and debt restructuring cumulated from bulge bracket investment banks.

Our financial acumen combined with strong technology expertise and cross border experiences are key differentiators compared to other technology investment bankers.

FUND RASING, BLOCK TRADES

Altaventure has developed close relationships with key private equity, business angels, HNWI investors ready to consider equity stakes in disrupting start-up and SMEs in all stages of development from serie A, B, C, D and scale-up and Licornes.

Our Partners bring their capital market and capital structure expertise from second to none transactions such as Orange IPO on Euronext.

 

CROSS BORDERS TRANSACTIONS

Thanks to our cumulated cross-border corporate finance track-records combining advisory and principal backgrounds at corporate strategic planning level, we are in a unique position to advise key players for their acquisitions and growth expansion in Europe and in Asia-Pacific, specifically in Australia.

PRACTICES

Our partners bring in-depth experience in:

Digital

Our close relationships with entrepreneurs and our in-depth understanding of collaborative economy, disruptive business models, digital platforms, mobility, fintech, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence has been built over the years and in some case such as artificial intelligence back to the 1990s!

Electronics

Electronics is at the fore front of the digital economy through AI processors, Internet of Things, 5G technologies. Altaventure brings its long standing expertise and network in all those domains in order to advise you.

Telecom

Our partners have been working in numerous Telecom transactions, including Orange IPO, inception of 2d telecom operator in France, Transatel MVNO, CE-Com in Central Europe, Alcatel, Telecom Italia…

Yachting & ship building

In the yachting industry, Altaventure can combine corporate finance experience with naval architecture and engineering qualifications to provide a unique full-service practice, advising key industry players and financial investors (Private Equity funds, hedge funds) on strategy, business development, mergers & acquisitions, financing.

DEFENSE

Our partner, Eric Pilat has been working for ten years in the defense industry. He successively has been working at Thales in anti-submarine surface ships, anti-torpedoes warfare activity and then on cross border mergers & acquisitions in Europe, USA, Australia. He made the biggest acquisition to date of an Australian defense company in 1999 by a French company with Australian Defense Industry (ADI). He was authorized secret Defense and secret NATO.

Financial Services & Insurance

Our Partner Francois de Méneval worked for almost 20 years in the Financial Services and Insurance industry, mainly at AXA and then at National Australia Bank, in Europe, Asia and Australia. During his time as a senior executive in the industry, he supervised or led a large number of transactions of varied types such as straight sale or acquisition, joint-venture, partnership, minority buy-out and capital raising. In Australia, he has developed an interest in FinTech and InsurTech start-ups through his own investment company Astrolabe Holdings.

Digital 

Our close relationships with entrepreneurs and our in-depth understanding of collaborative economy, disruptive business models, digital platforms, mobility, fintech, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence has been built over the years and in some case such as artificial intelligence back to the 1990s!

Electronics

Electronics is at the fore front of the digital economy through AI processors, Internet of Things, 5G technologies. Altaventure brings its long standing expertise and network in all those domains in order to advise you. 

Telecom

Our partners have been working in numerous Telecom transactions, including Orange IPO, inception of 2d telecom operator in France, Transatel MVNO, CE-Com in Central Europe, Alcatel, Telecom Italia…

Yachting & ship building

In the yachting industry, Altaventure can combine corporate finance experience with naval architecture and engineering qualifications to provide a unique full-service practice, advising key industry players and financial investors (Private Equity funds, hedge funds) on strategy, business development, mergers & acquisitions, financing.

Track records includes iconic names such as Wally, Nautor’s Swan, Ferretti, X-Yachts, Dufour, Cantiere del Pardo, Bavaria, Couach,… all across Europe.

DEFENSE

Our partner, Eric Pilat has been working for ten years in the defense industry. He successively has been working at Thales in anti-submarine surface ships, anti-torpedoes warfare activity and then on cross border mergers & acquisitions in Europe, USA, Australia. He made the biggest acquisition to date of an Australian defense company in 1999 by a French company with Australian Defense Industry (ADI). He was authorized secret Defense and secret NATO.

Financial Services & Insurance

Our Partner Francois de Méneval worked for almost 20 years in the Financial Services and Insurance industry, mainly at AXA and then at National Australia Bank, in Europe, Asia and Australia. During his time as a senior executive in the industry, he supervised or led a large number of transactions of varied types such as straight sale or acquisition, joint-venture, partnership, minority buy-out and capital raising. In Australia, he has developed an interest in FinTech and InsurTech start-ups through his own investment company Astrolabe Holdings.

TRANSACTIONS

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COUNTRIES INVOLVED

PARTNERS

ERIC PILAT

Founder & Managing Partner

Eric has over twenty years of blended experience in corporate finance, investment banking, high-tech, shipbuilding, yachting, defense, digital. He is also a great offshore sailor

François de Meneval

Managing Partner

François has over 30 years of management experience in French and Australian companies, including 20 years in senior executive
roles.

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