About Us

We are an independent investment firm, which operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. In each of our markets we look for strong businesses with the potential to grow, supported by our capital and guided by our experience.

At Equistone, we have always believed in making public our portfolio investments and exits and welcome the steps taken by the private equity industry to codify best practice in transparency principles and good governance.

Our business model involves us having a deep presence in our core markets as a local capital provider. For this reason you will find that in addition to this website, which focuses on the business as a whole and those elements specific to the UK business, we operate local language websites for France and Germany/Switzerland which additionally feature elements of our locally adapted origination and management style.

Investment Strategy

We provide capital to support management buyouts in France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. We have also invested selectively in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Management and Governance Structure

The Investment Manager of our funds is Equistone Partners Europe Limited, which is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority and owned by the key executives in the business.

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Investor Base

Equistone's funds have been raised from global institutional investors. Equistone Partners Europe Fund VI is the most recently closed fund with total capital commitments of €2.8bn. Our investors are based in Europe, North America, the Gulf and Asia.

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Responsible Investing

Equistone has developed robust Environmental, Social and Governance policies to ensure we are targeting a level of industry best practice. Equistone’s Responsible Investing Policy is implemented across the investment and portfolio management process and is also embedded into our European Investment Committee discussions.

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