Eurazeo

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Eurazeo
Public Company
Traded as EuronextRF
Industry Private Equity
Founded 2001 (2001)
Headquarters 17th arrondissement, Paris
Products Leveraged buyouts, Growth capital
Total assets over €5 billion
Number of employees
over 90
Website www.eurazeo.com/en/

Eurazeo is a French investment company formed via the acquisition of Azeo by Eurafrance in April 2001. Eurazeo shares are listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange and is the majority or controlling shareholder of some twenty companies including AccorHotels, Moncler, Foncia, ANF Immobilier, Elis and Europcar.

History[edit]

Eurazeo is the product of the April 2001 merger of two investment companies: Eurafrance and Azeo (formerly Gaz et Eaux). Eurafrance, which absorbed its subsidiary Azeo and took the name Eurazeo, came into existence over 30 years ago. Gaz et Eaux (renamed to Azeo in 1999) was founded in the late nineteenth century as a water and gas distributor in western and northern France. The gas assets were nationalized in 1945, with the company retaining the water activity until 1976. Starting in the late 1970s, the company went through a gradual transition from a portfolio company to a pure investment company by the 1990s. In 1985, Eurafrance became a stakeholder in Azeo and regularly boosted its ownership until the takeover bid at the end of 2000.

Portofolio[edit]

The company covers various private equity segments through its four divisions: Eurazeo Capital, Eurazeo Croissance, Eurazeo PME and Eurazeo Patrimoine. Eurazeo is either a majority or key shareholder in AccorHotels, ANF Immobilier, Asmodee, Desigual, Elis, Europcar, Fintrax, Foncia, InVivo NSA, Moncler and Fonroche Energie, IES Synergy, Prêt d'Union, PeopleDoc and Vestiaire Collective through Eurazeo Croissance, as well as Dessange International, Léon de Bruxelles and Colisée Patrimoine through Eurazeo PME.

Head office[edit]

The head office is located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, 1 rue Georges Berger.

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