EPSA is a simplified joint stock company, the capital of which is majority owned by the founder and managers, as well as three investment funds: Raise Investissement, Capelia and Initiative & Finance.

Nos partenaires financiers



Raise Investissement is a private equity company developed within the RAISE Group, founded by Clara Gaymard and Gonzague de Blignières. Endowed with € 410 million, the fund supports French mid-sized companies which aregrowing, havehigh potential and have a turnover of between € 30 and 500 million, by taking holdings of between € 10 and 50 million to support their development.

The RAISE group is based on a financing mechanism that combines profitability and generosity since the investment teams give 50% of their profit sharing to finance an internal endowment fund, RAISESHERPAS, dedicated to supporting startups. This pioneering device in France makes it possible to create a virtuous ecosystem, combining large groups and institutional shareholders, mid-size companies and startups.

Initiative & Finance

Initiative et Finance

A benchmark player in the support and transfer of French SMEs, Initiative & Finance has been supporting companies for 35 years in all of their issues: MBO, MBI, OBO, transfer, capital re-composition, capital development, spin off, external growth…

Since its creation in 1984, Initiative & Finance, which focuses on companies valued up to 75 million euros, has made more than 300 investments. The Initiative & Finance team became independent at the end of 2010 through its own MBO and today manages € 330 million of capital via the SCR Initiative & Finance Investissement and the Initiative & Finance FCPR I and Initiative & Finance funds FPCI II raised in 2010 and 2015, of € 140m and € 168m respectively.



Capelia is a 100% entrepreneurial fund that supports, as minority or majority shareholders, SME managers in carrying out their development or transfer projects. Capelia invests up to 6 million euros per project. Capelia associates get involved alongside executives by bringing their concrete experiences, networks and vision as experienced entrepreneurs.