Investment Thesis

Quilvest Capital Partners’ Buyout team partners with entrepreneurs and founders of small to mid-sized companies to support the next phase of their growth, working together to achieve ambitious goals. We back companies with a track record of profitable growth, focusing deeply on targeted verticals within the Business Services (Software & Telecom, Outsourced Services) and Consumer (Education, Next Gen Consumer, Multi Unit) sectors, driven by strong underlying macro-trends.

Situation 1

Lower Middle Market Buyout

Our investment strategy has remained the same over the past 15 years: we take majority or influential minority stakes in the lower middle market. We invest in North America and Western Europe, mainly France, UK, Switzerland and the Benelux.

Value Add


We focus on primary founder/ owner or primary-like situations where we believe there is more alpha potential. We aim to partner with managers who behave as buyers, typically months ahead, or outside of processes. This helps us build a deep understanding of companies and create strong relationships with managers.

Tailored Value Creation Support 

We work closely with managers to structure and institutionalize their companies, driving transformational change by implementing a tailored value creation plan. This strategy includes internationalization, leveraging the global Quilvest platform, expanding human resources, supporting add-on acquisitions, enhancing digitalization, and advancing ESG transformation.

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