1989Creation of Galileo I (€ 50 M) a subsidiary of Worms & Cie, specialized in expansion-stage investments
1995Shift to venture capital
1998Upon the takeover of Worms & Cie by Agnelli, the management team became independent through an LBO on Galileo I and raised Galileo II (€76 M)
2000Galileo III (€ 160 M)
2002Galileo IIB (€ 13 M, a Galileo II side-fund)
2006Galileo Partners manages over € 250 M of private equity capital from major French groups and international institutional investors
Founded in 1989, Galileo Partners is an independent venture capital fund management company. Far from being purely financial, our approach to investing is a value-added approach based on strong operational experience, on creative thinking and thorough analysis of every opportunity.
As we are entrepreneurs ourselves, we approach investments with an innovative and imaginative spirit. Our strategy is based on an in-depth knowledge of markets with high growth potential and on a clear apprehension of the future of the market.
As venture capitalists, we have a strong know-how in financial engineering (e.g. IPO, mergers, trade sales).
Galileo Partners is a totally independent company with full autonomy in decision making. That enables us to react swiftly when investment opportunities arise and to quickly respond to the needs of our portfolio companies in making policy level and strategic decisions. This involvement often takes the form of one partner serving on the company’s Board of Directors.
* AMF registration n° GP 98-34