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ABOUT US - Galileo Partners


  • 1989

    Creation of Galileo I (€ 50 M) a subsidiary of Worms & Cie, specialized in expansion-stage investments
  • 1995

    Shift to venture capital
  • 1998

    Upon the takeover of Worms & Cie by Agnelli, the management team became independent through an LBO on Galileo I and raised Galileo II (€76 M)
  • 2000

    Galileo III (€ 160 M)
  • 2002

    Galileo IIB (€ 13 M, a Galileo II side-fund)
  • 2006

    Galileo Partners manages over € 250 M of private equity capital from major French groups and international institutional investors


Galileo I 50 M€
Galileo II 76 M€
Galileo IIB 13 M€
Galileo III 160 M€


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


Our strategy : flexibility, reactivity and diversification

Investments in all innovative fields : Internet, software, media, electronics, semi-conductors, medtech.
Early-stage to expansion financing, turnarounds, spin-offs, leverage buy-outs.
Initial investments ranging from € 1 M to € 5 M
Up to € 10 M over the life of the portfolio’s company
Active investors and active board members
Lead investor or co-lead investor in syndicated venture financings
Investments in European companies and primarily in French companies with an international growth potential