Axonia Partners works on projects where financing helps entrepreneurs develop ambitious growth plans. We consider ourselves sector-agnostic, driven by opportunities to provide value-added and tailored advice in often complex fundraising and M&A situations. For example, we have advised on successive rounds of financing one of the leading independent energy players in France, or in a complex MBO situation the management of one of the international leaders of small electrical vehicles.
Whether in developed markets or emerging markets we look for growth-oriented, value-added private equity fund managers with differentiated strategies. For instance, we have been advising in their European fundraising a French team with a 25-year track record and a unique sourcing and proprietary deal flow in the midmarket segment, or a U.S. small- midmarket GP with a unique platform and operations group, both with superior risk-adjusted returns relative to their peers. In our search for growth-oriented strategies, we have shown since inception a particular passion for emerging markets. For example, we have advised on 4 different fundraisings for African private equity fund managers in the last 5 years, among them the leading independent provider of mezzanine debt financing for African companies.
Building on our international exposure, professionalism and knowledge of a variety of business cultures and environments, Axonia Partners can successfully execute any cross-border transaction. For instance, we have advised one of the most prestigious luxury groups worldwide on its investment and acquisition of a significant equity stake in an entrepreneurial ethical fashion company. Equally, we have advised on the sale of an e-commerce business to strategic partners in the media business.
Axonia Partners leverages its corporate finance and private equity advisory skills to help Limited Partners gain liquidity and rebalance their private equity portfolios. During the execution of a secondary transaction, Axonia Partners provides tailored advice that maximizes its clients’ objectives from inception to successful closing. For instance, Axonia Partners has advised both large corporates and established family offices on the sale of private equity positions, both direct and fund positions, with the highest level of discretion and confidentiality.