Eurazeo, an investment company, reported on Friday an increase in sales in the third quarter, partly thanks to the good performance of its Eurazeo Capital and Eurazeo PME funds.
From July to the end of September, Eurazeo’s “economic” revenue increased by 14% to just over €1.6 billion ($1.77 billion), the company said in a release. Economic revenue includes Eurazeo’s majority shareholdings and those in which it holds a significant, even if not a majority, interest.
Revalued net assets (NAV), a key indicator that reflects the value of the companies held in the Group’s portfolio, rose by 4.7% at the end of September compared to its level at the end of 2018.
In detail, the Eurazeo Capital fund, which invests in large companies, enjoyed a very buoyant momentum, with revenues up almost 14%, driven “by the positive trend in very diversified segments”. The group mentions, among other things, the good performance of its investments in insurance, tourist tax relief and payments, perfumes and flavours.
Eurazeo PME, another strong sector, focused on small and medium-sized companies, recorded a resurgence of activity in the third quarter and an increase in revenue of more than 7%.
Elsewhere, Eurazeo Brands, dedicated to European and American brands, benefited from “the excellent traction of all its companies” while Eurazeo Patrimoine’s real estate asset management continued to grow “on its clinical platforms and in photovoltaics, and reaps the benefits of the renovations of its hotel portfolio,” the company is pleased to report.
With regard to investment activities in the third quarter, Eurazeo claims 63 transactions, including 34 new investments and 29 reinvestments for an amount of €1.3 billion ($1.44 billion), more than double the amount invested over the same period in 2018. In addition, the group carried out 42 total and partial disposals for €600 million ($662.97 million).
In asset management, funds under management amounted to €18 billion ($19.89 billion) at the end of September, up more than 10% compared to the end of 2018, driven by the growth in assets under management on behalf of third parties, the company explains in the release.
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