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Eurazeo

“Market Cap $5.76 B As of May 2014

At a Glance

  • Industry: Investment Services
  • Founded: 1969
  • Country: France
  • CEO: Patrick Sayer
  • Website: www.eurazeo.com
  • Employees: 28,531
  • Sales: $5.75 B
  • Headquarters: Paris

Forbes Lists

#1144 Global 2000

  • #1516 in Sales
  • #809 in Profit
  • #1206 in Assets
  • #1757 in Market value
Profile

Eurazeo SA operates as an investment holding company. Its portfolio of investments includes private equity, listed companies, real estate, and other interests and also manages assets for third party companies. The company operates through the following segments: Holding Company, Industry & Services, and Real Estate. The Holding Company segment covers the non-consolidated investments and co-investment fund business. The Industry & Services segment involves the investment as an active shareholder of its consolidated investments. The Real Estate segment comprises the investment in real estate assets. It has four divisions: Eurazeo Capital, Eurazeo Croissance, Eurazeo PME and Eurazeo Patrimoine. Eurazeo was founded on July 18, 1969 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

“Eurazeo History

Eurazeo is the result of the merger, in April 2001, of two investment companies with renowned experience, Eurafrance and Azeo (formerly Gaz et Eaux).

Eurafrance

Eurafrance which absorbed its subsidiary Azeo before taking the name of Eurazeo was created more than 30 years ago. During these years, the company concentrated its investment activity on operations of considerable importance as a controlling, and often majority, shareholder. Over the last two decades, the company also supported its subsidiary Azeo in its growth.

Gaz et Eaux / Azeo

Gaz et Eaux (renamed as Azeo in 1999) was created at the end of the 19th century, its activity being water and gas in Northern and Western France. The gas sector having been nationalised in 1945, it retained its water activity until 1976 while gradually changing from portfolio company in the late 1970’s to a pure investment company in the 1990’s. Eurafrance has become a shareholder of Azeo in 1985 and regularly increased its position until the public offer that took place at the end of 2000.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Eurazeo.com

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