A partnership of entrepreneurs

Activa Capital is an independent French company, wholly-owned by its management team and backed by first class institutional investors.
This strong entrepreneurial spirit and our commitment to growth at Activa Capital help guide mid-market companies to carry out their growth strategies in France and internationally.

An active shareholder

Activa Capital invests in companies, whose turnover ranges from €20 to €200 million. The limited number of investments in its portfolio allows the Activa Capital team to be heavily involved in every investment.

Activa Capital has a proven track record of achieving build-up and external growth for its investment companies. More than 60 build-up transactions have been realised since 2003, of which more than 10 “transformationals” which have more than doubled the turnover of these companies.


Activa Capital has earned the support and trust of first-class institutional investors. Activa Capital’s investors represent some of the world’s largest institutions (Insurance companies, Pension funds, Financial institutions and Family offices).

Activa Capital has a well-established track record in acquiring subsidiaries and divisions of large corporate groups. 11 acquisitions have been successfully completed from the following groups: Teleperformance, Nestlé, Laboratoire Aguettant, TNT, Avnet, Bayer Healthcare, Yves Rocher, Randstad, BNP Paribas, Galeries Lafayette, De Agostini Groupe, and Groupe Up.


Activa Capital has a strong experience of investing internationally, both in terms of the profile of its investors and that of its own team members, who are of different nationalities and have a shared experience of investing abroad.


  • 22/10/2021
    Wanao & Sendao join the Explore Group to become the leading French provider of solutions for monitoring calls for tender and managing and filing responses to public markets. The Explore Group thus makes its 4th acquisition since Activa Capital's entry in a primary LBO concluded in January 2019, aiming to consolidate its expertise and its data / process solutions offer for companies responding to public markets.
  • 04/06/2021
    Two months after the acquisition of SOCIETEINFO, EXPLORE, a leading player in the development of B2B business solutions, is pursuing its development strategy and has announced the acquisition of the Belgian company CODATA. This new merger will enable EXPLORE to deploy innovative solutions on the B2B data market for retail chains and commercial real estate professionals, and thus strengthen its position on its market.

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