Cobalt Capital SAS is a private equity firm specializing in middle market Leverage buyouts in France. The Firm invests €7 - €30 million of equity per transaction and in conjunction with co-investors can invest up to larger transactions. Prospective businesses typically generate revenues of between €20 - €300 million. It prefers to be the lead investor and take controlling position in its portfolio companies. Specific areas of interest include leisure, consumer goods, business services and general industrials. Cobalt Capital SAS was a spun out of Legal and General Ventures (LGV) and became independent in 2004. Cobalt Capital SAS is based in Paris.
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Cobalt Capital SAS’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (27%) and apparel/textiles (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (74%) and secondary buyout (27%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired JOA Groupe for $453M.
In the last 3 years, Cobalt Capital SAS has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (40%). Cobalt Capital SAS’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Médi-Partenaires SAS for $676M.
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