Sparring Capital is an independent management company specialized in investment in unlisted companies.

We invest in French SMEs selected for their potential and work closely with management to accelerate growth. Specialists in SME support, we offer our experience and resources built up over the many operations we have carried out since the creation of Sparring Capital in 2002.

We are convinced that the human factor is key to the success of our operations. As such, our approach is based on a close partnership with management teams and a shared vision of their development projects. We take the time needed to identify the challenges facing the companies we support and to build a relationship of trust based on transparency, professionalism and availability.

Sparring Capital is fully owned by its partners, guaranteeing total independence and rapid decision-making capability.

Since its creation, Sparring Capital has raised over €850 million from leading French and international investors, most of them institutional. We have invested in more then 30 companies and achieved almost 80 external growth projects.

In addition to the search for excellent financial performance, we believe that value creation must be included in a long-term programme of integrated social progress and reduced environmental impact. Our company was one of the first private equity players in France to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects in its investment policy, thus resolutely positioning itself as a socially responsible investor.

Sparring Capital is licensed by the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) under number 02025