SWEN Capital Partners, an asset manager and responsible ecosystem activator in the private equity universe

2020

50 employees
AuM: > €5.6bn*
  • 4 ESG markers created
  • A fund launched dedicated to the energy-agriculture nexus (the agriculture and energy transition)
  • HR practices adjusted in response to the public health crisis (COVID-19) in order to adapt the company to changes in our society
HR practices during the health crisis

2019

40 employees
AuM: > €4.8bn*
new employees for SWEN CP in 2019
  • Launch of the first direct infrastructure fund dedicated to the production of biomethane and renewable gas distribution infrastructures

2018

36 employees
AuM: €4.7bn*
New employees for SWEN CP in 2018
  • Green Part introduced into all professional private equity and mezzanine funds

2017

28 employees
AuM: €4bn*
  • Launch of advisory business in direct investment in innovation on behalf of institutional clients and FIP and FCPI private equity funds
  • Climate Strategy set up
Climat strategy

2016

23 employees
AuM: €3.4bn*
New employees for SWEN CP in 2016-2017
  • First measurement of the carbon footprint of private equity portfolios

2015

20 employees
AuM: €2.9bn*
  • Founding of SWEN Capital Partners, an independent investment management firm owned by the OFI and ARKEA groups, who pooled within it their private equity capabilities, including management of FIP and FCPI private equity funds
  • First measurement of the carbon footprint of its direct investments and infrastructure funds
OFI AM and Federal Finance Gestion create SWEN Capital Partners

2014

12 employees
AuM: €2.4bn*
New employees for SWEN CP in 2014-2015
  • SWEN Capital Partners’ first ESG Best Practices Honours
  • Launch of the Territoires Innovants fund
  • First investments in impact investing funds

2013

9 employees
AuM: €2.1bn*
  • First compiling of extra-financial data via an in-house tool
  • First annual second-level transparency ESG report for each actively managed fund
  • Launch of the first mezzanine and equity direct funds
  • Start of direct investments in infrastructure
SWEN Capital Partners's ESG reporting

2012

9 employees
AuM: €1.9bn*
new employees for SWEN CP en 2010-2013
  • Formalisation of the commitment to sustainable finance through a private equity-dedicated charter and Sustainable Investment Policy
  • Roll-out in all investment strategies and asset classes managed, including within mandates

2010

6 employees
AuM: €1.1bn*
  • Launch of the multi-strategies activity in infrastructure
  • First primary and secondary infrastructure transactions in Europe
Infrastructure transactions  - SWEN Capital Partners

2008

5 employees
AuM: €400m*
SWEN CP in 2008: 5 employees
  • Creation of the business unit within the OFI group, focusing on an offering of multi-strategy services and investment in private equity and private debt
* Cumulated commitments
Those companies that get ahead of coming changes and are willing to transform themselves will be the leaders of tomorrow.

Promoting Responsible Investment, our raison d'être is based on a long-term vision and conviction, driven by a threefold requirement:

  • Creating sustainable value by integrating societal and environmental criteria into our actions, as close as possible to the territories,
  • Being a responsible company by committing to a fair sharing of value creation between all stakeholders,
  • Fostering human relations by stimulating initiative and excellence.

It does not operate independently of the challenges of today's and tomorrow's world and makes sense for a sustainable and more inclusive society.

Through the commitment of our women and men of conviction and passion, SWEN Capital Partners is constantly attentive to its ecosystem in offering its clients solutions that meet their financial performance needs and help meet the challenges facing our societies today and tomorrow.

SWEN Capital Partners Comex

Since 2012 we have formalised an approach to integrating ESG criteria that we now apply to all our investments (excluding FCPI-FIP products from SWEN CP). SWEN Capital Partners’ ESG commitment is expressed in other ways – it uses its unparalleled extra-financial private equity database to calculate its own private equity ESG benchmarks and to produce exhaustive ESG reports for each fund, along with a mechanism for detecting controversies, an ambitious and high-standard Climate Strategy, and active partnerships with all its stakeholders. This approach makes even greater sense as private equity investors act as active and long-term partners of entrepreneurs.

Based on its values of authenticity, excellence, boldness, goodwill, and perseverance, SWEN Capital Partners is backed in its missions by a team of 55 employees.

SWEN Capital Partners's values : Authenticity

Authenticity

Our bedrock principle is to say what we do and to do what we say.
Authenticity is a value that has long ensured the success of SWEN Capital Partners, along with the loyalty of our employees, clients and entrepreneurs.

Excellence

No compromise on quality.
At SWEN CP, we focus on the details: from investment product to services, it is this quest for excellence that truly sets us apart.

SWEN Capital Partners's values : excellence
SWEN Capital Partners's values : boldness

Boldness

From the very start, SWEN CP has made sustainable development and responsible investment the hallmarks of its business, long before everyone else started talking about them. This bold choice has guided us on a daily basis in providing innovative responses to our clients, entrepreneurs and shareholders.

Perseverance

SWEN CP’s choice of sustainable development from the moment it was founded is a marker for hiring and investing. It affirms our original conviction – from which we have never deviated – of the need to share value more broadly. Endurance and perseverance are our trademarks.

SWEN Capital Partners's values : Perseverance
SWEN Capital Partners's values : Doing good

Doing good

SWEN CP pays special attention to doing good, and to teamwork and solidarity within its staff, a state of mind that allows each of its employees to go beyond his or her bounds and to strengthen the client relationship. The desire to do good keeps relationships simple and fluid and information transparent.

Firmly convinced as we are that human beings themselves are the key to performance, our team is our clients’ best proof of our commitment as their partners.

Its diversity reflects our determination to bring together all skills within the same investment management firm, to hear and understand what they have to say, and then provide one of the fullest and most unique responsible investment offerings in the private equity world.
In 2020, SWEN CP has 50 staff members of which 42% are women. Our workforce spans 10 different nationalities and 29% of staff members began as interns in our company, testament to the confidence we place in young talent and our ability to train and empower them. Some 44% of staff members hold shares in SWEN CP (corresponding to 9.7% of its capital), evidence of the fair distribution of value creation among team members.

Investment/Innovation/retail

Investment/Innovation/retail - SWEN CP
Jean-Charles NAUDIN
Jean-Charles NAUDIN, Investment Director
25 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Julien BOURRET
Julien BOURRET, Investment Director – CAIA
15 years’ experience including 2 years with SWEN CP
Anatole MAIZIÈRES
Anatole MAIZIÈRES, Investment Director
3 years’ experience including 2 years with SWEN CP
Mélanie LE GUEN
Mélanie LE GUEN, Principal - CFA
6 years’ experience including 6 years with SWEN CP
Xavier LE BLAN
Xavier LE BLAN, Managing Director
21 years’ experience including 4 years with SWEN CP

Reporting

Reporting - SWEN CP
Romain PESME
Romain PESME, Reporting Analyst - CFA
4 years’ experience including 4 years with SWEN CP
Maxime DUMAS
Maxime DUMAS, Reporting Manager
6 years’ experience including 6 years with SWEN CP
Daniela GUERRERO JARAMILLO
Daniela GUERRERO JARAMILLO, Senior Data Scientist
2 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Roger THIAM
Roger THIAM, Data Scientist and Information System Manager
8 years’ experience including 3 years with SWEN CP

Middle Office

Middle Office - SWEN CP
Michèle CHANE-HOONG
Michèle CHANE-HOONG, Deputy Head Middle-Office Retail & Innovation
17 years’ experience including 4 years with SWEN CP
Olivier BELHASSEIN
Olivier BELHASSEIN, Middle Office Manager
33 years’ experience including 9 years with SWEN CP
David GESNIN
David GESNIN, Middle Office
1 year experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Essenam FRANCISCO
Essenam FRANCISCO, Middle Office
11 years’ experience including 3 years with SWEN CP
Julien BERNARDEAU
Julien BERNARDEAU, Middle Office
18 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Cédric ULMER
Cédric ULMER, Deputy Head Middle-Office Institutional
7 years’ experience including 4 years with SWEN CP
Joachim ROUGIER
Joachim ROUGIER, Middle Office
3 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Guillaume BERNARDIN
Guillaume BERNARDIN, Middle Office
3 years’ experience including 2 years with SWEN C

Absent from picture:

Yassine MERZAGUI, Middle Office

Less than 1 year's experience with SWEN CP

Multi-strategies Investment

Institutional Investment - SWEN CP
Diego Felipe APONTE VARGAS
Diego Felipe APONTE VARGAS, Director of International and Commercial Strategy & Co-director of the multi-strategy Private Equity and Mezzanine Debt activities - CFA
10 years' experience including 8 years with SWEN CP
Théodore LECOMTE
Théodore LECOMTE, Associate
1 year experience including 1 year with SWEN CP
Jean-Philippe RICHAUD
Jean-Philippe RICHAUD, Deputy CEO & CIO of Multi-strategy activity
19 years’ experience including 11 years with SWEN CP
Valentine FAUROUX
Valentine FAUROUX, Senior Associate
2 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Thibault RICHON
Thibault RICHON, Director of multi-strategy Infrastructure activities
13 years’ experience including 3 years with SWEN CP
Jérôme DELMAS
Jérôme DELMAS, CEO & CIO of Investment strategies
21 years’ experience including 11 years with SWEN CP
Anselm ELTZ
Anselm ELTZ, Investment Director
8 years’ experience including 1 year with SWEN CP
Anne-Laure FONTAINE
Anne-Laure FONTAINE, Office Manager
2 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Natalia REY VIDAL
Natalia REY VIDAL, Principal
4 years’ experience including 4 years with SWEN CP
Ghofrane EL KOUT
Ghofrane EL KOUT, Senior Associate
2 years’ experience including 2 years with SWEN CP
Laurent GHILARDI
Laurent GHILARDI, Head of multi-strategy Private Equity and Mezzanine Debt activities
15 years’ experience including 11 years with SWEN CP

Absent from picture:

Erik MARKSTROM, Associate

Less than 1 year's experience with SWEN CP

Lorenzo PARACCHINI, Investment Director

11 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP

Direct Investment - Impact Infrastructure

Direct Investment - SWEN CP
François PASQUIER
François PASQUIER, Investment Director
13 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Olivier AUBERT
Olivier AUBERT, Managing Director
24 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Emmanuel SIMON
Emmanuel SIMON, Investment Director
15 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP

Absent from picture:

Alena FARGERE, Principal

10 years’ experience including 1 year with SWEN CP

Maurice PIGNARD, Investment Associate

2 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP

Solène CANCEILL, Investment Associate

Less than 1 year's experience with SWEN CP

Direct Investment - SWEN Blue Ocean

Olivier RAYBAUD
Olivier RAYBAUD, Managing Director
More than 20 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Christian LIM
Christian LIM, Managing Director
More than 20 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP

Compliance & Internal Control

Compliance and Internal Control  - SWEN CP
Samy OUNIS
Samy OUNIS, Compliance and Internal Control
2 years’ experience including 2 years with SWEN CP
Rémi DUMAS
Rémi DUMAS, Risk controller
4 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Hervé AUBERT
Hervé AUBERT, Deputy CEO - Chief Operating Officer
25 years’ experience including 11 years with SWEN CP
Vanessa DOMINGOS-ARNAULT
Vanessa DOMINGOS-ARNAULT, Head of Compliance and Internal Control
8 years’ experience including 4 years with SWEN CP

Absent from picture:

Daniela TUDISCO, Compliance and Internal Control

2 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP

Business Développement & ESG

Business Développement and ESG - SWEN CP
Nadine FAUSEL
Nadine FAUSEL, Office Manager
13 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Lauren KAHN
Lauren KAHN, ESG Analyst & Senior Customer Service Officer
2 years’ experience including 1 year with SWEN CP
Julie OLIVIER
Julie OLIVIER, Head of ESG Direct Management and Impact
11 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Renaud SERRE-LAPERGUE
Renaud SERRE-LAPERGUE, ESG Multi-strategy Manager
8 years’ experience including 3 years with SWEN CP
Silvana VARGAS-TOSCANO
Silvana VARGAS-TOSCANO, Senior ESG Analyst
5 years’ experience including 1 year with SWEN CP
Charlotte LEPRINCE–DA SILVA
Charlotte LEPRINCE–DA SILVA, Customer Service Manager
11 years’ experience including 11 years with SWEN CP
Isabelle COMBAREL
Isabelle COMBAREL, Deputy CEO - Head of Business Development & ESG
18 years’ experience including 7 years with SWEN CP
Lola FORNARI
Lola FORNARI, Senior Communication Officer
5 years’ experience including 5 years with SWEN CP

Absent from picture:

Emeline ALFANDARI, Marketing Manager

10 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP

International & Commercial Strategy

Diego Felipe APONTE VARGAS
Diego Felipe APONTE VARGAS, Director of International and Commercial Strategy & Co-director of the multi-strategy Private Equity and Mezzanine Debt activities - CFA
10 years' experience including 8 years with SWEN CP
Laura VU THIEN
Laura VU THIEN, International Sales Manager
15 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP

Comex

Comex - SWEN CP
Hervé AUBERT
Hervé AUBERT, Deputy CEO - Chief Operating Officer
25 years’ experience including 11 years with SWEN CP
Jean-Philippe RICHAUD
Jean-Philippe RICHAUD, Deputy CEO & CIO of Multi-strategy activity
19 years’ experience including 11 years with SWEN CP
Laurent GHILARDI
Laurent GHILARDI, Head of multi-strategy Private Equity and Mezzanine Debt activities
15 years’ experience including 11 years with SWEN CP
Vanessa DOMINGOS-ARNAULT
Vanessa DOMINGOS-ARNAULT, Head of Compliance and Internal Control
8 years’ experience including 4 years with SWEN CP
Xavier LE BLAN
Xavier LE BLAN, Managing Director
21 years’ experience including 4 years with SWEN CP
Olivier AUBERT
Olivier AUBERT, Managing Director
24 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP
Isabelle COMBAREL
Isabelle COMBAREL, Deputy CEO - Head of Business Development & ESG
18 years’ experience including 7 years with SWEN CP
Jérôme DELMAS
Jérôme DELMAS, CEO & CIO of Investment strategies
21 years’ experience including 11 years with SWEN CP

Absent from picture:

Diego Felipe APONTE VARGAS, Director of International and Commercial Strategy & Co-director of the multi-strategy Private Equity and Mezzanine Debt activities - CFA

10 years' experience including 8 years with SWEN CP

Thibault RICHON, Director of multi-strategy Infrastructure activities

13 years’ experience including 3 years with SWEN CP

Olivier RAYBAUD, Managing Director

More than 20 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP

Christian LIM, Managing Director

More than 20 years’ experience including less than 1 year with SWEN CP