Investment management firm Andera Partners has hired Constance Jay as director of Investor Relations, as part of a development strategy that includes fundraising targets of nearly EUR1 billion over the next year.
Jay will draw on 15 years of experience in fundraising and a network of international institutional investors in growing Andera Partners’ investor relations outside of its home country.
Before joining Andera Partners, Jay worked for 11 years at Argos Wityu where she helped raise nearly EUR1 billion, primarily outside of France. Prior to that, she spent three years at placement advisory firm Acanthus Advisers in London.
With Jay’s arrival, Andera Partners continues its development, started 20 years ago and accelerated with its spin-off in March 2018. Jay will notably oversee the development and enhancement of the group’s international partnerships around the world, particularly in Europe, and the diversification of the investor base across Andera’s four fund categories. The recruitment of several new members over the coming months is currently being examined with the goal of strengthening the Investor Relations team.
“I am delighted to join Andera Partners, which is a unique platform in France. Andera is among the very best teams on the market. To be in a position to help this French private equity success story with its future international projects is a particularly motivating challenge, to which I look forward to devoting my time,” says Jay.
“Our strategy and teams are greatly appreciated and recognised by the French market. We have organised our platform and transversal functions to serve the needs and expectations of our investors. This opens up prospects for new stages in our development, as symbolised by Constance Jay’s arrival. The relevance and solidity of our model form a sound basis for our international development which we are now looking to amplify,” say Stéphane Bergez and Pierre-Yves Poirier, managers of the firm.
Created in 2001 and wholly-owned by its teams since March 2018, Andera Partners continues to grow its activity, thanks notably to the support it receives year after year from its French and international investors. With nearly 70 employees, Andera Partners currently manages nearly EUR2 billion in private equity through four fund categories. The group aims to achieve a net inflow of more than EUR1 billion in 2020, with four fundraisings underway: – ACTOMEZZ IV – Sponsorless mezzanine debt – BIODISCOVERY 6 – Life sciences – CABESTAN CROISSANCE – Very small-cap growth and buyout capital.