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GO CAPITAL is a private equity firm founded in 2003. The head office is based in Rennes, Brittany, with 2 additional offices in Nantes and Caen.

GO CAPITAL primarily invests in companies based in North Western France: Brittany, Pays de la Loire and Normandy. 

We manage 4 private equity funds with nearly €140m currently invested:

  • Ouest Ventures Funds I and II, established in 2003 and 2009 respectively, financing all stages of company development. These funds are not currently active.
  • GO CAPITAL Seed Capital Fund, set up in 2012, invests primarily in start-ups with no or little turnover
  • Ouest Ventures Fund III, established in 2015 with the aim of investing in more mature companies actively developing their business on a national and/or international level.

These funds have been established thanks to subscription from well-known and trusted finance and investment sources that commit to each new funding round: EIF, Bpifrance, regional governments in Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Normandy, mutual and international banks (Crédit Agricole, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, Banques populaires, Caisse d'Epargne, CIC Ouest and BNP Paribas) and more recently several successful entrepreneurs.

At GO CAPITAL we invest in start-ups and companies seeking early stage funding to develop sales. The amount invested per company ranges from €300k to €4m. We typically invest in companies with high growth potential in the following sectors:

  • Digital
  • Healthcare and Biotech
  • Greentech

The funds managed by GO CAPITAL are invested in over 60 companies, 17 of which have already been sold to large national and international corporations.

 LESAFFRE  DASSAULT  BIOMERIEUX  STRYKER
 MICHELIN  MVG  GEOCONCEPT  DP LOGICIELS

Meet the GO CAPITAL team, currently comprising seven investors and three support staff:

Our team of investors come from diverse backgrounds with a variety of complementary skills and extensive experience in industry, entrepreneurship and financing innovation in a wide range of sectors from telecoms, technology and hardware to bio energies and biotechnologies.

The combination of years of operational experience with expertise in strategy, recruitment, financing and marketing means we are able to provide invaluable support to the companies we finance, thus we significantly increase their chance of success.

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Eric Cozanet
CEO

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Bertrand Distinguin
Private Equity
Associate Director

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Jérôme Guéret
Private Equity
Associate Director

 
 

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Bruno Guicheux
Normandy
Regional Manager

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Leïla Nicolas
Investment Manager

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Frédéric Le Guillou
Business Analyst

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David Leray
Venture Partner

 

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Aude Kermarrec
Chief Financial Officer

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Françoise Gauthier
Executive Assistant

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Isabel Teixeira
Administrative, Finance and Marketing Assistant