Rennes, 11 October 2021 – GO CAPITAL, the multi-regional investor in innovation capital, is pleased to announce that Mohamed Abdesslam has joined the team as associate investment director. This cooptation comes at a time of growth for the management company.
STRENGTHENING OF THE TEAM DEDICATED TO THE OV4 FUND
Mohamed Abdesslam’s arrival relates to the forthcoming launch of the OV4 fund. The purpose of this Professional Private Equity Fund (FPCI) is to speed up the emergence of technology companies whose growth objectives are based on a sustainable growth.
With a target size of €50M minimum, the OV4 fund will cement GO CAPITAL’s position as a leader in technology investment in France’s Grand-Ouest region. The first investments will be made before the end of 2021.
A RECOGNISED EXPERTISE IN PRIVATE-EQUITY
Mohamed’s recognised expertise in private equity and impact investing will help provide sustainable support to innovative companies both in terms of financing and strategy. His expertise thus fits GO CAPITAL’s aspiration to incorporate CSR and impact into the management of its portfolio.
Mohamed Abdesslam began his career in structured finance at BNP Paribas, before moving to Crédit Agricole CIB’s General Inspectorate. In this role, he conducted audit and strategic analysis missions within the group’s international subsidiaries. He then spent 10 years working with Citizen Capital, a pioneer impact investing fund in France, as business manager then investment director. He was involved in around 20 innovation capital operations. At the end of 2018, he joined MAIF Avenir as fund manager, providing support to noteworthy groups such as Ulule, Home Exchange, Lovys, Snips, Edflex, JeStocke, Rise Up and Certideal. Mohamed Abdesslam is a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Nantes, HEC Paris and Sciences Po Paris.