Our investments


Sector-based approach

ACE MANAGEMENT’s operations focus on four sectors:


AEROSPACE & DEFENCE
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DEEP TECH / CYBERSECURITY
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Industry of the Future
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Maritime
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AEROSPACE & DEFENCE


The Aerofund fund is centred around investment in the Aerospace & Defence sectors. ACE supports sector players that are able to help shape their industry, one which is currently seeing substantial consolidation.

EXAMPLE INVESTMENTS HELD IN THE PORTFOLIO:

Socomore

Speciality chemicals for aviation
Date: July 2018
Fund: Aerofund
Status: In portfolio
Mecachrome

Date: April 2009
Fund: Aerofund
Status: In portfolio
Satys

Surface painting and treatment for aviation
Date: July 2008
Fund: Aerofund
Status: In portfolio
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EXAMPLE INVESTMENTS SOLD:

Daher

Aircraft manufacturer and industrial parts and services provider
Date: April 2017
Fund: Aerofund
Status: Sold
Aries Alliance

Production machines and parts
Date: October 2018
Fund: Aerofund
Status: Sold
ADF

Industrial engineering and maintenance
Date: September 2018
Fund: Aerofund
Status: Sold
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DEEP TECH / CYBERSECURITY


The Brienne fund assists companies in the cybersecurity and deep tech sectors working with sensitive technologies. We invest Europe-wide in high-tech firms looking to become leaders in their niche through organic growth and/or consolidation.

EXAMPLE INVESTMENTS HELD IN THE PORTFOLIO:

Trust in Soft

Turnkey solutions for software security
Date: November 2019
Fund: Brienne
Status: In portfolio
Egerie

Cyber risk analysis software company
Date: November 2019
Fund: Brienne
Status: In portfolio
Muquans

Measurement instrument development and manufacture
Date: June 2014
Fund: Brienne
Status: In portfolio
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EXAMPLE INVESTMENTS SOLD:

Sentryo

Industrial network cybersecurity
Date: December 2015
Fund: Brienne
Status: Sold
Esterel Technologies

Software engineering for on-board critical applications
Date: August 2012
Fund: Brienne
Status: Sold
Tracit / Soitec

Semiconductor product manufacture using adhesion technology
Date: December 2017
Fund: Brienne
Status: Sold
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Industry of the Future


Through its funds, ACE actively invests in the notion of the factory of the future (investment in new manufacturing processes and digitisation tools). The arrival of “4.0” technologies is likely to shake up the industry and presents many opportunities that SMEs and mid-market companies can exploit.

EXAMPLE INVESTMENTS HELD IN THE PORTFOLIO:

OCEA

Aluminium boat construction
Date: March 2013
Fund: Industrie du Futur
Status: In portfolio
Rafaut

Aviation parts supplier
Date: June 2018
Fund: Industrie du Futur
Status: In portfolio
Uwinloc

Indoor geolocation using connected tags
Date: November 2017
Fund: Industrie du Futur
Status: In portfolio
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EXAMPLE INVESTMENTS SOLD:

ADF

Industrial engineering and maintenance
Date: September 2018
Fund: Industrie du Futur
Status: Sold

Maritime


Launched in 2010, Atalaya is a fund under the Cluster Maritime Français earmarked for investments in companies in the French maritime sector to support them in their growth plans. Atalaya’s range covers the entire blue economy, working with companies across all associated sectors.

EXAMPLE INVESTMENTS HELD IN THE PORTFOLIO:

Neotek – RTYS

Undersea acoustics and robotics
Date: June 2012
Fund: Atalaya
Status: In portfolio
Bio-UV

Water treatment
Date: December 2016
Fund: Atalaya
Status: In portfolio
Fermentalg

Bio-industrial harnessing of micro-algae
Date: December 2010
Fund: Atalaya
Status: In portfolio
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EXAMPLE INVESTMENTS SOLD:

Fountaine Pajot

Private leisure catamarans
Date: July 2015
Fund: Atalaya
Status: Sold