Altaroc opens an office in Geneva to accelerate its European expansion
15 January 2024
Altaroc, a company renowned for democratizing Private Equity in Europe, has recently inaugurated its new office in the heart of Geneva.
This strategic expansion is led by Julie Van Campenhoudt as the Head of Switzerland and Antoine Duchiron as the Senior Product Specialist & Development. This move represents a significant development in Altaroc‘s international growth strategy, having established itself as a key player in the European Private Equity landscape within just two years.
Operated by Amboise Partners, the office in Geneva serves as a central point for distributing Altaroc’s funds in Switzerland. Since 2021, Altaroc has offered seasoned investors access to a turnkey institutional portfolio of Private Equity. With over EUR 850 million raised, it stands among the leaders in making Private Equity accessible to a broader audience. Private clients can now invest in an Annual Vintage composed of 5 to 6 exceptional managers, including prominent names like CVC, TA Associates, Insight Partners, and others. This asset class, previously limited to large institutions and wealthy families, is now available with an entry ticket of 100,000 euros spread over five years.
The Swiss establishment will allow private banks, independent managers, family offices, and pension funds to access a new asset class, diversifying their clients’ investments both geographically and sectorially. The focus is on growth and resilient sectors like software, healthcare, and business services.
Tremendous growth opportunities
Julie Van Campendhout has highlighted the vision of diversifying allocations and acknowledges the evolution of the Swiss market and investor preferences. She emphasizes the importance of considering Private Equity as a complementary alternative for diversifying traditional portfolios, noting that Swiss allocations to this asset class lag behind those in the US.
Frédéric Stolar, Managing Partner of Altaroc, expresses excitement about the addition of Van Campenhoudt and Duchiron to the team. Their expertise and experiences are key to establishing Altaroc as a significant player in Switzerland. This expansion, the first in Europe, offers tremendous growth opportunities for Altaroc and private investors alike. Plans for further team expansion in Switzerland in 2024 reflect Altaroc’s ambitious international goals.
GGBa and the economic development agency of the canton of Geneva (DG DERI) supported the process of setting up Altaroc’s new entity, enabling the new branch to get up and running in Switzerland as quickly as possible, marking a critical phase in the company’s strategy for further expansion and innovation in the global Private Equity market.