Eurazeo PME has announced its participation in IPEM 2016. On this occasion, we had the opportunity to interview Olivier MILLET, Chairman of Eurazeo PME. He shared with us the reasons why Eurazeo PME chose to participate in this major event.
Why did you choose to participate in IPEM?
IPEM is an innovative concept, which has no equivalent in the venture capital industry, and the IPEM team calls on an acknowledge worldwide experience in B2B international trade shows.
In the same way as many other trade shows in the film or real estate industries, IPEM is an international marketplace, which gathers all the industry players, and will work as the meeting point between the supply and the demand within our sector. I strongly believe that we should be able to appreciate all the benefits from a privileged meeting space between GPs and LPs. This should help us to professionalize our exchanges and become more effective.
What do you expect from IPEM?
IPEM has the capacity to attract American or Asian investors that are not always accessible for a mid-market firm, like Eurazeo. It is a unique opportunity for us, GPs, to prove the dynamism of the French venture capital sector.
IPEM is a wonderful business opportunity accelerator and represents a unique chance for us, investment firms, to prove to our potential customers that we are the strategic stakeholders of the economic growth in France, Europe, and in the world.