Jolt Capital management company
Jolt Capital is a fully independent Private Equity firm targeting growth investments in mid-sized European technology companies, typically with revenues between €10million and €100million. The firm was founded in late 2011 by Jean Schmitt & Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, and is authorized and regulated by AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers).
Growth Capital Investing
As industry insiders, Jolt Capital has an ingrained understanding of the scaling constraints facing SMEs originating in Europe, from both an operational and financing perspective. As such, Jolt Capital enables and catalyzes the requisite expansion by financing Working Capital, CAPEX and strengthening Balance Sheets, while facilitating operational and capital efficiency with strategic guidance across Intellectual Property (IP), Internal Processes, Partnerships, Talent, Board Membership, M&A and more.
- Financing Working Capital
Fast growing technology companies in Europe need to finance their working capital in order to scale effectively in competitive markets. Despite their robustness, limited access to bank financing is a recurring constraint on company growth. Jolt Capital partners with these great companies by filling this gap with mutually beneficial equity investments.
- Financing Capex
Growing technology companies routinely require significant capex across the organization in areas such as manufacturing, servers, facilities, testing, etc. Jolt Capital supports companies in their Capital Expenditures on the path to sustainable growth and profitability.
- Financing European Growth
Jolt Capital fosters European mid-size companies’ growth and profitability by financing their working capital, capex, external growth strategies and overall strengthening their balance sheet, in an approach that is mutually favourable to Jolt’s investors, Jolt’s portfolio companies and Europe as a whole.
ESG: environmental, social & governance
As responsible investors, we at Jolt Capital endeavor to align our investments with broader objectives of Society, whenever consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities.
We pay a particular attention to environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues by implementing the first three Principles for Responsible Investment listed by UNPRI (www.unpri.org):
- we incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes;
- we are active shareholders and incorporate ESG issues into our shareholding policies and practices;
- we seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the companies in which we invest.
On Governance, we do systematically require an active Board of Directors – including independent members chosen for their industry expertise – in order to effectively control the management and finance of our portfolio companies. We do always participate to the Board of Directors, for the duration of our investment, in order to monitor and influence closely the operations and practices of our portfolio companies – hence also enhancing a sound governance and augmented visibility on the social and environmental dimension of companies’ activity.