portfolio companies in Africa and Europe
professionals of 14 different nationalities

Amethis is an impact-oriented private equity firm focusing on financial, environmental and social sustainability


An Extensive Ecosystem & Network

Amethis benefits from a large ecosystem of partners, in both Africa and Europe. Our African ecosystem has strong roots and networks in both Sub-Saharan and North Africa & the Middle East, thanks to 4 offices in Casablanca, Abidjan, Nairobi and Cairo.

In Europe, Amethis’ has a large and valuable network, thanks to its local presence in Paris and Luxembourg, its partnership with Edmond de Rothschild, but also thanks to the historical presence of its investment team, as well as a solid investor base of European entrepreneurs and institutional players.


An Experienced and Complementary Team of 50 Professionals

When we launched Amethis in 2012, we started with a small team of 7 professionals, based in Paris. Today, our team has grown to 50 highly qualified professionals from 14 different nationalities, including 40% women with strong regional and sectoral expertise as well as diversified backgrounds in Private Equity, Banking and Corporates.


Governance to Europe’s Highest Standards

Amethis is managed by a team of partners, all shareholders in the capital of the management company which is registered in Luxembourg and regulated by the CSSF.

Amethis is a member of the Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity Partnership.


An Ambitious ESG & Impact Strategy

Amethis has focused its actions on several ESG and impact-related issues since its creation. Particular attention is paid to ESG risk management, gender equality, carbon footprint and sharing value with employees.

With the support of our investors, we are committed to aligning our financial and ESG objectives to best meet the challenges of sustainable development.


Theory of change

With each of our investments, we implement a process of change by highlighting causal links, to effectively tackle the causes of issues that hinder progress and business development.

Our story


First closing of Amethis Fund III

Amethis finalizes the first closing of fund III at €140 M


Amethis sets up in Cairo


First closing of the European fund Amethis Europe Expansion at nearly €75 M


Final closing of Amethis MENA Fund II

Amethis et Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity annoncent le closing final du fonds Amethis MENA Fund II, avec son objectif de 120 M€


Amethis Europe Expansion

Launch of Amethis’ Europe-focused fund,


Amethis MENA Fund II

Amethis finalizes the first closing of Amethis MENA Fund II at USD 101m


Closing of Amethis Fund II fundraising

Amethis closes the fundraising of Amethis Fund II at EUR 375m well above target


Amethis set foot in Morocco

By taking over the management of the fund Capital North Africa Venture II (CNAV II) which became Amethis Maghreb Fund I (AMF I)


Opening of Amethis’ office in Casablanca


Opening of Amethis’ office in Nairobi


Amethis Fund I ends its investment period


Opening of Amethis’ office in Luxembourg


Opening of Amethis’ office in Abidjan


Creation of Amethis West Africa (AWA)

€45m investment vehicle dedicated to West Africa


Closing de Amethis Fonds I

A successful first fundraising with a unique community of private investors: Amethis Fund I reaches final close at €275m


Amethis Paris offices

Constitution of a team of investment professionals specialized in Africa


A partnership between two founders

Luc Rigouzzo and Laurent Demey, and Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity

Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity: Amethis’ Partner

Amethis is a partner member of Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity. Each of the 12 partners that make up Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity brings exceptional know-how and experience in their field of expertise. Together, they create a differentiating value proposition and are a source of unique synergies and complementarity.

Independent player within Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity has over EUR 4.0 billion assets under management and more than 200 professionals in 12 countries.
With an entrepreneurial approach to finance and supported by strong convictions, Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity builds and develops 14 differentiated and resilient investment strategies in three strategic segments: real assets, growth capital, and emerging markets, all with a transformative and proactive approach in the mid-market sector. Each of these strategies outlines sustainable solutions to environmental and social challenges with a common objective: to put finance back at the service of industry in order to build a more sustainable economy, both in Europe and in emerging and developing countries.
With these objectives in mind, Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity is proud to be a partner of choice, acting as an investor alongside investment teams and other like-minded investors, bringing its network, experience, creativity, energy and determination to succeed.

Amethis is one of our private equity strategies that is particularly close to my heart. It was born more than ten years ago from a shared vision: to contribute in a sustainable way to the economic development of the African continent and to improve the quality of life of its populations.
Since then, we have built around Luc and Laurent a team of 50 professionals, specialists of the continent, women and men of 14 different nationalities. We have channeled more than one billion euros of long-term investments in more than 40 growing companies that directly support more than 40,000 employees. We have also defined an impact and risk management approach based on major environmental and social issues, aligned with several Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the United Nations.

For all these reasons, and ten years after its creation, I am more convinced than ever that Amethis’ investment thesis, which combines the search for impact and financial return, is a perfect illustration of our Group’s strategy: ‘Sustainability in action.’

Ariane de Rothschild