CDI Investissement


Last updated 13 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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CDI Investissement is an impact investing holding company dedicated to the scaling up of social businesses. It provides long term growth capital for social enterprises based in France to drive their growth and help them achieving higher social impact.

CDI Investissement offers not only long term financing, but also technical and strategic consulting services. It is a subsidiary of Groupe SOS, which has had for more than 25 years an important external and internal growth. From acquisitions to investments in social businesses, Groupe SOS is known as the leading actor in the development of social business in France. It has developed a field expertise that stems from its 240 institutions, 10,000 employees and 800,000 annual beneficiaries. CDI Investissement takes advantage of this expertise and provides high-quality consulting services to the entrepreneurs.

Financial description

The Fund CDI Investissement provides long term, growth capital for social enterprises based in France to drive their growth, sustainability and achievement of higher social impact. Investments made by the fund can range from €500 000 to €2 millions. Financing is provided in the form of long term equity, quasi-equity or debt.
• French Limited company (SAS à capital variable),
• Target size of €20 Million.
• €500,000 to €2,000,000
• 5 to 7 years investments
• Minority stakes
• Liquidity
• Guarantees
Basic investment term is 5 years. There is a lock up of 2 years; after which investors can exit the fund with agreement of the board meeting. The fund sets up liquidity reserve (10% of the outstanding is blocked to face these potential exists). Investors also have the possibility to extend the investment term to one or two years.
French investors , as well as investors from abroad can invest in the fund.

12 years

of track record


the year funded

20,000,000 EUR


Asset manager

SDG goals

SDG targets

Equal rights to ownership basic services technology and economic resources

Safe and affordable housing

Universal access to safe and nutritious food

Universal access to sexual and reproductive care, family planning and education

Free primary and secondary education

Key performance indicators

Fund overview

Asset manager: Comptoir De L’Innovation (CDI) Investissement

Product track record: Fund has 12 years of track record

Target IRR: 4%

Committed Capital: 10,000,000 EUR (Euro)

Target return category: Below risk-adjusted market-rate of return

Fund domicile:

Product status:


Inception year: 2011

Vintage year: n.a.

Target region: , , ,

Target close date: 01/12/2013

Product term: Indefinite (5-7 year investment period)

Assets under management: 20,000,000 EUR (Euro)

Investment size: Min: 500,000; Max: 2,000,000; Avg: 1,250,000

Co-investment policy: ,

Currency of investments:

Currency for fund / product figures:

Fund investments to date: 0

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0

Management fee: 2.5%

Carried interest: 20%

Hurdle rate: 3%%

GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No

Limited Partners / Investors: FCPES, venture philanthropist, banks, private equity fund, HNWI

Limited Partner / Investor Type: n.a.




Phone number: +331 58 30 55 39

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Louise Swistek

Project manager

Nicolas Hazard


Romain Buquet

Project manager

Impact Performance


Impact thesis

Many social businesses need equity financing to scale up. However, these companies often find it difficult to raise enough capital to finance their growth. This explains why CDI Investissement chooses to offer capital growth financing. It supports growth of sustainable social enterprises which have a strong social impact on the underlying causes of poverty and exclusion.
Moreover, CDI Investissement’s ambition is to favor the emergence of exemplary and replicable business models, to prove the double performance (financial and social) in order to attract more actors into the sector and to create a new asset with high financial and social added-value.
CDI Investissement invests in all types of social businesses (NGOs, cooperatives, stock companies…) as long as they have a good business model, and reach a strong social impact.
Our privileged investment sectors are: social and medical care, education and inclusion through economic activities. These sectors are the ones in which the Groupe SOS is the French leader. CDI Investissement uses its expertise to identify successful targets.

Impact Management


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