Altamir is a listed private equity company (Euronext Paris-B, ticker: LTA), which was founded in 1995 and has today nearly €800m in assets under management. Its objective is to provide shareholders with long-term capital appreciation and regular dividends by investing in a diversified portfolio of private equity investments.
Altamir's investment policy is to invest via and with the funds managed by Apax Partners SAS and Apax Partners LLP, two leading private equity firms that take majority or lead positions in buyouts and growth capital transactions, and that seek ambitious value-creation objectives.
In this way, Altamir provides access to a diversified portfolio of fast-growing companies across Apax's sectors of specialisation (TMT, Consumer, Healthcare, Services) and in complementary market segments (mid-sized companies in French-speaking European countries, and larger companies across Europe, North America and key emerging markets).
Altamir derives certain tax benefits from its status as an SCR ("Société de Capital Risque"). As such, Altamir is exempt from corporate tax, and the company's investors may also benefit from tax exemptions(subject to specific holding-period and dividend-reinvestment conditions).