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Companies backed by French Private Equity firms realized a 5.4% growth in 2016, hitting revenue targets of €212 billion. Venture Capital funds were the most promising (36% growth) with Growth and leveraged buy-out funds - both performing at over 5% growth. The most promising sectors within Private Equity were in Energy, IT & Digital, Medical & Biotechnology, and telecom.

Hedge funds are not the stronghold of France. Among the top European investors, France-based fund managers only allocated 4% of their funds in the class against Europe’s average of 10.2%. Even the fund managers outperform the number of investors at 1.7: 1 – a phenomenon seen only in Luxembourg.

France top Hedge Funds

 
Société Générale and BNP Paribas have been successful in 2017, bringing in new customers from retail to investment banking. BNP has a 9.3% Return on equity while SocGen was second at 6.3%, making them two of the most profitable banks in Europe. The Sales & Trading team had a major role in the turnaround from the liquidity crunch in 2011.

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In the summer of 2017, France opened the world to the largest startup eco-system – Station F. The aggressive positioning reflects France’s dissatisfaction with the tag as the third best Technology hub in Europe (behind UK and Germany). Jean-Michel Wilmotte, transformed the 1920s railway depot – la Halle Freyssinet, into a 34,000 sq.mtr massive start-up space with its own three layers – services, startup zone, and office spaces. Initiatives to copy Silicon Valley has been plenty, but this has been the first time, global tech players (Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon), Social Enterprise (Ashoka), universities (HEC Paris, and EDHEC Business School) and funds (Daphni and Kima Ventures), have all converged into one vision.


Although, the investment levels ($M) by country puts France still at third ($2.72B) behind UK ($7.1B), and Germany (3.3B), the number of deals closed by French Entrepreneurs is surprising even the dominant rival - UK. For instance, in 2017, France beat the UK to lead in the total deals closed (763).

The newly formed Technology eco-system cannot be just attributed to the competitive advantage in fundraising. The geopolitical development in Europe (Brexit), the cost of talent in Silicon Valley and...
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MBA in FranceAlthough the name France conjures up images of fashion, culture, cheese, wine and design, the fifth largest economy in the world is home to Renault, Airbus Industrie, Louis Vuitton, BNP Paribas, AXA, L’Oreal, Michelin, Areva, and Carrefour - some of the Global brands from France. What is impressive is the resilience of the economy that withstood the global financial crisis much better than the counterparts in Germany and UK. This is partly to do with the diversity of the industries (Energy, Aerospace, IT, Manufacturing, Financial Services and Retail/Luxury. Read F1GMAT’s MBA in France to find out industry trends, curriculum analysis and MBA funding options) and equally to do with the role the government play in mitigating the risks of a free market.

In terms of job opportunities, Management Consulting – the most pursued post-MBA job function found double-digit growth over the past four years. Strategy – the most competitive MC function witnessed an 18% growth, making France an attractive MBA destination at par with the US, Germany, Australia and the UK

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France's Management Consulting industry is on a four-year winning streak with double-digit growth in revenue (11.2%) for the year 2017-18. Strategy - the favorite for most MBA candidates, was the most popular niche serving clients in Financial Services, Public Administration, Energy, and Industry, with Financial Services growing its market share from 30 to 32%.
France's Management Consulting industry is on a four-year winning streak with double-digit growth in revenue (11.2%) for the year 2017-18. Strategy - the favorite for most MBA candidates, was the most popular niche serving clients in Financial Services, Public Administration, Energy, and Industry, with Financial Services growing its market share from 30 to 32%.


top managmeent consulting companies in France


The industry continues to be the most sought after by candidates from France’s top MBA programs. For instance, INSEAD specializes in placing close to half of the candidates (49%) to Management Consulting while HEC Paris attracts offers that encourage 21% of the class to choose the industry.  

The opportunities in MC is independent of the GDP...


Even though before the 70s crisis, France was looking at Nuclear Energy as an alternative to Oil & Gas, the event accelerated the adoption of Nuclear Energy as the primary source despite the majority of the Uranium exported from Canada and Niger.

France Annual GDP Growth Rate LatestFrance – the fifth largest economy in the world had a cyclic dip and growth in the past 17 years. More recently with the Global Financial crisis, France endured at a much better rate (-2.9%) over its European counterparts - Germany and UK where the economies shrunk by 5.6% and 4.3% respectively. Although France is a hybrid economy with Socialist values, the 1983 economic crisis pushed the government to large-scale privatization, which continued for over two decades leading the govt. to sell stakes in global brands that include Air France and Renault.

Energy

When President Macron is on a global messaging tour of 'Make Earth Green again', a statistic that shed into the realities of France's energy independence becomes clear - 75% of the electricity produced in the country is from Nuclear.

The move away from Oil & Gas started in full-force after the...




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