Updated January 5, 2023

It's time for action!

By Shana Devleschoudere
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"We invest in companies involved in the energy transition. We are among the leaders in terms of alternative asset management." Edouard Chatenoud - Managing Director Benelux

"We invest in companies involved in the energy transition. We are among the leaders in terms of alternative asset management." Edouard Chatenoud - Managing Director Benelux

This week, we continue our series on the future of tomorrow, the main theme of the new Next2Be collection, a spin-off from LOBBY and L'EVENTAIL magazines. And, of course, the future is also about preserving our planet... The company we're presenting this week has understood this!
There are many ways of looking at the future, and everyone has their own ideas on the subject. If we were to take a poll, we'd have as many different visions... as there are people, each responding with his or her own sensibility. But if there's one point on which everyone quickly agrees, it's ecology! We all know that the planet is suffering, and it's time to realize that we're heading straight for disaster. And it's in everyone's interest to be aware of this.
Fortunately, a growing number of entrepreneurial entities, convinced by this urgency, are taking action. Among them is the one we're interested in today: Tikehau Capital.
"Our role is to invest in and finance SMEs. In this respect, we have developed a division dedicated to companies involved in the energy transition. We are one of Europe's leading alternative asset managers. And we're convinced that combining sustainable growth with a financial return is the best way to mobilize significant capital and thus make an impact," confides Edouard Chatenoud, head of the company's Benelux branch. The company has always opted for a responsible policy, with environmental, social and good governance criteria as cardinal principles. Admittedly, the same cannot be said of all companies operating in the financial sector...
But Tikehau Capital's success also lies in its ability to take a long-term view. Here's what Edouard Chatenoud has to say on the subject: "Entrepreneurship is part of Tikehau Capital's DNA. Our Group is young and agile. It's this mindset that enables us to innovate. Tikehau Capital strives to anticipate tomorrow's trends in order to build innovative, tailor-made financing solutions that create value and accelerate positive change. This is a sine qua non for supporting the necessary transitions.
Last but not least, Tikehau Capital Benelux's convincing figures and accumulated expertise were certainly a factor in the Belgian government's decision to entrust the management of the Belgian Recovery Fund (BRF) to Tikehau Capital Benelux. For the asset management company, the aim is to provide direct support to companies that have suffered as a result of the covid crisis. And this, mainly through loans. Quite a challenge, and quite a success!
Tikehau Capital is one of those companies for whom "The future is now! To find out more about Tikehau Capital(www.tikehaucapital.com), and many other equally innovative companies, take a look at Next2Be, a collection of interviews with leading CEOs (on sale in bookshops). Next2Be is the new reference for
tomorrow's "consum'actors"!
In the meantime, let's face it, where does the name Tikehau come from? Well, it's an atoll in French Polynesia. If that's not inspiring... and exotic!