Atlantys is an independent firm investing in companies alongside other private equity funds or on its own.

Atlantys (in ancient Greek, the “island of Atlas”) refers to the fictional island mentioned in Plato’s works and suggests a quest towards unexplored territories. This is our vision of private equity with the aim to identify ideal targets which have the potential to break through.

We foster the best conditions to achieve successful deals thanks to our in-depth understanding of the business and regulatory environment. Our method consists in immersing ourselves into the company’s profile to precisely assess and tackle the risks and opportunities attached to each investment.

Atlantys Investors has been founded by Jean-Luc Allavena, an experienced partner in private equity who has been involved as a manager and investor in the industry for thirty years. He deeply believes that “Finance should service industry” and has accumulated a strong track-record with Apollo through major deals over the past years (Alcan Engineered Products, Saint Gobain’s Glass Bottle Unit – Verallia, Logicade, Monier, Latécoère).

Jean-Luc Allavena
Chairman and Founder

Jean-Luc Allavena holds a Master degree in Business Administration from HEC Paris.

Jean-Luc Allavena began his career as Analyst at Banque Paribas in 1986 before joining Lyonnaise des Eaux (now Engie) in 1989 as Financial Controller.

In 1992, he became Chief Financial Officer of Techpack International (Pechiney), then Chief Operating Officer in 1996, and finally Chairman and CEO of Pechiney World Luxury Cosmetics Division in 1999.

In 2000, he joined Lagardère Media as the Group Chief Operating Officer and therefore also became member of the Board of the four main branches of the group (Hachette Livre, Hachette Filipacchi Médias, Hachette Distribution Services and Lagardère Active).

Strongly attached to his homeland, Monaco, where his family has been established for 150 years, Jean-Luc Allavena was called to serve as Chief of Staff of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2005 – 2006.

Jean-Luc Allavena joined Apollo Global Management as a partner in London in 2007. Apollo is one of the major alternative asset managers in the world with a portfolio of almost $200 billion. Jean-Luc Allavena has established its franchise in France with a strong track record in industrial investments, among which Monier, Constellium, Latécoère and Verallia.

He is member of the Board of Altice Group, Verallia and the bank Paris-Bertrand-Sturdza.

Besides, Jean-Luc Allavena has been involved for several decades in non-profit organizations. He served as Chairman of the HEC Alumni Association in 2001-2003 (then Honorary Chairman), Chairman of the HEC Foundation from 2003 to 2005 (then Honorary Chairman) and Chairman of the Board of the French-American Foundation France from 2010 to 2015 (then Honorary Chairman).

Jean-Luc  Allavena  has been awarded Chevalier of the French Légion d’Honneur.