Port Adhoc
The Company

Port Adhoc was set up in October 2004 by a group of investors/entrepreneurs with the aim of addressing the recurring shortage of berths in French ports. The first dry stack marina set up by Port Adhoc was Paimpol in Brittany. The company has subsequently opened three additional sites: Soubise (near La Rochelle), Port Leucate, and Bayonne-Anglet. At the end of 2013, Port Adhoc welcomed a new shareholder, the NGE group (a specialist in general construction and the construction of traditional marinas), as part of a partnership enabling the company to extend its business to the management of traditional marinas. Port Adhoc therefore added the Port Médoc marina (at the tip of the Médoc peninsula) to its portfolio, and several similar projects are in the pipeline.

Port Adhoc is looking to create the first network for managing dry stack and traditional marinas on the French coast, and aims to manage over 5,000 berths at some 15 sites. The company currently manages over 2,000 berths at five different marinas.

Date of creation:
Paris (75)
Paimpol (22), Soubise (17), Bayonne, Leucate (11), Verdon sur Mer, Anglet (64), Port-Saint-Louis de Rône (13), Le Barcarès (66), Le Verdon-sur-Mer (33)
Followed by:
Jean-David Haas
Michaël Strauss-Kahn
Vehicles affected:
  • FIP NextStage Références 2008
  • FIP NextStage Transmission 2007
  • FIP NextStage Convictions
  • FIP NextStage Rendement
Stéphane Audoynaud
Stéphane Audoynaud

Stéphane AUDOYNAUD, 40 years old, Arts & Métiers engineer and MS ESSEC graduate, worked for 5 years in private equity funds in New York and Paris before joining Port Adhoc. He is responsible for administrative and financial aspects, engineering and monitoring of site development.

Gilles Tersis
Gilles Tersis
Chief Executive Officer

Gilles Tersis, 52, is self-taught and the President of Port Adhoc. He has a strong entrepreneurial profile and has founded and managed a number of companies, primarily in the office supplies field, and notably Buro+ Direct. He is also a partner and Member of the Board of Phillimore Investissement. He is responsible for business development at Port Adhoc (finding locations, lobbying, negotiations with municipalities, administrative agencies, etc.).