About us

NextStageAM is an independent management company and one of the pioneers and leaders in the provision of growth capital in France. NextStageAM is specialized in investing and financing the growth of SMEs and mid-sized businesses (MSBs) that are “champions” in their respective fields. Authorized by the French financial regulator (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) in 2002, NextStageAM manages nearly €467 million invested in 67 French and European SMEs and MSBs, unlisted and listed on Alternext and Euronext’s B & C segments.


NextStageAM was co-founded by its Chairman, Grégoire Sentilhes, who, together with Chief Executive Officer Jean-David Haas and Managing Partners Vincent Bazi and Nicolas de Saint Etienne, holds 75% of the capital. The balance is held equally by Artémis, the financial holding company of Groupe Pinault, and Amundi. NextStageAM has also entered into an equity partnership with Matignon Investissement & Gestion, one of the leading teams in growth capital with €200 million under management.


Since 2007, NextStageAM is the only management company to have been awarded three stars in the ranking published by the magazine Gestion de Fortune. NextStageAM is strongly involved in improving the ecosystem for entrepreneurs through its commitment to the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit, Citizen Entrepreneurs, and France 2020 initiatives.