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ABOUT US?

Famille C Participations is the Courtin family’s investment firm. We invest in the beauty and well-being sectors. Our stakes fall into three main categories: beauty and skincare brands, beauty tech solutions, and luxury hotels, where we create unique experiences focused on well-being and holistic beauty.

We invest in companies of all sizes, at all investment stages, regardless of exit horizon, and may acquire majority or minority stakes. We target projects with a long-term vision. Guided by Prisca Courtin, we aim to create a virtuous ecosystem of entrepreneurs committed to serving our customers. Our standards are clear: we support brands that are making a positive contribution to the industry and will be its future leaders.

Our hybrid approach combines the advantages of an operational group and an investment fund. We are able to roll out financial, strategic and operational means in line with our ambitions and tailored to the needs of our partner companies and their stage of development.

We believe in the power of having an ecosystem with a wide range of expertise and in the strength of collaboration; so, we invest in brands, tech tools and scientific innovations as long as they share a common denominator: entrepreneurial DNA and a mission to continue to raise industry standards to make it increasingly sustainable and committed to social and environmental causes.

OUR APPROACH TO INVESTMENT

DISCOVER AND SHOWCASE NEW PLAYERS IN RESPONSIBLE SKINCARE

At every stage in their development, we identify and support brands with the capacity to provide a unique and effective product.

We aim to create an ecosystem of excellence that is committed to providing high-quality, innovative products that are respectful of both people and the environment.

We support entrepreneurs who have set their sights on the highest responsibility standards, people and companies who are pushing the boundaries and innovating to create healthier, more sustainable products.

SUPPORT INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR OUR BRANDS

We back solutions and tools that will help our brands to invent the skincare industry of tomorrow.

With a focus on the digital ecosystem, science and supply chain, our venture team is open to investing in any sector.

These innovations support our brands in their social responsibility and positive impact strategies. At the same time, they make it possible to provide unprecedented and unique experiences for our customers.

REVAMPING LUXURY HOSPITALITY NORMS

For our group, the hospitality industry is a natural extension of its business, particularly in hotels where well-being and self-care treatments play a central role. We believe that beauty and well-being treatments are an integral part of any high-end travel experience. We view beauty as a holistic experience, and our hotels promise to deliver utterly unique well-being experiences. By entering this new sector, we aim to upend luxury hospitality norms to create exceptionally vibrant new spaces.

Becoming a player in the hospitality sector is perfectly in line with our DNA and our vision for beauty.

OUR VISION

Skincare products should always sit at the crossroads of beauty, well-being and health. Our products embody a way of life and a commitment. There is no beauty without skincare, and there can be no skincare unless we aim for excellence in terms of our impact on health and environmental responsibility. We invest to support companies with high standards and a vision, companies which are committed to keeping pace with the challenges facing our sector.

We aim to create tomorrow’s skincare market by funding, supporting and developing players who are driving far-reaching change in the sector. Our goal is to transform the beauty industry. Each of our investments backs entrepreneurs who are tackling the challenges we face—product ingredients, packaging, formulas, testing practices, environmental impact, water use and more—in a bid to keep doing better and to raise market standards. We target the most innovative companies with the highest standards to meet these transformation targets.


OUR STORY


Our story began in 2018. Prisca Courtin, who has held the reins to Famille C Participations since it was founded, savvily combines investment rationale and industrial ambition.

Famille C Participations detects, supports and leads an ecosystem of entrepreneurs. We are driven by strong convictions and a single goal: build an international ecosystem of innovative, high-performance entrepreneurs from among the global leaders in premium skincare.

Our approach has its roots in Clarins’s own beginnings and in Jacques Courtin’s guiding intuition—in two ways. First, naturalness, which has always been the brand’s core value. Second, an approach to beauty through the prism of skincare and well-being. For all our products, from oils and creams to make-up, their impact and benefits have always been the core focus of our formulas. Clarins owes its success to these two concepts.

Transforming the beauty industry is our generation’s calling. With Famille C Participations, Prisca Courtin is investing to raise market standards in areas that are a priority today: the green transition, social responsibility, and quality formulas with a positive impact on public health. Virginie Courtin is leading the charge at Clarins, running the company with CSR as her guiding light. Christian and Olivier Courtin also brought these values to the fore during their time at the head of the company, helping to turn the French success into an international skincare leader.

Famille C Participations’ ambition was born of a key observation: the beauty market is currently undergoing profound changes. The importance of environmental preoccupations, from recycling to the impact of products on the planet, concerns about ingredients used, the consumer quest for increasingly personalized skincare products suited to their very own skin, and the less but better consumer trend—all these trends led us to decide to support players in this positive transformation of the market.

Gouvernance

THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE INCLUDES MEMBERS WITH A WIDE RANGE OF DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES AND COMPLEMENTARY FIELDS OF EXPERTISE: COURTIN FAMILY MEMBERS, CLARINS EXECUTIVES AND EXPERTS

Direction

  • Prisca Courtin - Managing Director
  • Alexis Cazier - Deputy Managing Director
  • Virginie Verin - Secretary General


TEAM

Ilana Sitruk

Investment Manager

Caroline Tazi

Portfolio & strategy manager

Pierre François Gauthier

Finance Director

Aude Stroebel

Senior Legal Manager

Chloe Pantel

Executive Assistant to Prisca Courtin

Cindy Lusbec

Executive Assistant to Alexis Cazier & Team Coordinator

Elodie Duchesne

Executive Assistant to Virginie Verin & Administrative Officer

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