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ABO commits to a better tomorrow

We are a young and dynamic business that has taken on the challenge of bringing a new wave to the financial industry by providing consistent risk-adjusted performances over time.

Our Story

Hugo & Pierre founded a first entity in 2015 as a family office in Dubai to develop an innovative financing model. Two years and over 30 transactions later, they decided to take the next step to implement their vision.

Having demonstrated a capacity for ‘thinking outside the box’ and creating never-before-seen financing solutions to their portfolio companies, they realized that to extend the ability of a firm to be at the forefront of innovation, financial engineering wasn’t enough.

Thus, they associated Amaury Mamou-Mani for his entrepreneurial experience and his expertise in digital transformation.

Together, the new team has gone on to found Alpha Blue Ocean, the name of which refers to both the concept of Alpha and the INSEAD-born concept of Blue Ocean Strategy®.

Our team members are ambitious and reliable young leaders ready to revolutionize the industry while maintaining their inherent commitment: to invest with the utmost ethical standards.

Our Values

STRAIGHTFORWARD - From entrepreneur to entrepreneur. Direct, rational & efficient
TRANSPARENT & ETHICAL - ABO is built with radical transparency in mind and carries investments with the utmost ethical standards
ALIGNED - We share the same mindset. We spot opportunities for growth. Which helps you, us and the economy.
FAST & ACCURATE - Continuous and direct communication allow for the right funding at the right time
Integrity means we are consistently open, honest, ethical and genuine.
Passion is why we are continually moving forward, innovating and improving.

We are an alternative investment firm committed to providing flexible financing solutions for publicly listed entities through the form of PIPEs.

What we do

Ever-increasing regulatory and compliance requirements have rendered the relations between companies and their stakeholders asepticized and complex. Notoriously, capital markets operations are becoming increasingly convoluted and cumbersome. Thus, the ABO founders decided to take on the challenge of bringing a new wave of uninhibited answers to finance companies & projects through innovative and tailor-made solutions.

ABO’s relationships are based on expertise and synergies, leveraging win-win situations and helping business partners reach their objectives and gain the recognition they deserve. Through meticulous due diligences and good practices, a special emphasis is placed on delivering sustainable solutions to both portfolio structures and investors.

The team’s deep understanding of capital markets and ability to span across a wide range of asset class provides maximum flexibility, industry leading and consistent risk-adjusted performances over time: in other words; a Blue Ocean Deal.

Alpha Blue Ocean sees itself as a true partner to its portfolio companies and the management teams it invests in.

Our Vision

ABO was created with the untamed will to build a better world. We believe that early stage and mid-sized businesses are the backbone of the future economy and the world’s next outperforming leaders. However, banks and traditional institutions have become more conservative, making it increasingly challenging for small businesses to raise funds.

ABO sees itself as a non-invasive and passive investor, acting in the best interest of its portfolio companies and their stakeholders. As a matter of fact, mid-sized & early-stage businesses or turnaround situations see most of their value concentrated in the hands of a few highly qualified individuals. Hence, we place a key emphasis on human capital in our analysis and dedicate particular attention in people due diligence and screenings.

We believe in developing relationships based on trust and expertise. Tailoring a fit-for-purpose offer and operating within a circle of trust with our business partners, thus, preferring qualitative over quantitative approach.

Our disciplined and research-intensive investment approach aims at the identification of sectors and businesses with sustainable long-term competitive advantage and motivated managerial teams.

We devote our capital to unrealized value to deliver attractive risk-adjusted cash flows and aim to provide financing at the lowest cost of capital for our partners. Likewise, the aforementioned due diligences ensures that we acquire the best grasp of the risks involved in the operations we undertake and furthermore, to mitigate those.

Finally, ABO has never been about making meaningless profits but enabling the growth of its partners in being the cornerstone and pillar of a new wave in finance.

Get to know us

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Pierre Vannineuse

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Pierre is a Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Blue Ocean, an international alternative investment firm having representations in London, Geneva and Victoria. He leads the investment strategy and represents the company on all fronts.
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Hugo Pingray

Founder and Chief Operations Officer

Hugo Pingray is a Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Alpha Blue Ocean. He covers all aspect of the business, managing the firm’s operational risk and its financial planning, while originating and closing PIPE’s transactions - with an emphasis on emerging markets.
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Amaury Mamou-Mani

Founder and Executive Director

Amaury Mamou-Mani is a Founding Partner and Executive Director at Alpha Blue Ocean. Following deals along the process, he manages the middle, the back office and the trade desk always with the focus on the digital transformation of market.
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Olivia Blanchard

Chief Compliance Officer

Olivia Blanchard has worked in a multitude of environments including private banking, investment banking, asset management, and institutional broking.
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Frederic Sutterlin

Venture Partner France

Frederic Sutterlin joined Alpha Blue Ocean in autumn 2019 as a venture partner to support the fund’s development strategy in continental Europe and specifically in France.
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Edward Keller

General Counsel

Edward Keller is the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Infinium, and a key member of the deal execution team at Infinium.
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Our Process is swift and efficient

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Prospective Investments

Our first step is assessing the investment universe to identify prospective investments and potential situations within our fields and markets of interest. The first segregation of the studied population establishes the foundation of our base of prospects that may lead to originations. However, some of our most exciting opportunities have also developed thanks to companies coming directly to us.

Parametric Scoring Model

The array of potential investments that we have identified then go through a parametric scoring model to highlight the most exciting and promising opportunities.

Human Approach

Initial swift due diligence confirms the quantified results with a human approach to ensure the shortlisted investments best fits our investment policies and criteria.

First Contact with the Company

Following the initial quantitative due diligence process, we make our first contact with the company’s management. We believe that the most important due diligence is the one we convey to people. Once a mutual interest is confirmed, we proceed to lay out the operational implications of entering into such a transaction. To develop the most thorough and objective understanding of our partners’ businesses, we dedicate a sizeable amount of resources and time to our analysis.

Macro & Micro Economic Level

Further internal processes benefit from a competitive structure based on a proprietary economic algorithm. We pride ourselves in being able to garner a deep understanding of your business model, on both a macro and micro economic level, together with the management’s exposure and situation.

Tailored Solutions

Alpha Blue Ocean approaches each investment with equal parts of optimism and pragmatism while pitching the balance of arguments to the investment committee to deliver the first official draft proposal. As every company is different, Alpha Blue Ocean customizes each transaction on an exclusive basis. From private to public debt and equity investments, to structured and straight equity participation, we offer a wide spectrum of tailored solutions.

Perfecting the Structure

After an official term sheet is issued, we start to perfect the structure through a dialogue with management. This allows for the most interest aligning transaction that will benefit the company’s stakeholders and investors. We design our operations to leverage win-win situations and set our model within a blue ocean of uncontested market space.

Closing & Signing Documentation

Once all parties are happy to proceed with the transaction, we finish with the closing and signing of the final documentation and are ready to start working together. We know time is money, especially for entrepreneurs, so we offer a 3-week timeline, from the first contact to the closing deal and release of funds.

Kick-off Period

When signing the deal, the post-closing involvement period kicks-off. This includes unlimited financial and business advice, growth acceleration proposals, intra and extra portfolio synergies, risk management and monitoring of social impact.

The Exit Process

Finally, the ‘exit’ process will herald a successful and mutually beneficial venture from a smooth disposal to a strategic and synergic buyer, a company buyback or a sale on public markets using our proprietary Artificial Neural Network model for systematic and dynamic trading signals.

We have global reach

  • MONTHS SINCE INCEPTION

    21
  • COMMITMENTS

    €1 B
  • WORLDWIDE COLLABORATORS

    45

16%

OTHER
163,100,000

5%

ENERGY
47,200,000

37%

HEALTH
375,950,000

6%

TECH
80,630,000

34%

MINING
339,500,000

34%

MINING
339,500,000

6%

TECH
80,630,000

37%

HEALTH
375,950,000

5%

ENERGY
47,200,000

16%

OTHER
163,100,000

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