Michel Crochon worked for his whole career at Schneider Electric where he held different positions, alternating operational jobs and transverse functions. He has an extensive experience of business in many countries (he lived in China and Hong-Kong), acquisitions and organization design. He has been a Member of the Executive Committee for 12 years. His last […]
Responsible shareholder with industrial vision
Oraxys is specialized in financing growth capital and buyout activities for companies that develop and market products or services that have a positive impact on the environment, preserving resources or contributing to improve health and well-being.
The mission of Oraxys is to partner with leadership teams of European companies focused on sustainability, to accelerate their development and profitable growth.
Committed Strategic Partners
We have a proven Business Model based on added value. The Strategic Partners are former managing directors of industrial groups or seasoned entrepreneurs. They are recognized experts in their industry and financially invested in the Funds. They work with the Private Equity Team members in industrial and financial duo teams at each stage. Moreover, they bring business experiences and international networks to the leadership teams of our portfolio companies.
Werner Fuhrmann worked for his whole career at AkzoNobel where he held different positions, such as Member of the Executive Committee responsible for Specialty Chemicals, and then CEO of separated AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, now Nouryon. He was a Board Member of both the American Chemicals industry association and the CEFIC where he chaired Program Council […]
Christophe Jean has held executive leadership positions in the Pharmaceutical industry, in both large and mid-sized companies such as Novartis, Pierre-Fabre and Ipsen. Most of his experience has been in managing and transforming international operations covering the five continents. During his 35 year career, he has also served in senior executive positions with responsibility for […]
Christian Kaczmarek held different leadership positions in the Food industry, such as CEO of Danone for the Dairy Division in Poland, Central and Eastern Europe, CEO of Storck in Poland and CEO of Bakoma in Poland. He also successfully ran an LBO with a London-based Private Equity firm on GTX Hanex Plastic in Poland, specialized […]
Gérard Terneyre worked for his whole career at Vallourec where he held different positions, such as Director for Corporate Strategy & Development or Member of the Executive Committee responsible for the Automotive Components Division. He worked in different countries in the World, mainly in Europe and in the USA. Gérard Terneyre is currently a Judge […]
Johan van de Ven held several business innovation management positions in Royal Philips. Among others, he has been Chief Technology Officer for the global Philips Consumer Businesses where he managed the worldwide R&D operations and the group’s innovation portfolio and, lately, Managing Director of new business creation in Philips semiconductors (now NXP). Lastly, he was […]
What leadership teams say about us
Experiences speak louder than words:
Oraxys was a responsive and pragmatic minority shareholder.
Oraxys was our majority shareholder for 6 years and has always acted as a caring partner.
The unique business model with the Strategic Partners and the industrial experience of Oraxys were key for growth!
Performance of our companies
The performance of our portfolio companies generates a shared success. The alignment of interests between the investors of our Funds, Oraxys and the leadership teams of our portfolio companies is the common ground to work together.
We evaluate the performance with a balance of financial and ESG indicators. Please find here-after some current ones.
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