Who we are
CARAVELLE is a family-owned diversified group that invests in Industry and Services.
The Group has more than 30 years of experience in investing in France mainly through majority investments.
Owned by the Martel family, CARAVELLE is an agile, long-term shareholder investing its own equity in French SMEs (€50 to 300m turnover) to support their national and international developments.
The Group is based in Paris, with a consolidated staff of around 2 700 people.
Founded in 1995 by Pierre-André Martel (†2011), CARAVELLE started as a turn-around specialist successfully investing in pharmacy, industrial vehicles equipments, mecanics and software industries. As of 2007, turn-around investments were made through the company Arcole Industries in which CARAVELLE held a minority stake until 2014.
From 2012 to 2017, under the leadership of Hélène Martel-Massignac (†2018), the Group pursued its investment strategy in in bonis companies especially in industry, services, tourism and hospitality.
Since 2017, CARAVELLE is lead by Lorène Martel, who had been Board member since 2011.