Altamir SCA formerly known as Altamir Amboise, is a private equity firm specializing in both direct and fund of fund investments, small and mid-cap companies. In direct investing, the firm specializes in middle market, buyout and growth capital investments. The firm prefers to invest in under-developed divisions of larger corporations. It prefers to invest in private equity funds specializing in growth capital and leverage buyouts investments. The firm typically invests in the following sectors: healthcare, TMT, digital companies, services, retail and distribution. It also invests in retail and consumer, business and financial services. In healthcare, it seeks to focus on companies with strong growth potential in areas such as health services (hospitalization structures, home health care and medical analysis); medical devices; in niche pharmaceutical laboratories; and companies in related activities such as dermo-cosmetics, galenic development, and services and databases for health organizations. The firm seeks to invest in unlisted companies based in Europe, with a particular focus on Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Netherlands, Germany and French-speaking Europe; United States and Canada and in larger emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil. In small and mid-cap companies firm prefers to invest in Continental Europe with a focus in France, Italy and Benelux, & larger size companies in Europe, North America and emerging countries like China, India and Brazil. In small and mid-cap size companies it prefers to invest with enterprise value between 50 million ($55.36 million) and 500 million ($553.6 million) and in larger size companies it prefers to invest with enterprise value between 500 million ($553.60 million) and 3000 million ($3321.62 million). It invests in funds that seek to have a majority stake in its investments or be a lead shareholder. It invests and disinvests with the private equity funds of Apax Partners France and Amboise Investissement under the same conditions and also invests directly in funds managed or advised by Apax Partners France and Apax Partners LLC. The firm seeks to exit its investments within five years. It makes balance sheet investments. Altamir SCA was founded in 1995 and is based in Paris, France.