Fountaine Pajot (La compagnie du catamaran)
Fountaine Pajot is the number three player worldwide in the sail and power catamaran yachts market. A pioneer in the market of sail catamaran yachts since 1983, he created a market yet unexplored and today blazes the trail for the strongly growing market of power catamarans, thanks to its great capacity for innovation and the quality of its offering.
Internationally renowned, with modern industrial facilities and a large distribution network, Fountaine Pajot has seen significant growth, with sales increasing from €33.8 million in 2009 to over €61.6 million in 2015. With approximately 84% of sales made internationally, Fountaine Pajot is one of the 50 most highly-performing export companies in France.
Listed on Alternext since 2007, Fountaine Pajot is controlled by La Compagnie du Catamaran holding company, in which NextStage has invested and which is majority owned by the Fountaine family.
A graduate of ESC Rouen and with 15 years of experience in audit, management control (at Ducros) and financial management (at Carlo Erba Reactifs), he joined Fountaine Pajot in 2003 as CFO before being appointed Deputy CEO in 2009. Thanks to his involvement in the development of the company and his relationship of trust with the Fountaine family, he now manages the company.