Milestone sponsors the Mindfulness Chair of Grenoble Ecole de Management

Milestone Investisseurs (“Milestone”), the Luxembourg-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce that it will sponsor the Mindfulness Chair of Grenoble Ecole de Management for the next three years with a minimum of EUR10,000 per annum.

Erick Rinner, Managing Partner, said: “we are delighted to be able to help Professor Dominique Steiler and his team to continue their research work on the impact of mindfulness techniques in the workplace. As far as we are aware, we are the first private firm in Europe to sponsor mindfulness research in the workplace. We believe that mindfulness practices can change the way businesses operate and that it can help all of us to create a better world with far less stress and anxiety. Mindfulness has personally changed my life and I hope that it can help many people”.

Professor Steiler commented: “we are very grateful that Milestone has joined our club of sponsors. If men one day came together to pool their strengths at work it was above all in order to aspire to a better way of living together and to care for each other.
We believe that today’s companies still retain that mission: to reinforce the social fabric in a way that respects and sustains the environment. In this perspective the creation of wealth is not an end in itself but rather, like the creation of value, of meaning and of well-being it is just one of the means which allows companies to reach higher social goals which go well beyond mere profit.”


About the Mindfulness Chair of Grenoble

The mission of the Chair Mindfulness, Well-Being at Work and Economic Peace is to contribute to the development of knowledge, practices and training focused on the management of occupational stress, on well-being, on the personal development of managers, on an evolution in management methods and on the understanding of a new industrial model centered on the highest human values and on economic peace in order to promote sustainable and shared value creation.


About Milestone

Milestone is a Luxembourg–based private equity firm, owned by its two partners, Erick Rinner and Olivier Antomarchi, which invests in European French speaking countries in Switzerland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Milestone operates on the lower mid-market, between EUR20m and EUR120m enterprise value, with an equity investment between EUR15m and EUR50m per transaction. Milestone only takes majority ownership positions, and supports its investee companies’ growth strategy in Europe, notably with the exclusive support of four highly experienced operating partners, with whom Milestone accumulated more than 45 years of experience. Milestone notably acquired and successfully developed Cadum-IBA before selling it to L’Oréal in 2012, generating a c6.0x return.

Milestone Investisseurs is a member of SECA. The Milestone team consists of four investment professionals and four operating partners based in Paris, Geneva, Brussels and London. Since 2007, Milestone has been one of the pioneers in Europe to develop single-deal fund structures, now very popular with sophisticated limited partners in Europe and in the US.

The information contained within this announcement is for informational purposes only and is not a solicitation or offer to invest within Milestone’s investee company.


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For further information, please contact:

Milestone Investisseurs GP Sarl

Erick Rinner :


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