Our history

INTERNATIONAL GROWTH IS IN OUR DNA

 

In 25 years, we have built a solid reputation based on our integrity, our excellence and our capacity to meet our clients objectives for their expansion projects in international markets.

Our history

1991 - 1999
Born in Australia

Following a world trip and a consulting experience in the agro-food industry, Bruno Mascart opens the first Altios International office in Sydney in 1991. His mission is to facilitate the establishment of European businesses into the Australian market. David Gerard joins Bruno Mascart in Australia in 1995.

After two years’ experience in the Australian office, David Gerard opens the first European office in France in 1997 to be closer to their clients

1999 - 2003
A STRATEGIC POSITIONING IN KEY MARKETS

After several years abroad (Spain, Scotland, USA, etc) and France in a global advisory firm in Paris, Patrick Ferron joins Altios in 1999.

The Group extends its offering to the United States, Brazil and China to have and enable a strategic positioning in key markets.

2003 - 2008
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GLOBAL INTEGRATED NETWORK

Boris Lechevalier joins Altios International’s Management in 2003 after several experiences as an expatriate in international business development (England, Germany, Africa, Middle East, etc).

Following his arrival, the group consolidates their presence in the United States and China by setting up local subsidiaries.

In 2005, Altios increases its global presence with the opening of two new subsidiaries in Brazil and India. At this point, the group employs 42 staff.

2008 - 2012
INTIAL EXTERNAL GROWTH OPERATIONS  

In 2008, Altios International completes its first acquisition and becomes the exclusive partner of one of Europe’s largest banking groups, Crédit Agricole, to facilitate the development of their business clients in global markets.

In order to accelerate its growth in key markets, Altios International sets up a network of 100 trusted partners throughout 50 countries to complement the current offer.

In 2009, Altios International creates an International Strategy Division to enable companies to more efficiently determine their best potential target markets, improve risk control and develop ambitious growth strategies.

The group continues to grow and in 2011 opens two new subsidiaries in Russia and Mexico.

In 2012, a series of new acquisitions lead Altios International to set up the group in Eastern Europe (Poland and the Czech Republic). In the same year, Altios opens a subsidiary in Germany.

2012 - 2016 
PARTNER OF INVESTMENT FUNDS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

In 2012, Altios partners with several investment funds in Europe to support the growth of companies invested in the most dynamic global markets.

In 2013, Altios opens two new subsidiaries in Asia, one by organic growth in Hong Kong and the other by external growth in Singapore. 

In 2014, Altios assists several government agencies in their strategy for export support and to attract investors. Several projects are put in place with SelectUSA, Investissement Quebec and the UK Department of International Trade (previously known as UKTI) who chose Altios as a partner to maximize the expansion of British businesses into the American market.

In 2015, the group creates two new subsidiaries, one in Canada and one in the UK.  After Frankfurt, Altios opens a second office in Germany, Stuttgart.

In 2016, Altios opens a subsidiary in Italy and completes its coverage of the US market by setting up a subsidiary on the West Coast, in Los Angeles.

The Brazilian government agency APEX signs a global partnership with Altios International in order to attract international investors. Altios provides its expertise and network to contribute to the growth of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Brazil from America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

TODAY

In 25 years, we have evolved and adapted our services considerably to bring sustainable, practical and committed support to our clients.

Today, Altios International is a unique group consisting of 160 passionate and dynamic cross-border specialists dedicated to the service of continuing global growth of companies.