The Arkéa group and sport is already a long and beautiful love story that is being extended year after year.
Natural partners in local life, the local banks of the Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne and Crédit Mutuel du Sud-Ouest networks have always provided logistical and financial support to local sports associations.
As a supporter of amateur sports that promote good living and social cohesion, the Arkéa group has also chosen to support professional sports in their quest for performance and excellence. Arkéa has thus become a benchmark partner in four disciplines: cycling, sailing, rugby and football.
Thanks to its media impact, professional sports are a tremendous boost to Arkéa's reputation. Lastly, sports embody skills and values to which the Company is very attached: humility and perseverance, team spirit and respect for each individual, boldness and ambition.
Since 2019, Arkéa has been the title sponsor of the Arkéa-Samsic Professional Cycling Team, which competes in the Continental Pro category. Arkéa has taken over from its subsidiary Fortuneo. The team, with its strong Breton roots, continues to progress in the professional peloton. It is managed by Emmanuel Hubert and counts as leaders: Warren Barguil, Nairo Quintana and Nacer Bouhanni.
After an excellent start to the 2020 season, led in particular by Nairo Quintana and Nacer Bouhanni, the team will be keen to shine on the roads of the Tour de France. See you at the end of August!
Arkéa-Samsic's Arkéa Pro Cycling Team is a new professional women's team competing in its first season in 2020. Labelled UCI, the Arkéa Pro Cycling Team is managed by Gabrielle Rimasson. This is the first time that a French professional women's cycling team has been supported by a single private partner. This support thus echoes the various initiatives carried out within the Arkéa group in favor of gender diversity and diversity.
Sailing - Offshore racing
For more than 20 years, the Arkéa group has been supporting events and sailors through its federations and subsidiaries. With a successful presence on the Figaro and Class 40 circuits, the Group is moving up a new level and tackling the Holy Grail of ocean racers: the Vendée Globe. Arkéa chose to sign up with Sébastien Simon, a sailor who grew up and performed under his colors. Sharing with sailing the values of surpassing oneself, striving for excellence and technology, Arkéa wants to give meaning to its sponsorship and make it part of a continuing commitment.
Sailing - Offshore racing
It is not surprising to find the group and its Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne network alongside the Brittany Region as partners of the Filière d'excellence de course au large. For several years, on the Figaro circuit, Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne and the Region have, each in their own right, pursued similar initiatives aimed at identifying young talent and giving them the means to express their full potential. In 2011, these two players in ocean racing have therefore logically joined forces to build a major joint project: the Filière d'excellence de course au large Bretagne - CMB (Brittany Ocean Racing Network of Excellence).
A stronghold of French rugby and a reference club in the Top 14 since 2011, Union Bordeaux-Bègles (UBB) has been supported by Arkéa since the 2018-2019 season. The President, Laurent Marti, has been able to create a formidable dynamic around the club by uniting a large number of partners around an exceptional public. The undisputed leader of the 2019-2020 championship, UBB saw its dreams of conquering the famous Bouclier de Brennus, which rewards the French champions, crumble with the premature end of the season following Covid-19. Game postponed...
Football is a must-have investment for the Arkéa group, which supports four Breton clubs playing at the highest national level: Stade Rennais FC, Stade Brestois and FC Lorient in League 1; En Avant Guingamp in League 2. Some fine derbies in the offing!