Arkéa the subsidiary dedicated to sponsorship and partnerships

A major player in the world of sailing, Arkéa gave its name to the first solo, unassisted Ultim ocean race: the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE - Brest. The company is also supporting the IMOCA Paprec-Arkéa in its Vendée Globe 2024 project. For many years, Arkéa has supported professional cycling teams with Arkéa-B&B Hôtels, and rugby teams with Union Bordeaux-Bègles in the Top 14 and Rugby Club de Vannes in the Pro D2. On the cultural front, Arkéa lends its name to the Bordeaux Métropole Arena, which hosts numerous national and international shows and major sporting events. Humility and perseverance, team spirit, boldness and ambition are all qualities that Arkéa promotes through its sponsorship initiatives. These cooperative and collaborative values are consistent with those upheld by Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, in its day-to-day activities to help finance the real economy, local communities and their stakeholders.



Arkéa is the title sponsor of the professional cycling team Arkéa-B&B Hotels which evolves in World Tour. Arkéa succeeds Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, which took over from the Fortuneo subsidiary. The team, with strong Breton ties, continues to progress in the professional peloton and shares with the group the spirit of entrepreneurship while working in the long term with a training component to promote the emergence of future talents. Since January 2024, the new Arkéa-B&B Hotels team has been created with a two-season contract. A new page will open with a strong ambition to support development through the creation of a continental team.



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Sailing - Offshore racing


For more than 20 years, the group’s federations and subsidiaries have been supporting nautical events and sailors. Already present together in the 2020 Vendée Globe, Arkéa and Paprec are embarking on a new campaign for the 2024 Vendée Globe. With a great first in the world of ocean racing since the two groups have chosen to create their own structure based in Lorient, in the heart of the Sailing Valley. Yoann Richomme, double winner of the Solitaire du Figaro in 2016 and 2019 was chosen to be the skipper of the new IMOCA Paprec-Arkéa. He is also part of the very closed circle of double winners of the Route du Rhum, 2018 and 2022 (Paprec Arkéa). Built in 2022, the new IMOCA Paprec Arkéa was launched at the beginning of 2023 with the ambition of «being the most efficient possible in the next Vendée Globe». Through this common approach, Paprec and Arkéa wish to build a sustainable and committed project around the values of performance and innovation.


Paprec Arkéa

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Sailing - Offshore racing


Arkéa has signed a partnership agreement with OC Sport Pen Duick and the Brest Town Hall to officially launch the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE - Brest 2023. This is a single-handed round-the-world race organized for the Ultim class, a category that includes multihulls between 23 meters (minimum) and 32 meters (maximum). On January 7, 2024, 6 Ultims set off from Brest to achieve the feat of sailing around the world from west to east, rounding three major capes: the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn. Arkéa is proud to support this exceptional event, which will take place in the heart of our region.





The Union Bordeaux-Bègles (UBB) is a leading French rugby club and a reference in the Top 14 since 2011. Major partner of the Union Bordeaux Bègles since 2018, Arkéa renews its commitment to the UBB in 2023 for five additional seasons. The President of the club, Laurent Marti has created a great dynamic around the club by bringing together a large number of partners and an exceptional audience. The continuation of this partnership with the Union Bordeaux Bègles demonstrates the group’s desire to support ambitious and large-scale sports projects in its territories over the long term.


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Present in D2 (division 2) since the 2016-2017 season, Rugby Club Vannes has been able to rise in recent years in the top 5 of the championship twice. Partner of the Rugby Club Vannes since 2021, Arkéa strengthens its commitment for the 2023-2024 season as a premium sponsor and is now displayed on the jerseys. Ambition? Help the club write its history to reach the very high level. Arkéa joins the 400 partners of the Rugby Club Vannes chaired since 2016 by Olivier Cloarec.


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Culture and indoor sports


Arkéa lends its name to the Arena de Bordeaux Métropole. Located in the town of Floirac,  the hall hosts the biggest national and international shows and major indoor sports events. This unique place must be a model for a new generation of equipment, more attentive to the public, more open to the City, bearer of sensations and human encounters.


Arkéa Aréna

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