Team Flex Equity
Jorge Anton ApariciMadridAssociateJorge Anton ApariciMadridAssociate@write
Jorge worked at 3i Group and Optima Corporate (M&A boutique) before joining CAPZA in july 2017. Jorge holds a degree in Business Administration from ICADE Business School.
Axel AugustinParisAssociateAxel AugustinParisAssociate@write
After a first experience at CACIB in Structured Financing and at Ardian in Private Debt, Axel joined CAPZA in January 2018. He graduated from HEI Lille and holds a Master in Financial Technics from ESSEC.
Sabine BarralParisSenior AssociateSabine BarralParisSenior Associate@write
Sabine gained some experience as an analyst at Zodiac Aerospace and then CIFC Asset Management in New York before joining CAPZA end of 2014.
After graduating from ESSCA in 2011, she got her MBA from Northeastern University (Boston, USA) in 2014 with a concentration in finance and investment.
Fabien BernezParisPartnerFabien BernezParisPartner@write
Fabien began his career in 2004, in the Structured Finance team at Crédit Lyonnais. He worked for TCR Capital as an accounts officer from 2008 to 2012. He then went on to become Investments Manager until 2014, before being appointed as Managing Partner . He joined CAPZA in December 2017. Fabien is an alumnus of the Grenoble Institute of Technology and of EM Lyon Business School.
Bruno BonninParisPartnerBruno BonninParisPartner@write
Bruno began his career in the Private Equity as an analyst for the investment fund Perfectis before joining CAPZA in late 2009.
Bruno graduated from Ecole Centrale Lyon – School of Engineering in 2006. After working as a consultant for Altran for two years, Bruno resumed his studies and obtained a specialised Master’s Degree in International Finance at HEC School of Management in 2009.
Arnaud CarbonneParisAssociateArnaud CarbonneParisAssociate@write
After a first experience in Private Debt at Ardian, Arnaud joined CAPZA in April 2018. He graduated from ESSEC.
Benoit ChoppinParisCo-Head France Flex EquityBenoit ChoppinParisCo-Head France Flex Equity@write
After gaining initial experience in the Corporate Banking department of Crédit Lyonnais in London, Benoit became an Associate at EPF Partners. He joined CAPZA in 2006. Benoit graduated from ESSCA (2003) after six months at Truman State University (USA) and holds a specialised Master’s in financial engineering from EM Lyon (2004).
Clément ColinParisPrincipalClément ColinParisPrincipal@write
Clement gained a first experience as Analyst at DukeStreet, before joining CAPZA in 2013. He graduated from EDHEC,
Riccardo DoreMilanSenior AssociateRiccardo DoreMilanSenior Associate@write
Riccardo began his professional career in 2012 as Account Manager at ING Bank and joined Emisys Capital when it launched its investment activities in September 2013.
Riccardo holds a M.Sc. in Finance from Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.
Emmanuel FournialParisSenior AssociateEmmanuel FournialParisSenior Associate@write
After a first experience at CVC Capital Partners as analyst and at EXANE BNP Paribas in the economics research team, Emmanuel joined CAPZA in 2015. Emmanuel holds a master’s degree in Management Grande Ecole from HEC Paris and ENSAE Paristech.
Tommaso GallettaMilanAssociateTommaso GallettaMilanAssociate@write
Tommaso began his professional career in February 2016 at Emisys Capital.
Tommaso holds a M.Sc. in International Management from Luigi Bocconi University in Milan (Double Degree Program at Fudan University – Shanghai).
Olivier GuineParisPrincipalOlivier GuineParisPrincipal@write
Olivier began his career at Pechel Industries. He joined the BPI France Investissement teams in 2009, first as an Investment Manager and then as an Investment Principal, before moving to CAPZA in March 2016. Olivier has a Master 225 in Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering from Université Paris Dauphine.
David HoppenotParisSpecial AdvisorDavid HoppenotParisSpecial Advisor@write
After a work experience in M&A, David joined in 1997 EPF Partners (Natexis Group). In 2004, he founded CAPZA with Christophe Karvelis. David is a graduate of ESSCA and holds a Master’s in Finance from ESCP in 1995.
Christophe Karvelis SennParisCEO & Co-founderChristophe Karvelis SennParisCEO & Co-founder@write
Christophe studied first in France (IEP Paris, 1984) then in the USA (MBA from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1988). He joined 3i France in 1987 and became a partner and a member of the Management Committee in 1992. In 1995, he took part in the creation of the EPF Partners fund, sponsored by the Natexis group. From 1998 to 2004, he was Managing Director of ABN AMRO CAPITAL France targeting LBOs valued at between €40 M and €700 M. In 2004, he founded CAPZA in partnership with David Hoppenot.
Thomas LafougèreParisSenior AssociateThomas LafougèreParisSenior Associate@write
After a first experience at Morgan Stanley in the M&A team in London and at Bridgepoint in Paris, Thomas started his career at Deloitte in the Transaction Services department. He then joined CAPZA in 2016. Thomas graduated from Sciences Po Paris and holds a Master in Finance from the London School of Economics.
Clémence MegarbaneParisAssociateClémence MegarbaneParisAssociate@write
Clémence began her career in 2015 with Butler Industries in the restructuring teams, before joining CAPZA in May 2017. She graduated from ESSEC.
Philippe MinardMilanCountry Manager ItalyPhilippe MinardMilanCountry Manager Italy@write
Philippe began his professional career in 1992 at Société Générale in Milan. After an experience at Creditanstalt and Arca Merchant, he joined the Italian Group Mediobanca in 1998. He headed the structured finance team there until the end of 2005. That same year, he created with his partner Andrea Cappuccio and the support of Bi Invest and Intesa Sanpaolo, the Mezzanove Capital fund dedicated to the Italian mezzanine debt market. In 2013, Mezzanove’s activities evolved into Emisys Capital, a hybrid capital fund (mezzanine and/or minority equity debt) that successfully supported the growth of Italian SMEs and where Philippe was Managing Partner. Philippe is a graduate of Essec.
José Tomas MolinerMadridJosé Tomas MolinerMadrid
José Tomás Moliner has developed his professional career in Investment Banking and Private Equity. In 1987, he joined BBVA and for 13 years he developed his career in Spain, United States and Latin America in the area of Investment Banking and Investor Relations. The last 9 years in BBVA, he was the Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, being appointed head of BBVA Private Equity in 1999. In 2000, he founded and led Diana Capital, a medium size private equity firm. In 2004, he joined and refounded iNova Capital, a Technology Venture Capital firm. He works with CAPZA since 2015.
José Tomás has a degree in Economics from the UCM and an MBA from IESE.
Maxence RadixParisCo-Head France Flex EquityMaxence RadixParisCo-Head France Flex Equity@write
Maxence worked in the Finance Department of Cascade Direct Inc, in Portland (USA), before joining CAPZA in 2005. Maxence graduated in the class of 2000 from the EDHEC group (Espeme), specialising in capital and financial markets.
Cédric SabbahParisAssociateCédric SabbahParisAssociate@write
After a first experience in M&A at HSBC Paris and in Leveraged Finance at Credit Suisse in London, he joined the CAPZA team as an Associate in November 2018. Cédric is a graduate of HEC Paris.