Team Flex Equity
Fabien BernezParisDirecteur Associé Flex EquityFabien BernezParisDirecteur Associé Flex Equity@write
Fabien a débuté son parcours professionnel en 2004, au sein de l’équipe dédiée aux financements structurés du Crédit Lyonnais. Puis il a intégré TCR Capital en tant que chargé d’affaires, de 2008 à 2012. Il est ensuite devenu Directeur de Participations jusqu’en 2014. Depuis cette date, Fabien était Directeur Associé avant de rejoindre CAPZA en Décembre 2017. Il est diplômé de l’Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble et de l’EM Lyon.
Jorge Anton ApariciMadridSenior AssociateJorge Anton ApariciMadridSenior Associate@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 AugustinParisSenior AssociateAxel AugustinParisSenior Associate@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.
Fabien BernezParisFlex Equity PartnerFabien BernezParisFlex Equity Partner@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 BonninParisFlex Equity PartnerBruno BonninParisFlex Equity Partner@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 CarbonneParisSenior AssociateArnaud CarbonneParisSenior Associate@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,
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 GuineParisDirectorOlivier GuineParisDirector@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.
Lucas JacquetParisAnalystLucas JacquetParisAnalyst@write
After a first experience in Investment Banking at Degroof Petercam and in Private Equity at Ardian Buyout in Paris, Lucas joined CAPZA in January 2021 as an Analyst. He graduated from ESSEC.
Christophe Karvelis SennParisExecutive Chairman & FounderChristophe Karvelis SennParisExecutive Chairman & 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 between €40m and €700m. In 2004, he founded CAPZA in partnership with David Hoppenot.
Thomas LafougèreParisPrincipalThomas LafougèreParisPrincipal@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.
Ennis MechmetaliMunichAnalystEnnis MechmetaliMunichAnalyst@write
After a first experience in M&A at PwC and Greenhill in Frankfurt as well as in Private Equity at Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) in Frankfurt, Ennis joined the CAPZA team as an Analyst in September 2020. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration and a M.Sc. in Finance from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.
Clémence MegarbaneParisSenior AssociateClémence MegarbaneParisSenior Associate@write
Clémence began her career in 2015 with Butler Industries in the restructuring teams, before joining CAPZA in May 2017. She graduated from ESSEC.
José Tomas MolinerMadridPartnerJosé Tomas MolinerMadridPartner@write
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.
Steffen MüllerMunichSenior AssociateSteffen MüllerMunichSenior Associate@write
Prior to joining CAPZA in April 2018, Steffen worked as an Associate in the Leveraged Finance Group at UniCredit Bank in Munich and London, where he was involved in the origination & execution of LBO transactions. During his time in Investment Banking, Steffen closed numerous financing transactions in the German large and mid-cap space. He holds a M.Sc. in Strategic Management from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany.
Oliver NellMunichFlex Equity PartnerOliver NellMunichFlex Equity Partner@write
Before joining CAPZA in January 2020, Oliver Nell has most recently been working for a large European asset manager. Before this, he held Partner positions at Findos Investor and at Management Capital Holding, focusing on mid-market transactions in the DACH region. He started his Private Equity career at the Swedish buy-out house EQT. Oliver Nell holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Technische University of Kaiserslautern.
Francisco PichardoMadridAnalystFrancisco PichardoMadridAnalyst@write
After a first experience in Investment Banking at AZ Capital and in Private Equity at Alantra in Madrid, Francisco joined CAPZA in 2021 as an Analyst. He holds a degree in Business Administration from IE University.
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.
Xavier RivoalParisPortfolio AnalystXavier RivoalParisPortfolio Analyst@write
Xavier joined CAPZA in March 2021 as a Portfolio Analyst, after spending three years in the Valuation Advisory team of Duff & Phelps in Paris. Xavier is a graduate of the “Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris” and EM Lyon.
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.
Victoire SimonParisPrincipalVictoire SimonParisPrincipal@write
Victoire Simon joined CAPZA in 2020. She was previously Investment Director at Weinberg Capital Partners.
Prior to that, she was an Investment Director at RAISE, a fund specialized in small and mid-cap companies that she joined at its creation in 2013.
She also has experience at 21 Invest and in Transaction Services at KPMG.
Victoire holds a Master’s degree in financial engineering from EM LYON Business School and graduated from Dauphine.
Laure TallonParisAssociateLaure TallonParisAssociate@write
After a first experience in Private Equity at Advent International in Paris, Laure joined CAPZA as an Associate in January 2020. She graduated from HEC Paris.
Stefano ZavattaroMilanHead of Italian OfficeStefano ZavattaroMilanHead of Italian Office@write
After graduating in Economics in Rome and specializing in Finance at the London Business School, Stefano worked as a manager for General Electric where he participated in numerous M&A and private equity transactions within the GE Capital division. He was then chosen by the French investor Siparex to launch their Italian private equity activities before becoming head of the Private Equity division of the Crédit Agricole Group. Since 2014, Stefano has been advising international investment houses on their Italian and European projects. He joined CAPZA in 2021.
Audrey ZeitounParisAssociateAudrey ZeitounParisAssociate@write
Audrey gained her first experience at BNP Paribas in acquisition financing in London. She started her career in 2017 as a strategy consultant at Advancy before joining CAPZA in 2020.
Audrey graduated from the Ecole des Mines in Paris.