Private Debt Team
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.
Laurent BénardParisManaging PartnerLaurent BénardParisManaging Partner@write
From 2001 to 2004, Laurent worked as an analyst in the LBO Department of Bank of Scotland in Paris. He joined CAPZA in 2004 and became Partner in 2011. Laurent holds an MA in Finance from the University of Edinburgh in 2001 and a DESS 225 in Finance from the University of Paris IX-Dauphine en 2002.
Arnaud CarbonneParisAssociateArnaud CarbonneParisAssociate@write
After a first experience in Private Debt at Ardian, Arnaud joined CAPZA in April 2018. He graduated from ESSEC.
Guillaume de JonghParisPartnerGuillaume de JonghParisPartner@write
Guillaume gained a first experience in Private Equity at European Capital. He joined CAPZA in 2008. Guillaume graduated from ESSEC in finance and from the Private Equity Chair in 2007.
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.
Jean-Marc FiammaParisPartnerJean-Marc FiammaParisPartner@write
Jean-Marc began his professional career in 1998 as an Investment Manager at BNP Private Equity. In 2000, he joined Ardian Growth where he completed a number of investments in the information technology and electronic industries. Before joining Capzanine in 2017, Jean-Marc was a Managing Director at Ardian Private Debt in Paris and was in charge of the origination and structuring of unitranche and mezzanine investments in Europe.
Jean-Marc holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and a DESS in Finance (Aix-Marseille University).
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).
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.
Oriane MizrahiParisPrincipalOriane MizrahiParisPrincipal@write
Oriane has a 7-year experience in investment banking. After first working within BNP Paribas’ structured finance department, she joined Rothschild & Cie where she was VP in the Financing Advisory team. In April 2016, Oriane joined CAPZA as an Investment Principal. Oriane graduated from EDHEC Business School?
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.
Steffen MüllerMunichAssociateSteffen MüllerMunichAssociate@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.
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.
Bertram SchützMunichPartnerBertram SchützMunichPartner@write
Bertram started his career in 1995 as a Credit Officer for the French subsidiary of HVB/Vereinsbank Group. He continued his career with the Group in Munich and became Managing Director in 1998, in charge of managing the LBO portfolio. In particular, he created and managed a €10 billion portfolio (180 LBO transactions in Europe, the United States and Asia). From 2007 to 2017, Bertram was Managing Director of Avenue Capital Group, Responsible for the Germany, Austria and Switzerland regions and Portfolio Manager. During this time, he established a Private Debt strategy in Germany and invested €350m in financing German SMEs. He joined the CAPZA’s Germany subsidiary in September 2017
Renaud TourmenteParisHead of Business DevelopmentRenaud TourmenteParisHead of Business Development@write
Renaud brings 20 years of relevant industry experience, recently at AXA IM where he co-led the global Loans & Private Debt platform and developed strong knowledge of alternative asset classes with a focus on illiquid strategies. Prior to this, he was at BNP Paribas and WestLB, mostly based in London, where he was head of the EMEA Corporate and Acquisition finance team and General Manager of WestLB France. He was also on the boards of the AXA IM Structured Finance platform and of the Loan Market Association in London. Renaud joined CAPZA in May 2019.