Private Debt Team
Jorge Anton ApariciMadridPrincipalJorge Anton ApariciMadridPrincipal@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.
Geert BrulotAmsterdamDirector BeneluxGeert BrulotAmsterdamDirector Benelux@write
Prior to joining CAPZA in 2022, Geert held various roles at ING Bank. He was Associate Director in the Structured Acquisition Finance Mid Corporates team (2015-2021), leading the origination, structuring and execution of leveraged finance transactions (LBOs). Prior to that he was Manager of the Transaction Services team, responsible for business development and advising clients on international cash management, working capital and trade finance services. Geert Brulot joined ING as a Management Trainee.
Geert Brulot holds a Master’s Degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam: Business Administration.
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.
Guillaume de JonghParisManaging PartnerGuillaume de JonghParisManaging Partner@write
Guillaume de Jongh joined CAPZA in 2008, after gaining experience in mezzanine and debt financing at European Capital and WestLB in London. He was quickly promoted through the ranks to Principal in 2013 and Partner in 2016.
Until 2021, Guillaume was a Partner in Private Debt at CAPZA where he had a leading role in originating, executing and monitoring Private Debt investments, overseeing an investment team of 13 people.
He was instrumental in building the Capza Private Debt franchise, which has become the reference partner of top tier European private equity sponsors for mid-market financing.
He has originated and executed dozens of transactions over the past 5 years. Guillaume has built a strong franchise a deep expertise in Healthcare and Tech with deals such as Marle, Intech, Acteon or I@D.
He was also actively involved in the fund-raising process of the private debt strategy, which has grown from €900M for the 2017 vintage to €1.5Bn for the 2019 vintage, with a strong diversification of the LP base.
Guillaume de Jongh holds a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance from the ESSEC Business School, with admission to the Private Equity Chair.
Jean-Marc FiammaParisPartner & Co-Head Private DebtJean-Marc FiammaParisPartner & Co-Head Private Debt@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).
Tommaso GallettaMilanSenior AssociateTommaso GallettaMilanSenior Associate@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).
Gino GraffAmsterdamAssociateGino GraffAmsterdamAssociate@write
Prior to joining CAPZA in 2022, Gino worked as an associate for ING’s leveraged finance team.
After some early experience at ING Bank and Vortex Capital in Amsterdam, Gino joined ING through the corporate finance graduate program.
Gino has studied at Tilburg University, Bocconi and Maastricht University, from which he graduated with a Master’s degree.
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.
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.
Filippo MalattiaMilanAnalystFilippo MalattiaMilanAnalyst@write
Prior to joining CAPZA in 2021, Filippo worked at BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking as a debt markets analyst intern, in addition to other working experiences in the finance industry.
Filippo Malattia holds a Master of Science in Finance from Nova School of Business and Economics and a Bachelors in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University.
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 MegarbaneParisPrincipalClémence MegarbaneParisPrincipal@write
Clémence began her career in 2015 with Butler Industries in the restructuring teams, before joining CAPZA in May 2017. She graduated from ESSEC.
Oriane MizrahiParisPrivate Debt PartnerOriane MizrahiParisPrivate Debt Partner@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 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.
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.
Maureen PlanchardParisPrincipalMaureen PlanchardParisPrincipal@write
Maureen Planchard joined CAPZA in 2020.
Prior to joining CAPZA, she worked at CIC Private Debt as an Investment Associate dedicated to Mezzanine and Unitranche investments. She previously worked at Société Générale CIB in Milan, and she completed an internship at Clearwater International.
Maureen Planchard holds a Master’s Degree 225 in Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering from University Paris IX Dauphine.
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 SabbahParisSenior AssociateCédric SabbahParisSenior Associate@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 SchützMunichPrivate Debt PartnerBertram SchützMunichPrivate Debt Partner@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
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 ZeitounParisSenior AssociateAudrey ZeitounParisSenior Associate@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.