Teams

CAPZA is organised into four regional teams based in Paris, Munich, Milan and Madrid in order to generate attractive investments opportunities across continental Europe.

  • Jorge Anton
    Jorge Anton Aparici
    Madrid
    Senior Associate
    Jorge Anton
    Jorge Anton Aparici
    Madrid
    Senior Associate
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    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.

  • Dr. Stefan Arneth
    Munich
    Head of DACH Sales
    Dr. Stefan Arneth
    Munich
    Head of DACH Sales
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    Before joining CAPZA, Stefan Arneth has spent most of his career as Head of Institutional Clients, successfully developing third-party business for MEAG, the asset manager of Munich Re and ERGO. He holds a degree in business administration and a doctorate in finance from University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is also a CFA Charter-holder.

  • Axel Augustin
    Axel Augustin
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    Axel Augustin
    Axel Augustin
    Paris
    Senior Associate
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    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.

  • Guillaume Basquin
    Paris
    Partner & Co-Head, CAPZA Expansion
    Guillaume Basquin
    Paris
    Partner & Co-Head, CAPZA Expansion
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    Before joining CAPZA, Guillaume had been Directeur Associé at 3i in Paris since 2006. Previously, he worked at PwC Transaction Services and in Leverage Finance at Société Générale in New York.

    Guillaume had been Board member of Cerenicimo, Labco, WFCI and Loxam. More recently, Guillaume has invested for 3i in: Havea, a European leader in the natural consumer healthcare sector, for which he has led four build-ups (Aragan, Densmore, Pasquali Healthcare and Calmosine) in 3 years and Evernex, a world leader in third-party maintenance of critical IT infrastructures. His investment track- record includes as well the investments in SaniSure, a global leader in single-use technologies serving the biopharmaceutical sector and in Ionisos, a European leader in cold sterilization for the medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

    Guillaume graduated from ENSAM and ESCP.

  • Oumaima Bel Askri
    Oumaïma Bel Askri
    Paris
    Financial Controler
    Oumaima Bel Askri
    Oumaïma Bel Askri
    Paris
    Financial Controler
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    Oumaïma started her career at KPMG in 2015 where she worked as a Financial Auditor specialized in funds and management companies auditing. She then worked as a financial controller at Bluester Capital (formerly Parvilla) before joining CAPZA in 2020. Oumaïma holds a Master degree in Auditing and financial controlling from IESEG School Management.

  • Fabien Bernez
    Fabien Bernez
    Paris
    Flex Equity Partner
    Fabien Bernez
    Fabien Bernez
    Paris
    Flex Equity Partner
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    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.

  • Lucie Besset
    Paris
    Financial Controler
    Lucie Besset
    Paris
    Financial Controler
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    After a first experience as an analyst at Athos Partners, a Private Equity placement agent, she joined CAPZA in September 2018. Lucie graduated from EDHEC Business School.

  • Emmanuel Bonnaud
    Emmanuel Bonnaud
    Paris
    Managing Partner
    CAPZA Transition SAS
    Emmanuel Bonnaud
    Emmanuel Bonnaud
    Paris
    Managing Partner
    CAPZA Transition SAS
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    Emmanuel has more than 20 years of experience in special situations, gained both at KPMG and Roland Berger where he managed the “Corporate Performance” practice in Paris until 2017. Emmanuel graduated from Sciences Po. He also holds a MBA of HEC and a Master’s Degree in Law.

  • Marion de Bonneville
    Paris
    Director, CAPZA Expansion
    Marion de Bonneville
    Paris
    Director, CAPZA Expansion
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    Before joining CAPZA, Marion was Investment Director at Pechel in Paris since 2012. Prior to that, she worked at NextStage as an Associate.

    Her investment background includes investments and exits from Private Sport Shop, Recaero, Solware and CWI. More recently, Marion was a member of the Supervisory Board of Dubbing Brothers, the European leader in dubbing for film and television. In particular, she participated in the acquisition of Film & Fernseh Synchron (FFS), one of the leading dubbing companies in Germany. She also accompanied Vernicolor, a specialist in the decoration of plastic parts for the automotive industry, in its international expansion strategy in Mexico and Tunisia.

    Marion is a graduate of ESSEC.

  • Bruno Bonnin
    Bruno Bonnin
    Paris
    Flex Equity Partner
    Bruno Bonnin
    Bruno Bonnin
    Paris
    Flex Equity Partner
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    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.

  • Gwenaelle boucly
    Gwenaëlle Boucly
    Paris
    Head of Marketing and Communication
    Gwenaelle boucly
    Gwenaëlle Boucly
    Paris
    Head of Marketing and Communication
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    Gwenaëlle started her career at AXA Investment Managers in London within the hedge fund product specialist team. She then joined the Paris office in 2006, where she hold various roles: fund range manager, head of market intelligence & product marketing and head of marketing France. She joined CAPZA in November 2018. Gwenaëlle graduated from HEC Paris in 2002.

  • Maxime Bridlance
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    CAPZA Transition SAS
    Maxime Bridlance
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    CAPZA Transition SAS
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    Maxime worked 5 years at Perceva before joining CAPZA Transition SAS in April 2019. He graduated from the ESSEC Group.

  • Valentine Brisac
    Valentine Brisac
    Paris
    Head of Compliance & Chief Risk Officer
    Valentine Brisac
    Valentine Brisac
    Paris
    Head of Compliance & Chief Risk Officer
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    Valentine began her career in Equity Sales at Oddo Securities. In 2012, she joined the Asset Management Department of the French “Autorité des Marchés Financiers”, first as an analyst and then as portfolio manager, before joining CAPZA in September 2017. Valentine holds a Master 1 in Finance from the Université Paris-Dauphine and a Master 2 in Currency, Banking and Finance from the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne.

  • Johanna Buckley
    Paris
    Compliance and Risk Officer
    Johanna Buckley
    Paris
    Compliance and Risk Officer
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    Johanna Buckley joined CAPZA in 2020. She previously worked in compliance at Five Arrows Managers – Rothschild and Co and completed an internship in the financial security department of Natixis. Johanna holds a Master 2 in Business, Tax & Financial Market Law from the University of Paris Saclay and a Master 2 in Criminal Financial Law from the University of CY Cergy Paris.

  • Arnaud Carbonne
    Arnaud Carbonne
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    Arnaud Carbonne
    Arnaud Carbonne
    Paris
    Senior Associate
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    After a first experience in Private Debt at Ardian, Arnaud joined CAPZA in April 2018. He graduated from ESSEC.

  • Thibault Chatagnon
    Paris
    Principal, CAPZA Expansion
    Thibault Chatagnon
    Paris
    Principal, CAPZA Expansion
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    Prior to joining CAPZA, Thibault was an Investment Director at Creadev since 2017 and before that, an Associate at AXIO Capital.

    Thibault has invested and supported companies in various sectors: training with Abilways, B2B services with Sécurinfor and D&Fi, and construction and renovation with France Accès. He also completed the sale of Helexia, an energy efficiency player, to Voltalia, a listed IPP.

    Thibault is a graduate of Audencia.

  • Frédéric Chiche
    Paris
    Partner & Co-Head, CAPZA Expansion
    Frédéric Chiche
    Paris
    Partner & Co-Head, CAPZA Expansion
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    Before joining CAPZA, Frédéric worked for 4 years at 3i in Paris as Directeur Associé. Prior to that, Frédéric spent 8 years in investment banking (Morgan Stanley, Rothschild and ING), and more than 10 years in private equity at 3i, Providence Equity and Silverfleet Capital in Paris and London. He has also been a co-owner and partner of an independent niche investment bank in France and China.

    His investment track record includes more recently the investments in Evernex, a world leader in third-party maintenance of critical IT infrastructures, which he recently participated to the combination with Technogroup, its German counterpart, and the acquisition of Storex, the South African leader; and the investment in Ionisos, a European leader in cold sterilization services for the medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

    Frédéric graduated from Telecom Paris and HEC.

  • Alexis Childs
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    CAPZA Growth Tech
    Alexis Childs
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    CAPZA Growth Tech
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    Alexis joined CAPZA in 2020, as the company merged with Time for Growth, an investment company specialized in Growth Tech. Alexis joined Time for Growth in 2018 as an analyst in the Investment Team. Alexis is involved in the analysis of investment opportunities in the Technology and Digital sectors in Europe, as well as in the follow-up of the portfolio companies. Alexis graduated from EM Lyon Business School.

  • Benoit Choppin
    Paris
    Managing Partner
    Benoit Choppin
    Paris
    Managing Partner
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    Benoit Choppin joined CAPZA in 2006 as a senior associate, after gaining initial experience in the Corporate Banking department of Crédit Lyonnais in London and EPF Partners (APAX small caps). He quickly climbed the ladder and became Principal in 2008, Director in 2010 and Partner in 2014.

    Until 2021, Benoit was co-Head of Flex Equity France at CAPZA where he had a leading role in originating, executing and monitoring Flex Equity investments, overseeing an investment team of 13 people.

    He was instrumental in building the Flex Equity Franchise, which offers flexible financing solutions combining majority or minority capital, convertible bonds and mezzanine debt to support small and mid-cap companies.

    He has originated and executed a dozen transactions over the past 5 years. Benoit has built a strong franchise in the small and mid-cap market in France and a deep expertise with deals such as Opteven (insurance), Horizon Software (trading software), Magellan (IT consulting and integration) or Dubbing Brothers.

    He was also actively involved in the fund-raising process of the Flex Equity strategy, which has grown from €350M for the 2017 vintage to €700M for the 2020 vintage, with a strong diversification of the LP base.

    Benoit graduated from ESSCA (2003).

  • Clement Colin
    Clément Colin
    Paris
    Principal
    Clement Colin
    Clément Colin
    Paris
    Principal
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    Clement gained a first experience as Analyst at DukeStreet, before joining CAPZA in 2013. He graduated from EDHEC, 

  • Hans Cueff
    Paris
    Head of Middle Office Flex Equity
    Hans Cueff
    Paris
    Head of Middle Office Flex Equity
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    Hans Cueff joined CAPZA in 2020. He has an active role in investor relations, portfolio valuations, reporting and fund administration.
    Prior to joining CAPZA, he worked as a fund operations analyst at Tikehau Capital. Prior to this, he worked as a financial controller at Idinvest Partners between 2015 and 2018.
    Hans Cueff is graduated from the Institut Supérieur de Commerce (ISC) in Paris, specializing in Finance.

  • Jean-Luc Cyrot
    Paris
    Partner
    CAPZA Growth Tech
    Jean-Luc Cyrot
    Paris
    Partner
    CAPZA Growth Tech
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    Jean-Luc joined CAPZA in 2020, as the company merged with Time for Growth, an investment company specialized in Growth Tech that Jean-Luc Co-founded in 2009. At Time for Growth, Jean-Luc invested in 12 European Growth Tech companies in France, Germany and Sweden. Before, Jean-Luc worked at Arthur D Little as Partner in charge of the TMT department, where he worked for many major players across Europe in the fields of TMT as well as for investment funds and banks. Jean-Luc teaches at ParisTech and Paris la Sorbonne. He is a graduate of ENSTA ParisTech and also co-founded a digital entrepreneur club in Paris region, “Meudon Valley”.

  • Erica Dan
    Paris
    Investor Relations Japan
    Erica Dan
    Paris
    Investor Relations Japan
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    Prior to joining CAPZA in 2021, Erica worked from 2013 to 2019 at UBS in Tokyo, London, and Singapore as an Institutional Sales and Account Manager for Equities Advisory and FX Prime Brokerage. In 2021, Erica obtained a master’s degree in International Marketing and Business Development from Skema Business School. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Keio University in Tokyo.

  • Henri de Bodinat
    Paris
    Partner
    CAPZA Growth Tech
    Henri de Bodinat
    Paris
    Partner
    CAPZA Growth Tech
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    Henri joined CAPZA in 2020, as the company merged with Time for Growth, an investment company specialized in Growth Tech that Henri Co-founded in 2009. Prior to founding Time for Growth, Henri occupied several senior executive positions, including Managing Director of Saatchi & Saatchi, CEO of Sony Music France, Vice President Europe of Sony Software and Managing Director of Club Méditerranée. Henri also co-founded the “Actuel” newspaper and the radio stations “Chérie FM” and “Radio Nova”, and was Vice-President at Arthur D. Little, where he worked for four years. Here he led strategic projects for telecom, media and internet groups. Henri is a graduate of HEC, Sciences Po and Harvard Business School.

  • Guillaume de Jongh
    Paris
    Managing Partner
    Guillaume de Jongh
    Paris
    Managing Partner
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    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.

  • Benedicte de Tissot
    Bénédicte de Tissot
    Paris
    CFO
    Benedicte de Tissot
    Bénédicte de Tissot
    Paris
    CFO
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    Bénédicte joined CDC Marchés in 1996, working on the installation of information systems. In 1999, she became CFO of BBS finance, a position which she has occupied at CAPZA since 2005. She holds a degree in International Management from the MBA Institute in Paris.

  • Timothée Dor
    Paris
    Product Manager
    Timothée Dor
    Paris
    Product Manager
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    Timothée began his career in 2017 at La Française Group, first as a RFP Manager specialised in Real Estate and then in Securities.
    He joined CAPZA in 2021 as a Product Manager. Timothée holds a master degree in Real Estate and Wealth Management from Neoma Bussiness School.

  • Matthieu Dordolo
    Paris
    Partner
    CAPZA Growth Tech
    Matthieu Dordolo
    Paris
    Partner
    CAPZA Growth Tech
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    Matthieu joined CAPZA in 2019. Matthieu has been working in the technology industry for the past 10 years and has 6 years of experience in private equity. Prior to joining CAPZA, Matthieu was a partner at Raise, where he participated in the launch of the investment vehicle Raise Ventures. He joined Raise in 2013 when the group was created. Previously, Matthieu held various positions in the new technologies industry, including at Microsoft. He participated in the creation of several tech companies and was a professor at Paris Dauphine University. Matthieu is a graduate of SUPINFO.

  • Laure Dunys
    Paris
    Executive Assistant
    Laure Dunys
    Paris
    Executive Assistant
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    Laure has a ten-year experience as an Executive assistant. She has previously worked with Activa Capital, Rothschild & Cie and Axiom Alternative Investments, bejore joining CAPZA in December 2016.

  • Farah Fehaili
    Paris
    Institutional Investor Relations
    Farah Fehaili
    Paris
    Institutional Investor Relations
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    Prior to joining CAPZA, Farah was a Business Development Manager at Metropole Gestion since 2018 where she was covering the institutional investor segment (sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, retirement funds, insurers) and distributors (private banks and multi-managers) in North America, the Middle East and French-speaking Europe (France, Switzerland, Monaco). Prior to that, Farah was an RFP manager at Edmond de Rothschild AM.

  • Christophe Fercocq
    Paris
    Partner – Senior Advisor
    Christophe Fercocq
    Paris
    Partner – Senior Advisor
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    Before joining CAPZA, Christophe was a founding partner of Cobalt Capital, an independent investment fund created in 2004. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of LGV Capital France, whose French office he opened in 1996. Christophe started his career as a financial analyst before working in the field of mergers and acquisitions with an investment bank of the Pargesa group and then joining an investment fund as a director. Board member of several French companies, Christophe has also served as a Director for a British listed company and an Italian company. He holds a Master’s degree in management from the University of Paris Dauphine.

  • Jean Marc Fiamma
    Jean-Marc Fiamma
    Paris
    Private Debt Partner
    Jean Marc Fiamma
    Jean-Marc Fiamma
    Paris
    Private Debt Partner
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    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).

  • Benoit Franchet
    Benoit Franchet
    Paris
    Partner
    CAPZA Transition SAS
    Benoit Franchet
    Benoit Franchet
    Paris
    Partner
    CAPZA Transition SAS
    @write

    After a first experience at BNP Paribas in Tokyo in 2002, Benoit spent 3 years at KPMG Restructuring in Paris. He then spent 11 years in NIBC Bank in London where he managed debt portfolios on European mid-sized companies. Benoit graduated from Audencia Nantes.

  • Tatiana Gagey
    Paris
    Associate, CAPZA Expansion
    Tatiana Gagey
    Paris
    Associate, CAPZA Expansion
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    Tatiana Gagey joined CAPZA in 2021 as an Associate in the Expansion team.

    Prior to joining CAPZA, she worked as a Private Equity Analyst with Latour Capital. Before that, she did an internship at Ba&sh as a Financial and Business Analyst and at Pechel Industries Partenaires as a Private Equity Analyst.

    Tatiana holds a Master degree from HEC Paris.

  • Celine Gainet
    Céline Gainet
    Paris
    General Counsel
    Celine Gainet
    Céline Gainet
    Paris
    General Counsel
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    Céline Gainet is a lawyer admitted to the Paris (since 2008) and California Bars (since 2011). A graduate of UCLA Law School (Master of Laws) and the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Ph.D. in Finance, Master in Corporate and Tax Law, Master in Business Economics in partnership with HEC business school), she has practiced for 10 years in Tier 1 U.S. ranking law firms, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (from 2011 to 2018) and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (from 2008 to 2010), where she specialized in M&A and corporate governance for listed and non-listed international firms.

    Associate professor at Sorbonne University (since 2013), she is also the Founder and President of the UCLA Club of France (since 2012), organization that regroups the UCLA alumni living in France from all UCLA schools and departments (business school, law school, etc.).

    She joined CAPZA in June 2018.

  • Tommaso Galletta
    Milan
    Associate
    Tommaso Galletta
    Milan
    Associate
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    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).

  • Jeanne Gary
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    CAPZA Transition SAS
    Jeanne Gary
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    CAPZA Transition SAS
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    After 5 years as Analyst and Associate M&A at Adviso Partners then Nomura France, Jeanne joined CAPZA in 2019. She graduated from Université Paris Dauphine and McGill University (Montreal, Canada).

  • Aurore Gauffre
    Paris
    Head of Sustainability & Impact
    Aurore Gauffre
    Paris
    Head of Sustainability & Impact
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    Before joining CAPZA in 2021, Aurore was Head of Investments at the French Insurance Federation (FFA) since 2017 where she represented French insurers on investment themes (sustainable finance, SMEs/ETIs, real estate…) and oversaw the implementation of local financial initiative funds. Previously, she was M&A Director at ATFIS, and Trader at BNP Paribas. Aurore also teaches sustainable finance at Sciences Po. She holds a master’s degree in international finance from HEC Paris and a master’s degree in civil engineering from ESTP.

  • Hasnaa Gharbi
    Hasnaa Gharbi
    Paris
    Head of Middle Office Private Debt
    Hasnaa Gharbi
    Hasnaa Gharbi
    Paris
    Head of Middle Office Private Debt
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    Hasnaa started her career at PwC, where she worked for 3 years as an Auditor specialized in private equity funds and management companies. She then joined Ardian in 2015 where she worked for 4 years as a Finance Officer, responsible for the financial and operational management of MidMarket funds.

    Hasnaa joined CAPZA in 2019 as Head of Middle office Private Debt. She is a graduate of University Paris-Dauphine.

  • Jérôme Girszyn
    Paris
    Associated Partner*
    CAPZA Transition SAS
    Jérôme Girszyn
    Paris
    Associated Partner*
    CAPZA Transition SAS
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    Jérôme has been investing for 25 years in SMEs in special or complex situations, first as a Partner of the private equity firm 3i, then on behalf of family offices such as Platina Equity Solutions. Today, he advises private investors and the governance of family businesses undergoing transformation. Jérôme graduated from HEC and started his career at Arthur Andersen Restructuring.

     

    * Jérôme advises Transition via Tradefive, a company registered with ORIAS as CIF and MOBSP under the number 20001896.

  • Fanny Grasset
    Paris
    Legal Associate
    Fanny Grasset
    Paris
    Legal Associate
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    Fanny Grasset joined CAPZA in 2020. She has an active role in developing fund structures and supporting new fund launches. In addition, she manages the relationships with external counsels and monitors legal fees.

    Prior to joining CAPZA, she was an Associate at Linklaters LLP (Investment Funds and Tax Practice). She previously was an Attorney at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.

    Fanny Grasset holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Tax Law from Université Paris 2, a Master’s Degree in Business Law from Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, and a MCs in Management from ESSEC Business School.

  • Olivier Guine
    Olivier Guine
    Paris
    Director
    Olivier Guine
    Olivier Guine
    Paris
    Director
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    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 Hoppenot
    David Hoppenot
    Paris
    Special Advisor
    David Hoppenot
    David Hoppenot
    Paris
    Special Advisor
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    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.

  • Raphaël Horreard
    Paris
    Partner
    CAPZA Growth Tech
    Raphaël Horreard
    Paris
    Partner
    CAPZA Growth Tech
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    Raphaël joined CAPZA in 2020, as the company merged with Time For Growth, an investment company specialized in Growth Tech. He joined Time for Growth in 2015 and was promoted to Partner in 2019. Raphaël started his carrier at EY as an auditor in early 2009 before joining their Transaction Advisory Services team in early 2011, where he became manager in 2013. During his tenure at EY, he worked on a wide variety of deals, with a focus on M&A Transaction and Restructuring Advisory projects. His main clients were private equity firms and industrial corporates. Whilst at EY, Raphaël oversaw new recruitments in the TAS departments, along with the talent management follow-ups of analysts and associates. Raphaël graduated from EDHEC.

  • Lucas Jacquet
    Paris
    Analyst
    Lucas Jacquet
    Paris
    Analyst
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    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.

  • Ricard Janson
    Milan
    Business Development and Investor Relations – Nordics
    Ricard Janson
    Milan
    Business Development and Investor Relations – Nordics
    @write

    Before joining CAPZA, Ricard was a Sales Director at BlueBay Asset Management in London, covering the entire client range (pension funds, insurance companies, financial groups, asset & wealth managers, private banks and family offices) in all of the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland). Prior to that, he was an Associate at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, also in London, covering the same markets. Ricard started his career at Svenska Handelsbanken in Sweden after his business studies at Lund University.

  • Jessy Jerome
    Paris
    Head of Human Ressources
    Jessy Jerome
    Paris
    Head of Human Ressources
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    MBTI certified since 2015, Jessy has developed a real appetite for topics related to the development of potentials in organizations.

    Before joining CAPZA, she spent 9 years at Covivio where she successively held the positions of Human Resources Manager, Competency Development Manager and HR Business Partner. This career path allowed her to develop her operational and strategic vision of HR.

    Jessy joined CAPZA in June 2020 as Head of Human Resources and entered the Executive Committee of CAPZA in 2021. She holds a Master’s degree in HR Management in multinational firms from IAE Gustave Eiffel.

  • Caroline Karpiel
    Caroline Karpiel
    Paris
    Head of Communications
    Caroline Karpiel
    Caroline Karpiel
    Paris
    Head of Communications
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    Caroline began her professional career in 2014 at ODDO BHF Asset Management, first as a communications project manager and then as head of digital marketing. She joined CAPZA in January 2018. Caroline holds a Master’s Degree in Communications from the CELSA Sorbonne Université.

  • Christophe Karvelis
    Christophe Karvelis Senn
    Paris
    Executive Chairman & Founder
    Christophe Karvelis
    Christophe Karvelis Senn
    Paris
    Executive Chairman & Founder
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    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.

  • Constantin Kryvian
    Constantin Kryvian
    Paris
    Director
    Artemid SAS
    Constantin Kryvian
    Constantin Kryvian
    Paris
    Director
    Artemid SAS
    @write

    Constantin began his career as a M&A advisor successively at Crédit Agricole CIB and then at Goetz Partners Corporate Finance, where he was involved in several small & mid cap transactions. He joined Crédit Agricole Ile-de-France’s Structured Finance Department in 2014 where he participated in various mid-cap acquisition financing transactions. He joined Artemid in 2016. Constantin holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Management Control from the University of Paris-Dauphine.

  • Thomas Lafougere
    Thomas Lafougère
    Paris
    Principal
    Thomas Lafougere
    Thomas Lafougère
    Paris
    Principal
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    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.

  • Cedric Lalain
    Cédric Lalain
    Paris
    Partner
    Artemid SAS
    Cedric Lalain
    Cédric Lalain
    Paris
    Partner
    Artemid SAS
    @write

    Cédric began his career in 2001 in the Finance Department of the Caisse des Dépôts Group. In 2008, he became a Bâle II risk analyst in the Group Risk Department. He joined Assurances du Crédit Mutuel in 2010 as bond manager. In 2012, he became Head of Credit and Fixed Income Strategy and then developed the Private Debt business. In January 2017, he was appointed Head of Fixed Income Investments. Cédric has an engineering degree (Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Brest) and also holds a Master’s degree in Finance from ESCP Europe and the CFA.

  • Mathieu Latta
    Paris
    Associate
    CAPZA Growth Tech
    Mathieu Latta
    Paris
    Associate
    CAPZA Growth Tech
    @write

    After a first experience in Financial Audit at Mazars and in Private Equity at Time for Growth in Paris, Mathieu joined CAPZA in September 2020 as an Associate.
    Mathieu is a graduate of ESTP Paris, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) as well as a Master in Management from ESSEC.

  • Laure Mahé
    Paris
    Senior Product Manager
    Laure Mahé
    Paris
    Senior Product Manager
    @write

    Laure joined CAPZA in 2021 as a Senior Product Manager. She has an active role in CAPZA’s product marketing, fund raising and investor communication. Prior to joining CAPZA, she worked at Allianz Global Investors as RFP Specialist. Before that, she worked at HSBC Global Asset Management as RFP Specialist as well. Laure holds a Master’s Degree from Neoma Business School.

  • Sylvie Mazouz
    Paris
    Office Manager
    Sylvie Mazouz
    Paris
    Office Manager
    @write

    Before joining CAPZA in May 2018, Sylvie worked at International Consulting Firms (Gartner, The Capital Markets Company) as Operations and
    Office Manager.

  • Ennis-Mechmetali
    Ennis Mechmetali
    Munich
    Analyst
    Ennis-Mechmetali
    Ennis Mechmetali
    Munich
    Analyst
    @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.

  • Clemence Megarbane
    Clémence Megarbane
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    Clemence Megarbane
    Clémence Megarbane
    Paris
    Senior 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.

  • Laura Mehamdia
    Paris
    Assistant
    Laura Mehamdia
    Paris
    Assistant
    @write

    Before joining CAPZA in 2020, Laura worked at Wakam as an Executive Assistant. Prior to that, she gained her first experience at KBL Richelieu.

  • Thomas Meurisse
    Paris
    Associate - CAPZA Transition SAS
    Thomas Meurisse
    Paris
    Associate - CAPZA Transition SAS
    @write

    Thomas joined CAPZA Transition in 2020 after 3 years spent in the M&A Special situations team of EY. Previously, he held various internship positions at UI Gestion and Perceva. Thomas graduated from Paris Dauphine University, Master 225 – Corporate Finance & Financial Engineering.

  • Oriane Mizrahi
    Oriane Mizrahi
    Paris
    Director
    Oriane Mizrahi
    Oriane Mizrahi
    Paris
    Director
    @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?

  • Jose Tomas Moliner
    José Tomas Moliner
    Madrid
    Partner
    Jose Tomas Moliner
    José Tomas Moliner
    Madrid
    Partner
    @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.

  • Oliver Nell
    Munich
    Flex Equity Partner
    Oliver Nell
    Munich
    Flex 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.

  • Roxane Pauquet
    Paris
    Associate
    Roxane Pauquet
    Paris
    Associate
    @write

    After a first experience in Transaction Services at EY, Roxane joined CAPZA in July 2020. She had previously completed internships at Perceva and Florac Investissement. She graduated from EDHEC.

  • Marie Pesnel
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    CAPZA Growth Tech
    Marie Pesnel
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    CAPZA Growth Tech
    @write

    Marie joined CAPZA in 2020, as the company merged with Time for Growth, an investment company specialized in Growth Tech. Marie joined Time for Growth in 2020 as a Senior associate in the Investment Team. She started her carrier in Transaction Advisory Services at EY in 2017, where she became senior consultant in 2019. She was involved in numerous due diligences with the Paris and London offices. She is involved in the analysis of investment opportunities in the Technology and Digital sectors in Europe, as well as in the follow-up of the portfolio companies. Marie graduated from EDHEC Business School.

  • Francisco Pichardo
    Madrid
    Analyst
    Francisco Pichardo
    Madrid
    Analyst
    @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 Planchard
    Paris
    Principal
    Maureen Planchard
    Paris
    Principal
    @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.

  • Camille-Poiree
    Camille Poirée
    Paris
    Analyst
    Camille-Poiree
    Camille Poirée
    Paris
    Analyst
    @write

    After a first year in M&A at HSBC and then at Danone, Camille joined Artemid as an analyst in June 2020. She graduated from the Master 224 – Banking and Finance at the University Paris Dauphine.

  • Maxence Radix
    Maxence Radix
    Paris
    Managing Partner
    Maxence Radix
    Maxence Radix
    Paris
    Managing Partner
    @write

    Maxence joined CAPZA in 2005 as an associate, after gaining initial experience in the Finance Department of Cascade Direct Inc, in Portland (USA). He was quickly promoted to the rank of Principal in 2013, Director in 2014 and Partner in 2016.

    Until 2021, Maxence was co-Head of Flex Equity France at CAPZA where he had a leading role in originating, executing and monitoring Flex Equity investments, overseeing an investment team of 13 people.

    He was instrumental in building the Flex Equity Franchise in 2016, which offers flexible financing solutions combining majority or minority capital, convertible bonds and mezzanine debt to support small and mid-cap companies.

    He has originated and executed a dozen transactions over the past 5 years. Maxence has built a strong franchise in the small and mid-cap market in France and a deep expertise in tech (software and services) with deals such as Talan, Questel or Geodesial.

    He was also actively involved in the fundraising process of the Flex Equity strategy, which has grown from €350M for the 2017 vintage to €700M for the 2020 vintage, with a strong diversification of the LP base.

    Maxence holds an International Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Market Finance from ESPEME Business School (EDHEC Group, Lille France).

  • Valerie Rivemales
    Valérie Rivemales
    Paris
    Executive Assistant
    Valerie Rivemales
    Valérie Rivemales
    Paris
    Executive Assistant
    @write

    Valerie started her career at Business France before moving with her husband in Saudi Arabia. It was on this occasion that she converted to executive assistantship, working in particular at the French Embassy in Riyadh. After a few long assignments in renowned groups such as Iba-Cadum, Fnac, Sanofi-Aventis…, she joined CAPZA in September 2017 to assist its CEO. Valérie holds a postgraduate degree in international commerce (ESC Troyes).

  • Xavier Rivoal
    Paris
    Portfolio Analyst
    Xavier Rivoal
    Paris
    Portfolio 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.

  • Cyril Roblin
    Cyril Roblin
    Paris
    Principal
    Artemid SAS
    Cyril Roblin
    Cyril Roblin
    Paris
    Principal
    Artemid SAS
    @write

    Cyril began his career in the Coverage and then Strategic and Acquisition Financing departments of Société Générale. After an experience at Ardian Private Debt, he joined the investment bank Aforge Degroof Finance in 2011 where he was mainly involved in small & mid cap M&A transactions. He joined Artemid in 2014. Cyril holds a Master’s degree in Investment Banking and Markets from the University of Paris-Dauphine.

  • Cédric Sabbah
    Paris
    Associate
    Cédric Sabbah
    Paris
    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 Schuetz
    Bertram Schütz
    Munich
    Private Debt Partner
    Bertram Schuetz
    Bertram Schütz
    Munich
    Private 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

  • Annie Laure Servel
    Annie-Laure Servel
    Paris
    Managing Partner
    Artemid SAS
    Annie Laure Servel
    Annie-Laure Servel
    Paris
    Managing Partner
    Artemid SAS
    @write

    Annie-Laure began her career at the Roullier group in 1992, where she held treasury responsibilities at the Timac subsidiary and then at the CFPR holding company. In 2001, she joined Calyon as Senior Banker and then as Head of Structured Finance and LBOs from 2007 to 2009. She was appointed Co-Head of the CACIB ETI LBO team in 2009 and headed the CACIB corporate structured finance and LBO team between 2011 and 2015. She joined Artemid in 2015. Annie-Laure holds a DESS in Corporate Finance from the University of Rennes.

  • Victoire Simon
    Paris
    Principal
    Victoire Simon
    Paris
    Principal
    @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 Tallon
    Paris
    Associate
    Laure Tallon
    Paris
    Associate
    @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.

  • Renaud Tourmente
    Paris
    Chief Operating Officer
    Renaud Tourmente
    Paris
    Chief Operating Officer
    @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.

  • Philippe Tran
    Paris
    Data Manager
    Philippe Tran
    Paris
    Data Manager
    @write

    Philippe Tran joined CAPZA in 2020. He is in charge of designing CAPZA’s IT structure to securely store the data collected through multiple entry points and bringing consistency across the various software applications. He is also responsible for the improvement of data quality and reliability. His role also includes the automation of the report generation process and the building of dashboards to drive the business based on data analysis.

    Prior to joining CAPZA, he worked as IT Manager at Access Capital Partners. He previously worked at eFront where he was Senior BI consultant.

    Philippe Tran holds an Engineer’s Degree in Business Intelligence from the EISTI.

  • Yang Yu
    Paris
    Financial Controller
    Yang Yu
    Paris
    Financial Controller
    @write

    Yang began her career at CACEIS, depository bank of the Credit Agricole Group, in 2013. She started as a Data Administrator, then as a Fund Accountant, later after as a Middle Officer and Business Support of private equity funds. In 2018, she worked at Cathay Capital Private Equity as a middle officer of Midcap Funds. In November 2019, she joined CAPZA as a financial controller. Yang holds a Master’s degree in Finance and International Banking from NEOMA Business School.

  • Stefano Zavattaro
    Milan
    Head of Italian Office
    Stefano Zavattaro
    Milan
    Head 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 Zeitoun
    Paris
    Associate
    Audrey Zeitoun
    Paris
    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.

  • Jorge Anton
    Jorge Anton Aparici
    Madrid
    Senior Associate
    Jorge Anton
    Jorge Anton Aparici
    Madrid
    Senior 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.

  • Dr. Stefan Arneth
    Munich
    Head of DACH Sales
    Dr. Stefan Arneth
    Munich
    Head of DACH Sales
    @write

    Before joining CAPZA, Stefan Arneth has spent most of his career as Head of Institutional Clients, successfully developing third-party business for MEAG, the asset manager of Munich Re and ERGO. He holds a degree in business administration and a doctorate in finance from University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is also a CFA Charter-holder.

  • Axel Augustin
    Axel Augustin
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    Axel Augustin
    Axel Augustin
    Paris
    Senior 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.

  • Guillaume Basquin
    Paris
    Partner & Co-Head, CAPZA Expansion
    Guillaume Basquin
    Paris
    Partner & Co-Head, CAPZA Expansion
    @write

    Before joining CAPZA, Guillaume had been Directeur Associé at 3i in Paris since 2006. Previously, he worked at PwC Transaction Services and in Leverage Finance at Société Générale in New York.

    Guillaume had been Board member of Cerenicimo, Labco, WFCI and Loxam. More recently, Guillaume has invested for 3i in: Havea, a European leader in the natural consumer healthcare sector, for which he has led four build-ups (Aragan, Densmore, Pasquali Healthcare and Calmosine) in 3 years and Evernex, a world leader in third-party maintenance of critical IT infrastructures. His investment track- record includes as well the investments in SaniSure, a global leader in single-use technologies serving the biopharmaceutical sector and in Ionisos, a European leader in cold sterilization for the medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

    Guillaume graduated from ENSAM and ESCP.

  • Oumaima Bel Askri
    Oumaïma Bel Askri
    Paris
    Financial Controler
    Oumaima Bel Askri
    Oumaïma Bel Askri
    Paris
    Financial Controler
    @write

    Oumaïma started her career at KPMG in 2015 where she worked as a Financial Auditor specialized in funds and management companies auditing. She then worked as a financial controller at Bluester Capital (formerly Parvilla) before joining CAPZA in 2020. Oumaïma holds a Master degree in Auditing and financial controlling from IESEG School Management.

  • Fabien Bernez
    Fabien Bernez
    Paris
    Flex Equity Partner
    Fabien Bernez
    Fabien Bernez
    Paris
    Flex 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.

  • Lucie Besset
    Paris
    Financial Controler
    Lucie Besset
    Paris
    Financial Controler
    @write

    After a first experience as an analyst at Athos Partners, a Private Equity placement agent, she joined CAPZA in September 2018. Lucie graduated from EDHEC Business School.

  • Emmanuel Bonnaud
    Emmanuel Bonnaud
    Paris
    Managing Partner
    CAPZA Transition SAS
    Emmanuel Bonnaud
    Emmanuel Bonnaud
    Paris
    Managing Partner
    CAPZA Transition SAS
    @write

    Emmanuel has more than 20 years of experience in special situations, gained both at KPMG and Roland Berger where he managed the “Corporate Performance” practice in Paris until 2017. Emmanuel graduated from Sciences Po. He also holds a MBA of HEC and a Master’s Degree in Law.

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