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
    Associate
    Jorge Anton
    Jorge Anton Aparici
    Madrid
    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 Augustin
    Axel Augustin
    Paris
    Associate
    Axel Augustin
    Axel Augustin
    Paris
    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.

  • Sabine Barral
    Sabine Barral
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    Sabine Barral
    Sabine Barral
    Paris
    Senior 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.

  • Yasmina Bekkouche
    Yasmina Bekkouche
    Paris
    Financial Controller
    Yasmina Bekkouche
    Yasmina Bekkouche
    Paris
    Financial Controller
    @write

    After 2 years of experience as an analyst in P. & Partners Audit, accounting and consulting in Private Equity firms, Yasmina joined CAPZA end of 2014. Yasmina graduated from Léonard de Vinci Management School in Paris, specializing in Audit and Corporate Finance (2012).

  • Laurent Benard
    Laurent Bénard
    Paris
    Managing Partner
    Laurent Benard
    Laurent Bénard
    Paris
    Managing 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.

  • Fabien Bernez
    Fabien Bernez
    Paris
    Partner
    Fabien Bernez
    Fabien Bernez
    Paris
    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
    Marketing and Investor Relations Associate
    Lucie Besset
    Paris
    Marketing and Investor Relations Associate
    @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.

  • Bruno Bonnin
    Bruno Bonnin
    Paris
    Partner
    Bruno Bonnin
    Bruno Bonnin
    Paris
    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.

  • Gwenaelle boucly
    Gwenaëlle Boucly
    Paris
    Head of Marketing
    Gwenaelle boucly
    Gwenaëlle Boucly
    Paris
    Head of Marketing
    @write

    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
    Maxime Bridlance
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    CAPZA Transition SAS
    Maxime Bridlance
    Maxime Bridlance
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    CAPZA Transition SAS
    @write

    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
    Compliance
    Valentine Brisac
    Valentine Brisac
    Paris
    Compliance
    @write

    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.

  • Arnaud Carbonne
    Arnaud Carbonne
    Paris
    Associate
    Arnaud Carbonne
    Arnaud Carbonne
    Paris
    Associate
    @write

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

  • Benoit Choppin
    Paris
    Co-Head France Flex Equity
    Benoit Choppin
    Paris
    Co-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).

  • Clement Colin
    Clément Colin
    Paris
    Principal
    Clement Colin
    Clément Colin
    Paris
    Principal
    @write

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

  • Guillaume de Jongh
    Guillaume de Jongh
    Paris
    Partner
    Guillaume de Jongh
    Guillaume de Jongh
    Paris
    Partner
    @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.

  • Benedicte de Tissot
    Bénédicte de Tissot
    Paris
    CFO
    Benedicte de Tissot
    Bénédicte de Tissot
    Paris
    CFO
    @write

    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.

  • Riccardo Dore
    Milan
    Senior Associate
    Riccardo Dore
    Milan
    Senior 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.

  • Laure Dunys
    Paris
    Executive Assistant
    Laure Dunys
    Paris
    Executive Assistant
    @write

    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.

  • Olivier Elmalek
    Olivier Elmalek
    Paris
    Partner
    CAPZA Transition SAS
    Olivier Elmalek
    Olivier Elmalek
    Paris
    Partner
    CAPZA Transition SAS
    @write

    Starting his career with audit firms, Olivier then became a CFO and turned-around a first SME before joining a Special Situations fund. Since 2010, he has taken over and led turnaround of two distressed businesses (operating in construction and retail), where he is a non-executive director and a president, respectively. Olivier graduated from MSG Paris Dauphine.

  • Jean Marc Fiamma
    Jean-Marc Fiamma
    Paris
    Partner
    Jean Marc Fiamma
    Jean-Marc Fiamma
    Paris
    Partner
    @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 Fournial
    Emmanuel Fournial
    Paris
    Senior Associate
    Emmanuel Fournial
    Emmanuel Fournial
    Paris
    Senior 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.

  • 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.

  • Celine Gainet
    Céline Gainet
    Paris
    General Counsel
    Celine Gainet
    Céline Gainet
    Paris
    General Counsel
    @write

    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.

  • Hasnaa Gharbi
    Hasnaa Gharbi
    Paris
    Head of Middle Office Private Debt
    Hasnaa Gharbi
    Hasnaa Gharbi
    Paris
    Head of Middle Office Private Debt
    @write

    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.

  • Tommaso Galletta
    Milan
    Associate
    Tommaso Galletta
    Milan
    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).

  • Olivier Guine
    Olivier Guine
    Paris
    Principal
    Olivier Guine
    Olivier Guine
    Paris
    Principal
    @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 Hoppenot
    David Hoppenot
    Paris
    Special Advisor
    David Hoppenot
    David Hoppenot
    Paris
    Special 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.

  • Caroline Karpiel
    Caroline Karpiel
    Paris
    Head of Communications
    Caroline Karpiel
    Caroline Karpiel
    Paris
    Head of Communications
    @write

    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
    CEO & Co-founder
    Christophe Karvelis
    Christophe Karvelis Senn
    Paris
    CEO & 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.

  • Constantin Kryvian
    Constantin Kryvian
    Paris
    Principal
    Artemid SAS
    Constantin Kryvian
    Constantin Kryvian
    Paris
    Principal
    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
    Senior Associate
    Thomas Lafougere
    Thomas Lafougère
    Paris
    Senior 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Philippe Minard
    Milan
    Country Manager Italy
    Philippe Minard
    Milan
    Country 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 Mizrahi
    Oriane Mizrahi
    Paris
    Principal
    Oriane Mizrahi
    Oriane Mizrahi
    Paris
    Principal
    @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
    Jose Tomas Moliner
    José Tomas Moliner
    Madrid
    @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 Mueller
    Steffen Müller
    Munich
    Associate
    Steffen Mueller
    Steffen Müller
    Munich
    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.

  • Sonia Pensarini
    Paris
    Office Manager
    Sonia Pensarini
    Paris
    Office Manager
    @write

    After an experience as a PR assistant, Sonia joined CAPZA in  2007. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from the Montpellier University.

  • Maxence Radix
    Maxence Radix
    Paris
    Co-Head France Flex Equity
    Maxence Radix
    Maxence Radix
    Paris
    Co-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.

  • 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. Valérie holds a postgraduate degree in international commerce (ESC Troyes).

  • 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.

  • Benjamin Rogier
    Paris
    Financial Controller
    Benjamin Rogier
    Paris
    Financial Controller
    @write

    Benjamin gained a first experience at Ardian as a financial controller. He then worked for Extendam during three years, before joining CAPZA in September 2018. Benjamin graduated from SKEMA Business School.

  • 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
    Partner
    Bertram Schuetz
    Bertram Schütz
    Munich
    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.

  • Renaud Tourmente
    Paris
    Head of Business Development
    Renaud Tourmente
    Paris
    Head 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.

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