Eurazeo’s organization is based on five divisions that are defined according to specific market segments. This organization demonstrated its effectiveness. It has around 40 investment professionals who are supported by a structured sourcing team to identify new opportunities. Alongside the investment teams, the corporate teams actively participate in our investment development in areas such as HR, CSR, treasury, internal control, communications or legal affairs.
Virginie Morgon is CEO of Eurazeo. Since she joined Eurazeo’s Executive Board in 2008, Ms. Morgon has accelerated the firm’s diversification and growth across investment strategies and geographies, transforming Eurazeo into a multi-strategy international investment firm able to support companies across size and scale, from venture capital to large cap.
Ms. Morgon spent over 16 years as an investment banker at Lazard and became the youngest managing senior partner in Paris in 2001. During her tenure, she advised international groups such as Air Liquide, Danone, Kingfisher, Publicis and Renault. She spent her time in transatlantic cities New York, London and Paris.
She serves on the Board of Directors of Asmodee and Moncler and is an independent Board member of L’Oreal. Previously, she served on the Boards of AccorHotels and Vivendi. Since 2011, Ms. Morgon has been regularly ranked on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International 50 list. She is a vocal advocate for diversity in leadership, as a founding member of the Women’s Forum for Economy & Society, and for global equality, as Co-Chair of the Paris Committee for Human Rights Watch.
Virginie Morgon has a degree from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Economics and Finance section) and holds a Master’s in Economics and Management (MIEM) from the University of Bocconi (Milan, Italy).
Follow her on Twitter: @virginiemorgon
Philippe Audouin joined Eurazeo in 2002. He is Eurazeo’s CFO and member of the Executive Board. He began his career by starting his own company, and then became the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Managing Director (“Prokurist”) in Germany of the first joint venture of France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom. From 1996 to 2000, he was in charge of finance, human resources and administration at France Telecom’s Multimedia division, and was also a member of the Supervisory Board of Pages Jaunes. From April 2000 to February 2002, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Europ@Web (part of Groupe Arnault). He taught for five years at HEC Business School, including a position as senior lecturer for third-year students in the Entrepreneurs program.
Philippe Audouin is a graduate of Hautes Etudes Commerciales.
Follow him on Twitter: @Paudouin
Nicolas Huet is General Secretary and member of the Executive Board. He coordinates the company’s corporate functions and their role in investment transactions. Nicolas Huet has spent the majority of his career as a corporate lawyer. He joined Moquet Borde & Associés in 1994 before becoming the legal director of the Genoyer Group, which specializes in oil and gas equipment, between September 2000 and 2002. Before joining Eurazeo in February 2011, Nicolas was a partner with the law firm, White & Case LLP, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions.
Nicolas Huet has a law degree and a post-graduate diploma in International Law from Panthéon Assas Paris II University.
Chairman of the Eurazeo PME Executive Board since 2005, Olivier is also member of the Executive Board of Eurazeo since march 2018.
Olivier Millet was Chairman of France Invest (ex AFIC – the French Private Equity Association) (2016-2018), also Vice-Chairman of AFIC (2014-2016) and Chairman of AFIC’s ESG Commission from 2009 to 2015. Olivier Millet began his career as an entrepreneur in 1986 by creating Capital Finance. He then joined 3i (from 1990 to 1994), before moving to Barclays Private Equity France, where he contributed to the development and success of this pan- European fund for 11 years.
In 2005, Olivier Millet became Chairman of the Executive Board of OFI Private Equity, an investment company floated on the stock market in 2007. In 2011, OFI Private Equity became Eurazeo PME and it is now a Eurazeo group subsidiary.
Olivier Millet is also member of the Executive Board of MEDEF since septembre 2018.
Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et de Marketing
Follow him on Twitter: @Milletolivier
Marc Frappier joined the Eurazeo investment team in 2006. At Eurazeo, he has participated in the investment or in the oversight of Accor/Edenred, Elis, Planet, Foncia, IM Global Partner and Rexel investments. He began his career in 1996 as a financial auditor with Deloitte & Touche in Paris and New York. From 1999 to 2006, he worked for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Paris and Singapore, where he participated in numerous strategy and operational effectiveness assignments in the industrial goods and services sector, energy, as well as the media and telecommunication sector.
Ingénieur Civil des Mines (EMN), DECF
Frans Tieleman is Managing Partner and Executive Committee member of Eurazeo. Leads investment partnerships, funds, and strategic developments for the group.
Serves on the Investment Committees of Eurazeo Capital, Growth, Patrimoine and Brands, the Supervisory Board of PME and of Idinvest.
Investment track record includes over €2.5bn equity in companies such as Asmodee, Neovia, and Moncler, as well as Eurazeo PME, Rhone and Idinvest.
Ecole Polytechnique, Ponts et Chaussées, Insead
Renaud has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. He has covered in Europe a range of underlying investment products such as direct real estate, structured finance, and operating companies. He started in London at the Real Estate Principal Investment Area of Goldman Sachs International. His initial assignment included a number of NPL investments in France, real estate investments in Spain and hospitality across Europe. Renaud became a Partner at Soros Real Estate and then a Founding Partner of Grove International Partners, a general partnership which grew to approximately $5bn of AUM. Finally, and prior to joining Eurazeo, Renaud was appointed CEO of Societe de la Tour Eiffel a French REIT listed on the NYSE Euronext with close to $1Bn of assets, which he transformed and engineered a change of ownership favored by the investors and management.
ESSEC, ESTP Paris
Caroline is Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee. She is in charge of Human Resources activities for Eurazeo (SA, PME, North America, Brands, Luxembourg) as well as supporting Investment Teams in all HR aspects of portfolio companies including top management selection and retention. She has extensive experience both in human resources and strategy in France and internationally. Before joining Eurazeo, she spent 6 years at Bureau Veritas, a publicly-listed company of 75,000 employees globally. She successively held operational responsibilities, such as growing the Retail and Food markets in Europe as well as global HR responsibilities such as driving the People Strategy and Implementing Organizational Transformation. Before that, she spent 9 years with McKinsey & Company, first as a consultant in France then as Director of Human Resources and Professional Development in Asia, based in Shanghai. Earlier in her career, Caroline worked in Mexico at Carbone Lorraine (now Mersen) as business site general controller.
Caroline holds a Master in Business Administration from Paris Graduate School of Business (ESCP-Europe) and a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University.
Elisabeth spent the first five years of her career in auditing at Ernst & Young. She then held various responsibilities within international groups owned by investment funds. In 1996, she joined the Imaje industrial group as financial controller for France. Then in 2000, she joined the finance department of the construction and engineering group GSE, where she notably worked on arranging and monitoring LBOs.
Elisabeth joined Eurazeo PME in 2008.
Christophe Aubut joined Eurazeo in 1992 as accounting and tax manager before becoming Accounting and Tax Director. Prior to this, he held several positions in the Lazard group, Christophe is now Tax Structuring Director and co-manages the Luxembourg office. Christophe is also the employee representative on the Supervisory Board of Eurazeo.
Diplôme Préparatoire aux Etudes Comptables et Financières
Vivianne Akriche is Managing Director of Eurazeo Capital, based in New York. She is responsible for sourcing and executing investments and overseeing the performance of Eurazeo’s portfolio companies. Ms. Akriche specializes in the consumer and business services sectors and has notably participated in the structuring and/or oversight of the investments in Rexel, Intercos, Moncler, Fonroche, Les Petits Chaperons Rouges, WordStrides and Sommet Education. Ms. Akriche was also involved in the strategic acquisition of Eurazeo PME.
Before joining Eurazeo in 2004, Ms. Akriche was part of the investment banking team at Goldman Sachs in Paris.
Ms. Akriche has a master’s degree from H.E.C. School of Management in Paris.
Pierre-Alain Aubin joined Eurazeo in 2008. Alongside the investment teams, he helps the investments improve their financial and operating processes, particularly post-acquisition. Upstream of acquisitions, he is also involved in the appraisal of certain types of risk and due diligence procedures. Finally, he conducts audit assignments within Eurazeo and its portfolio companies.
Pierre-Marie Bourniquel was deputy chief of the Economic and Financial division of the Strasbourg Regional Judicial Police Department before joining the Central Directorate for Public Security where he forged most of his career under successive roles: Deputy Central Commissioner of Chambéry in 1980, District Commissioner of Biarritz in 1985 (appointed Commissioner), Director of Public Security in New Caledonia in 1991 (appointed Division Commissioner), Evry District Commissioner in 1994, Director of Public Security for Department 66, Perpignan in 1997, Department 83 in Toulon in 2001 (appointed Comptroller General), Department 06 in Nice in 2005, South West Public Security Coordinator in Bordeaux in 2010 (appointed Inspector General), and South Public Security Coordinator in Marseille in 2012. He also participated in several police department audits in Vanuatu, Namibia, Scandinavia, Iceland and the Baltic countries.
Master’s degree in private law, graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Police, St. Cyr-au-Mont d’Or (69), graduate of the University of Virginia, USA, graduate of the FBI Academy (Quantico USA), IHESI, IHEDN,TOPSPOC (European Top Senior Police Officers Course) auditor.
Stéphane Bostyn joined Eurazeo in 2008 as Head of the Treasury Department and Financing at Group level. Since 2015, he is the Head of Capital Markets and Treasury. He manages Eurazeo’s cash position, FX and rates hedgings and work closely with Eurazeo’s investment teams to co-ordinate financing for new buy-outs, debt raisings for refinancing and equity derivatives strategies. He has monetized the Danone investment by launching an exchangeable bond, has renegotiated the syndicated loan facility several times and equity swaps financing on Accor and Danone and has been involved in a number of acquisitions and refinancing transactions Novacap, Sommet, Fintrax, Asmodée, Foncia, Les Petits Chaperons Rouge, Iberchem, C2S. He started his career in 1996 as a market operator in the France Telecom front office where he focused on short-term interest rate and currency products. He then worked in the Accor Group Finance Department from 2000 to 2008, firstly as head of the front office where he was responsible for currency and interest rate risk management and optimizing Group resources and then as a manager within the asset refinancing department, where he was involved in the sale of a range of hotel buildings to institutional investors.
Marc joined Eurazeo in 2016 to head the Luxembourg office, where he notably manages the Eurazeo co-investment funds (Eurazeo Partners and Eurazeo Capital II). He is also responsible for calculating Eurazeo’s Net Asset Value. Marc started his career as a credit analyst with BNP Paribas’ New York office in the Corporate & Investment Banking department. He moved to EY (formerly Ernst & Young) in 2004, where he conducted audit and consulting engagements in Paris and then Luxembourg until 2016, specializing in the Private Equity sector.
Audencia Business School, Chartered accountant (Luxembourg)
Paul Braida is in charge of designing and managing the IT policy, he also brings his expertise and support to our portfolio companies on their technological issues.
Paul began his career at Air France in 1990 and held various Project Manager and Project Director positions within the IT department before contributing to the implementation of Yield Management.
In 1998, he joined SABRE Airlines Solutions Inc. as a key account manager, then in 2001 he joined JC Decaux, where he became the IT System Director. He supported the development of the group internationally and participated in the implementation of innovative solutions such as the Vélib ‘in Paris and the first digital billboards.
Recruited by Accor, he launched the implementation of new customer relationship management tools and developed online sales sites of the group’s brands.
More recently Paul, Paul was in charge of IT infrastructure rationalization programs for the French Government.
Paul graduated from l’Ecole Centrale Paris
Virginie started her career in the private sector (Dexia, CNP Assurances, Vinci) holding various responsibilities in the fields of Corporate Communication, Shareholders Relations and Legal.
She moved into the public sector in 2008 as Head of the press office for the Mayor of Paris. In 2014, after few years in the USA and Australia, she joined the cabinet of the Presidency of the French Republic as Head of the Elysee press office. At the end of this mission, she was appointed Head of Communication for the French government responsible for coordinating the communication activities of all the ministries.
Virginie joins Eurazeo as Corporate Communication Director.
Master’s degree in modern literature, post-graduate diploma in Communication, Paris IV-Sorbonne University.
Caroline Cohen joined Eurazeo in 2012 as Head of Investor Relations. She has been working as a Financial Analyst at Merrill Lynch Bank of America since 2005, first in London then in Paris from 2008. She began her career in 1995 at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken and joined Deutsche Bank in 2000.
Caroline Cohen holds an Advanced Graduated Diploma (DESS) in Banking and Finance from the University of Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne and has an MA in Finance from the University of Reading (UK).
Sophie Flak joined Eurazeo in 2013 as Director of CSR. In this role, she has implemented strategic CSR pillars and defined objectives for 2020 for Eurazeo and all its investments. Since 2015, Sophie Flak coordinates the digital transformation of the investments. Before that Sophie Flak was member of the Executive Committee overseeing the Group’s transformation and, specifically, Technologies, Organization, Innovation, and CSR. She was instrumental in positioning the Accor Group as a global sustainable development leader with the launch of the Planet 21 program.
Prior to her work at Accor, Sophie Flak was a Partner of the consulting firm Accenture’s strategy division. A specialist in the coordination of major corporate transformation programs and innovation strategies, Sophie created Accenture France’s sustainable development consulting business.
IEP Strasbourg and EM Lyon
After 15 years practicing law and specializing in M&A with the law firms Bredin Prat and Latham & Watkins, and a period as a law partner, Cécile was appointed Legal Director of La Mancha Group. In Eurazeo, she is responsible for the legal aspects of investment transactions for the four divisions and overseeing investments.
Legal Profession Certificate of Aptitude (CAPA), Post-graduate degree in private law
Bérengère de Barmon joined Eurazeo in 2006 as head of the Group consolidation department. Prior to this, she spent eight years with Ernst & Young, primarily in charge of the audit of listed companies and the conversion of consolidated financial statements to IFRS.
Graduate of HEC Business School, Certified Public Accountant.
Gabriel’s mission in Eurazeo will be, under the supervision of the executive board members, to coordinate the implementation of transversal projects in close collaboration with both investment and corporate teams.
Gabriel started his career in the public sector and French administration. He worked as a parliamentary Assistant between 2009 and 2012 and then joined the Foreign Affairs minister’s Office in 2012 as an Adviser in charge of relationships between the elected representatives, the civil society and the French and European Parliaments.
In 2014, he joined the FNAC Group to lead the company’s public affairs department. Gabriel was then appointed as Chief of Staff to the Department of Homeland Security between 2014 and 2016. He continued his mission as Chief of Staff to the French Prime Minister appointed in December 2016, until May 2017.
Gabriel graduated from Sciences Po Paris.
Vincent joins Eurazeo as Business Development Director focusing on the European expansion of the Small & Mid cap platform.
Vincent began its carrier in 2011 as an Analyst in mergers & acquisitions at Messier, Maris & Associés and then, for six years, at DC Advisory where he advised numerous French and cross-border transactions for investment funds and major industrial groups.
In 2017, Vincent then joined Amethis, an investment fund member of the Edmond de Rothschild platform, focusing on the African continent.
Vincent holds a Master in Corporate Finance & Financial Engineering from the Université Paris-Dauphine.
Edward Portet joined Eurazeo in 2013 after working in the finance departments of international groups. He coordinates the forecasting process and assists investments improve their financial control. He assists companies with specific requirements.
Nathalie joins Eurazeo as Deputy general counsel Securities/ Regulatory and Secretary of the Supervisory Board.
She will be in charge of monitoring the securities law and governance.
She will take over the role of secretary of Eurazeo’s Supervisory Board.
In addition, Nathalie will be responsible for monitoring and tracking French and foreign regulatory matters that Eurazeo may be facing.
Between 2000 and 2016, Nathalie successively held the positions of Head of Legal Affairs at Alcatel and then Head of Corporate Law and Deputy Secretary of the Board of Directors of Alcatel Lucent.
Nathalie was General Secretary of Alcatel Lucent since November 2016 at the end of the public takeover bid for Nokia on Alcatel Lucent.
Prior to joining Alcatel, she previously worked for 7 years as a corporate lawyer at the Valfond Group Corporate Secretary.
Nathalie graduated from the University of Angers where she obtained a DESS in Business Law
Jill Granoff is CEO of Eurazeo Brands, Eurazeo’s fifth investment division. Based in New York, she is responsible for sourcing and executing investments and overseeing the performance of Eurazeo Brands’ portfolio companies.
Ms. Granoff, an accomplished executive with over 25 years’ experience leading consumer-driven companies, is best known as a strategist and brand builder in the fashion, beauty and retail industries. Before joining Eurazeo in May 2017, she was the CEO of Vince, where she led its IPO in November 2013 achieving a $1B market cap. Prior to this role, she was the CEO of Kellwood Company and Kenneth Cole Productions.
Earlier in her career, she held executive positions at Estée Lauder, Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Liz Claiborne, where she had global responsibility for Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand Jeans and Kate Spade. Ms. Granoff is currently a Director of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York and the International Women’s Forum. She has also served on the boards of Demandware (now Salesforce Commerce Cloud) and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW). Ms. Granoff has received numerous awards including the CEW Achiever Award, Foundation Fighting Blindness Visionary Award and LIM College Distinguished Achievement Awards, among others.
Ms. Granoff received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University and her master’s from Columbia Business School.
Eric Schaefer is Managing Director of Eurazeo Capital, based in New York. He is responsible for sourcing and executing investments and overseeing the performance of Eurazeo’s portfolio companies. Since joining the firm in 2004, Mr. Schaefer has specialized in the consumer goods and business services sectors and participated in the structuring or development of Eutelsat, B&B Hotels, Europcar, Elis, Asmodee, CPK and Trader Interactive. He currently serves on the boards of Europcar Groupe SA, Asmodee Group, CPK and Trader Interactive.
Mr. Schaefer was named a Dow Jones’ Private Equity News 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Private Equity in 2015 and a French American Foundation Young Leader in 2016.
Mr. Schaefer has master’s degrees in finance from Ecole Polytechnique and HEC-Paris.
Adrianne is Managing Director of Eurazeo Brands. She brings extensive consumer/retail perspective after having worked on the sell-side, assumed an operating role and held various private and public Board seats. Adrianne spent over 13 years at Goldman Sachs as a Retail Analyst. As a Managing Director, her coverage spanned Tiffany, Ralph Lauren, Nordstrom, Macy’s, TJ Maxx, Costco, Target and Walmart.
More recently, she held the CFO role at David Yurman, a privately-held American designer jewelry brand which caters to women and men selling through a global network of high-end department stores, owned retail stores and online.
She currently sits on the Boards of Kohl’s Department Stores and Hain Celestial and had previously served as a Director at Gilt.
Adrianne Shapira has a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from the Columbia Business School.
Noëlla joined Eurazeo in 2014. She began her career in 2010 in the Accor Group as Head of Sustainable development project within the Accor Group’s Sustainable development department.
Environment Engineer and Jurist, Institut Supérieur de l’Environnement and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Economic in Paris
Stéphanie started her career in the Areva Communications Department where over a period of five years she performed various tasks from public relations to sustainable development reporting and corporate sponsorship and partnerships. She joined Usinor in 2000 as head of internal communication, before joining the Publicis Consultants teams as consultant and then Director Consultant in charge of industry and energy sector clients. In 2012, Stéphanie branched out as an independent consultant specializing in Brand content and corporate communication.
Master’s degree in modern literature, post-graduate diploma in Communication, Paris IV-Sorbonne University.
After starting her career in 2007 with KMPG, where she was involved in the audit of individual and consolidated financial statements, Lauwence joined Eurazeo in June 2010 as Consolidation Assistant Manager.
Graduate of Paris-Dauphine University, Certified Public Accountant.
Julie Croquin joined Eurazeo in 2005. Previously, she worked as a Paralegal and then a Legal advisor within the French Ministry of Culture, the Georges Pompidou Centre library and Avus-Afes. At Eurazeo, she is in charge of Corporate aspects as well as monitoring portfolio companies.
Postgraduate degree in Criminal Law and Sciences and Institute of Criminology.
Bernard has spent his career at Arianespace, a world leader in space transportation, where he held several financial positions.
He was lately Deputy Head of the Treasury Department.
During that experience, he participated in the company’s financial strategy, foreign exchange strategy, financing, cash management and project management for projects related to the activity.
Bernard graduated from the Paris school of Business (ESG). He is also an active member of the French Association of Treasers (AFTE).
Edouard joined Eurazeo in 2015. Prior to this, he spent 8 years at Astorg where he worked on a number of transactions of industrial and B-to-B services European companies. He was notably in charge of Geoservices and OGF investments. Since 2012, Edouard has been a lecturer at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris within the Finance and Strategy Master.
Edouard graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and ESCP Europe.
After an international career with the United Nations Development Programme, Eddie Chen returned to China in 2001, where he worked from 2002 for “Invest Sweden”, a Swedish governmental agency promoting business opportunities and assisting Chinese investors in Sweden. In ten years, Eddie Chen accompanied more than 250 investment projects by Chinese investors in Sweden across a wide range of sectors including transportation, life sciences, telecommunications, financial services, energy and the environment. The 2010 Geely takeover of Volvo is emblematic of investments between Sweden and China, and was accompanied by Invest
Graduate of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU), Fudan University, and Eastern Michigan University.
Wilfried Piskula joined Eurazeo in 2006. From 2003 to 2006 Wilfried Piskula was part of the investment banking team of Morgan Stanley in London where he was involved in M&A transactions and IPOs in the telecommunications sector. At Eurazeo, he has participated in the structuring or the oversight of the following investments: Elis, APCOA, Foncia and Neovia.
Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA)
Francesco Orsi is Managing Director for Eurazeo Capital which he joined in 2007 after having worked with KPMG in Milan for four years within the Audit team and then the Transaction Services Group. At Eurazeo Francesco has participated in the structuring or the oversight of the following investments: Accor, Moncler, Banca Leonardo, Intercos, Desigual, Planet, CPK (Carambar & Co) and DORC.
Francesco holds a degree in business administration from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy).
From 2007 to 2010, Amandine Ayrem began her career within the investment banking team of Deutsche Bank in Paris. She has been involved in a number of French and cross-border M&A transactions for European industrial and financial sponsor clients. Amandine Ayrem joined Eurazeo in 2010 and has participated in the structuring or the oversight of the Europcar and Foncia, Carambar (CPK), Iberchem and DORC investments.
Maxime de Bentzmann joined Eurazeo in 2011, after 3 years spent at Rothschild & Cie within the investment banking team. He was involved in various M&A transactions for both investment funds and large industrial players. At Eurazeo he has worked on the acquisition or the oversight of Edenred, Elis, Asmodee, Desigual, Sommet Education and Albingia.
Antonin began his career in 2009 as an Analyst, in Goldman Sachs’ M&A department, in London and Paris. He has contributed to several acquisitions, financing and restructuring operations for major industrial groups and investment funds. Antonin then joined the Paris team of the investment fund H.I.G. Capital in 2011. He participated in the acquisition, development and sale of several companies in multiple industrial sectors.
Antonin graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Saïd Business School (University of Oxford).
Alina C. DiMeglio is a Principal of Eurazeo Capital, based in New York. She is responsible for sourcing and executing investments and overseeing the performance of Eurazeo North America’s portfolio companies. Ms DiMeglio specializes in the consumer and business services sectors, including food/beverage, beauty & personal care, household care and juvenile products. Prior to joining Eurazeo, Ms DiMeglio was a Vice President at Swander Pace Capital, a middle-market consumer private equity firm focused on consumer goods. Earlier in her career, she was a generalist Associate at Kohlberg & Company, and was an analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Merrill Lynch.
Ms DiMeglio received an M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science from Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University
Henri Domange joined Eurazeo Capital in New York in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Henri spent three years with Los Angeles-based private equity firm Freeman Spogli & Co., where he focused on investments in the consumer and distribution spaces. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking at Guggenheim Securities in the consumer retail group.
Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Justin Schlegel joined Eurazeo Capital in New York in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Justin was an investment associate with Boston-based private equity firm BV Investment Partners, where he focused on investments in the information & business services and communications sectors. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking in Jefferies LLC’s New York office in the media and telecommunications group where he advised clients in M&A, debt and equity transactions.
Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a concentration in Finance and International Business from the University of Virginia
Edoardo began his career in 2011 as an analyst at IdInvest Partners, where he acquired solid experience in corporate finance by participating in several transaction closings in France, Germany and Italy. From 2014 to 2016, he was an Investment manager at BlackFin Capital Partners, where he was responsible for several transactions in France and the analysis of various investment opportunities in Spain and Italy.
Edoardo holds a master’s degree from ESCP Europe business school, a master’s from the University of London and a B.A. from the Università degli Studi di Torino.
Amina Lamloum joined Eurazeo Capital in 2016 after a 3-year experience at Deutsche Bank. Following an internship, Amina started her career within the equity capital markets team at Deutsche Bank in London. She then joined the large-cap mergers & acquisitions team of Deutsche Bank in Paris. In these roles, Amina carried out consulting assignments for both investment funds and large industrial players.
Université Paris-Dauphine, London School of Economics
Prior to joining the Eurazeo, Anastasia spent over two years within mergers & acquisitions team at Credit Suisse in Frankfurt. She worked on a number of large-cap transactions including complex carve-out situations in the German market.
Before Credit Suisse, Anastasia completed various internships in investment banking as well as corporate finance in Canada and Germany.
Anastasia holds a Bachelor of Commerce from John Molson School of Business, Montreal, Canada
Rémi Viel is an analyste for Eurazeo Capital team. After several interships, notably at Exane BNP Paribas (Equity Research) and Eurazeo, Rémi worked for 2 years and a half with the large-cap merger-acquisitions teams of Deutsche Bank in Paris, carrying out consulting assignments for industrial groups and investment funds.
Paris-Dauphine University, Magistère Banque, Finance, Assurance
Lucas joined Eurazeo Capital as an Associate in 2018. From 2016 to 2018, Lucas started his career within the investment banking team of Morgan Stanley in London. He has been involved in several European M&A and financing transactions for financial sponsor clients.
Lucas has completed different internships within Foncia, Rothschild and notably Eurazeo Capital in 2015.
Lucas holds a master in Public & Corporate Management delivered jointly by HEC Paris and Sciences Po Paris.
Prior to joining Eurazeo, Sarah spent two years working as an analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She executed several buyside and sellside transactions across multiple industries.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Dartmouth College.
Laurent is a Managing Director in Paris, where he will be leading the Eurazeo Brands European effort. Laurent brings extensive consumer, retail, and luxury expertise, having worked for 20 years in the industry in both corporate and advisory roles. Prior to joining Eurazeo, Laurent spent 10 years at BNP Paribas as a Managing Director focused on M&A. He was most recently based in New York, where he successfully rebuilt the bank’s consumer franchise, focusing on beauty, personal care, and apparel. Previously, he spent 9 years at Danone in various strategic and operational roles in France, Argentina and Russia.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from ESCP Europe
Célia Nataf is joining the Eurazeo Brands team in Paris and will be responsible for sourcing, executing and monitoring European investments. She previously spent five years as part of Eurazeo Capital, specializing in the consumer, retail and luxury industries. She participated in the creation of Carambar & Co, a European carve-out in the branded food industry, and in the structuring and monitoring of Planet, a global tax free and payment company. Prior to Eurazeo, she worked in the mergers and acquisitions team at Barclays Capital in Paris, where she carried out assignments for investment funds and industrial players.
George Birman is responsible for sourcing and executing investments and overseeing the performance of Eurazeo Brands’ portfolio companies. George specializes in the branded consumer products and retail sectors, covering food and beverages, beauty and personal care, household care, apparel/retail, pet care, and leisure/hospitality.
Prior to joining Eurazeo, George was an investment professional with VMG Partners in San Francisco, a consumer-focused private equity firm with $1bn of AUM. Prior to VMG, George worked in corporate development and mergers and acquisitions at Heineken NV in New York. He began his career as a consumer and retail sector investment banking analyst with Rothschild.
George holds a BS in International Politics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and completed a year of exchange at Sciences-Po Paris. He also holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. George is proficient in French, Spanish, and Russian.
David joins Eurazeo as a Principal of Eurazeo Brands in New York. David began his career in the Investment Banking Division at J.P. Morgan, working in both the Financial Sponsor and Industrial groups. Prior to joining Eurazeo, David was a Principal at Irving Place Capital, a middle-market private equity firm based in New York. He was active in the acquisition, management and exit of multiple companies across various industries since joining in 2005.
• M.B.A. from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University
Jordan began his career in 2015 as an analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. During his tenure, Jordan contributed to the successful execution of multiple buyside and sellside transactions across an array of industries.
Jordan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Jeremy joins Eurazeo as an Associate on the Eurazeo Brands team. Prior to joining, Jeremy was an investment banking analyst at Lazard Frères & Co. in the Consumer & Retail group.
Jeremy holds a B.S. from Georgetown University with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Math.
Erwann joined Eurazeo PME in 2006 after four years in acquisition finance. He has participated in numerous investments and external growth transactions at the international level and specifically in the USA, Canada, Belgium, the United Kingdom and India. Erwann participated in the acquisitions of Flexitallic, Gault & Frémont, BFR Groupe, Idéal Résidences, Colisée, Péters Surgical, Flash Group and Orolia. A contributor to the work of the AFIC’s ESG commission, Erwann is also member of the Professional Standard Comitee and Vice-Chairman of Invest Europe’s Responsible Investment Roundtable.
Erwann, currently Associate Directors and Executive Committee members of Eurazeo PME, have been appointed to the Eurazeo PME Executive Board on January 22, 2018.
Post-graduate degree in international management
DESS post-graduate degree in Finance.
Pierre joined Eurazeo PME in 2005 and currently has 15 years’ private equity experience. He has participated in more than a dozen investments, including the acquisitions of Mors Smitt, IMV Technologies, Léon de Bruxelles, DESSANGE International, Cap Vert Finance, Vignal Lighting Group, AssurCopro and SMILE. He has significant experience in assisting companies with external growth transactions, notably in the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom, the USA and China. Pierre is also in charge of the supervision of the Operating Partner function within Eurazeo PME.
Pierre, currently Associate Directors and Executive Committee members of Eurazeo PME, have been appointed to the Eurazeo PME Executive Board on January 22, 2018.
MSG and Master’s degree in Management (Rennes)
DESS post-graduate degree in Finance (Montpellier)
Benjamin joins Eurazeo as Managing Director and member of the Executive Board of Eurazeo PME.
Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner at BC Partners where he spent 13 years in the Paris private equity team and was involved in several transactions across sectors and geographies. Benjamin started his career as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Benjamin graduated from HEC Paris (MSc in Management) and from University of Paris XI (Masters in Business Law).
After working more than one year with the investment fund,Astorg Partners, as analyst, Mathieu joined Eurazeo PME in 2008 as accounts manager. In Eurazeo PME, he has participated, in particular, in the acquisition or oversight of the investments of Gault & Frémont, Mors Smitt, Dessange International, Cap Vert Finance, Colisée, Orolia and SMILE.
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications.
Louis runs Eurazeo Capital’s deal origination globally. His role is to identify, qualify and secure the best investment opportunities for Eurazeo Capital together with the rest of the team. He also manages the firm’s reverse coverage of external deal origination partners and the business intelligence resources and systems supporting the origination process. Louis participated in the origination and structuring of the investments in Iberchem, Albingia and DORC. He is a member of the board of directors of Iberchem and DORC.
Before joining Eurazeo in 2015, Louis was a partner at Digital Bridge Holdings LLC, a telecommunications infrastructure private equity firm based in NYC. He started his career as an M&A investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston and Citigroup Global Markets where he was one of the three MDs running the bank’s financial sponsor business (Alternative Assets Group) in EMEA, based in London. At Citi, Louis advised Eurazeo on a number of M&A and Capital Markets transactions.
Louis graduated from ESCP Europe and Paris Dauphine University.
After several internships at Total (Equity and Financing Division), CDC International (Private Equity), Chao his end-studies internship at Eurazeo and joint the China team as an analyst in June 2015.
Yann du Rusquec joined Eurazeo in 2007. From 2007 to 2014, he has participated in the structuring or the oversight of large transactions such as Europcar and Moncler. Since 2014, he has been in charge of Eurazeo Growth, the growth equity arm of Eurazeo and has led the investments in Vestiaire Collective, Younited Credit, PeopleDoc and Farfetch. Prior to 2007, he was part of the investment banking teams of Lazard and then Morgan Stanley in Paris where he was involved in M&A transactions and IPOs, advising financial investors as well as large European companies.
Ecole Centrale Paris, DEA Dauphine/ ENSAE
Haojing joined Eurazeo as an analyst at Investor Relations department in 2016. Previously, she had an intern at AccorHotels, among the Investor Relations’ team. She speaks Chinese, French and English.
Olivier Corneloup began his career as a financial analyst in the Rhone Poulenc group before occupying various positions in London and the US, mainly at Lazard, JPMorgan, Gulliver International, Business Wire and more recently PR Wire where he worked as Managing Director France.
BSBA Economie Finance – University of Hartford CT, MBA Finance – University of Rochester NY
Efraïn completed several internships in HSBC Capital Markets and Banco Sabadell in Paris. En 2016, he completed his internship in Eurazeo and definitely joined as management controller.
Efraïn graduated from ESCP Europe (Master in Management) and Tecnologico de Monterrey (Bachelor in Finance).
Sébastien joins Eurazeo as senior M&A lawyer. Before joining Eurazeo, Sébastien worked as an associate at Ashurst LLP and then as a senior associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where he was mainly involved in advising investment funds on the legal aspects of leverage buy-out transactions.
Sébastien is qualified to practice as an attorney in France. He also holds a master’s degree in business law from the University of Paris XI.
Laurent is the Chief Operating Officer of Eurazeo Partners and co-leads Eurazeo’s private investors’ team. Laurent’s current responsibilities include fundraising, managing customer relationships, tax and legal structuring, and supervising the Luxemburg middle and back office team. He previously was a legal, tax and accounting manager at Eurazeo since 1992 and gained initial 5-year work experience in audit. From 1996 to 2006 he managed Eurazeo’s fund-of-fund portfolio (c.€700 million, 40 funds). After negotiating a successful secondary transaction on the portfolio in 2006, he participated to the set-up of Eurazeo Partners and became the COO of this fund, which invested €500 million alongside Eurazeo in large deals from 2006 to 2011.
Certified Evaluated Financial Analyst – DESCF
Marcos Grasso, 53 years, and of Brazilian nationality, has nearly 30 years’ experience in the consumer goods sector, having held senior management positions in major multinationals – Kraft Foods/Mondelez, Cadbury, Pfizer and Warner Lambert – in Latin America, Europe, Asia and the United States. Until 2013, he was CEO of Mondelez International Brazil (formerly Kraft Foods).
Graduate in Business Administration from Fundaçao Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo, Brazil
With a solid experience in corporate real estate and a significant presence in the French market, Frédéric has extensive expertise in real estate acquisitions, financing, development and restructuring in addition to asset management. Since 2012, Frédéric had been Deputy Managing Director of Société de la Tour Eiffel where he contribued to the roll-out of a value-creating investment strategy. Previously, he wa the Managing Director of Tour Eiffel Asset Management, Director of Investments at AWON Asset Management and Accounts Manager at CDR Immobilier.
Institut Supérieur de Commerce (Paris)
Pierre began his career within the Investment Banking team of Lehman Brothers / Nomura in Paris, where he advised clients on mergers and acquisitions during 3 years. Then Pierre co-founded a startup in the field of payment services, which was sold in late 2014.
A graduate from ESCP Europe
Tatiana de Dalmas is an Analyst on Eurazeo’s sourcing and fund raising team. She contributes to the generation of investment opportunities and supports the fund raising process. Prior to joining Eurazeo, Tatiana spent two years at Auldbrass Partners, a secondary private equity fund where she was responsible for sourcing and pricing potential investment opportunities. Prior to Auldbrass Partners, Tatiana was an Analyst at EK Wallace..
Lucia joins Eurazeo as Associate of the Eurazeo Development team, focusing on Fundraising and LPs Relations. Prior to joining, Lucia worked for two years at Access Capital Partners within the Investor Relations & Communications team, working on raising funds and mandates across the buy-out, private debt and infrastructure activity. Lucia began her career in Investor Relations at Antin Infrastructure Partners, where she completed a long-term internship.
Lucia holds a Master in Strategy & Entrepreneurship from SDA Bocconi. She is fluent in Italian, English and French.
Matthieu joins Eurazeo as Strategy Coordinator of the Eurazeo Development team. Prior to joining Eurazeo, Matthieu worked for over 2 years and a half in consulting, first at BCG and then at Bain as an associate consultant. Industries covered include PE, banking, retail and cyber security. Matthieu also worked for Natixis for a year in Hong Kong, in the Projects team.
Matthieu hold three master degrees – in strategy (Edhec Grande École), finance (Ieseg Grande École) and international relations (Paris III)
Maxime stated his career in 2011 at Altarea in Paris within Altafund Real Estate investment fund.
Maxime joined the Rockspring Real Estate investment found in London. He contributed to the acquisition and management of Real Estate operations in Europe.
Maxime graduated from EDHEC Business School.
Thierry started his career within the Deutsche Bank Large Caps M&A team in Paris. During more than 2 years, he carried out advisory assignments for French and international corporates and investment funds.
Thierry graduated from EDHEC Business School.
Prior to joining, Benoit worked for 2 years at KPMG Corporate Finance, within the Real Estate & Hotels team in Paris, working on asset and M&A deals as well as financing, valuation and strategy consulting missions.
He started his career in New York where he completed an internship at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management followed by a 1-year assignment at Societe Générale Corporate & Investment Banking as a Credit Analyst.
Benoit holds an Msc in Management from ESSEC Business School and a Master’s degree in Finance from Paris-Dauphine University.
Joanne started her career in 2007 with internships in mergers and acquisitions at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank, and in private equity at Weinberg Capital Partners.
Following this, Joanne integrated Deutsche Bank in London then in Paris as an analyst in mergers and acquisitions. She then spent one year at L’Oréal Paris as a marketing & merchandising financial controller. She was then investment manager in 2012 for the LBO midcap funds of Weinberg Capital Partners.
Joanne joined Eurazeo PME in 2014 and has participated, in particular, in the acquisition or oversight of the investments in Péters Surgical, Vignal Lighting Group and MK Direct.
Alexis Bisson is joining Eurazeo PME after a three-year experience at Bpifrance Investissement as an Analyst and then as a Senior Associate in the Mid & Large Cap team. Previously, he did internships in the Lazard telecom team in Paris and in the Antin Infrastructure Partners fund.
Alexis graduated from SciencesPo Paris.
Alexandre joins Eurazeo as a Senior Associate of the Eurazeo PME team.
Prior to joining, Alexandre worked for six years at Rothschild & Co within the Global Advisory team. He has contributed to several mergers & acquisitions and financing operations for both industrials groups and investment funds.
Alexandre graduated from EMLyon (MSc in Management)
Rafaelle joined the Eurazeo Finance team in 2019 as General Partner Control Manager.
Rafaelle previously worked 7 years with the Eurazeo PME Investment team as Analyst and then Senior Associate, where she participated in the acquisition of Colisée (divested), Idéal Résidences (divested), Cap Vert Finance (divested), Redspher and Intech Medical and worked for one year as an analyst at HSBC Leveraged Finance.
ESC Reims Business School
ESCP Business School, Master’s degree in Finance
Clement joined Eurazeo PME as an associate in 2015 after 3 years spent within French PE firm LBO France. Previously, he held a position as a junior analyst at FSI, the French souvereign wealth fund, and as an intern at KPMG, among the Transaction Services team in Paris.
In Eurazeo PME, he has participated, in particular, in the acquisition or oversight of the investments in MK Direct, AssurCopro, Orolia and SMILE.
Florent has completed several internships at Nomura, Natixis and Pax Corporate Finance in Structured Finance and M&A. He is also the Co-founder and Business Developer of Monprojetcuisine.fr. More recently, he completed an internship in private equity with Eurazeo PME, a team he is now definitely joining as an Associate.
Florent graduated from ESCP Europe.
Charles Cornevin is joining Eurazeo PME in 2017 as an Associate after several experiences in M&A and Private Equity. Charles has completed different internships abroad within Hudson Advisors and Lone Star Funds teams (Munich, Dublin and London). He has then completed an off-cycle internship at Rothschild & Co in M&A before joining Eurazeo PME for his final internship.
Charles graduated from Paris Dauphine University – Master Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering
Prior to joining Eurazeo PME, Kristen was an Associate within BlackRock’s private equity group based in Princeton. At BlackRock, Kristen was responsible for evaluating, executing, and monitoring direct investments across a range of industries including enterprise software, consumer and retail, e-commerce, and healthcare.
Kristen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from Middlebury College.
Margaux joined Eurazeo PME in 2018 as an associate. Margaux began her career at Accuracy in Montreal. There, she had the opportunity to work on a wide spectrum of projects from transaction support to financial forensic analysis, covering various industries and being assigned to cross border projects.
Margaux holds a master in Corporate finance and investment banking from ESCP Europe and a BBA in finance from HEC Montreal.
Moyan is Analyst in Eurazeo China team. Prior to joining Eurazeo, Moyan also did internship at Barclays and A.T. Kearney.
Moyan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University and a Master’s degree from ESSEC Business School.
Christophe Bavière has been President of the Executive Board and CEO of Idinvest Partners since 2001. He has successfully developed private equity as a distinct asset class in diversified portfolios, focusing on European start-ups and SMEs, while also contributing to the international development of Idinvest Partners (formerly AGF Private Equity).
Christophe Bavière is the President of the Private Equity Commission at AFG, the French Asset Management professional association, and is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the French Regulator Authority (AMF). Until 2015, Christophe was Vice President of AFIC, now France Invest, the French private equity professional association. Prior to joining Idinvest Partners, he held senior positions within the AGF-Allianz Group, as CIO of Allianz Private Equity Partners and as CEO of Allianz Global Investors. Previously, he also worked at the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations as well as BNP Paribas.
MBA from the University of Ottawa and a business degree from ESLSCA. Certified actuary of the French Institut des Actuaires.
Benoist Grossmann is Managing Partner and member of the Executive Board of Idinvest Partners. He joined the company in 2002 and contributes to its development, overseeing the Venture Capital and Eurazeo Growth activities.
Before joining Idinvest Partners, he worked for several venture capital funds, including Viventure from 1998 to 2002 and La Financière de Brienne.
Benoist is an exceptional scientist, and prior devoting himself to finance he worked for NASA and Thomson-CSF Optronique. He has five registered patents and has authored over twenty publications.
In June 2016, Benoist was appointed Vice-President of the AFIC, now France Invest, the French association of growth capital investors. He has also been censor at the Bpifrance Board since July 2016.
PhD in Physics from the Université de Paris VI and an MBA from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.