INDEPENDENCE & COMMITMENT
Independence and commitment benefit our clients
Our values and business approach have been inspired by traditional “Anglo-Saxon Merchant Banks”, which successfully led the corporate advisory services industry for decades:
Independence: Bucéphale Finance’s capital is 100% owned by its partners
Strong commitment to the success of our clients with Bucéphale Finance’s partners involvement at every step of a transaction
Limited intervention scope to provide educated and meaningful advices
Real execution and management experience of the partners
Independence is the cornerstone of an unbiased advice, free from conflicts of interest
A UNIQUE, CUSTOMIZED AND CONFIDENTIAL RELATIONSHIP
A unique advisory culture
We are dedicated to bringing added value to a limited number of clients rather than providing « by-the-book » standard answers to a large client roster
Our focus on pure advisory, specialised skill set and rigourous selection of team members allow us to customized each mandate
CREATIVITY & EFFICIENCY
Creativity and efficiency are the fondation for long term client relationship
Our team members benefit from both industrial and financial experience bringing added value to the transaction
Our reputation thrived on creativity and efficiency and we pride ourselves in being the “trusted advisor” of our clients. We have established with them - whether corporate, private equity or family-owned businesses - a relationship based on long term view and mutual trust
Advising client is our sole business
We advise on a wide range of matters
Proven track record of creativity and efficiency
Experienced team with significant transactional expertise
Independence, No conflict of interests
CORPORATE ADVISORY SERVICES
Listed & unlisted transactions
Acquisitions, divestment and other operations (merger, JV, etc.)
“Public to Private” (P2P) transactions
Structural acquisition analysis
Takeover defense initiatives
“New Money” research
Debt raising advisory
Balance sheet restructuration (debt & equity)
Shareholding structure renewal
Provide tailored solutions to private equity funds, historical shareholders or managers
LBO, MBO, MBI
THE TEAMOur team is led by 4 Partners and composed of 15 seasoned individuals gather on-the-ground experiences gained through both industrial and financial exposure Our lean and flexible organisation combined with our collaborative corporate culture allows every individual in the team to make a contribution
Jean-Marc is the founding partner and President of Bucéphale Finance.
Jean-Marc started his career in 1984 as “Inspecteur des Finances” and in 1987 he became Advisor to Edouard Balladur, French Finance Minister. In 1988 he joined Skis Rossignol, the world leading ski manufacturer, as Managing Director, before joining in 1994 Worms et Cie as Managing Partner in charge of investment banking. In 1996, Jean-Marc became Head of Credit Suisse First Boston France. Amongst other clients, Jean-Marc has advised on national and international M&A transactions for clients such as Arkema, Clarins, “Caisse d’ Epargne” Group, EDF, Eurazeo, Fininfo, France Telecom-Orange, Galeries Lafayette, Marinopoulos Group, KKR, Onet, Total, Vivendi Universal, Wendel and FSI.
Jean-Marc is a lawyer, and graduated from the IEP (Institute of Political Studies) and the ENA (French national civil service school)
Luc is a founding partner of Bucéphale Finance
Luc has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking. He started his career in 1989 at Banque Paribas in London, then joined in 1991 Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in both Paris and London. In 1999, Luc joined Credit Suisse First Boston in Paris as a Director where he was responsible for the origination and execution of national and international M&A transactions. Amongst other clients, Luc has advised such as Ardian, Air Liquide, Astorg Partners, KKR, Wendel Investissement, Belvédère, Bunge, Cristal Union, Fininfo, Orange, Vestar, Vivasanté, Bridgepoint et Pamplona Capital Management.
Luc graduated in business and economics from the university of Paris-Dauphine
David Orban is a partner of Bucéphale Finance.
David has more than 10 years of experience in investment banking. He has executed and contributed to the origination of transactions with corporates, family-owned groups and investment funds in various sectors such as Oil & Gas, the chemical industry, retail, leisure, food & beverages or cosmetics.
Prior to joining the company, David worked for 3 years as an auditor for Ernst & Young. David holds a Master of Management and a bachelor’s degree (DESS) in International business from Dauphine University in Paris
Romain Petit is a partner of Bucephale Finance.
He began his career in 2006 within the M&A midcap team at HSBC in Paris, where he took part in the execution of domestic and international transactions, primarily in the retail, healthcare and business services industries.
He joined Bucéphale Finance in 2010, where over the past five years he has assisted large corporates, family-owned groups and private equity firms with their M&A operations within the retail, industry, food & beverages and business services sectors. Romain holds a Masters in Finance and Management from EDHEC.