Who we are ?​


Founded in 2004 by Jean-Marc Forneri, Bucéphale Finance is an independent investment bank dedicated to financial advisory to entrepreneurs, companies (family-owned, SMEs, listed companies or conglomerates), and PEs. Our philosophy is inspired by what made the success of Anglo-Saxon Merchant Banks: agility, total independence, and discretion. We offer tailor-made advice to our clients, and we guarantee absence of conflicts of interest and absolute confidentiality. Bucéphale Finance operates in France and abroad, through partnerships concluded in several countries with boutiques that share its values, allowing its clients to benefit from extensive international experience as well as a capacity for identification and approach of foreign buyers or investors. The Bucéphale Finance teams particularly appreciate operations with a strategic component. Bucéphale Finance maintains long-term relationships with its clients, backed by a track-record of more than 200 transactions. The recognized expertise of the teams, composed of a dozen experienced professionals and reinforced by a network of industry experts and senior advisors, enables us to provide our clients with the best possible advisory services.

We are an independent M&A advisory company. It is faithful to the entrepreneurial values, and to the modern and creative vision of the business of investment banker that we wish to act for the next journey

David Orban

Our agility and our total dedication to the client are our hallmarks. We take pride in being present alongside our clients on a daily basis, in order to span their requirements and fulfill their needs, for a quality of execution that we believe at the highest standards

Timothée Fontaine

Three main themes will structure the M&A market in the years to come, which promise to be exciting. Political issues (climate emergency, geopolitical conflicts, sovereign debt, social tensions), economic issues (end of cycle, inflation, rates hikes), and technological issues (new virtual borders, regulation, cybersecurity). We want to support our clients in taking these themes into account in their strategic thinking, in particular by means of transformative operations. It is often in these complex periods that lie the greatest opportunities.

Julien Durand

Our senior team

The team is composed of a dozen of experienced professionals

Julien Durand

Julien joined Bucéphale Finance in early 2022. He spent nearly 10 years in consulting firms…




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Experienced professionals