Team

SOCIETEX CF | IMAP France gathers a multidisciplinary team of 4 partners and some 12 professionals.
Thanks to a shared entrepreneurship culture and sectors experts, we ensure that your projects are successfully conducted.
- Bernard Maussion-Chairman
- François Germain-Partner
- Krzysztof Giecold -Partner
- Pascal Rivière-Partner
- Thomas Beaurain-Associate Director
- Renaud Hamelin-Associate Director
- Emmanuel Dampoux-Associate Director
- Benoît Cauchard-Associate Director
- Bénédicte Ciotti-Analyst
- Jérémy Azzarita-Analyst
- Victor Canaple-Analyst
- Elise Thibault-Gondré-Analyst
- Benoît Bouche-Senior Advisor / Healthcare
- Pierre-Yves Le Daëron -Senior Advisor
- Philippe Benard-Senior Advisor
- Paul Donnelly-Senior Advisor
- Didier Pichon-Senior Advisor
- Bernard Maussion - Chairman
- Michel Champsaur - Partner
- François Germain - Partner
- Krzysztof Giecold - Partner
- Pascal Rivière - Partner
- Benoît Bouche - Associate Director/Healthcare Senior Advisor
- Thomas Beaurain - Associate Director
- Renaud Hamelin - Associate Director
- Bénédicte Ciotti - Analyst
- Jérémy Azzarita - Analyst
- Pierre-Yves Le Daëron - Senior Advisor
- Philippe Bénard - Senior Advisor
- Paul Donnelly - Senior Advisor
Bernard Maussion
Chairman

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 88
bernard.maussion@societex.com

Bernard Maussion is a graduate from HEC Business School (Paris).

Past owner and manager of small and midsize companies for more than 10 years, he brought to SOCIETEX, which he joined in 2006, his experience in founding companies, acquisitions and managing subsidiaries of groups operating in high-tech and finance.

The recent M&A deals he completed are in sectors as varied as cosmetic industry, IT, medical services, or agro business. For this latter, he is the IMAP coordinator in France.

Bernard Maussion is appointed to Chairman in April 2012.

He is fluent in English and Spanish.

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François Germain
Partner

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 93
francois.germain@societex.com

François Germain began his career in the private equity at IDI (Industrial Development Institute) and quickly moved towards Mergers and Acquisitions when he joined an advisory firm. He became a partner when the branch became a separate subsidiary under the name Finance Partenaires taking a majority of the shares in the early 90s.

After developing a partnership with the CEPME (today: OSEO) Finance Partenaires became independant in 1999 in order to merge with SOCIETEX where he is today Partner.

François has a business degree from HEC (Paris).

He is fluent in English.

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Krzysztof Giecold
Partner

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 83
christophe.giecold@societex.com

Krzysztof Giecold held a variety of management positions in large international, Dutch, Ital groups, amongst which Development Manager Europe of BRAMBLES INDUSTRIES, a public group listed in Sydney.

Krzysztof joined SOCIETEX in 2001. He is specialized in retail, specialist retail, medical devices and B to B services as logistics and archiving for third parties.

He is fluent in English, German, Dutch, Polish and Czech.

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Pascal Rivière
Partner

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 81
pascal.riviere@societex.com

Pascal Rivière is a graduated Engineer from Ecole Centrale (Lille) and holds a Master of Business Administration from HEC.

He has taken on the positions of Financial Controler, CFO and Managing Director in different European and American companies operating in the high-tech, media and communication sectors (Digital Equipment Corp, Hewlett-Packard Corp, Softbank, Ziff-Davis Publishing Corp., Adlink Internet Media AG, United-Internet AG, Ateme).

He joined SOCIETEX in 2006 as a specialist in TMT (Technologies Media and Telecom).

He is fluent in both English and German.

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Thomas Beaurain
Associate Director

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 92
thomas.beaurain@societex.com

Graduate from Paris-Dauphine University – Master in financial engineering and corporate finance.

Thomas Beaurain began his career as an auditor at KPMG, including main food business international accounts. He joined SOCIETEX in 2005 as an evaluator, specialized in transactions with the Ministry of Finance and the AMF. He then bought a food company in 2008 (50 people), developed during 5 years (including the construction of a new plant) and which was later sold to a French family group.

He rejoined SOCIETEX in September 2014 where he now provides technical evaluation skills such as his personal experience to advise customers in M&A.

He is fluent in English.

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Renaud Hamelin
Associate Director

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 96
renaud.hamelin@societex.com

Renaud has a diploma of the Commercial School of the CCIP, a Marketing degree at Kingston University (GB) and a MBA from Cranfield University (GB).

Renaud began his career at Bloomberg as key account manager in London and also practiced at UBS Warburg and Bear Stearns as financial analyst. Renaud advised customers as such the Société Générale, ODDO & Cie and Transport Alstom. In 2007, he joined Conseil & Stratégie then founded Asquare Finance in 2011 focused on fundraising and LBOs.

He joins SOCIETEX in Mars 2016 and brings his knowledge of industrial companies and internet.

He is fluent in English.

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Emmanuel Dampoux
Associate Director

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 82
emmanuel.dampoux@societex.com

Emmanuel received a Master’s in Banking and Finance and a Master’s in Economic Policy from Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne.

After beginning his career in 1996 at Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance in Mergers & Acquisitions, he later joined PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the Valuation & Business Modelling department. Emmanuel served as Director in the Equity Capital Market Department at the brokerage firm Aurel Leven Securities and then became Head of Corporate Finance for Avenir Finance, a financial advising company specialized in serving French and foreign entrepreneurs and the leader of IPOs on Alternext (NYSE Euronext Paris). In 2002, he founded a media company dedicated to gastronomy and agrobusiness and succeeded in bringing in several financial investors.

Emmanuel has completed more than 30 deals in sectors including TMT (Technologies, Media and Telecom), industry and services, fundraising, market transactions (IPOs, secondary offerings, tender offers), and merger & acquisitions. He joined SOCIETEX CF in 2016 bringing his knowledge and experience of investment funds and financial transactions (private equity and financial markets). He is fluent in English.

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Benoît Cauchard
Associate Director

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 91
benoit.cauchard@societex.com

Graduated from Business School – Amiens – France, Benoît has a 15 years’ experience in Corporate Finance.

Benoît began his career in working for Grant Thornton Corporate Finance in Paris and in London.

In 2007 he joined the French M&A Boutique Financière de Courcelles before founding is own Boutique, Hexagone Capital in 2013.

Since 2000, Benoît has advised more than 30 transactions in various sectors: Hotel & Leisure, Wine Industry, Financial Services, Insurance Brokerage, Food Industry…

Benoit joined SOCIETEX in April 2016.

He is fluent in English.

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Bénédicte Ciotti
Analyst

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 95
benedicte.ciotti@societex.com

Graduated from Skema Business School – MSc in Corporate Financial Management

After studying for more than 2 years abroad and completing UCITS audits in PwC, Bénédicte Ciotti joined SOCIETEX in January 2015 as Analyst, working with several partners to achieve M&A advisory and valuation missions.

She is fluent in English.

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Jérémy Azzarita
Analyst

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 94
jeremy.azzarita@societex.com

Graduated from INSEEC Paris – Master in Corporate Finance.

After working for nearly 2 years in corporate banking in France, UK and Hungary, Jérémy Azzarita joined SOCIETEX in September 2015 as analyst.

He is fluent in English.

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Victor Canaple
Analyst

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 87
victor.canaple@societex.com

Victor graduated from ISC Paris and Cergy University – Ms in Corporate Finance and Risk Management.

He spent six months as a consolidation analyst at Crown Holding where he took part in diverse missions such as the establishment of monthly consolidated financial statements, budget forecasting and MIVISA integration (1.2 bn€ transaction) in consolidated accounts.

Victor joined Societex Corporate Finance in May 2015 working with several partners on different types of advisory missions (valuation or transaction support).

He is fluent in English.

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Elise Thibault-Gondré
Analyst

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 90
elise.thibault@societex.com

Graduated from IESEG School of Management – MSc in Financial.

After completing her studies in the USA and working as financial junior auditor for UCITs, hedge funds and banks at Deloitte, Elise joined SOCIETEX in December 2015. As Analyst, she is working with several partners to achieve M&A advisory and valuation missions.

She is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Benoît Bouche
Senior Advisor / Healthcare

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 80
benoit.bouche@societex.com

PharmD, PhD, AMP Harvard Business School

Benoît Bouche is a seasoned healthcare deal maker with an entrepreneurial background. He successfully founded and was the CEO of a medical device company in the orthopedics field, a Contract Research Organization, and a network of pharmacies in France.

As an investment banker, he was instrumental in 35 private and public financing rounds and M&A transactions with a cumulative deal value exceeding €2,2B in segments including biotechnology, medical device, and healthcare service providers. He seats on the board and/or advises companies on growth related issues and gained during his career a unique expertise in build-up business models.

He joins SOCIETEX in October 2013.

He is fluent in English.

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Pierre-Yves Le Daëron
Senior Advisor

Phone : 33 (0) 6 20 71 34 95
pierre-yves.ledaeron@societex.com

Graduated of Polytechnic, Pierre-Yves Le Daëron began his career as a researcher at CEA, and strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He then held positions as Director of Marketing & Strategy and general management in European and American groups in industry leaders in distribution. As such, he participated in many M&A operations. He now supports business leaders in the implementation of transformation projects. His area of expertise covers such issues as value creation, innovation, execution and implementation issues.

In 2014, he joined SOCIETEX as Senior Advisor.

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Philippe Benard
Senior Advisor

Phone : 33 (0) 6 14 16 26 14
philippe.benard@societex.com

ESME engineer, graduated of ESSEC and holder of an Executive MBA from HEC (CPA), Philippe Bénard spent most of his career as an executive in the industry and B2B services in international groups such as Alcatel, Cegelec, Neiman, Xerox, Siemens or Elektrowatt.

Moreover, as the founder Partner of NewBridge Partners since 2004, he has rich operational experience through missions interim management in a variety of industries such as security, building technologies, components electronics, telecommunications, office automation, rail and automotive equipment.

In 2014, he joined SOCIETEX as Senior Advisor.

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Paul Donnelly
Senior Advisor

Phone : 33 (0) 6 07 08 43 07
paul.donnelly@societex.com

Paul Donnelly has had all his career in the telecom corporate business, working in particular for SITA and Equant. He held a position of Sales Director for several Regions (Africa, Southern-Europe, North-America), then he became Director General of Equant Europe and later Head of Outsourcing. After some consulting activities, in 2005 Paul created a virtual carrier company with full international coverage, which he sold to Tata Communications in 2008. He then joined a start-up involved in telecom cost management, originating its acquisition by Econocom in 2012. Still active on a part-time basis, with lobbying activities for Econocom.

Dual citizenship, French and US.

In 2014, he joined SOCIETEX as Senior Advisor.

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Didier Pichon
Senior Advisor

Phone : 33 (0) 6 72 93 51 77
didier.pichon@societex.com

Didier began his information technology career with Renault Automobiles where he was responsible for all industrial systems utilized in the management of product flow for vehicles and assembly parts. Next he joined the Salomon Group where he oversaw the development and worldwide implementation of all the systems and applications used by the company and its affiliates.  In 1995 he was appointed as the Group’s Executive Director for Information Technology and Logistics.

In 2000 Didier was recruited by luxury house Chanel as Senior Vice President of Information Technology.  He spent the next 15 years rebuilding all of the company’s enterprise resource planning systems to state of the arts standards, including entering Chanel into the digital age.

Didier joined SOCIETEX CF in 2016 as Senior Advisor and brings his knowledge and experience of information technology, logistics, and digital information management sectors.

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