Team

SOCIETEX CF gathers a multidisciplinary team of 8 partners and 12 professionals.
Thanks to a shared entrepreneurship culture and sectors experts, we ensure that your projects are successfully conducted.
- Bernard Maussion-CEO, Senior Partner, Member of the executive committee
- Pascal Rivière-Senior Partner
- Jean-Jacques VAURY-Senior Partner
- Thomas Beaurain-Partner, Member of the executive committee
- Emmanuel Dampoux-Partner, Member of the executive committee
- Benoît Cauchard-Partner
- François Germain-Partner
- Krzysztof Giecold -Partner
- Renaud Hamelin-Associate Director
- Jérémy Azzarita-Associate
- Alexandre Perez-Analyst
- Elie Achddou-Analyst
- Clément Matelot-Analyst
- Benoît Bouche-Senior Advisor / Healthcare
- Pierre-Yves Le Daëron -Senior Advisor
- Philippe Benard-Senior Advisor
- Paul Donnelly-Senior Advisor
- Didier Pichon-Senior Advisor
- Pierre Vauterin-Senior Advisor
- Robert Zadora-Senior Advisor
- Bernard Maussion- CEO, Senior Partner, Member of the executive committee
- Pascal Rivière- Senior Partner
- Jean-Jacques VAURY- Senior Partner
- Thomas Beaurain- Partner, Member of the executive committee
- Emmanuel Dampoux- Partner, Member of the executive committee
- Benoît Cauchard- Partner
- François Germain- Partner
- Krzysztof Giecold - Partner
- Renaud Hamelin- Associate Director
- Jérémy Azzarita- Associate
- Alexandre Perez- Analyst
- Elie Achddou- Analyst
- Clément Matelot- Analyst
- Benoît Bouche- Senior Advisor / Healthcare
- Pierre-Yves Le Daëron - Senior Advisor
- Philippe Benard- Senior Advisor
- Paul Donnelly- Senior Advisor
- Didier Pichon- Senior Advisor
- Pierre Vauterin- Senior Advisor
- Robert Zadora- Senior Advisor
Bernard Maussion
CEO, Senior Partner, Member of the executive committee

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.

Bernard Maussion is appointed to Chairman in April 2012.

He is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Pascal Rivière
Senior 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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Jean-Jacques VAURY
Senior Partner

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 80
jean-jacques.vaury@societex.com

Jean-Jacques is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a master’s degree in economics, with a major in currency and finance.

He began his career at Credit Agricole SA where he worked in management control, investment banking and financial operations. In 1994, Jean-Jacques joined the Crédit Agricole Group’s private equity division and became General Manager of IDIA and Deputy General Manager of “Union d’Etudes et d’Investissements”, where he and his teams invested in many SMEs.

In 2005, Jean-Jacques created an asset management company, managing private equity funds dedicated to investing in small and mid-cap companies. He left his position as managing partner in 2017 and sold all his shares after having contributed to the development of the company, which now manages more than 500 million euros.

In 2018, he joined Societex bringing his extensive knowledge of investment funds and SMEs, for both their development and transmission.

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Thomas Beaurain
Partner, Member of the executive committee

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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Emmanuel Dampoux
Partner, Member of the executive committee

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
Partner

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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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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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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Jérémy Azzarita
Associate

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

Graduated from INSEEC Paris – Master in Corporate Finance.

After some experiences in M&A at Clearwater International in the UK, Deloitte – In Extenso in France and MB Concorde in Hungary, Jérémy Azzarita joined SOCIETEX in 2015 where he works with several partners to achieve M&A advisory and valuation missions.

He is fluent in English.

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Alexandre Perez
Analyst

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 89
alexandre.perez@societex.com

Graduated from IESEG School of Management – MSc in Financial.

After working in the industrial sector within the SKF Group, he worked as a financial junior auditor at Deloitte in the Energy and Ressources department. Alexandre joined SOCIETEX in 2017 as Analyst, working with several partners to achieve M&A advisory and valuation missions.

He is fluent in English.

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Elie Achddou
Analyst

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 95
elie.achddou@societex.com

Graduated from SKEMA Business School – Master in Corporate Finance.

After a first experience in SOCIETE GENERALE PRIVATE BANKING as Product Advisor, he worked as M&A Analyst in a boutique called D&A in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Elie joined SOCIETEX in 2018 as Analyst, where he currently works with several Partners to achieve M&A advisory and valuation missions.

He is fluent in English.

 

 

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Clément Matelot
Analyst

Phone : 33 (0) 1 44 01 06 84
clement.matelot@societex.com

Engineer graduated from INSA Rennes and AUDENCIA Business School – Master in Corporate Finance.

After several experiences as a construction engineer at VINCI Construction and EIFFAGE Construction, Clément joined SOCIETEX in 2018 as Analyst, where he currently works with several Partners to achieve M&A advisory and valuation missions.

He is fluent in English.

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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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Pierre Vauterin
Senior Advisor

Phone : 33 (0) 6 13 80 40 74
pierre.vauterin@societex.com

Pierre VAUTERIN is a graduate of HEC PARIS business school (1973) and STANFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL Executive program (1987).

He has during more than 10 years worked as a marketing and sales (France/ international) leading executive (including inter alia the position of VP marketing and sales of TURBOMECA – aerospace and industrial turbine engines- between 1979 and 1988), then, from 1988 to 2018, in top management positions, mainly for Aerospace and Automotive equipment suppliers.

He has namely been CEO of fastener supplier SIMMONDS-MECAERO, GM of GEVELOT EXTRUSION, CEO of INLHC (INTERTECHNIQUE group), GM of ECE (ZODIAC group), CEO of TRIUMPH CONTROLS.

In each of the above assignments, he has carried out major restructuring and international deployment thrusts.

Pierre VAUTERIN is an alumnus of the French National Defence College (IHEDN), a board member of GIM (Mechanical Industries professional organization of Greater Paris), of MEDEF 93-94 (Business leaders’ organization of Eastern Paris area), of HANVOL association (integration of disabled persons into Aerospace organizations, emanating from GIFAS, French Aerospace Industries Association), and a member of the Strategic Committee of French LNE (National Test lab).

After retiring from TRIUMPH in 2018, he has joined the French Government Inter-company mediation team, within the frame of the Business Department of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

In 2019, he joins SOCIETEX as a senior Adviser to enhance Aerospace market segment, and global international deployment practice.

He is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and German.

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Robert Zadora
Senior Advisor

Phone : 33 (0) 7 61 33 91 47
robert.zadora@societex.com

MSC of Arts et Métiers, Robert ZADORA had a strong experience in energy business.

At EDF, involved in engineering, preparing offers for export, construction, start-up of nuclear units and their transfer to the operator in France (Dampierre en Burly) then abroad (Koeberg in South Africa and Daya Bay in China).

At EDF GDF Services, from 1991 to 1999, he was director of the Territorial Agency Ariège, then in Lyon responsible for controlling and performance management of the South East region.

With GDF and GDFSUEZ, from 1999 to 2014, he held several general management and executive board positions in foreign subsidiaries in Hungary (Egaz and Degaz), Slovakia & Czech Republic (SPP) and Poland (GSEP) leading restructuring and projects with strong performance improvements.

Lastly, since 2014 at Engie, he had several assignments, including the evaluation of the projects proposed by the Business Units and to be validated by the Group HQ (about 150 operations of more than 10M € per year). Evaluation covering all aspects of development and M & A projects: technical, commercial, financial and legal and in all domains of the group’s activities.

In January 2019, he joins SOCIETEX as a Senior Advisor.

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