An experienced team and a network of partners
The team has extended its field of expertise thanks to the resources it makes available to portfolio companies’ managers, among them:
- A strategic committee, comprising 20 recognized entrepreneurs and business leaders, from various sectors, bringing their skills and know-how;
- An international network to support portfolio companies in their international development in high-potential geographic areas;
- Experts providing advice and operational support in specific areas, as well as innovation resources.
Sophie joined Qualium in 2016
She previously worked at Pragma Capital as Head of Administration and Finance (fund administration) since 2007. Before, she had been working for six years for an accounting firm in Paris.
She is in charge of finance and accouting for the funds and the management company.
DECF – DESCF
Alexandre joined Qualium in 2021 after experiences in private equity at Astorg and in investment banking at Cambon Partners.
HEC – Sciences Po Paris.
Cyprien joined Qualium in 2007 after 3 years at Lazard in M&A.
At Qualium, Cyprien played an active role on acquisitions and monitoring of La Foir’ Fouille as well as IMV Technologies and Labelium, especially their growth and buy-and-build strategies, until their sale.
Cyprien also contributed to the investments and supported Kermel, Eurodommages and Magnolia Web Assurances.
Cyprien is a member of Qualium’s Investment Committee.
Valérie CrozetCorporate Lawyer
Valérie joined the private equity division of Caisse des Dépôts in 2000, as a corporate lawyer for the company secretary’s office, and later the legal department.
Master of corporate law, DEA International private law (Paris II)
Filipe joined Qualium Investissement in 2004. He earlier spent two years as an analyst at Natexis Asset Square, a multi-management subsidiary of Natexis AM.
Filipe is also responsible for monitoring ESG at Qualium.
Master in banking, finance and insurance (IUP), Master of finance (Paris X).
Jean joined Qualium Investissement in 2009 as Managing Partner, leading the investment committees and the global fund strategy as well as investor relations.
He is or has been Chairman or member of supervisory boards in various sectors including: Emlyon Business School, SAFTI, Biscuit International, Mériguet (Ateliers de France), Socotec, Feu Vert, etc. Jean was a member of the Executive Committee of the Caisse des Dépôts Group from 2009 to 2017 and Chairman of the Transmission Commission of former AFIC, now France Invest, from 2013 to 2018.
From 2005 to 2009, he was Managing Director of the European Capital and opened its Paris and Madrid offices, while also participating in the development of its German office.
From 2000 to 2005, he was Deputy Managing Director of Fonds Partenaires-Gestion (Banque Lazard) where he led investments in companies from the industrial, health and specialized distribution sectors.
Prior to that, Jean was Head of the Structured Finance and Asset Management Department at Commerzbank in Paris.
He started his career in 1991 as a construction engineer in London and Barcelona.
Knight of National Order of Merit of France
ENPC (Ponts ParisTech), Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Francine FranchineauAccounts Payable Specialist - Office Manager
Francine joined the private equity division of Caisse des Dépôts in 1996.
Francine is in charge of Qualium’s accounts payable and office management.
Pierre joined Qualium in 2020 as an investment director. He started in 2015 at Rothschild & Co in the Mergers & Acquisitions Mid Cap department, before joining LFPI in 2018.
Pierre participated in the investments Proengin, Constellation and AmeXio and is involved in their support. He is also involved in the follow-up of Kermel.
Julie joined Qualium in 2011 after a first experience at Morgan Stanley in the Leveraged Finance team in London and in M&A in Paris.
Julie was involved in the support of Socotec. She participated in the acquisition and support of Tournus Equipement, Mériguet (Ateliers de France), IMV Technologies and Labelium, especially in their growth and buy-and-build strategies, until their sale in 2021.
Julie was also a key player in the acquisition and support of New Immo Group (SAFTI and megAgence), Parella and recently, Recocash.
Jean-Brice joined Qualium in 2018 as an Associate after experiences in private equity at Sagard and Macquarie (MIRA), as well as in investment banking at RBC Capital Markets.
Jean-Brice participated in the acquisition and support of emlyon business school until its sale, SAFTI as well as Parella, Proengin, Constellation, and, more recently of REALEASE Capital. He was also involved in the support and divestment of Biscuit International.
Léa joined Qualium in 2022 as an Investment Director.
Léa started her career in M&A at Messier Maris & Associés where she spent 4 years before joining Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance for 2 years.
At Qualium, Léa took an active part in the acquisition of REALEASE Capital and supports its developpement.
emlyon business school.
Angèle joined Qualium in 2018 as an Associate.
She started as a Private Equity Analyst at Triago in New York after an experience in strategy and organization within the Siaci Saint Honoré Group.
Angèle is involved in the monitoring of Magnolia Web Assurances and Eurodommages. She was also involved in the support of La Foir’Fouille and participated in its sale. Recently, she took an active part in the acquisition of Recocash.
Jacques has been Partner of Qualium since 2009.
Prior to that, Jacques spent 5 years at Fonds Partenaires Gestion (Banque Lazard) as head of portfolio management and monitoring and then, from 2005, as a director at European Capital where he participated in the creation of the Paris office.
Jacques started his career as an auditor with PwC in 1988, then was CFO for the automotive supplier Invensys group in France from 1993 to 1998, and finally for Primagaz internationally from 1998 to 2000.
At Qualium, Jacques led the acquisition and support of IMV Technologies, especially in its buy-and-build strategy until its sale in 2021. He was involved in the follow-up of Thom Europe group. He also led the investment and accompanied Proengin and Constellation groups, as well as Vulcanic until its sale in 2022.
Jacques is a member of Qualium’s investment committee.
MSTCF (Paris-Dauphine), DESCF
Guillaume joined Qualium in 2012 after 7 years at European Capital and previously at Fonds Partenaires Gestion (Lazard).
At Qualium, Guillaume was involved in Socotec and Feu Vert. He led the investments in Mériguet (Ateliers de France) and Biscuit International, for which he supported the development and transformation strategies, particularly internationally.
He also led the acquisitions and follow-up of New Immo Group (SAFTI and megAgence), Parella, Acolad, and, more recently, of Proengin, Constellation, as well as Recocash and AmeXio.
Guillaume is a member of Qualium’s Investment Committee
Boris joined Qualium in 2008 after 10 years in acquisition finance.
He started his career at Banque Worms and then moved to various institutions before joining Morgan Stanley in London where he was responsible for the origination of acquisition and corporate finance in France.
At Qualium, Boris led investments and supported Eurodommages, Magnolia Web Assurances or emlyon business school until its sale. He also realized the investment in Acolad group and supported its international development. More recently, he led the acquisition of REALEASE Capital.
Boris also accompanied La Foir’Fouille until its sale.
He is a member of Qualium’s Investment Committee.
DESS in Economics (Paris I)
Antoine joined Qualium Investissement in 2012.
He previously spent 2 years in the leveraged finance teams of BNPP and Barclays Capital in London before joining Vestar Capital Partners in Paris.
Antoine participated in the acquisition and support of Acolad and emlyon business school until its sale. He was also involved in Vulcanic, Invicta and Biscuit International.