Team

Axel Bonnassies

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Axel Bonnassies

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Axel started his career as an entrepreneur, owner and manager of Opale SMR, a firm specialized in cost reduction consulting for SMEs and SMIs. Additionally, he worked as a consultant for 2 years at Bain & Company’s Paris office.

He then worked for 6 years as a Director at H.I.G Capital Paris office.

Before founding Hivest Capital Partners, Axel founded in 2013 an investment holding company focused on SME takeovers, which he then managed.

Axel graduated from Harvard Business School (MBA) and the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (Engineering).

Cédric Lépée

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Cédric Lépée

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Cédric began his career at Lazard.

He then joined the investment fund Qualium in 2005.

Before founding Hivest Capital Partners, Cédric worked from 2008 to 2016 at H.I.G Capital Paris Office as  participated in the H.I.G Capital launch in Europe where he worked for almost 9 years in the Paris office as a Principal and Sector Head Consumer & Retail for Europe.

He graduated from ESCP Business School.

Barthélemy Grave

Principal

Barthélemy Grave

Principal

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, Barthélemy worked as a strategy consultant at Advancy.

He began his career  in the M&A team at Lazard and in general inspection at Société Générale.

Barthélemy graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and ENSAE.

Michael Hessney

Principal

Michael Hessney

Principal

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, Michael worked in H.I.G. Capital’s U.S. Lower Middle Market buyout fund. He began his career at Wells Fargo in Investment Banking.

Michael earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and received both an undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of Florida.

Foucauld Triebel

Principal

Foucauld Triebel

Principal

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners in 2016, Foucauld undertook internships at H.I.G. Capital in Paris and BNP Paribas’ M&A department.

He graduated from Sciences Po Paris.

Sacha Gasy

Senior Associate

Sacha Gasy

Senior Associate

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners , Sacha worked in the M&A department of Degroof Petercam in Paris.

Sacha graduated from Paris-Dauphine University (Master 225 Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering).

Alexandre Levavasseur

Senior Associate

Alexandre Levavasseur

Senior Associate

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, Alexandre was a Manager within the FCDE investment team. Prior to that, he worked as a Corporate Finance Consultant at Accuracy.

Alexandre graduated from HEC.

François Frigara

Associate

François Frigara

Associate

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, François was an Associate in the Consumer & Retail Investment Banking division in London. Prior to that, he worked at H.I.G. Capital in Paris.

François graduated from EM Lyon.

Marie Réveilhac

Associate

Marie Réveilhac

Associate

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, Marie was part of Lazard’s M&A team..

Marie graduated from HEC Paris. She also holds a CEMS Master’s in International Management.

Roland Hillion

Associate Consultant

Roland Hillion

Associate Consultant

Before joining Hivest Capital, Roland worked in the entertainment and gaming industry, as Chief of Staff at ESL FACEIT Group in Germany and Publishing Manager at Voodoo in France.

Roland began his career with internships in M&A (BNP Paribas) and Private Equity (H.I.G. Capital, Hivest Capital).

Roland is a graduate of ESSEC Business School (Master in Management).

Antoine Nguyen

Associate

Antoine Nguyen

Associate

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, Antoine began his career at BNP Paribas where he worked in the Leveraged & Acquisition Finance team and in the private equity subsidiary of the group, BNP Paribas Développement.

Antoine graduated from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.

Camille Quesada

Analyst

Camille Quesada

Analyst

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, Camille worked as a strategy consultant at L.E.K. Consulting and within the Investment team at Montagu Private Equity.

Camille graduated from ESCP Europe.

Gaël de Rohan Chabot

Analyst

Gaël de Rohan Chabot

Analyst

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, Gaël worked in the M&A Mid Cap / Debt Advisory department of Rothschild & Co and in the Private Debt Mid Cap department of Bpifrance in Paris.

Gaël graduated from EM Lyon.

Pierre Irigoin

Analyst

Pierre Irigoin

Analyst

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, Pierre worked as a Strategy Consultant at Advancy. He previously gained experiencs at L Catterton and Capza.

Pierre graduated from EDHEC.

Théophile Mulsant

Analyst

Théophile Mulsant

Analyst

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, , Théophile worked within the investment team of Argos Wityu and Amundi.

Théophile graduated from Ecole des Mines de Paris.

Guillaume Bourcier

Head of Deal Origination

Guillaume Bourcier

Head of Deal Origination

Guillaume started his career with Pechiney Group as an internal audotpr in North America, then as an industrial management controller in Brazil.

He then worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & company for nearly 10 yeats and later on in turnaround / operational performance improvement at AlixPartners. He also worked for 2 years as an Investment Director at the Pechel investment fund.

Before joining Hivest Capital, Guillaume was since 2014 the co-founder of Chorus, a web agency specialized in digital transformation.

Guillaume graduated from the Wharton Business School (MBA) and HEC.

Hélène Peyrusqué

Deal Origination

Hélène Peyrusqué

Deal Origination

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, Hélène gained experiences in M&A.

Hélène graduated from Burgundy School of Business

Frédéric Ramé

Senior Advisor

Frédéric Ramé

Senior Advisor

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, Frédéric had an extensive experience in business transformation and development, both as a consultant and a manager.

He began his career in consulting at Bossard Consultants.

He joined the industry in 1999, where he held several management positions at Pechiney, Alcan, and Rio Tinto.

As the General Manager of the Specialty Alumina Division of the Rio Tinto group, he participated in the acquisition of this business by H.I.G. Capital in 2012.

Frédéric then held the position of President of the Alteo group for 9 years, which was created on that occasion.

Frédéric graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris and holds a Master of Science in Economics from the  London School of Economics.

Clémence Helary

Chief Financial Officer

Clémence Helary

Chief Financial Officer

Clémence began her career in the Asset Management department at PwC

She then worked within the Finance Department at PAI Partners for 7 years.

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, Clémence handled the financial activities of a leading  family office.

Clémence graduated from Audencia Nantes.

Ines Huez Mondzali

Office Manager

Ines Huez Mondzali

Office Manager

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, Ines worked in various luxury establishments such as the Hotel De Paris Saint Tropez or the Park Hyatt Dubai.

She also worked as an Event Manager at OLIOLI, one of the very first creative and interactive museums for children in Dubai.

Ines holds an MBA in International Hospitality in Luxury Brand and Tourism Management from CMH (Centre de Management Hôtelier).

Yousra Maataz

Investor Relations Analyst

Yousra Maataz

Investor Relations Analyst

Before joining Hivest Capital Partners, Yousra studied International Relations and International Law in England.

Yousra holds an LL.M from the University of Bristol University.