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  • Jean-Marie Laurent Josi

    CEO
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 20

    Jean-Marie has an MBA from the Solvay Business School (Brussels). He started his career with Cobepa in 1988, developing the M&A activities, and was responsible for Cobepa's investments as member of the Management Board. He was a partner of PAI Partners and non-executive director of Mobistar and GIB Group.

    Jean-Marie is Chairman of the Board of Gerflor and non-executive director of Bank Degroof Petercam, Carmeuse, International SOS, Hillebrand, Socotec and Van Oord.

    Languages
    French, Dutch, English
  • Charles-Henri Chaliac

    Managing Director Cobepa Group - Member of the Executive and Investment Committees
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 18

    Charles-Henri is a graduate from HEC Paris and Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He started his career in investment banking in London where he advised financial sponsors on large cap M&A and financing mandates across a variety of sectors in Europe. After having moved back to Paris with Morgan Stanley, he joined in 2007 a Private Equity firm dedicated to controlling buyouts in the French middle market, where he was a Managing Director. He joined Cobepa in 2014.

    Charles-Henri has been involved in lead roles in the execution of majority and minority investments and in the subsequent implementation of value creation strategies in portfolio companies alongside entrepreneurs and managers. He has held numerous board seats over the years (Chairman of the Board of STACI, Chairman of the Board of Exclusive Ventures, Board Member of Exclusive Group, Le Pain Quotidien, and Novecia notably), and is currently Chairman of the Board of Enoplastic S.p.a, Chairman of the Board of SCALIAN, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Gerflor and Board Member of Socotec.

    Languages
    French, English
  • Peter Connolly

    Managing Director Cobepa Group - Member of the Executive and Investment Committees - Managing Director Cobepa North America
    Phone
    +1 (917) 620 9126

    Peter holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU and a BBA from the University of Notre Dame. He started his career at Deloitte and later worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York in the investment banking division. Most recently, he worked for Summit Partners in Boston since 2004 leading growth equity and growth buyout investments as co-head of the healthcare team. Peter joined Cobepa in 2015 to lead our investment activities in North America.

    Peter is currently a director of Heartland Home Services, Gen II, Precision Orthopedics, BioAgilytix, and SolutionReach and was a past director of CareCentrix, MedSpring Urgent Care, ABILITY Network, Associa, Bartlett Holdings and Aurora Diagnostics.

  • Xavier de Walque

    CFO - Member of the Executive and Investment Committees
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 32

    Xavier has an MBA from the Solvay Business School. He started his career in 1988 as adviser to the Belgian Vice-Prime Minister in charge of the Budget, before joining Cobepa in 1991 where he led the Belgian Corporate Finance activities. Between 2001 and 2011, he worked for Dexia Group where he held various executive management positions, lastly as Vice-Chairman of the Management Board and CFO of Dexia Bank Belgium, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dexia Insurance Belgium. Since May 2011, Xavier is Chief Financial Officer of Cobepa.

    Xavier is non-executive director of Hillebrand, AG Insurance and Cofinimmo.

    Languages
    French, Dutch, English
  • Felix Hauser

    Member of the Executive and Investment Committees - Managing Director Cobepa DACH region
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 20

    Felix holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Diplom Kaufmann from Passau University. He started his career at McKinsey & Company in Vienna in 2001. Felix joined Bain Capital Private Equity in 2005 and worked most recently as a Managing Director and Partner in the firm’s Europe business and focused primarily on investments in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He played a significant role in leading and executing successful investments and has supported the transformation of portfolio companies as a non-executive director / supervisory board member of FTE Automotive and Trinseo. After leaving Bain Capital in 2018 Felix co-founded a start-up in the medical services sector. Felix joined Cobepa Group in 2019 as Managing Director of Ibel SA/NV (member of Cobepa Group) to lead our investment activities in the DACH region.

    Felix is non-executive director of Princess Yachts.

    Languages
    German, English
  • Aurélien Delavallée

    Member of the Executive and Investment Committees
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 18

    Aurélien holds a Master's Degree in Business Engineering from Solvay Business School. He started his career in 2003 focusing on mid-market M&A transactions in Belgium. Aurélien joined Cobepa in 2010 and has been actively involved on numerous transactions including Novescia, SGG, Van Oord, Socotec and the subsequent transformational add-ons of ESG (UK) and Schollenberger (Germany), Exclusive Group and the set-up of the venture fund Exclusive Ventures, and Scalian.

    Aurélien has held board seats at Exclusive Group and Exclusive Ventures and is a current Board Member of Socotec, Scalian and Gerflor.

    Languages
    French, Dutch, English
  • Andrew Hollod

    Member of the Investment Committee Principal
    Phone
    +1 (646) 679 5172

    Andrew holds a BBA in Banking and Finance from the University of Georgia. He started his career in investment banking with Houlihan Lokey. Most recently, he worked for TZP Group in New York since 2010 leading control buyout and growth equity investments in the business and consumer services industry sector. Andrew joined Cobepa’s New York office in 2018.

    Andrew currently has board representation at BioAgilytix and Heartland Home Services and was a past board member of Gen II, The Dwyer Group, Global Employment Solutions, The Living Company (dba University Furnishings), BQ Resorts and Sapphire Resorts, Triangle Home Fashions, and Dwellworks.

  • Konrad Grieger

    Member of the Investment Committee Investment Director
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 40

    Konrad holds a Master’s Degree in Management from ESCP Europe. Before joining Cobepa, he worked for almost three years at the Paris office of BC Partners, a pan-European large cap private equity firm, focusing primarily on investment opportunities within the French market. Prior to this, he worked for more than two years as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris conducting various strategic assignments with a focus on private equity clients. Prior internship positions include Morgan Stanley and Cinven. He joined Cobepa in 2017.

    Konrad is non-executive director of Gerflor, Le Pain Quotidien and HG International.

    Languages
    French, English, German, Slovak
  • Matthew V. Raimondi

    Vice-President
    Phone
    +1 (203) 246 5772

    Matt holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He started his career at The Parthenon Group, a management consulting firm based in Boston. Prior to joining Cobepa, Matt worked for Audax Private Equity in Boston. Matt joined Cobepa’s New York City office in 2016.

  • Nicolas Beudin

    Principal
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 40

    Nicolas holds a Master's Degree in Business Engineering from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and attended a graduate program in International Finance at Yonsei University (Seoul). After having started his career at the Korean branch of BNP Paribas CIB, Nicolas worked as investment analyst at Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL). He joined Cobepa in 2016. Nicolas is non-executive director of Enoplastic.

     

    Languages
    French, English, Dutch, Korean
  • Lars Lapp

    Principal
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 18

    Lars holds an MBA from the University of Cologne as well as a joint CEMS Master from the University of Cologne and the Stockholm School of Economics. He started his career as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Lars joined Cobepa in 2016.

    Lars is non-executive director of Scalian.

    Languages
    German, English, French
  • Andrea Sartori

    Principal
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 18

    Andrea holds a Master’s Degree with Honors in Business Administration and Law from Bocconi University. Before joining Cobepa, Andrea worked for three years at Chequers Capital, a pan-European mid-market fund, focusing on Southern Europe opportunities. He started his career in Milan at BNP Paribas Leveraged Finance and Dea Capital. He joined Cobepa in 2020.

    Languages
    Italian, English, French
  • Romain Boulanger

    Senior Associate
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 32

    Romain has an MSc in Business Engineering from the Solvay Brussels School. Prior to joining Cobepa, he interned at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division and at McKinsey & Company. He has been involved in a number of transactions, including Staci, Scalian, Vidaris and Gerflor. He joined Cobepa in 2017. 

    Romain is non-executive director of Socotec.

    Languages
    French, English, Dutch
  • Sven Heylen

    Senior Associate
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 32

    Sven holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from KU Leuven and completed a postgraduate program in Financial Management at Vlerick Business School. He started his career as a M&A consultant at PwC Brussels and Amsterdam. Sven joined Cobepa in 2018 and is a CFA charterholder.

     

    Languages
    Dutch, English, French
  • William Bruschi

    Associate
    Phone
    +1 (646) 679 5152

    Will holds a BBA in Finance from the College of William and Mary. Prior to joining Cobepa in 2019, he worked for Harris Williams in the Business Services group.

  • Carla Dupont

    Associate
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 32

    Carla has a Bachelor in Business Administration from IE University in Madrid. Prior to joining Cobepa, she worked in Private Equity at Partners Group in Switzerland, with previous internship experiences in Germany at the Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and Cipio Partners. Carla joined Cobepa in 2020.

    Languages
    Luxembourgish, German, French, English
  • Nate Edenfield

    Associate
    Phone
    +1 (864) 991 5237

    Nate holds a BS in Economics from Duke University. Prior to joining Cobepa in 2020, he worked for Wells Fargo Securities in the Healthcare Services Investment Banking group.

  • Tobias Wurm

    Associate
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 20

    Tobias holds an MSc in International Finance from HEC Paris. Prior to joining Cobepa, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley and interned at Triton, Ardian and Rothschild. He joined Cobepa in 2020.

    Languages
    German, English, French, Spanish
  • Augustin Caprasse

    Investment Officer
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 18

    Augustin holds a Master Degree in Business Engineering from the Louvain School of Management as well as a joint CEMS Master from the University of Sydney and the Stockholm School of Economics. After an internship at Cobepa in 2017, he joined the team in 2018.

    Languages
    French, English, Dutch
  • Tom Matthijs

    Head of Legal
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 40

    Tom is a graduate of the Free University of Brussels (Masters in Law), the University of Chicago (LL.M) and the Catholic University of Leuven (Postgraduate degree in corporate finance). Tom started his career as a trainee at the Belgian Permanent Mission to the United Nations (New York). From 2010 until 2016, Tom worked as an attorney at Freshfields, both in Brussels and in London, where he specialized in international M&A transactions. Prior to joining Cobepa in 2019, Tom also worked at White & Case Brussels as a local partner in the private equity department. 

    Languages
    Dutch, English, French
  • Gabrielle Viseur

    Legal Counsel
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 40

    Gabrielle is a graduate of the UCLouvain (Masters in Law). Prior to joining Cobepa, Gabrielle worked five years as an attorney at Linklaters LLP, both in Brussels and in London, where she specialised in international M&A transactions. From 2018 until 2020, Gabrielle was also a teaching assistant at Free University of Brussels in company law and in contract law. She published several articles in relation to corporate law. 

    Languages
    French, English, Dutch
  • Diane Verhaegen

    Talent Management - Communication & ESG
    Phone
    +32 2 213 32 40
    Diane is a graduate of the UCLouvain (Masters in Law) and the College of Europe (LL.M). She started her career in 2010 as a trainee at the European Commission (Legal Service). Before joining Cobepa, she worked at White & Case LLP (Brussels) as an attorney in the private equity department and at ING as financial markets lawyer. Diane joined Cobepa in 2014 as Legal Counsel, she has been responsible for Cobepa's legal and administrative affairs and was Secretary of the Board of Directors. 
     
    Since September 2020, Diane is in charge of Talent Management, Communication & ESG (Environment, Social & Governance). 
     
    Languages
    French, Dutch, English, Spanish
  • Bruce Revzin

    CFO Cobepa North America
    Phone
    +1 (781) 718 0464

    Bruce holds an MBA in accounting and finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, a JD from the Suffolk University Law School, and a BS from Tufts University.  He is a licensed attorney and CPA.  He started his career at both Coopers and Lybrand and Price Waterhouse as a CPA specializing in taxation.  His investment company experience includes working for Amundi Pioneer, a diversified global asset management company, and as CFO of Halpern, Denny & Co., a mid-market private equity firm.  Most recently, he worked since 2005 as the CFO for Flybridge Capital Partners, an early stage venture capital firm in Boston.  

    Bruce joined Cobepa North America as Chief Financial Officer in September 2019.

  • Bernd-Georg Spies

    Senior Advisor - DACH region
    Phone
    +49 171 360 8540

    Bernd looks back on more than 20 years as Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Ass., one of the global leaders in advising on “leadership and succession”.

    He served both in European and global leadership roles and has assisted global corporations, family-owned businesses, Private Equity and Infrastructure Investors, but also public bodies on leadership and governance issues.

    Previously, he served as permanent secretary of state in the economic affairs department of an East German state and coordinated a policy research program at Tavistock Institute in London.

    Bernd has obtained MSc. and PhD (summa cum laude/University of Bremen) in ecomomics. He is a “Young Leader” of Atlantik-Brücke, a think-tank/non – for profit social network on transatlantic relations.

    Languages
    German, English, French, Italian
  • Lorenzo Salieri

    Senior Advisor - Italy
    Phone
    +39 335 122 77 93

    Lorenzo is a private equity entrepreneur, investor and advisor with more than 20 years of investing experience. Before founding his own advisory firm, Lorenzo was a Partner at 3i Group Plc for 15 years, with the responsibility for 3i Group private equity investment activity in Italy. He helped to invest more than €3 billion of equity in a number of landmark private equity transactions in Italy and Europe. Lorenzo joined 3i Group in 1997 and prior to this he was an Associate for Unicredit Investment Banking for 5 years. Lorenzo serves on the Board of a number of private companies. He holds an MBA from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Economics degree with Honors from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Lorenzo joined Cobepa in 2017.

    Lorenzo is non-executive director of Enoplastic S.p.a.

    Languages
    Italian, English, French
  • Ion Baroi

    Operating Advisor (US - Healthcare)
    Phone
    +1 (626) 255 3777

    Ion holds a MBA from the University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from California State University – Northridge. Ion has been providing full-time support for Precision Orthopedics since the closing of the transaction with Cobepa. Previously, Ion was SVP of New Business Development at agilon health. Prior to agilon, he ran and sold (to CD&R) an $85m EBITDA healthcare business taking professional risk on 350,000 members. Ion is also a former CFO of an MSO with 250,000 members and founded a software business for various healthcare groups.

  • James Fasone

    Operating Advisor (US – Insurance)
    Phone
    +1 (720) 460 0649

    Jim is an experienced executive specializing in insurance and insurance services. Most recently, Jim founded an outsourced risk  management consulting business which focuses on asset protection and establishing healthcare risk management protocols and strategies.  Prior to that, Jim was a Vice President at CaremarkRx, where he designed and implemented a multidisciplinary risk function for the  fastest growing physician practice management company in the U.S. Additionally, he also served as a Senior Vice President at USI  Insurance, a large private-equity backed insurance brokerage in the U.S. He has also held senior-level positions at Willis of Colorado,  Alliant Insurance, and Arthur Gallagher. Jim received a BSBA for the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University

  • John Johnson

    Operating Advisor (US - Healthcare)
    Phone
    +1 (732) 887 9029

    John is a recognized leader in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry with more than three decades of experience. John has held executive management roles at leading global corporations, including Melinta Therapeutics (CEO), Johnson & Johnson (Group Chairman of Pharmaceuticals), Eli Lilly & Company (President of Oncology Unit), ImClone (CEO) and Pfizer, Inc. He holds degrees from the University of Rochester – Simon Business School, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburg. John is a director on the board of BioAgilytix.

  • Jeff Potter

    Operating Advisor (US – Healthcare)
    Phone
    +1 (214) 773 1470

    Jeff is an experienced and proven executive and business builder in the healthcare sector. Jeff began his career with Best Doctors and later joined Wellcare in its early days and helped build it into a multi-billion dollar listed insurance company. Jeff co-founded MedSpring Urgent Care and served as its’ CFO until its sale to Fresenius in 2014. He served as the Senior Vice President of Business Development in the Fresenius Integrated Care Group. Since leaving Fresenius, Jeff co-founded Pilot Wall Group, a healthcare focused investment firm. Pilot Wall has co-invested in two recent Cobepa transactions. Jeff also consults with and co-manages a specialty physician group in Austin, Texas. Jeff earned a BA from Princeton University.

  • Heath Schiesser

    Operating Advisor (US – Healthcare)
    Phone
    +1 (512) 578 8451

    Heath is an experienced CEO and business builder in the healthcare sector. He started his career as a consultant at McKinsey before joining Express Scripts as the VP of Development and co-Founder of yourPharmacy.com. He then joined Wellcare in its early days and helped build it into a multi-billion dollar listed insurance company; Heath rose to become President and CEO in 2008. Heath later co-founded and served as CEO of MedSpring Urgent Care, which was built and ultimately sold to Fresenius in 2014. He then served as President of Fresenius’ Integrated Care Group. Heath recently co-founded Pilot Wall Group, a healthcare focused investment firm. Pilot Wall has co-invested in two recent Cobepa transactions. Heath received a BA from Trinity University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

    Heath is a director on the Board of Precision Orthopedics.

     

Cobepa S.A.

Cobepa S.A.
Rue de la Chancellerie 2, box 1
1000 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: 
+ 32 2 213 32 10
Fax: 
+ 32 2 513 17 02

Cobepa North America Inc.

Cobepa North America Inc.
Tower 49
12 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
United States
Tel: 
+1 (646) 679 5177

Ibel Beteiligungsberatung GmbH (Member of Cobepa Group)

Ibel Beteiligungsberatung GmbH
Theresienstrasse 1
80333 München
Germany
Tel: 
+32 2 213 32 10