18

Years

of existence

80

Deals

advised

5

Sectors

specifically monitored

8

Languages

spoken

Experts

17

in France

Professionals

230

abroad

Our team is very stable. Every member of it is a salaried employee of the company and embodies our culture of service.

On our customers' requirement, we implement full cross-border processes in order to make them benefit from an increasingly international economic environment.

Jean-René GRITON

Jean-René GRITON

Founding Partner

Jean-René Griton has advised exit operations, equity interest acquisitions and fund raising deals in the fields of press and publishing, software, transports, B2B services, manufacturing, cosmetics, environment, wholesale and specialised distribution, and food processing.


He holds a Master's degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Paris IX Dauphine. He is involved on a regular basis in valuation issues before boards of directors of family groups.


Between 2008 and 2015, Jean-René Griton has been president of the ACIFTE, professional body delivering the regulatory status of Investment advisor under the supervision of the AMF. This role has lead him to contribute strongly to the writing of rules and regulations applicable to the M&A practice in France. This work was done in close relationship with the AMF and the governmental authorities.


Prior to incorporating Aurignac Finance, Jean-René Griton was M&A senior manager with Arthur Andersen and E&Y.

Raphaël BRENIER

Raphaël BRENIER

Partner

Raphaël Brenier joined Aurignac Finance at the beginning of 2006, he had previously worked with BNP Paribas AM.


He holds a Master's degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Paris II Assas and an MA in Economics and Finance from the University of Paris IX Dauphine.


He has been involved in numerous deals in the following sectors : IT, business services, cosmetics, B2B distribution, agrifood industry, aerospace and engineering. He has also a very strong expertise in carve out operations especially for large multinationals.

Christine de BRIGANTI

Christine de BRIGANTI

Partner

Christine de Briganti joined Aurignac Finance at the beginning of 2010, she had previously worked with Crédit Agricole Group.


She graduated from Audencia Nantes business school with a Master's degree in Finance. She speaks fluently three languages including English and Arabic.


She has been involved in numerous deals in the following sectors : logistics, luxury, communication, marketing, digital transformation, agri-food industry, and business scholl industry. 

Stoyan KOSTADINOV

Stoyan KOSTADINOV

Partner | Secretary-General

Stoyan Kostadinov joined Aurignac Finance in 2007, he has previously worked with Société Générale CIB. 


He graduated from both Magistère of Finance and the Business Law Instituted of the University of Paris II Assas. He speaks fluenty five languages including English, Russian and Polish. 


He has been involved in numerous deals in the following sectors : publishing, B2B distribution, environment civil work, and agri-food industry. He has a strong expertise of all the aspects of implementing a sectoral build up strategy especially within large multinational groups. 


He holds responsibilities within alumni organizations and for several years he is in charge of teaching corporate valuation techniques in a Master of Paris II University.

Julien LAURENT

Julien LAURENT

Director

Julien Laurent joined Aurignac Finance in the course of 2022 to strengthen the firm’s expertise in the energy transition space.


Over the last 8 years, he was involved in the Energy and Natural Resources CIB advisory team of Natixis, ending as Industry Banker. With a special focus on cleantech companies, Julien has then been instrumental on several IPO transactions.

Prior to that, he has been sell-side equity analyst on oil & gas engineering companies for 10 years at Natixis Securities.


Julien is graduated from Montpellier Business School, with a MSc from IPF School (Energy Economics) and a MSc from ESCP Business School (Financial engineering). He also is a CIIA Charter Holder (French SFAF). He is fluent in English.

Arnaud de LAROCHE

Arnaud de LAROCHE

Vice-President

Arnaud de Laroche joined Aurignac Finance in 2021 after 4 years in M&A at Adviso Partners. He has also worked in private equity and consulting.


He holds an MS in management and corporate finance from em Lyon and a degree in mathematics from Keele University (UK). He is fluent in three languages including English and Spanish.


He has worked on transactions in the industrial , IT and B2B services and distribution sectors.

Clotilde BOUVAT-MARTIN

Clotilde BOUVAT-MARTIN

Senior Analyst

Clotilde Bouvat-Martin joined Aurignac Finance in 2021 after 3 years of experience in M&A at Croissance Partenaires and at Deloitte in restructuring.


She has a double degree in business law from the University of Paris II Assas and in finance from em Lyon. She is fluent in three languages including English and German.


She has worked on transactions in the logistics, real estate and services sectors.

Elias SECK

Elias SECK

Senior Analyst

Elias Seck joined Aurignac Finance in the course of 2019 after having gained first experience in M&A among others within Aurignac.

 

Elias graduated from ISC Paris with a Master’s degree in International Corporate Finance and from the Nottingham Business School in Great Britain.

Alexis VIEIRA

Alexis VIEIRA

Senior Analyst

Alexis Vieira joined Aurignac Finance in 2022 after nearly 5 years spent in the small-cap M&A department of Banque Populaire group. Previously, he also worked in corporate financing in leading banking institutions.


Alexis holds a Master's degree in financial engineering from IAE Gustave Eiffel. He is fluent in English.

Pierre GOHON

Pierre GOHON

Analyst

Pierre Gohon joined Aurignac Finance in 2020 after having worked in the Restructuring department of Mazars and first experience in M&A within Aurignac.

 

Pierre graduated from em Lyon business school with a Master’s degree in management and finance, and is an accounting and management certificate holder. He has studied among others in India.

Théophile BINET

Théophile BINET

Analyst

Théophile Binet joined Aurignac Finance in 2021. He started his professional career in the finance department of CDC prior to joining Advolis-Orfis in field of financial valuation.


Théophile holds a Master's degree in corporate finance from Audencia BS. He is fluent in English.

Karim OUABDELLAH

Karim OUABDELLAH

Analyst

Karim Ouabdellah joined Aurignac Finance in early 2022 after a first experience in M&A at Adviso Partners and more recently in Private Equity at Sagard NewGen.


Karim holds a Master's degree in Finance and Strategy from Sciences Po Paris. He is fluent in English, Arabic and Berber.


Karim has also been involved with the Paris Fire Brigade for 10 years, where he is currently an operational reservist and fire chief.

Arthur MANGION

Arthur MANGION

Analyst

Arthur Mangion joined Aurignac Finance in early 2022. He started his professional career in the finance department of a large automotive group and later in private equity at IRDI Capital Investissement.


Arthur holds a Master's degree in finance from Audencia BS. He is fluent in English.

 

Our team

SERVE AND

MAKE IT POSSIBLE

Our action is reinforced by the intervention dedicated to Aurignac Finance of recognised sectoral experts in the following fields:

• Aerospace and Defense

• Energy transition

• Consumer and Digital

• Telecom

• Specialised distribution

These experts have extensive experience gained in the management boards of leading French and international groups.

For cross-border transactions, the advisory teams mobilise and integrate resources from the relevant Mergers Alliance offices. Mergers Alliance associates and brings together more than 230 M&A professionals from all over the world.