Amethis strengthens its team with the recruitment of Nicolas Manardo as Partner, in order to launch a new strategy dedicated to French and European SMEs seeking to expand on the African continent.
Nicolas joins Amethis with a long experience in private equity in Europe. Prior to joining Amethis, he spent 3 years as Managing Director in the small cap team of LBO France where he completed several majority and minority transactions.
Between 2009 and 2017, Nicolas worked at Bpifrance where he managed the Smidcaps equity and debt activities.
Prior to that, he spent several years in M&A at Lazard and Société Générale CIB in France and the USA, where he advised financial sponsors on their LBO transactions. He also worked for the Saint Gobain group in various positions as general manager of building materials distribution subsidiaries in France, Mexico, and Italy.
Nicolas has completed 15 transactions since 2009. He is a graduate of ESCP Europe and is certified in Lean – Six Sigma from Ecole Centrale Paris. He speaks French, English and Italian.
Amethis continues to strengthen its platform, which now has nearly 40 employees, including 8 Partners, six offices and five funds under management for more than €800m of assets.
Nicolas will be in charge of developing a new investment vehicle focused on supporting French and European SMEs expanding to Africa, where an important part of their future growthy is located, by making them benefit from synergies with Amethis’ African teams and portfolio.
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