Etienne MouthonManaging Partnermouthon@rive-investment.comEtienne brings RIVE his experience in international investment structuring.X
For eight years, Etienne practiced law in Paris, New York and Washington, working with international law firms (Jones Day, Reavis and Pogue and Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot) where he specialized in structuring and advising clients for their Private Equity transactions as well as mergers & acquisitions. He is a former member of the Paris bar and a member of the New York bar. In 1997, Etienne was named Tax Director for Banque AIG, the European subsidiary of AIG Financial Products Corp., where he specialized in derivatives and structured finance transactions. Etienne became Managing Director of Mirabaud Financial Planning SA in Geneva, the subsidiary of the Banque Privée Suisse Mirabaud & Cie in charge of all investments in tangible assets and private companies for the clients and partners of the bank, as well as the structuring of investment vehicles for institutional investors and high net worth individuals. In 2013 Etienne became one of the Founding and Managing Partners of RIVE Private Investment in Switzerland. His role as a partner in RIVE is to develop and manage the Geneva and Luxembourg offices. On the investment side, Etienne is member of the investment committee and in charge of all structuring aspects of the transactions. Etienne holds a Master in International Taxation from the University of Paris XI and an LL.M in Taxation from New York University. Etienne is a member of the Young President Organization’s Alpine Chapter.
Yann ThomasManaging Partnerthomas@rive-investment.comYann offers RIVE his expertise in Private Equity alternative investment solutions.X
Yann began his career with SG Private Banking and in 2002 was named Director of Structured Finance for the Group’s subsidiaries. He then joined SG Asset Management Alternative Investment, SG’s subsidiary which focuses on structured financing, hedge funds, private equity, and real estate. In 2007, he was named Managing Director and was responsible for the fundraising and financial engineering teams in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. During his time at Société Générale, Yann structured over €40 billion in alternative investment solutions for corporate, institutional and family office clients. In 2011, Yann founded Elyseum Investment, a boutique investment firm based in Paris and Geneva which provides alternative investment advisory services to family offices and institutional investors. In 2013, Yann became one of the Founding and Managing Partners of RIVE Private Investment. Yann is a graduate of HEC in Paris with a specialization in Finance.
Camille BrunelPartnerbrunel@rive-investment.comCamille brings RIVE his know-how in investments in asset finance.X
After experiences in audit (Ernst & Young), LBO (PAI Partners) and internal audit (Société Générale New York), Camille joined the Corporate Coverage department of Société Générale as relationship manager in the automotive sector. In 2008, Camille joined the Asset Based Finance team of Société Générale CIB, developing overseas activity and carrying out numerous structured leasing transactions on trains, boats and various industrial assets. In 2011, Camille joined the Asset Based Leasing team of BNP Paribas. He structured financial and operational leasing transactions on a wide range of assets: social housing, industrial facilities overseas, aircraft for major airlines as well as helicopters operated in Europe, Africa and USA. Camille is a graduate of HEC in Paris with a specialization in Finance.
Felipe MesiaDirectormesia@rive-investment.comFelipe brings RIVE his know-how in investments in infrastructure.X
Felipe began his career in 1999 in the Equity Research area first at Renta 4 Bank and then at Société Générale Group where he spent 6 years. In 2006, he then joined Banco Santander Group. During 5 years Felipe was in charge of structuring and executing Leverage Buyouts and Project Finance transactions mainly focused in the renewable and infrastructure sector where he successfully led financings including Madrileña Red de Gas, Redexis, Terminales de Contenedores de Barcelona and many wind as well as solar projects. In 2011 he moved to the Asset and Capital Structuring team to lead tax equity transactions again focused in the renewable and infrastructure sector. In 2015 he joined JB Capital Markets in order to design, originate and execute equity as well as debt financing structures over renewable and infrastructure assets in the Iberian region (Spain and Portugal). Felipe participated in many transactions where JB Capital Markets co-invested with foreign funds, managing the whole purchasing and financing process. With 12 years of experience in infrastructure project finance, Felipe is now Director at RIVE Private Investment in charge of renewable energies investments in Spain and Portugal. Felipe holds a degree in Business Administration and Finance from the European University of Madrid.
Florian EllwangerInvestment Directorfe@rive-investment.comFlorian brings RIVE his know-how in investments in real asset finance.X
Florian has more than 10 years of extensive experience in the arrangement and structuring of financings for medium and large corporates as well as the project financing of real assets. Florian began his career at HSH Nordbank AG where he structured complex non- and full-recourse financings and originated various real assets projects. In 2014, Florian joined reconcept GmbH as head of project acquisition & business development, successfully building-up and extending their activities in Europe and Canada. Before joining RIVE, Florian was Vice President Global Markets at tier-1 renewable energy project developer PNE WIND AG where he was responsible for international transactions. With 10 years of experience in project finance, Florian is now Director of Investments at RIVE Private Investment in charge of real assets financing in Germany and Northern Europe. Florian studied finance at Finanzgruppe Hochschule.
Bachir LahsiniInvestment Managerlahsini@rive-investment.comBachir brings RIVE his know-how in investments in asset finance.X
Bachir spent 7 years as an investment analyst with Amundi Private Equity Funds, then with 123 Investment Managers. He took part to several investments in European SMEs, and also spent nine months in Istanbul, where he supported venture capital networks with the identification and business analysis of start-ups from Turkey and the Middle-East. Since June 2015, Bachir is an Associate with the Asset Financing team of Rive Private Investment and participates to a wide range of multijurisdictional asset-based transactions including the acquisition, financing and leasing of new and used aircraft, ships and other assets and equipment. Bachir is a graduate of Neoma Business School with a major in Finance.
Arnaud BouvardRisk ManagerBouvard@rive-investment.comArnaud brings RIVE is know-how in due diligence and monitoring of investments.X
Arnaud has 7 years of experience as financial auditor from Deloitte Luxembourg and HRT Révision (member of PKF International). He has achieved numerous engagements of accounts certification in the areas of private equity, real estate and investment funds in international contexts. Since 2014, Arnaud is Risk Manager at RIVE Private Investment, in charge of investments analysis and follow-up, control of flows as well as internal and external reporting. Arnaud is a graduate of IESEG business school and certified accountant.
Alexandre VilletSenior Advisorvillet@rive-investment.comAlexandre brings his expertise in private equity and mezzanine to RIVE’s team.X
After starting his career at Merrill Lynch in London as part of the European LBO origination team in 2001. Alexandre joined ArjoWiggins’ strategy and M & A department in 2003, where he worked on acquisitions, asset disposals and the industrial reorganization of the group. In 2006, Alexandre joined Amber Capital, an “event-driven” hedge fund, where he worked to invest the fund on special situations in Europe in various industrial sectors (aeronautics, airlines, oil services and renewable energy, etc.). At the end of 2009, Alexandre joined the management team of A Plus Finance where he invested roughly €100 million capital and debt and managed a c.€300 million portfolio of 15 private investments in French SMEs. Alexandre is a graduate of ESSEC Business Schools.
Eric PhilipponSenior Advisorphilippon@rive-investment.comEric brings RIVE over 20 years of experience in private equity, and in particular mezzanine and private debt.X
Eric began his career in industry at GDF Suez. In 1992, he joined the strategic consulting practice of A.T. Kearney where he worked on several financial diligence mandates in the manufacturing and private equity industries. In 1998, he joined the investment management team at CDC Equity Capital where he worked on investing the 1st (CDC Entreprises, €250 million in commitments) and 2nd funds (CDC Entreprises II, €400 million in commitments). Between 1998 and 2004, the firm invested up to €800 million. During his time at CDC he completed over 15 investments, including Autodistribution, Cegelec, Batisanté, Eurofarad and Mathon. From 2000 to 2004, he was a member of CDC Equity Capital’s Board of Directors. The following year, he partnered with Paul de Fréminville to found the fund of funds group at Gimar Capital Investissement. In 2007, Eric joined 123 IM, an asset management firm specializing in capital investments, as Managing Director. Eric is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (’87) and of the National School on Statistics and Economic Administration (ENSAE).