Pascal Riviere is a Partner at Societex Corporate Finance (IMAP France) where he works predominantly in the Technology, Media and Communication sectors. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, he spent 20 years in the IT and Media and Communications industries holding senior management positions in multinational companies such as Digital Equipment Corp, Hewlett-Packard, Ziff-Davis Publishing, Softbank, United Internet and Adlink Internet Media. He was an early participant in the development of online media in the ’90s, launching ZDNet, Yahoo and Interop in France.
Practice Areas: finance management, M&A services, transaction services, due diligences, lbo, mergers, acquisitions, fund raising.
Sector Expertise: Financial Services, Technology, Media & Communication.
Pascal holds an MBA from HEC Paris and is an IT Engineering graduate of Ecole Centrale Lille.
Bernard Maussion is Chairman at Societex Corporate Finance (IMAP France). Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Mr. Maussion managed his own companies, in the field of equipment and services for the boating industry, for an international market. Before that, he had joined the Suez Group where, as vice-president of finance for Agena, he negotiated and managed the integration of 40 medium-sized French and European companies. He has also worked for the Xerox Corporation in both commercial and financial positions. Joining Societex in 2006, he brought his experience in founding companies, acquisitions and managing subsidiaries of groups operating in high-tech and finance.
Practice Areas: Corporate Finance, Business Management, M&A
Sector Expertise: The recent M&A deals he completed are in sectors as varied as cosmetic industry, IT, medical services, or agro business. For the latter, he is the IMAP coordinator in France.
Bernard is a graduate from HEC Business School (Paris).
François Germain is a Partner and Managing Director at Societex Corporate Finance (IMAP France). Mr. Germain was formerly a partner and managing director of a corporate merger subsidiary created in 1986 under the name of Finance Partenaires. He took the majority of the company in 1992 and developed a partnership with the CEPME (today: OSEO), merging his business with the firm in 1999. He began his professional career in private equity at IDI (Industrial Development Institute), where he developed a strong background in mergers and acquisitions.
Practice Areas: Business Valuation, M&&A, Divestitures,
Sector Expertise: OEMs and subcontractors in Automotive, Aerospace, TMT. Buildings and Construction.
François has a business degree from HEC (Paris).
Societex Corporate Finance (IMAP France) is one of the oldest and largest independent M&A boutiques in France. Based in Paris, Societex advises between 20 and 30 transactions per year in all economical sectors in the middle market. Cross-border deals increase regularly with close connections within IMAP. Turn-around situations are advised, and with experience including fairness opinions and brand appraising, its valuation team completes more than 50 valuations per year.