Promotions and new Investor Relations organisation within Argos Wityu
Milan (Italy), Paris (France) 2 March 2020 – Argos Wityu, independent European private-equity group, announces the promotions of François Becque, Mario Giannattasio and Emanuele Tomasi as Investment Managers and Antoine Forgeard as Associate. Additionally, Anna-Karin Portunato now heads the Investor Relations team.
Louis Godron, Managing Partner at Argos Wityu, says: « We are delighted to promote such talented individuals within our investment team. We are also convinced of Anna-Karin’ capacity to lead our Investor Relations team in the upcoming future projects. »
Anna-Karin Portunato joined Argos Wityu in 1996. Based in Geneva, she heads the Investor Relations team.
Graduated from a BA in Economics and Politics at HEC Lausanne, Anna-Karin started her career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen. She then joined Argos Wityu as Fund Administrator and Compliance and Risk Officer before joining the Investor Relations team.
The Investor Relations team is composed of Léa Yared, based in Paris, and Aude Stanislas, based in Geneva.
François Becque, Investment Manager, joined Argos Wityu in 2017 as member of the Paris Investment team.
Graduated from HEC Paris and holding a Master’s degree in Corporate and Tax Law from Sorbonne University, François started his career in 2014 as a strategy consultant with Estin & Co.
François currently supports Henri Selmer Paris and Maison Berger and has been involved in the following operations:
- Acquisitions of Henri Selmer Paris (2018) and EPC (pending closing)
- Divestment of Efeso (2018)
- Supported Maison Berger for its acquisition of Devineau (2019)
Mario Giannattasio, Investment Manager, joined Argos Wityu in 2018 as member of the Paris Investment team.
Graduated from Politecnico di Milano (cum laude) and from Ecole Centrale Paris, with a specialization in economics and finance. Mario began his career at EY in Transaction Advisory where he spent five years in Paris and New York.
Mario currently supports Juratoys and Talentia Software.
Emanuele Tomasi, Investment Manager, joined Argos Wityu in 2019 as member of the Milan Investment team.
Graduated from Università Bocconi in Milan with an MSc in Finance, Emanuele previously worked in Ambienta and Palladio Holding.
Emanuele currently supports Sicura and has been involved in its acquisition process.
Antoine Forgeard, Associate, joined Argos Wityu in 2017 as member of the Paris Investment team.
Graduated from Master 225 – Corporate Finance & Financial Engineering at Paris-Dauphine University, Antoine started his career in private equity at Argos Wityu.
Antoine currently supports Henri Selmer Paris and has been involved in the following operations:
- Acquisitions of Henri Selmer Paris (2018)
- Divestment of I’Car Systems (2019)
- Supported I’Car Systems for its acquisition of Datafirst (2018)
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About Argos Wityu
Argos Wityu is an independent European investment fund that supports companies in the transfer of business ownership. It has assisted more than 80 entrepreneurs, focusing its investment strategy on complex transactions with emphasis on transformation, growth, and close collaboration with management teams. Argos Wityu seeks to acquire majority interests and invest between €10m and €100m with each transaction. With €1bn under management and 30 years of experience, Argos Wityu operates from offices in Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Luxembourg, Milan and Paris.