New organisation within Argos Wityu

• Chief Operations Officer
• Chief Financial Officer
• Communications Director

Milan (Italy), Frankfurt (Germany), Paris (France) 17 October 2019 – Argos Wityu, European independent private-equity group, announces the nominations of Giuseppe Bonsignore as Chief Operations Officer, Jacqui Darbyshire as Chief Financial Officer and Coralie Cornet as Communications Director. Additionally, Lee Tagg joined as Fund Financial Controller based in Paris.

The investments team was also reinforced in France, Italy and Germany with the arrivals of
• France: Pierre Cassignol as Analyst
• Germany: Tobias Kappis as Analyst and Kevin Kunze as Associate
• Italy: Riccardo Peria and Gabriele Scalco as Analysts, Emanuele Tomasi as Associate.
• Lucio Ranaudo as Senior Advisor at the Milan office. Lucio graduated from Polytechnic of Turin and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He has 20 years of experience in Private Equity.

Louis Godron, Managing Partner at Argos Wityu, says: « We are very happy with the arrivals of Giuseppe, Jacqui and Coralie. We structured the company to allow for more efficient and rapid future developments. We are also delighted to enrich our investment team with so many talented individuals. Strengthening significantly the teams supports our ambition to be one of the leading mid-market funds in Europe. »

Corporate team

Giuseppe Bonsignore joined Argos Wityu in June 2019 as Chief Operating Officer based in the Milan office.

Giuseppe graduated from the University of Turin and has 30 years extensive career in the international financial services industry. Giuseppe is Italian.

Jacqui Darbyshire joined Argos Wityu in October 2019 as Chief Financial Officer based in the Paris office.

Graduated from Oxford University and CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) in Great-Britain, Jacqui has more than 20 years’ experience in investment and real estate funds, notably at 3i plc, Activa Capital, AXA Investment Managers Real Assets and recently at Cathay Capital. Jacqui has dual nationality English-French.

Coralie Cornet joined Argos Wityu in June 2019 as Communications Director based in the Paris office.

Graduated from Bond University (Australia) and Skema Business School (France), Coralie began her career at Wavestone in 2005, before moving to UGGC Law Firm in 2008. Previously to joining Argos Wityu, Coralie was Communications Director at Apax Partners. Coralie is French.

Lee Tagg joined Argos Wityu in June 2019 as Fund Financial Controller based in the Paris office.

Graduated from the University of Liverpool, Lee previously worked in Deloitte for three and a half years, providing a variety of audit and assurance services to private equity backed businesses. Lee is English.

Investment team

Pierre Cassignol
Paris

Tobias Kappis
Frankfurt

Kevin Kunze
Frankfurt

Riccardo Peria
Milan

Gabriele Scalco
Milan

Emanuele Tomasi
Milan

Argos Wityu

Coralie Cornet
Head of Communications
ccc@argos.fund
+33 6 14 38 33 37

About Argos Wityu / www.argos.wityu.fund
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 more than €1bn under management and 30 years of experience, Argos Wityu operates from offices in Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Luxembourg, Milan and Paris.

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