Argos Wityu announces the promotions as Partners of Simon Guichard (France), Andrea Pavesi (Italy), Thomas Ribéreau (France) and Fabian Söffge (DACH). The new Partners average seven years within Argos Wityu and 10 years of private equity experience.
Gilles Mougenot, Founder and Managing Partner at Argos Wityu, “The group’s DNA has always been to promote talent and give access to partnership to the best. In this spirit, the partners have structured an Argos Academy that selects and trains future Partners. Today, all the Partners are delighted with these four appointments. This evolution of our team supports our ambition which is to be one of the leading mid-market investment funds in Europe. »
Simon Guichard joined Argos Wityu in 2012 as a member of the investment team in the French office with an experience in the German office from 2016 until 2019.
Graduated from M.S. in Engineering from Mines Paris, Simon started his career in private equity in 2012 at Argos Wityu.
Simon currently supports Zodiac Milpro and Coexya, of which he is a board member and has been involved in the following operations:
• Acquisitions of Cisbio Bioassays, Lineas, LoQu, and Coexya and divestments of Axyntis, Lexsi and Cisbio Bioassays.
• Special involvement in setting up the German office and the development of the Argos DACH market coverage.
• Supported portfolio companies in acquiring 5 build-ups
Andrea Pavesi joined Argos Wityu in 2019 as a member of the investment team in the Italian office.
Graduated in Economics with a double degree from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Pisa University, Andrea started his career at Bain & Company in 2004 as associate consultant. He has more than 15 years of experience among Private Equity funds and SPACs, skilled in special situations and buy out investments.
Andrea currently supports Fabbri as a board member and Sicura, for which he was involved in the acquisition, also as a board member. He supports these companies in their buy & build strategy, notably Sicura, which completed 7 add-ons in less than two years.
Thomas Ribéreau joined Argos Wityu in 2014 as a member of the investment team in the French office.
Graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris, Thomas also holds a M.Sc. in Management Science & Engineering from Columbia University. Thomas started his career as hedge fund manager assistant in AXA IM in the US.
Thomas currently supports EPC and Zodiac Milpro, where he is a board member, and has been involved in the following operations:
• Acquisitions of Talentia Software, Revima, Olinn and EPC and divestments of Harlé Bickford Group, Revima, Olinn and Salvia Développement
• Supported portfolio companies in acquiring 13 build-ups
Fabian Söffge joined Argos Wityu in 2016 as a member of the investment team in the German office.
Graduated as Master and Bachelor in Management from EBS Business School, Fabian holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the Technical University of Munich and is a Certified Public Accountant (U.S.). Fabian started his career in 2009 with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Fabian currently supports Wibit, where he is a board member and has been involved in setting up the Frankfurt office and the acquisitions of LoQu and Wibit.
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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.