Newcomers and promotions within Argos Wityu

Promotions and new Investor Relations organisation within Argos Wityu

10/02/2021 – Press Release

Argos Wityu, independent European private-equity group, announces that Olivier de La Guéronnière joined as General Secretary in the Luxembourg office. Additionally, investment team members were promoted:

  • Germany Kevin Kunze as Investment Manager
  • France Pierre Dumas as Investment Manager and Yasmine Karger as Associate
  • Belgium Julie Wouters as Analyst

Gilles Mougenot, Managing Partner at Argos Wityu, says: « We are delighted to promote Yasmine, Julie, Pierre and Kevin considered as talented individuals within our investment team. This is also the reflection of our strategy to consolidate our positioning in our European offices. We are also very happy with the arrival of Olivier as General Secretary. »

Investment team

Kevin Kunze, Investment Manager, joined Argos Wityu in 2019 as member of the German Investment team.

Graduated from Stockholm University with a Master of Science in Econometrics and holding a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Goethe University Frankfurt, Kevin began his career in investment banking at Lincoln International in 2017, advising private equity and corporate clients in M&A transactions across various industries.

Kevin currently supports Wibit in its growth strategy. He is also involved in the expansion of the Frankfurt office across the DACH region and accompanies the acquisition of new portfolio companies.

Pierre Dumas, Investment Manager, joined Argos Wityu in 2017 as member of the Paris Investment team.

Graduated from emlyon business school and holding a Master’s degree from Magistère Finance Sorbonne, Pierre started his career at Argos Wityu after previous experiences in Private Equity with PAI Partners and in M&A with Bryan, Garnier & Co and JSquare Conseil.

Pierre currently supports Revima, La Compagnie des Desserts and Sword France and has been involved in the acquisitions of Revima (2017) and Sword France (2020), the partial divestment of Revima (2019) and divestment of RSD (2019). Pierre also supported Revima for its acquisition of Chromalloy France (2019) and FlightWatching (2019) as well as La Compagnie des Desserts for its acquisition of Ice Natur (2019) and its refinancing with Céréa Partners (2019).

Yasmine Karger, Associate, joined Argos Wityu in December 2019 as member of the Paris Investment team.

Graduated from ESCP Europe, Yasmine worked two years in investment banking (at Rothschild & Co.) and Transaction Services (at PwC).

Yasmine currently supports Zodiac Milpro and EPC and has been involved in the acquisition process of EPC closed in December 2020.

Julie Wouters, Analyst, joined Argos Wityu in January 2021 as Analyst.

Julie graduated from Solvay Brussels School with an Advanced Master’s in Financial Markets and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Leuven.

Julie started her professional career at the Equity Research department at Degroof Petercam, after which she interned at Fortino Capital.

Corporate

Olivier de La Guéronnière, General Secretary, joined Argos Wityu in 2021 as member of the Luxembourg team.

Holding a Master’s degree in International Business Law from the University of Rennes I (France), Olivier started his career in 2011 in the corporate department of Atoz Tax Advisers in Luxembourg, where he spent more than 9 years providing a transversal vision allowing for practical, comprehensive and tailor-made solutions to an extremely diversified portfolio of international clients working in different business sectors.

Olivier is a member of the Luxembourgish association of banking law jurists (ALJB) as well as a member of the Young PE/VC Leaders committee of the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA).

Contact
Coralie Cornet
Communications Director
ccc@argos.fund
+33 1 53 67 20 63

About Argos Wityu
https://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 €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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