Gilles Mougenot is one of the founders and a managing partner at Argos Wityu.
Close to the management teams, Gilles has accompanied numerous entrepreneurs on complex transformation and growth operations. Now based in Brussels, he participated in the deployment of Argos in the six countries where the group now invests.
Gilles began his career as a legal adviser. He has been a recognized player in the French private equity market since 1984, when he created the transmissions department of the ANCE, a State-owned agency for the development of entrepreneurship.
In 1985, he joined Initiative et Finance, one of France’s LBO pioneers, at its inception and participated in more than 30 transactions. In 1990, Gilles was one of the founders of Argos Soditic, now Argos Wityu.
In particular, he led the buy-outs of Eau Ecarlate (by Spotless), Du Pareil au Même, Saime, Roc, Eclerc, Alkan and Revima in France, Lineas and Gantrex in Belgium, Future Groep (now Cohedron) and from August 2021 Schenk in the Netherlands. In 2003, he was appointed President of France Invest for the year 2003/04.
Gilles graduated from the Institute of Comparative Law and holds a DESS degree in Business Law.
He is a member of the Investment Committee of the Capmezzanine fund in Morocco, and he wrote a book called “Tout Savoir sur le Capital-Investissement” or “Everything You Need to Know about Private Equity” (6th edition).
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