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Our team

An operational and financial
dual expertise

Our team

Momentum Invest leverages our unique experience, proven skills in operational and financial fields and our outstanding ecosystem to bolster the development of our portfolio companies.

 

Our team comprises experienced and complementary profiles: a renowned entrepreneur with a track record of 5 successful consecutive LBOs and three investors with a remarkable expertise in private equity and financial structuring, reinforced by two analysts.

 

Management teams consider us as partners. We are a permanent resource at the management team’s disposal, in order to:

  • Exchange views and feed their strategic thoughts
  • Bring new ideas or contacts
  • Help them to find solutions and maximize new opportunities

Alain Cochenet – Founding Partner

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Alain Cochenet co-founded Momentum Invest in June 2017 after fifteen years of experience in private equity, including eleven years as a Director at Pechel (2006-2016) where he was involved in ten private equity deals, mainly in the services sector.

Previously, Alain worked in investment banking (M&A/ECM) at Ernst&Young (2004) and Deutsche Bank (2002-2003) in Paris and London. Alain started his career in Valeo’s finance department in the United States (1999-2000).

Alain had other experiences in private equity including Rothschild & Cie, BASF Venture Capital Hong Kong/United States, Natixis Private Equity, and the Center for Asia Private Equity Research Hong Kong.

Alain is also co-founder and President of the INSEAD Alumni Private Equity and Finance Club in France and a member of France Invest’s Investor relations commission.

Pierre le Tanneur – Founding Partner

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Pierre le Tanneur co-founded Momentum Invest in June 2017 after having managed companies backed by private equity funds for fifteen years. Pierre and his teams converted a French SME (Eau Ecarlate) into a European Group (Spotless Group) bought by Henkel in 2014. Over this period, the company’s revenues and EBITDA increased from €28m to €280m and from €5m to €80m respectively. He has an outstanding track record of 5 successful LBOs and conducted 12 acquisitions in 9 European countries.

Pierre also supported many successful start-ups in the services sector (including Compte Nickel sold to BNP Paribas in the summer 2017).

Before managing Eau Ecarlate, Pierre was Benckiser group’s Marketing Director for France (cleaning products) and created the French subsidiary of Coty group (global leader in the fragrance industry).

Pierre is a member of the ESSEC Board of Alumni and non-executive chairman of Carambar & Co (confectionary company owned by Eurazeo).

Tristan Parisot – Founding Partner

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Tristan Parisot co-founded Momentum Invest in June 2017 after twenty years of experience in private equity.

Tristan started his career at KPMG Audit for three years, before joining 3i where he spent ten years. At 3i he achieved numerous growth and buyout operations, both as a majority and minority shareholder, notably in the services sector.

In 2007, Tristan joined European Capital (now LGT European Capital Ltd) as a Partner. Tristan managed European Capital’s Paris office from 2009 to 2016. During this period, he made several private equity and private debt deals in France and Europe. Tristan was also a member of the Investment Committee of European Capital Private Debt Fund until May 2017.

Tristan is a member of France Invest’s ESG commission.

Arthur Bureau – Associate Director

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Arthur Bureau participated in the creation of Momentum Invest and has 10 years of experience in Private Equity and M&A. After starting his career with Alain Cochenet at Pechel, Arthur worked at Hottinguer investment bank (M&A) in Paris, before joining the French sovereign fund Bpifrance in 2011. Over the last 7 years (2011-2018), Arthur made several private equity and private debt deals alongside French SMEs’ management teams.

Arthur has backed numerous management teams in the development of their projects (external/organic growth financing) and/or buyout operations (LBO, MBI, etc.).

Beatriz Betancourt – Analyst

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Beatriz Betancourt joined Momentum Invest in 2019 after two years of experience in private equity.

Before joining Momentum Invest, Beatriz worked over different periods at Florac Investissements and for two social impact investment firms (Impact Partenaires and Danone Communities).

Beatriz graduated from Sciences Po Paris (Master’s in Finance and Strategy).

Pierre Elliot Finiel – Analyst

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Pierre Elliot Finiel joined Momentum Invest in 2019 after two years of experience in private equity and mergers & acquisitions.

Before joining Momentum Invest, Pierre Elliot worked over different periods at Hivest Capital Partners, at PwC Corporate Finance’s mergers & acquisitions department and within BNP Paribas CIB’s Business Valuation Team.

Pierre Elliot graduated from Université Paris-Dauphine (Master 225 course in Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering).

Our values

We support company executives and managing teams that share our values.

Ambition

Benevolence

Responsibility

Simplicity

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