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The team

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Jean Mathieu Sahy

President – Founding Partner

Jean Mathieu Sahy

President – Founding Partner

Jean-Mathieu started with Société Générale’s M&A team before shifting to private equity. He invested in more than 50 companies as part of buyout or expansion transactions, particularly abroad. After working for Finadvance and Siparex, Jean-Mathieu became convinced of the opportunities stemming from international growth, inspiring him to join forces with Jean and Marc to create the first investment fund dedicated to exporting firms. Jean-Mathieu is a graduate of EM Lyon.

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Jean de Puybaudet

Founding Partner

Jean de Puybaudet

Founding Partner

Jean has extensive experience crafting international expansion strategies for major companies and a strong background in finance, with more than 30 equity transactions under his belt. Before founding Capital Export, Jean worked for Thalès, Anglo-American in South Africa, Barclays Private Equity, and Mellenthin &Co, conducting transactions in more than 70 countries. He is a graduate of ISEP Engineering School and has an MBA from HEC.

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Charles-Antoine Eliard

Associate

Charles-Antoine Eliard

Associate

Charles-Antoine joined Capital Export en 2013, after two years with XAnge Private Equity and Amundi Private Equity.

He has been involved in more than 10 transactions (LBO and Expansion Capital). He is a graduate of ESSCA Paris.

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Pascale Gilbeau

Middle-office Manager

Pascale Gilbeau

Middle-office Manager

Pascale has a background in administrative and legal management of projects as well as business communication. She joined Capital Export in 2011 and has a Master’s degree from CESA Tours.

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Michel Claret

Investment Director

Michel Claret

Investment Director

Michel bénéfice d’une formation et d’une expérience professionnelle variées et a notamment une expérience de 7 ans en Private Equity (Entrepreneur Venture).  Il a rejoint Capital Export en 2017.

Il a réalisé plus de 20 opérations de Développement, LBO ou de Capital-Risque.

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Florence Lauger

Strategy and Export Financing

Florence Lauger

Strategy and Export Financing

For the past 20 years, Florence has helped more than 1,000 companies apply for grants, financing, and subsidies. After working in business development in Asia, Florence worked for several regional agencies that support international business (such as the DRCE). She manages Classe Export’s financial engineering unit, and has worked for Capital Export since 2012. She is a graduate of ESIAE international business school.

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Marc Hoffmeister

Founding Partner

Marc Hoffmeister

Founding Partner

Marc runs Classe Export, the leading French provider of information and assistance to exporting firms, which he founded in 1989. A key expert in the French export milieu, Marc is also a ‘Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France’ (French Foreign Trade Advisor).

Marc has a Master’s in Economics from Lyon University.

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Bénédicte Verlaine

Compliance Officer

Bénédicte Verlaine

Compliance Officer

Bénédicte has worked in the field of internal control and compliance for authorized management companies for more than 10 years. Bénédicte started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg and Paris, then worked for several years in a specialized firm before creating her own compliance and internal control business. She has been with Capital Export since the very beginning. She has a Master’s degree in Economics and Management from Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg.