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TEAM DZETA

Managers at the service of managers

Unlike many investment funds, Dzeta's team is mainly composed of managers who have extensive experience in managing companies and improving their operational and financial performances.

Claude Darmon

President

Claude Darmon

President

TRACK RECORD 

 

Claude is in charge of overseeing the investment process and portfolio monitoring.

He has participated in transactions within Industrials, Business services and Retail sectors.

After 8 years of experience as a director of INSEE, Claude joined Saint Gobain and then chaired two battery companies (CEAC then Saft) from the Alcatel Alstom group. He then joined Alstom to serve as President of the Transport Division, Alstom Chief Executive Officer and ABB Alstom Power Chairman. He acquired Cegelec alongside its executives, Caisse des Dépôts and Charterhouse in 2001 then with LBO France, which was sold in 2009 to Vinci. Claude then founded Dzeta Conseil in 2009.

Grégoire Darmon

Managing Director

Grégoire Darmon

Managing Director

TRACK RECORD

 
Grégoire is in charge of acquisitions and divestments.
 
He oversees portfolio companies in Prêt-à-Porter, Technology, Media & Telecoms, B2C Consumer Goods and Services sectors.
 
ESC Grenoble graduate. Gregory has 10 years of experience in Private Equity and is Dzeta’s co-founder. Previously he created and acquired through LBO several SMEs. Prior to that, he had a career as a financial auditor at Arthur Andersen and then as management controller and CFO of several mid-market companies.

Philippe de Lestrange

Partner

Philippe de Lestrange

Partner
Track Record
 
Philippe is in charge of sourcing, executing and monitoring investments. Philippe follows mainly the B2B (Marketing, Media, Tech), Retail and Industrial sectors.
 
An ESSEC graduate, Philippe has 12 years of experience in LBO, Private Equity and M&A. He started his career in 2002 at BNP Paribas in acquisition financing before joining the Anglo-French investment fund Duke Street where he spent 5 years. In 2012, he joined the Carrefour Group's mergers & acquisitions team in charge of operations’ divestments and acquisitions in Europe and Asia.
 
 
 

Renaud Besançon

Directeur Associé

Renaud Besançon

Directeur Associé
Track Record
 

A HEC and Harvard MBA graduate, Renaud has 14 years of experience in LBO, Private Equity, M&A and Audit. 

He began his career in 1992 as a financial auditor at Arthur Andersen before joining the investment funds Bankers Trust Capital and then Helios Capital in London. 

Renaud also has operational management experience as Chairman of companies under LBO for 10 years, in particular the Exeol Group (MBI then secondary LBO - €63m, 300 people).

Alicia Tonelli

Legal Officer

Alicia Tonelli

Legal Officer

Alicia holds a Master 2 in Banking and Finance Law and an LL.M. from New York University. She has acquired skills in transactional and corporate law by working on M&A and LBO transactions and by working on general corporate law issues for various Groups. 

Alicia practiced as an attorney in international law firms for 5 years before joining the Dzeta Group.

Benjamin Gueroui

Analyst

Benjamin Gueroui

Analyst

TRACK RECORD

 

A Grenoble EM and La Sorbonne graduate, Benjamin supports the team in sourcing, executing and monitoring investments.

He joined Dzeta in 2020 after experiences in Private Equity within the mid-cap team of Abenex Capital, in M&A for the small/mid-cap boutique Capitalmind and in Strategy for Schneider Electric.

 

Claude
Darmon

Grégoire
Darmon

Philippe
de Lestrange

Renaud
Besançon

Alicia
Tonelli

Benjamin
Gueroui

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