Global access, local expertise

Flexstone Partners was established by bringing together three specialized private investment firms of Natixis Investment Managers – Caspian Private Equity, Euro Private Equity, and Eagle Asia Partners – to form one integrated global team to best support the distinct needs of clients worldwide.

With more than 20 years of private market experience, we’re immersed in the world’s most compelling markets across North America, Europe, and Asia, to actively capture responsible growth opportunities for our clients. In addition to an extensive global network, our team of more than 40 private investment specialists have well established market presence in their respective markets. Close proximity with clients also enables each team to design tailor-made solutions.

Executive Management

David Arcauz, CFA
Managing Partner
Geneva

Eric Deram
Managing Partner
Geneva

Nitin Gupta
Managing Partner
New York

Benoit Jacquin, CFA
Managing Partner
New York

Benoit de Kerleau
Managing Partner
Paris

Satyan Malhotra
Managing Partner
New York

Investments

Rudy Chappe
Senior Vice President
Paris

Nicholas Elia
Analyst
New York

Anatoli Gavrilov
Senior Vice President
New York

Christopher Hopkins
Associate
New York

Jimmy Hsu, CFA
Managing Director
Singapore

Sinem Kaplan
Analyst
Paris

Lay Hong Lee
Managing Director
Singapore

David Marcus
Director
New York

Candice Marmin
Associate
Paris

Aylin Molva, CAIA
Analyst
Geneva

Clément Riviere
Senior Vice President
Paris

Zélie Saint-Zéby
Director
Geneva

Kit Jong Tan
Managing Director
Singapore

Kristof Van Overloop, CFA
Director
Paris

Naim Weydert
Vice President
Geneva

Investor Relations and Business Development

Caroline Gibert
Director
Paris

Joanna Lee
Director
New York

Nicolas Le Fur
Analyst
Paris

Aurélie Maillard
Vice President
Geneva

Natalie Massa
Vice President
New York

Operations

Mark Aminov
Senior Vice President
New York

Alexandre Desloges
Associate
Paris

Ivy Omar
Executive Director
Singapore

Charlotte Royaux
Senior Vice President
Paris

Mathieu Royer
Analyst
Paris

Mehul Vadher
Director
New York

David Zardiashvili
Vice President
New York

Legal

Virginie Cochard-Robinson
Senior Vice President
New York

Joyce Levy
Analyst
Paris

Coral Sederholm
Analyst
New York

Compliance

Paul-Marc Lachaud
Director
New York

Julien Paillé
Director
Paris

Corporate

Sacia Belgacemi
Associate
Paris

Sylvie Bondurand
Office Manager
Paris

Sophie Motos
Administrative, Compliance & Risk Officer
Geneva

Kristin Olney
Controller
New York

Irene Tai
Office Manager
New York

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David Arcauz, CFA

Managing Partner

Based in Geneva, he leads European investments, and is a member of the Global and European Advisory Investment Committees.

Prior to joining Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in September 2016, David worked six years as a Partner for Adams Street Partners in London, where he made investments in growth and buyout funds in Europe and served on several advisory boards. He was also involved in serving existing and new clients, especially in German speaking countries. Before that, David spent five years at UBS Global Wealth Management within the private equity team in Zurich, London and New York. He previously worked five years at Swiss Life Private Equity Partners in Zürich and was a founding member of its spin-off Alpha Associates. David began his career as a credit analyst at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise in Lausanne and then worked as a corporate finance consultant for KPMG in Zürich.

David holds a Master of Law from Université de Lausanne and is a CFA Charterholder.

He sits on the Advisory Board of several European private equity funds.

Global Team

Eric Deram

Managing Partner

Based in Geneva, he leads the overall strategic development of Flexstone Partners. He serves on the European Audit Committee, the Global and European Advisory Investment Committees, the US and Asia Investment Committees and the Compensation Committee.

Eric founded Euro Private Equity in 2005, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners. Previously, he was the Director of DB Capital Venture Partners, the European Venture Capital arm of Deutsche Bank in London and Dubai. Previously, Eric was an investment executive at CSFB Private Equity in London, where he worked primarily on pan-European Buyouts investment opportunities. Earlier, he worked in structured finance with BNP Paribas in Sao Paulo, Paris and New York, specializing in leveraged buyouts, infrastructure financing, mezzanine debt and investments in private equity funds.

Eric earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BS in finance from Neoma (France).

He currently sits on the advisory board of several private equity funds and is a past board member of several private and publicly traded companies as well as not-for-profit organizations.

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Nitin Gupta

Managing Partner

Based in New York, he leads US investments, and is a member of the Global Advisory Investment Committee, and the US Investment Committee.

Nitin joined Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2008. Prior to Caspian, he was a Principal at Westbury Partners, where he was responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and serving on the board of portfolio companies. Prior to Westbury Partners, Nitin was a Senior Associate at Saunders Karp & Megrue, where he was responsible for due diligence, with a particular focus on healthcare and retail investments. Prior to Saunders Karp & Megrue, he was an Associate at McCown De Leeuw & Company, where he was responsible for due diligence and a buy and build strategy across a number of industries including business services, industrial, and manufacturing. Prior to McCown DeLeeuw & Company, Nitin was an analyst in the M&A group at Merrill Lynch & Company where he completed a number of buy-side transactions for certain Fortune 500 companies.

Nitin earned his BS at New York University and MBA at Harvard Business School.

He serves as a Board member/observer for several portfolio companies of funds managed by Flexstone Partners.

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Benoît Jacquin, CFA

Managing Partner

Based in New York, he is responsible for managing investor relations and fundraising activities and is a member of the US Audit Committee.

Benoît is a founding Partner of Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners. Prior and concurrent to that, he served from 2000 to 2012 as a Director in charge of Investor Relations at Caspian Capital Management (“CCM”). Prior to joining CCM, Benoît was Vice President, Relationship Manager at CDC Investment Management Corporation. Prior to CDC Investment Management Corporation, he was a business analyst at Caisse des dépôts et consignations (Caisse des depots Group).

Benoît holds a post-graduate degree (DESS) in Econometrics and a post-graduate degree (DEA) in History from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and is a CFA Charterholder.

He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

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Benoit de Kerleau

Managing Partner

Based in Paris, he serves on the European Audit Committee, and the Global and European Advisory Investment Committees.

Before joining Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, he was the managing partner of Dahlia Partners, the European fund of funds and advisory arm of Natixis Private Equity in Paris. Previously, Benoit was an Investment Director at BNP Paribas Private Equity. Prior to BNP Paribas, he worked at PAI Partners for eight years, the leading leverage buyout firm in continental Europe, where he was involved initially in fund structuring and fundraising as well as portfolio monitoring and then participated in a number of leverage buyout transactions across Europe. Benoit started his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen, after serving as a Midshipman, Aide-de-Camp to the Admiral Inspector General of the French Navy.

Benoit graduated from HEC (Paris) with a Master in Finance.

He sits on the Advisory Board of several European private equity funds.

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Satyan Malhotra

Managing Partner

Based in New York, he works on the firm’s day-to-day operations, business development and new product offerings. He serves on the US Audit Committee, the Global Advisory Investment Committee, and the US Investment Committee, and the Compensation Committee.

Satyan is a founding Partner of Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners. Prior and concurrent to that, until January 2012, he served as President of Caspian Capital Management (“CCM”) that managed as much as $2.2Bn of alternative assets including fixed income portfolios and quantitative trading strategies. CCM also provided non-discretionary consulting on as much as $3Bn in structured products on funds of hedge fund programs. Prior to joining CCM in 2002, Satyan was a Senior Manager with the Global Risk Management Solutions consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. In that capacity, he worked with major financial institutions, corporations and treasuries on a variety of risk management, portfolio and strategic initiatives.

Satyan holds a CIBE from Columbia Business School, an MBA in Finance from Virginia Tech, a BA in Economics (Honors) from the University of Delhi and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

He serves on various company boards and has authored several research pieces on investments.

Global Team

Rudy Chappe

Senior Vice President, Investments

Based in Paris, he focuses on primary and direct investments in Europe and participates in secondary transactions as well.

Prior to joining Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in January 2016, Rudy was a Senior Consultant in Transaction Services for EY (formerly Ernst & Young), in the Financial Services division. He worked more specifically on financial due diligence acquisitions and valuation assignments for banks, insurance companies as well as asset managers. Previously, Rudy was an analyst for Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, in Structured Finance, then in private equity for Société Générale Capital Partenaires.

Rudy holds a Master from ESSEC Management School and Paris-Dauphine University.

He serves as an Advisory Board member for several European private equity funds.

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Nicholas Elia

Analyst, Investments

Based in New York, he is responsible for supporting the US investment team in all aspects of the investment process.

Nicholas joined Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2018.

Nicholas holds a BCom in Accounting & Finance from The University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia.

He serves as a Board observer for a portfolio company managed by Flexstone Partners.

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Anatoli Gavrilov

Senior Vice President, Investments

Based in New York, he focuses on US direct and fund investments and is involved in all aspects of the investment process.

Anatoli joined Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2013. Prior to joining Caspian, he has held various private equity analyst positions at Roc Resources, LLC, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and The Burgiss Group from 2009 to 2013.

Anatoli holds a BS in Economics from University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University.

He serves as a Board member/observer for several portfolio companies of funds managed by Flexstone Partners.

Global Team

Christopher Hopkins, CAIA

Associate, Investments

Based in New York, he is responsible for supporting the US investment team in all aspects of the investment process.

Christopher joined Flexstone Partners in 2019.  Prior to that, Mr. Hopkins worked as an investment officer at New York City Retirement Systems focusing on investments, due diligence and portfolio monitoring.  Before that, Christopher had various positions at Albourne Partners and Credit Suisse.

Christopher holds a BS in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, from University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

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Jimmy Hsu, CFA

Managing Director, Investments

Based in Singapore, he leads the Singapore office, and is a member of the Asia Investment Committee.

Jimmy was a founding member of Eagle Asia Partners, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, where he was responsible for the overall strategic direction, investment strategy and deal sourcing functions. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer at TIF Ventures Pte. Ltd.  Prior to TIF Ventures, he held senior management positions at GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd, serving in the US, Europe and Asia. While at GIC, he co-managed the TIF fund with National Science and Technology Board. Jimmy has also held positions at the Singapore Economic Development Board and British Petroleum earlier.

Jimmy was a Colombo Plan Scholar and has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada. He also holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore. He is a CFA Charterholder.

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Sinem Kaplan

Analyst, Investments

Based in Paris, she is responsible for supporting the European investment team in all aspects of the investment process.

Sinem joined Flexstone Partners in 2019. Prior to joining the company, she worked as an intern in the Investment Team for Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners. Previously, she was an Analyst in Transaction Services for BM&A.

Sinem holds a Master of Business Management from EDHEC Business School.

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Lay Hong Lee

Managing Director, Investments

Based in Singapore, she is responsible for the investment execution and the portfolio management of the Asia team’s investments, including fund valuation and reporting matters. She is a member of the Asia Investment Committee.

Lay Hong was a founding member of Eagle Asia Partners, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners. Previously, she was a Senior Vice President and a member of the Investment Approval Committee at TIF Ventures where she headed up the Portfolio Management and the US (East Coast) and Healthcare investments teams. In addition, she served on a few investor advisory boards of funds invested by TIF Ventures. Prior to TIF Ventures, Lay Hong held senior management positions at the Singapore National Science and Technology Board and the Information Technology Institute.

Lay Hong holds a Bachelor of Science from National University of Singapore.

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David Marcus

Director, Investments

Based in New York, he focuses on US direct investment and fund investment and is involved in all aspects of the investment process. He is a member of the US Investment Committee.

David joined Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2011. Prior to Caspian, he was a Senior Associate at Continental Entertainment Capital, where he focused on sourcing investments and advising on capital raising in the media industry. Prior to Continental Entertainment Capital, David was a Director at Drum Capital Management, where he focused on distressed debt and turnaround opportunities, both domestic and in emerging markets. Prior to Drum Capital Management, he was an Associate at Bassini Playfair & Associates, LLC, where he focused on private equity and credit opportunities in Latin America.

David holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BA Economics from Franklin & Marshall College.

He serves as a board observer for several portfolio companies of funds managed by Flexstone Partners.

Global Team

Candice Marmin

Associate, Investments

Based in Paris, she is responsible for supporting the European investment team in all aspects of the investment process.

Prior to joining Flexstone Partners in 2020, Candice was an Investment Analyst at Access Capital Partners in Paris, where she focused on primary and secondary investments in lower, middle markets funds in Europe..

Candice holds a MS in Management majoring in Corporate Finance from IESEG School of Management, Lille, France.

Global Team

Aylin Molva, CAIA

Analyst, Investments

Based in Geneva, she is responsible for supporting the European investment team in all aspects of the investment process.

Prior to joining Flexstone Partners, in 2019, she was a private equity analyst for Unigestion, where she conducted data analysis and cash flow forecasting. Previously, she was a structured products advisory team member, then a risk analyst at Edmond de Rothchild.  Prior to that, Aylin was a quantitative analyst at Koris International.

Aylin holds a MSc in Financial Markets and Master of Management from EDHEC Business School.

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Clément Riviere

Senior Vice President, Investments

Based in Paris, he focuses on primary and direct investments in Europe and participates in secondary transactions as well.

Prior to joining Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2014, Clément was an analyst for Croissance Partenaires, a Paris based M&A boutique, focusing on small and mid-cap transactions. Previously, he was a financial controller for Ardian, within the co-investment funds’ finance team.

Clément holds a Master of Corporate Finance from Reims Management School, as well as a Master of Business Law from Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV University.

He serves as an Advisory Board member for several European private equity funds.

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Zélie Saint-Zéby

Director, Investments

Based in Geneva, she is a member of the European Advisory Investment Committee. She covers all aspects of primary and direct investments in Europe and participates in secondary transactions as well.

Prior to joining Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, Zélie worked for Deutsche Bank Asset Management in Switzerland. Previously, she was an analyst for Société Générale in the Financial Sponsor Coverage department based in London. Zélie was in charge of fund analysis and involved in private equity deal origination.

Zélie holds a Master from ESCP-EAP and a Master from Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.

She serves as an Advisory Board member for several European private equity funds.

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Kit Jong Tan

Managing Director, Investments

Based in Singapore, he leads Asian investments, and is a member of the Asia Investment Committee.

Kit Jong was a founding member of Eagle Asia Partners, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, where he was responsible for the investment strategy including deal sourcing, due diligence and investment execution. Previously, he worked at TIF Ventures as its Chief Operating Officer and Head of Asia and Europe Investments. He also served as the Chairman of the Deal Clearance Committee and sat on the advisory boards of several private equity funds.  Prior to TIF Ventures, Kit Jong held senior management positions at the Singapore National Science & Technology Board and Hewlett Packard Singapore.

Kit Jong holds both a Bachelor and Master of Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and attended the Stanford-NUS Executive Program.

He serves as a Board member for several private equity funds

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Kristof Van Overloop, CFA

Director, Investments

Based in Paris, he is a member of the European Advisory Investment Committee. He focuses on secondary transactions globally and is involved in all aspects of the investment process.

Prior to joining Flexstone Partners in 2020, Kristof was a principal in the Secondaries team at Adams Street Partners in London, where he was involved in sourcing, analyzing, executing, and monitoring private equity secondary opportunities in both developed and emerging markets. Kristof started his career as an M&A Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley in London in 2009.

Kristof holds a Master in Business Economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a Master in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School. Kristof is also a CFA Charterholder.

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Naim Weydert

Vice President, Investments

Based in Geneva, he is responsible for supporting the European investment team in all aspects of the investment process.

Prior to joining Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2016, Naim was a portfolio manager for BPI France Investment, in charge of managing the cash flows and the valuation process and setting up investors’ reports. Previously he was an analyst in private equity for CNP Assurances.

Naim holds a Master 2 in Economy and Financial Engineering from Paris-Dauphine University.

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Caroline Gibert

Director, Investor Relations and Business Development

Based in Paris, she is responsible for managing investor relations and fundraising activities in Europe and contributes to the development and marketing of the firm’s global offering.

Prior to joining Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, Caroline spent five years with Omnes Capital (ex-Crédit Agricole Private Equity) where she focused on the marketing and investor relations functions dedicated to the mid-market buyout funds. Previously, she worked for Amundi Asset Management in international marketing and sales and was in charge of funds distribution for institutional clients.

Caroline graduated from HEC (Paris) with a Master in Marketing.

Global Team

Joanna Lee

Director, Investor Relations and Business Development

Based in New York, she is responsible for fundraising activities in North America, and contributes to the development and marketing of the firm’s global offering.

Joanna joined Flexstone Partners in 2019.  Prior to joining Flexstone Partners, she was an Associate Director at The Abraaj Group in New York and Singapore, where she focused on private capital raising strategies in the US and in Asia. Prior to that, Joanna held an Investor Relations position at The Northstar Group, in Singapore, focusing on fundraising and investor relations. Earlier, Joanna worked in various investment consulting roles at Cambridge Associates, in Boston and Singapore. Joanna began her career at Harvard Management Company.

Joanna holds a BA in Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Global Team

Nicholas Le Fur

Analyst

Based in Paris, he is responsible for supporting the Investor Relations and Business Development team in all aspects of the team’s processes.

Prior to joining Flexstone Partners in 2020, Nicolas worked at Natixis Investment Managers, supporting the marketing and sales team based in the Netherlands. Prior to that, Nicolas had internships with Société Générale and Crédit Mutuel Arkéa.

Nicolas holds a BA in Business from Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, a MBA in Finance and a MS in International Finance & Markets Analysis from ESC Rennes School of Business, Rennes, France.

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Aurélie Maillard

Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development

Based in Geneva, she addresses investor queries and requests, maintains investor presentations, diligence materials, and supports the fundraising process. She also coordinates the investor reporting and valuation processes.

Prior to joining Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, Aurélie worked as a Private Banker at Private Bank 1818 (Natixis Wealth Management) and oversaw the development of wealth management for regional banks.

Aurélie holds a Master degree from the EM Lyon, a Master in civil law from Lyon III University, as well as a Master in business law from UPEC and a Bachelor degree in law from Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom).

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Natalie Massa

Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development

Based in New York, Natalie addresses investor queries and requests, maintains investor presentations, diligence materials and analytics, and investor reporting. She also supports the fundraising process.

Prior to this role, Natalie was a Manager in Tax, responsible for filings, compliance and reporting related to US taxes. Prior to joining Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2009, Natalie was an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.

Natalie holds a BA and MA, Economics, University of Management & Law, Ukraine and a BS, Accounting, CUNY-Hunter College.

She is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

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Mark Aminov

Senior Vice President, Operations

Based in New York, he is responsible for overseeing accounting and reporting functions of private equity funds.

Mark joined Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2012. Prior to joining Caspian, he was a Controller at Brahma Management and Zephyr Management.

Mark holds a BBA in Accounting from Baruch College.

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Alexandre Desloges

Associate, Operations

Based in Paris, he is responsible for supporting accounting and reporting functions of private equity funds and mandates.

Prior to joining Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2016, Alexandre worked for QBE Insurance as an accountant in charge of technical accounting, treasury management, participation in monthly closings, quarterly reporting and audit records. Previously, he worked as an accountant for the Alpha group.

Alexandre holds a Bachelor in Economics / Management and a Master in Control, Accounting and Auditing from the University of Paris XI.

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Ivy Omar

Executive Director, Operations

Based in Singapore, she is responsible for financial reporting of the Asian operations.

Ivy was a founding member of Eagle Asia Partners, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, where she was an Executive Director, overseeing and working with the administrator for accounting, operations, compliance, legal and tax regulations. Previously, she served as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services at TIF Ventures where she led the Finance team.  Prior to TIF Ventures, Ivy Omar worked at the National Science and Technology Board.

Ivy holds a Masters in Finance from the University of Leicester and a Bachelors in Accountancy from the National University of Singapore.

She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore, Fellow Membership of CPA Australia and Professional Member of the International Compliance Association.

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Charlotte Royaux

Senior Vice President, Operations

Based in Paris, she is responsible for overseeing accounting and reporting functions of private equity funds and mandates.

Charlotte gained experience in private equity, first as a Consolidation Accountant at Natixis Private Equity and after 2008 as the Head of Back/Middle Office at Dahlia Partners, a predecessor to Euro Private Equity and Flexstone Partners.

Charlotte holds a Master in Social and Economic Sciences and a Master in Human Resources, from ISG (Paris).

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Mathieu Royer

Analyst, Operations

Based in Paris, he is responsible for supporting accounting and reporting functions of private equity funds and mandates.

Prior to joining Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2017, Mathieu worked at BNP Paribas, GIE GES, and Koncar Dist in Zagreb.

Mathieu holds a Bachelor of International Trade from Institution Guynemer

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Mehul Vadher

Director, Operations

Based in New York, he is responsible for overseeing accounting and reporting functions of private equity and real estate funds.

Mehul joined Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2013. Prior to joining Caspian, he was Vice President at Morgan Stanley in their Investment Management group managing multi-billion-dollar private equity funds. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mehul was at Citibank as a Vice President working on various Buyout, Mezzanine, Fund of Funds and Employee Plan Private Equity Funds. Prior to Citibank, he was at Credit Suisse, New York, working in their private equity customized fund investment group.

Mehul holds an MBA from New York Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University, India.

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David Zardiashvili

Vice President, Operations

Based in New York, he is responsible for US tax filings, compliance and reporting.

Prior to joining Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2017, David was a senior tax associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he worked on various alternative investment engagements.

David holds a B.B.A in Accounting from Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business.

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Virginie Cochard-Robinson

Senior Vice President, Legal

Based in New York, she is responsible for providing legal support to the US investment team.

Virginie joined Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2005. Directly before joining Caspian, she was Project Manager and Legal Manager at Caspian Capital Management from 2003. From 1995 to 2000, Virginie was an attorney tax manager at EY Law in Paris, France, where she advised multinationals on tax and corporate matters.

Virginie holds an LL.M. in Taxation and an Advanced Business Certificate in Law and Business from New York University School of Law and New York University Stern School of Business, a post-graduate degree in Business, Banking & Finance Law from University of Paris II, Paris, France and a post-graduate degree in International Tax Law from University of Paris XI-HEC, Paris, France.

She is a member of the New York State Bar.

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Joyce Levy

Analyst, Legal

Based in Paris, she is responsible for providing legal support to the European investment team.

Joyce joined Flexstone Partners in 2019. Prior to joined Flexstone Partners, she held a position of Legal Counsel in a company providing a collaborative platform for private label management and she was an intern in several law firms.

Joyce holds a Master in Law from Pantheon-Assas and a Master in Business Law from Paris-Dauphine University.

Global Team

Coral Sederholm

Analyst, Legal & Compliance

Based in New York, she is responsible for providing support to the Legal and Compliance teams.

Coral joined Flexstone Partners in 2020. Prior to joining Flexstone, Coral worked at Third Bridge Group Limited with the legal and compliance teams concentrating on portfolio research, marketing materials, and internal & external compliance procedures.  Before that, Coral was with Thomson Reuters working on development of analytical reports for the SEC Digest publication. Prior to that, Coral had various internship positions with the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, Labaton Sucharow LLP representing broker dealers in FINRA arbitration cases, and clerked for the Hon. Margaret A Chan in New York State Supreme Court.

Coral holds a BA in International Relations & Minor in Economics from University of California San Diego, a MA in International & European Business Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid, and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.

She is a member of New York City Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association, United Nations Association, Latin America Seminars at Columbia University, Working Group on Business and Human Rights at Vance Center for International Justice, and United Nations Committee at the NYC Bar Association. In addition, Coral authored several legal publications.

Global Team

Paul-Marc Lachaud

Director, Chief Compliance Officer US

Based in New York, he is responsible for establishing standards, implementing procedures and providing everyday action towards ensuring that the US compliance programs are effective in identifying, preventing, detecting and correcting noncompliance with regulations, internal compliance guidelines and applicable compliance standards.

Prior to joining Flexstone Partners in 2019, Paul-Marc was at Natixis North America, where he was a Director in the Compliance Department. Prior to Natixis North America, he was Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer at Seventure Partners, and, prior, Chief Compliance Officer at Ossiam, both companies affiliated with Natixis Investment Managers. Prior his positions at those two companies, he was a member of BPCE Group Audit team (Inspection Générale).

Paul-Marc holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from Kent State University and an MS in Management from the University Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

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Julien Paillé

Director, Chief Compliance Officer Europe

Based in Paris, he is responsible for establishing standards, implementing procedures and providing everyday action towards ensuring that the European compliance programs are effective in identifying, preventing, detecting and correcting noncompliance with regulations, internal compliance guidelines and applicable compliance standards.

Prior to joining Flexstone Partners in 2020, Julien was with the French Financial Market Authority (Autorités des Marchés Financiers, “AMF”), where he was a Head of the Investment Service Providers Unit. He was responsible for overseeing a team in charge of monitoring investment service providers, contributing to negotiations, implementation and review of major directives on investor protection. Julien also co-authored published surveys on financial investment advisors and crowdfunding platforms.

Julien holds a B.S. in Applied Economics from Université Paris Dauphine and a M.Sc. in Management majoring in Corporate Finance from HEC (Paris).

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Sacia Belgacemi

Associate, Corporate

Based in Paris, she is responsible for corporate accounting and reporting.

Prior to that role, she was responsible for supporting accounting and reporting functions of private equity funds. Prior to joining Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2015, Sacia was an accounting assistant at the Maupard Trustee accounting firm, as such, she managed the day-to-day operations and the cash, payment and tax transactions accounting. She worked also on operations for clients’ portfolios.

Sacia holds a diploma in Accounting and Operations Management from Campus Montsouris.

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Sylvie Bondurand

Office Manager

Based in Paris, she is responsible for providing administrative support to Senior Management and managing the firm’s daily office and organizational needs.

Prior to join Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, Sylvie has been office manager at Natixis Private Equity International Management, then Dahlia Partners.

Sylvie studied foreign languages at the Oriental Languages Institute (INALCO), Paris, and holds a certificate of Office Manager from H3 Campus, Paris.

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Sophie Motos

Administrative, Compliance and Risk Officer, Switzerland

Based in Geneva, she is responsible for providing administrative support to Senior Management and managing the firm’s organizational needs. In addition, she is responsible for implementing procedures and providing everyday action towards ensuring that the Swiss compliance programs are effective in identifying, preventing, detecting and correcting noncompliance with regulations, internal compliance guidelines and applicable compliance standards.

Sophie joined Flexstone Partners in 2019. Prior to that, she was Fund Specialist at Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd, Geneva, providing clients with a wide range of services in regard to funds trading.

Sophie holds a Commercial Diploma from ESC André-Chavanne, Geneva, and an Executive Assistant Diploma from IFAGE, Geneva, as well as a Certificate in Advanced English from University of Cambridge.

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Kristin Olney

Controller

Based in New York, she is responsible for Corporate Accounting, and Human Resources.

Kristin joined Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2008. Prior and concurrent to that, Ms. Olney was Manager, Accounting at Caspian Capital Management (“CCM”) from 2000 to 2012. Prior to CCM she was at Dumont Investments, Inc.

Kristin holds a BA from Denison University.

Global Team

Irene Tai

Office Manager

Based in New York, she is responsible for providing administrative support and managing the firm’s organizational needs.

Prior to joining Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2018, Irene was with Tribor Management, Inc. for 10 years and has extensive knowledge in property management.

Irene holds a BA in English from Queens College.