Partner, Head of M&A Financial Services France, Ernst & Young
Jean-Louis is an M&A professional with an experience spanning over 20 years in London and Paris.
He is a partner at EY, responsible for the FIG M&A practice in France
He spent the greater part of his career in London (HSBC, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Fox-Pitt, Kelton and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods). He also spent 3 years at Oddo Corporate Finance before joining EY in 2015.
Jean-Louis is a FIG specialist (bank, insurance, brokerage, asset management and fintechs). As such, he enjoys a regular dialogue with the various financial institutions in France and Europe
He originated and executed more than 50 transactions (both domestic and cross-border) for banks (Natixis, BNP Paribas, Crédit Mutuel, Dexia, HSBC, etc.), insurances (AXA, MetLife, Cardif, Generali, MACIF, MNH, etc.), insurance brokers (Ciprès, Assurea, etc.), asset managers (OFI, Fourpoints, Framlington, Insinger de Beaufort, etc.), private equity players and public institutions (Apax, IFC, Proparco). He recently advised Apax for the acquisition of the insurance broker Ciprès, BNP Paribas for the acquisition of Landkreditt Finans in Norway and most currently Natixis for the sale of Sélection 1818.
Jean-Louis is graduated from ESSEC and completed an Executive Program at INSEAD