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    Martin Hook

    Co-Head of FACS and FADL

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    Edouard Veber

    Co-Head of FACS and FADL

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    Arnaud Le Coguic Image

    Arnaud Le Coguic

    Director

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    Raoul Mahler

    Director

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    Edouard de La Rochefoucauld

    Investment Manager

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    Shiqi Shan

    Investment Manager

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    Benjamin Pitoun

    Investment Manager

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    Jérôme Berthiau

    Investment Associate

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    Jeanne Brejon de Lavergnée

    Investment Associate

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    Dominic Nadeau

    Senior Legal Counsel

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    Marc-Antoine Levallois

    Financial and Administrative Manager

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    Martin Hook

    Co-Head of FACS and FADL

    Martin co-leads Direct Lending and heads its investment team in London. Martin is a member of the Investment Committees of FACS, FADL and R&Co CM (Europe).

    Prior to launching Direct Lending, Martin was a Partner at Indigo Capital LLP, a leading independent, pan-European mezzanine fund, which he joined at its inception in 1999. He previously worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, where he was a member of the European mezzanine team and was also involved in executing a number of private equity investments. 

    Martin is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

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    Edouard Veber

    Co-Head of FACS and FADL

    Edouard co-leads Direct Lending and heads its investment team in Paris. He is a member of the FACS and FADL Investment Committees.

    Prior to launching Direct Lending, Edouard was an Executive Director at JP Morgan in the Global Special Opportunities Group based in London, where he had been the co-manager of the European activities since 2007. Before starting the debt investment activities within the Special Opportunities Group in 2005, Edouard worked in M&A and in Capital Structure Advisory at JP Morgan in London.

    Edouard is a graduate of the University Paris Dauphine and holds a Master degree from Brandeis University. 

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    Arnaud Le Coguic

    Director

    Prior to joining Direct Lending in 2014, Arnaud was a Vice President at Highbridge Principal Strategies Mezzanine Fund which he joined in 2010. He previously worked in the European Private Equity team of Bain Capital and in the Private Equity Practice of Bain & Company. 

    Arnaud holds a Master degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique.

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    Raoul Mahler

    Director

    Prior to joining Direct Lending in 2015, Raoul was an Investment Manager at European Capital in Paris where he was involved in private debt and private equity situations. He previously worked in the Leveraged Finance team of BNP Paribas CIB, with experiences in Paris, Frankfurt and Tokyo.

    Raoul is a graduate from ESSEC Business School and holds a BA in Philosophy.

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    Edouard de La Rochefoucauld

    Investment Manager

    Prior to joining Direct Lending in 2017, Edouard worked for three years as a Senior Associate in the European Direct Lending team of Ares Management. He previously worked in the Leveraged Finance Origination team of Mizuho Bank in London and in the Private Equity practice of Quilvest in New York and London.  

    Edouard is a graduate from EM Lyon Business School.

     

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    Shiqi Shan

    Investment Manager

    Prior to joining Direct Lending in 2015, Shiqi was an Associate at Citigroup, where she worked on Private Equity coverage and Leveraged Finance for over three years.

    Shiqi graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a BSc in Mathematics and Economics.

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    Benjamin Pitoun

    Investment Manager

    Prior to joining Direct Lending in 2016, Benjamin worked for five years at Motion Equity Partners, a Private Equity fund focused on Leveraged Buyouts in Paris.

    Benjamin is a graduate from ESSEC Business School.

     

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    Jérôme Berthiau

    Investment Associate

    Prior to joining Direct Lending in 2016, Jérôme was an Analyst at Société Générale CIB, where he worked in European Leveraged Finance for 2 years.

    Jérôme graduated with a Master of Science in Corporate Finance from EDHEC Business School.

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    Jeanne Brejon de Lavergnée

    Investment Associate

    Prior to joining Direct Lending in 2015, Jeanne worked at Weinberg Capital Partners, a Private Equity fund focused on Leveraged Buyouts in Paris. Her previous work experience also includes a position in the TMT Equity Research Team at Natixis.

    Jeanne graduated from ESCP Europe and holds a Master degree in Finance from University Paris Dauphine.

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    Dominic Nadeau

    Senior Legal Counsel

    Dominic is involved in all Merchant Banking legal matters and more specifically on FACS, FADL and FAPI. 

    Prior to joining Merchant Banking in 2014, Dominic worked within the banking and finance practice of Clifford Chance in London and Paris, which he joined in 2007 and where he focused on Leveraged Finance. He had previously worked in the corporate and finance practice of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg in Montreal.

    Dominic is qualified as an English law solicitor and a civil law avocat with the Quebec bar, and holds a law degree from Laval University.

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    Marc-Antoine Levallois

    Financial and Administrative Manager

    Prior to joining Direct Lending in 2016, Marc-Antoine worked as an operation manager with Quilvest Private Equity in Luxembourg and as an investment controller with LGT Capital Partners in Dublin.

    Marc-Antoine is a CFA and ACCA charterholder.

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