Abénex, with its 24 professionals, continues its development following the raising of its latest fund, Abénex V, with 425 million Euros. Abénex stands out, among other things, through its operational team dedicated to supporting the growth and optimisation projects of portfolio companies. In addition, in order to complete its Parisian presence, Abénex opened an office in Lyon in the autumn of 2017.
Antoine Houel and Jérôme Vandermarcq were recently promoted as Partner of the midcap investment team. They joined Abénex 8 and 10 years ago respectively.
In addition to its private equity midcap activity, Abénex also manages more than 200 million Euros in real estate. Abénex intends to continue to develop this activity over the next few years.
Antoine began his career in 2001 in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Goldman Sachs where he worked for family companies and large groups. In 2005, he joined DC Advisory, an independent midcap investment bank, where he participated in around ten transactions on behalf of industrial clients, investment funds and entrepreneurs.
Antoine joined Abénex in 2011, a team he had the opportunity to advise on the sale of Protection One. Since then, he has notably participated in Abénex’s investments in the Vulcanic, Surys, Premista and Silvya Terrade groups.
Antoine is a graduate of ESCP Europe.
Jérôme began his career in 2002 at SODICA, advising entrepreneurs on the sale of their businesses. In 2005, he joined NATIXIS in the acquisition finance / LBO department where he worked on several transactions, including some for Abénex, which he joined in 2008.
In 2015, he joined a carpentry group in the Rhône-Alpes region, where he was appointed head of finance and external growth strategy.
He returned to Abénex in 2017 as head of the new Lyon office. In particular, Jérôme contributed to the acquisition of stakes in Onduline, Hild and in the Lyon region in Prosol (Grand Frais brand), RG Safety and AC Environnement.
Jérôme is a graduate of ESSCA and holds a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from EM Lyon.