VisVires Capital’s Principals each have more than 20 years of experience in the financial markets, principally in the structuring and execution of financial transactions for large corporations and other institutional counterparties.
Investment and advisory activities are concentrated in the media sector and in the Emerged Growth Markets. VisVires Capital considers other opportunities on a case by case basis.
VisVires Capital may advise on and support the strategic, financial and operational development of new and existing companies and projects.
Given the vast network of high value added contacts that the Principals have developed over the years in Emerged Growth Markets and Europe, VisVires Capital may also present co-investment opportunities alongside its proprietary investment vehicles to a select number of strategic partners with a long-term investment horizon.
A succesful team with over 200 years of cumulative experience
Ravi is based in Singapore. He focuses on Emerged Growth Markets transactions (acquisitions and exits) and board level decision making for investee companies. He has been working for the last 15 years as an investment banker in Asia and Eastern Europe, mostly with large local businesses and their controlling family holdings. From 2000 to 2011 he was a Joint Group CEO of Nexgen Financial Solutions/Natixis Corporate Solutions (with Luc Giraud). Ravi has also worked for Banque Indosuez (1987-1990), Mitsubishi Finance (1990-1992), AIG Financial Products (1992-1994), and Credit Agricole Lazard Financial Products (1994-2000). He is a French national and holds a Diploma from Ecole Polytechnique Paris.
Jérôme is based in Singapore. He is in charge of Asian operations and focuses on investment opportunities mainly in India. As Co-Chief Operating Officer (with Francois Robey) of Nexgen Financial Solutions/Natixis Corporate Solutions (2005-2012), he operationally managed and executed complex financial transactions and developed an extensive experience in Risk Management. Jérôme has also worked for Caisse de Dépôts et Consignations (1987-1998) and IXIS Corporate and Investment Bank (1998-2005). He is a French national and holds an MBA in Finance from Bordeaux University.
Mauro is based in Paris. He is responsible for investment analysis and execution and overall portfolio management of VisVires-sponsored investment companies, with a focus on Luxury, Entertainment Media and Europe. As CEO of Banque AIG from 1997 to 2009 (and Chairman from 2001) he was responsible for the bank’s overall operations in Paris, London and Tokyo. He personally directed several strategic investments and partnerships in the banking, alternative investments, mining and air transport sectors and served on the boards of a private bank and a hedge fund management company. Mauro has worked for JP Morgan (1987-1990) and AIG Financial Products/Banque AIG (1990-2009). He is an Italian national with a BA and MBA from Columbia University in New York. Mauro is also a CFA® charterholder.
Luc is based in Paris. He focuses on Europe and the Luxury sector. He also initiates investment ideas in Emerged Growth Markets and will work on exit strategies for portfolio companies.Since 1994 he specialized in structuring Mergers and Acquisitions transactions using structured finance tools. He completed transactions for several very large European and Emerged Growth Markets corporates and family holding groups. This array of relationships gives him access to European and cross-border transactions. From 2000 to 2011 he was a Joint Group CEO of Nexgen Financial Solutions/Natixis Corporate Solutions (with Ravi Viswanathan). Luc has also worked for JP Morgan (1988-1991), Credit Suisse Financial Products (1991-1992), AIG Financial Products (1992-1993), and Credit Agricole Lazard Financial Products (1994-2000). He is a French national and holds a Diploma from ESCP Business School in Paris.
François is based in Paris. He focuses on Entertainment Media and Information Technology sectors and Restructurings. As Co-Chief Operating Officer (with Jerome Biet) of Nexgen Financial Solutions/Natixis Corporate Solutions (2000-2011), he operationally managed and executed complex financial transactions. He also maintained high-level relationships with key clients. François has also worked for Banque Indosuez (1985-1994) and Credit Agricole Lazard Financial Products (1994-2000). He is a French national and holds Diplomas from Ecole Centrale (Paris) and HEC (Paris).
Xavier is based in France. He is the Chief Financial Officer. For the last 20 years he has been working in Financial Institutions with responsibility for financial, legal, regulatory and HR functions. He managed institutions in France, UK, Ireland, USA and Singapore. He also has a direct experience in managing SMEs and in the agricultural sector.Xavier has worked for Elf Aquitaine (1978-1987), Cogema (1987-1990), Ernst & Young (1990-1991), Altus Finance (1991-1994), Credit Agricole Lazard Financial Products (1994-2001) and Nexgen Financial Solutions/Natixis Corporate Solutions (2001-2009). He is a French national and holds a diploma from Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, and a Law degree from Paris I Sorbonne. Xavier is also a French Chartered Accountant.
Amos is based in Paris. He specializes on the Information Technology and Internet sectors and is also the Risk Manager for the Group. Between 2000 and 2011, Amos covered the French client base of Banque AIG structuring dedicated solutions for banks, insurance companies and asset managers, leveraging his extensive experience in Interest Rate, Equity and Commodity financial derivatives markets in Tokyo, London and Paris. Amos has worked for Crédit Lyonnais (1987-1994) and AIG Financial Products/Banque AIG (1994-2011). He is a French national and holds an Engineering Diploma in Physical Chemistry from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.
Guillaume is based in Paris. He focuses on the Media and Entertainment sectors. Prior to joining VisVires Capital, Guillaume worked for 16 years in equity and equity derivatives. He was Head of Sales Trading for France at Barclays (2010-2013). Prior to that, he was Head of Cash Distribution at Lehman Brothers/Nomura (2004-2010) and Sales Trader for the French and Swiss client base at JP Morgan (2002-2004). He also worked for Enskilda (1998-2002) after starting his career at Credit Agricole Lazard Financial Products in 1997. Guillaume is a French national and holds a BA in Business Administration from The American University of Paris.