Vivien de Gunzburg
Mr. de Gunzburg is the Founder and Managing Partner of Findercod, established in 2003. Findercod is the third financial advisory services company that Mr. de Gunzburg participated to the creation of. Present in the UK, Belgium and France, Findercod provides services in the corporate finance (including long term alternative financing solutions – or “DAFS” - to corporates), private equity and asset management areas.
In 2002, Mr. de Gunzburg was involved in the creation of a second investment banking start-up: Stephens Financial Group (“SFG”). SFG was set up to be the large capitalizations New York mergers and acquisitions arm of the Stephens Group, which belongs to the Stephens family from Little Rock (AK, US), one of America’s most successful investing, operating, banking and political families (seeded Wall Mart, financed President Bill Clinton, General Wesley Clark, etc.). While at SFG, Vivien de Gunzburg worked as a Vice President in the M&A advisory practice, serving clients in the industrial, aerospace, homeland security and life sciences areas. Mr. de Gunzburg was involved in the Northrop Grumman/TRW $13.4 billion merger and simultaneous sale of TRW Automotive to The Blackstone Group for $4.7 billion. Mr. de Gunzburg was also involved in the origination and analysis of private equity investment opportunities for the Stephens Group.
From 1998 to 2002, Mr. de Gunzburg was part of the Banking Group of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC in New York. While at Lazard, Mr. de Gunzburg was, in 2001, a Senior Associate dedicated exclusively to and worked in duo for Ambassador Felix Rohatyn, while participating to the creation of Rohatyn Associates, where clients included Comcast, HSBC, Suez, Sodexho, LVMH, Publicis, Fiat, Fimalac, United Technologies and Pfizer. Prior to this assignment, Mr. de Gunzburg was, in 2000, an Associate in the Industrial and Retail Group at Lazard. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. de Gunzburg was an Analyst in the Lazard Life Sciences Group, working for Kenneth Jacobs, currently worldwide Chairman of Lazard. Transactions executed included Pfizer’s hostile acquisition of pharmaceutical Warner-Lambert for $116 billion and simultaneous divestiture of lice treatment Rid to Bayer for $85 million (2001), the sale of engineered nutrition food MET-Rx to Rexall Sundown for $106 million (2000), Hoechst and Rhône-Poulenc merger-of-equals into Aventis for $45 billion (1999), and the sale of the remaining 80% of Pioneer Hi-Bred to DuPont for $7.7 billion (1999).
Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. de Gunzburg worked at Rothschild & Cie. in Paris in 1997 as an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions department advising clients in the industrial, financial, real-estate and technology sectors. In 1995 and 1996, he worked at Société Générale as an analyst in the Credit department both in Madrid and in Hong Kong. In 1994 Mr. de Gunzburg worked at Sanofi Beauté in Barcelona; and prior to that, in 1993, worked at Republic New York Corporation (Republic National Bank and Safra Bank) in the Mergers and Acquisitions department in New York.
A French and Belgian national, Mr. de Gunzburg received a MSc. in financial engineering from E.S.L.S.C.A. and a BA with honors from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris. Mr. de Gunzburg is fluent in French, English and Spanish, with notions of German, Japanese and Russian.
Mr. de Gunzburg is a Young Leader and member of the Board of Directors of the French-American Foundation in France, the founder and President of the de Gunzburg Myeloma Research Foundation in the USA, a member of the Board of Directors of Myeloma UK in the UK, a Member of the Executive Committee and Treasurer of FFRMG (French Foundation for the Research on Myeloma and Gammopathy) in France, a member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of World ORT (the world’s oldest and largest NGO dedicated to education) and Chairman of ORT-IC (International Cooperation) in Switzerland and the UK, President of Union ORT in France and a member of the Board of Directors of ORT France, a Vice President and member of the General Committee of The Travellers in France, and Co-Founder, shareholder and ex CEO of IRO (a med-tech company developing a machine combining diagnostic and cure) in France. Mr. de Gunzburg is also the President of AQDE (Association Quartier Dauphine Environnement) and member of the Board of Directors of COBB (Coordination pour la Sauvegarde du Bois de Boulogne et de ses Abords) both to protect and preserve the 16th district of Paris, the Bois de Boulogne and its surroundings.
Mr. Loitron joined Findercod as an Analyst in 2012.
At Findercod, Mr. Loitron is dedicated to the Corporate Finance, Long Term Financing and Private Equity areas. Along with the rest of the team, Mr. Loitron also covers the Asset Management division.
Prior to joining Findercod, Mr. Loitron worked within the Mergers & Acquisitions division of the Investment Banking department at Société Générale in Paris. Mr. Loitron worked on all aspects of company valuations with emphasis on DCF, trading, and transaction multiples. Notable transaction that Mr. Loitron worked on include the acquisition of Interoute (United Kingdom, Network carrier Industry, €600m).
In 2008, Mr. Loitron worked at Banco Santander in Madrid as a M&A Analyst. Mr. Loitron was in direct contact with Algerian Telecom Minister’s assistant in charge of the Algeria Telecom privatization. He also worked in the Global Currencies & Commodities department at Crédit Agricole CIB in London, and previously spent 6 months at Peugeot in Paris as a Sales Assistant. He also worked on the consolidation of the Fixed Satellite Services sector by advising one of its world leading companies.
Along with these experiences, Mr. Loitron founded in 2011 a company dedicated to the luxury tourism in Paris named La Touche Française.
Mr. Loitron holds a MSc in Finance from Reims Management School and a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid.
Mr. Loitron is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
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