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Principal at European Investment Fund – EIF
With the European Investment Fund (EIF) since May 2009, Thierry leads the DACH team of the Lower Mid-Market WES division investing in equity, hybrid debt/equity, private debt or venture debt funds and making co-investments. He represents EIF on Advisory Boards of over 15 funds across Europe.
Thierry is responsible for the EUR 600m Mezzanine Dachfonds für Deutschland (“MDD”) programmes that EIF manages on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), NRW.BANK and LfA. MDD is an initiative making alternative hybrid debt/equity products available to the German Mittelstand.
Thierry started his career with Deutsche Bank in 2003 where he held numerous responsibilities latest in M&A for Small and Mid-Cap companies in Germany.
Thierry holds a diploma from ESCP Europe Business School, a M.Sc. in International Management and qualifies as Diplomkaufmann.
EIF is the SME focused investment arm of the EIB Group. Through its two activities in equity investments and guarantees it provides alternative financing solution to the EU SME and Small Mid-Cap segment. Since its inception in 1994 the equity investments team invested more than EUR 20bn in over 500 funds in the EU.