Blakely is a Senior Analyst on Quilvest’s direct investment team based in New York. He works on the closing and due diligence of direct buyout investments. Prior to joining Quilvest in 2021, Blakely spent two years as an investment banking analyst in the Diversified Industrials & Services group at Piper Sandler, focusing on mergers and acquisitions.
Blakely graduated from Wake Forest University, School of Business where he studied Finance and Psychology.
Chad is an Associate on Quilvest’s direct investments team. Prior to joining Quilvest in 2021, Chad worked as an Analyst at Jefferies in the Media, Communications and Information Services (MCIS) Group where he worked on M&A, debt and equity transactions.
Before joining Jefferies, Chad was an Analyst in the Technology Group at KeyBanc Capital Markets.
Hichem is a Vice President of Quilvest Private Equity. He is involved in the sourcing and execution of direct buyout investments in Europe.
Before joining Quilvest, Hichem spent four years in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of UBS in Paris. While at UBS, Hichem worked on the execution of several transactions in France and Europe as well as on origination and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining UBS, Hichem worked as an intern at Société Générale, BNP Paribas and E&Y.
Hichem is a graduate of Ecole Centrale Paris with a major in Financial Mathematics.
Guillaume is a Principal of Quilvest Private Equity in the direct investment team based in Paris.
Since joining Quilvest in 2010, Guillaume has participated in numerous private equity investments in France and in Europe, and has served on the Board of Directors of a number of portfolio companies including Acrotec, Vanksen and Eudonet.
Guillaume started his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Rothschild in Paris. While at Rothschild, Guillaume was involved in the execution of several transactions (sell-side, buy-side, financing and strategic advice) in France and Europe as well as in origination and marketing initiatives. He worked for large corporate, midcaps and financial sponsors in various industries with a particular focus on Aerospace & Defence. While at business school, Guillaume also spent time with Schneider Electric in the Internal Audit department.
Guillaume holds a MSc in Management from HEC Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) with a major in Finance.
Loeïz is a Partner in Quilvest’s direct investment team. He works on the due diligence of direct buyout investments in Europe. Since joining Quilvest in 2006, he has served on the Board of Directors of a number of portfolio companies including Sogetrel, EDH, and Tortilla.
Before joining Quilvest in 2006, Loeïz spent 2 years with the Boston Consulting Group in Paris and Barcelona.
Loeïz is a graduate of HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales), and was awarded an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also holds a masters in French corporate law.
Michel Maupu is an Operating Advisor to the Private Equity Team focusing on various sectors including food & feed, chemicals, manufacturing and consumer.
Between 2007 and 2012 Michel was a Senior Advisor and Operating Partner at in the 3i Global Buy Out Team, London. Prior to this he was the CEO of ATYS Group, a global leader in fruit preparations for the dairy and bakery industries (turnover: 600 million euros).
Michel has also held several senior executive positions at Rhône-Poulenc / Rhodia Group in France, the UK, Brazil, the USA and in Asia, including serving as President and CEO of the Agrochemicals Division for 3 years and as VP of the Fibres and Polymers Division for 5 years.
Michel is an X-Mines graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. He began his career in the French High Civil Service.
Jared is a Principal. He works on sourcing, closing and due diligence of direct buyout investments.
Prior to joining Quilvest in 2010, Jared worked as an Analyst at Lazard Middle Market in the Food and Agriculture and the Industrials groups. Jared holds a B.S. in Economics and International Studies from Northwestern University and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in accounting and entrepreneurship.
Larry Neubauer joined Quilvest in 2006 as a Partner based in New York. Larry focuses on making direct private equity investments in the United States.
Larry has more than 15 years of experience on Wall Street as an investor, attorney and banker. In his career on Wall Street, he has participated in over 30 buyouts transactions consisting of billions of dollars of capital. From 2005 until joining Quilvest, he was at Centre Partners, a $1.2 billion private investment firm with a middle market focus. Prior to joining Centre Partners, Larry was the founding member of Malakand Capital. Quilvest and Malakand Capital partnered on their investment in Command Alkon, where Larry functions as the lead director. From 1998 through 2002, Larry was at SG Capital Partners, a $450 million middle market private equity fund focused on growth and leveraged buyout investments.
During his tenure at SG Capital Partners, Larry served on the board of directors of several portfolio companies.
His previous professional experience includes positions at White & Case, Bankers Trust Company (in the LBO and Energy Groups), the U.S. Department of Commerce and The White House.
At Quilvest, Larry serves on the Board of Directors of both Creative Extruded Products (manufacturer of extruded plastic products primarily serving the automotive segment) and Crown Health Care Laundry Service (outsourced provider of linen services).
In addition to corporate boards, Larry serves as co-chair of the New York metro region for Aspire (the capital campaign of Princeton University), the National Annual Giving Committee and Development Leadership Council of Princeton University, the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Congregation Habonim and the Board of Directors of the READ Foundation.
Larry earned his A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and his J.D., cum laude, and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is married and lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.
Agathe is an Analyst of Quilvest Private Equity. She is involved in the sourcing and execution of direct buyout investments in Europe.
Before joining Quilvest, Agathe worked in the Equity Capital Market department of Natixis in Paris.
Agathe holds a MSc in Management from ESCP Europe (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris) with a major in Corporate Finance.
Matt is a Senior Associate. He works on the closing and due diligence of direct buyout investments.
Prior to joining Quilvest in 2016, Matt worked as an Analyst at BMO Capital Markets in the Leveraged Finance Group where he worked on various debt financings. Matt graduated Summa Cum Laude from Villanova University where he studied Finance and Accounting.
Ben is a Principal in Quilvest’s direct investment team based in New York. He works on the sourcing, execution and management of direct buyout investments. Since joining Quilvest in 2013, Ben has participated in numerous private equity investments in the U.S. and in Europe, and serves or has served on the Board of Directors of a number of portfolio companies including Phaidon International (a multi-brand global recruitment business) and Command Alkon (vertical software).
Prior to joining Quilvest, Ben worked in the Global Consumer Products & Retail Group at UBS Investment Bank, where he worked on M&A transactions as well as various debt and equity financings.
Ben graduated with honors from Georgetown University where he studied Finance and Government.
Partner, Co-Head of PE Direct Deals
Jay is a Partner and the Co-Head of Quilvest’s Direct Private Equity Program based in New York focused on sourcing and closing buyout, leveraged recapitalization and growth equity investments in the U.S. and Canada. At Quilvest, Jay serves or has served on the Board of Directors of the following portfolio companies: Small Tubes Products (niche manufacturer of redrawn copper tube), Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza (casual dining restaurant chain), Crown Health Care Laundry Service (outsourced provider of linen services), Metro Franchising (largest Dunkin Donuts franchisee in the New York City metropolitan area), Luke’s Seafood (vertically integrated manufacturer and fast casual restaurant chain), Creative Extruded Products (manufacturer of extruded plastic products primarily serving the automotive segment) American Franchise Capital (Taco Bell and Applebee’s franchisee), Phaidon International (a multi-brand global staffing business) and QS Imaging (integrated provider to the diagnostic imaging equipment maintenance and repair market). Jay also has served as a Board Observer at Shock Doctor (branded sporting goods primarily focused on safety and performance).
Prior to joining Quilvest in 2010, Jay was a Principal at Centre Partners, a middle market private equity firm with over $3.0 billion of assets under management.
During his tenure at Centre, Jay served on the Board of Directors or as a Board Observer of the following portfolio companies: Ross Aviation (one of largest fixed base operators in the U.S.), Distant Lands Trading Co. (vertically integrated manufacturer of private label coffee), Orion International (specialty staffing business) and Maverick Media (owner of radio stations in small to medium sized markets).
Before joining Centre Partners, Jay was a Senior Associate at Catterton Partners, one of the leading consumer-focused middle market private equity firms, with over $2.0 billion of assets under management. Prior to Catterton, Jay was a Senior Analyst in investment banking at Legg Mason, focused on mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities and financial advisory services, primarily for middle market and emerging growth companies.
Jay graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with his Bachelor of Business Administration. Originally from Montreal, Canada, he is married and lives in New York City with his wife, daughter and son.
Partner, Executive Committee Member, Co-Head of PE Direct Deals
Thomas is a Partner based in Paris. He co-heads Quilvest’s direct investment team and he is a member of the Executive Committee.
Since joining Quilvest in 2005, Thomas has participated in numerous private equity investments in France and in Europe, and has served on the Board of Directors of a number of portfolio companies including Acrotec, Vanksen, Sogetrel, Eudonet, EDH and Phaidon.
Thomas started his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Lazard Frères, first in New York and then in London. While at Lazard, Thomas worked on buy-side, sell-side, and restructuring transactions in the US, Latin America, and Europe.
Thomas is a graduate of ESCP (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris) and holds a Master in Industrial Organization from La Sorbonne, awarded with honours.
He lives in Paris with his wife and three children.
Guy joined Quilvest in 2014 as a CEO of Quilvest & Partners. In 2018, Guy transitioned out of this previous role to become Senior Partner focused on the PE direct investments business. Guy has over 30 years of private equity experience across Europe, the USA and Emerging Markets. He has sourced and completed more than 50 private equity investments during his career in private equity.
Prior to joining Quilvest, Guy was a member of 3i Group Management Committee, Managing Partner of Growth equity investments, Managing Partner of Developing Markets, Chairman and Managing Partner of France and Managing Director of Benelux.
Before joining 3i Group in 1987, Guy worked at Eli Lilly and for a family owned business.