⇀ Investment Team
Founding Partner (Paris)
Pierre is an experienced healthcare manager and deal maker.
He is the former CEO of Urgo and the former CEO of Fournier Pharma. He transformed Urgo into a global wound care giant, increasing revenue from €30m to €700m through a mix of innovation and accretive M&A. He scaled Fournier’s commercial capabilities in the United States and sold the business to Solvay for €1.3bn (excluding earnouts). Pierre began his career as a finance instructor and healthcare merchant banker at Paribas.
He is Chairman Emeritus of the Industry Association MedTech in France and is a graduate of HEC Paris.
Founding Partner (Paris)
Samuel is a physician entrepreneur.
He started his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York before moving to Boston to attend Harvard Medical School. As a second-year medical student, Samuel co-founded Allurion Technologies and built a fully-integrated, global medical device company from the idea stage to commercialization in more than 30 countries.
Samuel is a graduate of Yale College (summa cum laude) and Harvard Medical School. He was a Fulbright Scholar to France at the Pasteur Institute.
Founding Partner (San Francisco)
Alex is a healthcare specialist investor.
After starting his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Boston, he joined Maverick Capital’s healthcare team. Alex focused on long/short public equity and venture capital/cross-over investments, ultimately as Managing Director. Alex then joined Jackson Square Partners where he focused on high-conviction healthcare public equities and led the firm’s ESG activities.
Alex is a graduate of Harvard College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).
Victor Decrion was previously a partner at Five Arrows Principal Investments, the mid-market fund of Rothschild & Co Merchant Banking, where he focused on investments in the healthcare sector. He joined Rothschild & Co in 2008 to participate in the creation of Five Arrows, which manages the private equity activities of Rothschild & Co. A graduate of HEC, Sciences Po Paris and the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management (Koblenz, Germany), he practiced as a corporate lawyer in New York and Paris before joining Rothschild & Co.
Edoardo is a professional investor with more than 10 years in private equity.
He started his career at Idinvest focusing on minority equity deals and secondary transactions. Subsequently, Edoardo joined BlackFin Capital Partners where he led the execution of several deals and actively participated in portfolio management and value creation efforts. He then joined Eurazeo where he leveraged his expertise in deal origination and execution and enriched his sectorial knowledge through his involvement in several verticals (Medtech, financial services, TMT).
Edoardo graduated from ESCP, City University London and the University of Turin.
Chief Financial Officer (Paris)
Anna Yang is a seasoned financial professional with a diverse background. Before joining Lauxera, she served as the Chief of Staff to the CFO at Louvre Hotels Group, where she played a pivotal role in advancing the strategic and financial goals of the organization.
Anna brings over six years of experience from her tenure at EY and CGI Consulting, specializing in transaction services for financial institutional clients.
She began her academic journey at Peking University (PKU) and completed her BA degree with honors at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Subsequently, Anna earned her Grande École degree from EM Lyon Business School.
Anna has been a CFA Charter holder since 2017 and is fluent in Chinese Mandarin, English, and French.
Senior Investment Advisor (Paris)
Nicolas is a decorated private equity investor with more than 30 years of experience.
He started his career doing R&D at Sanofi and research at the Pasteur Institute and Harvard University (as a Tower Fellow). Nicolas transitioned from research to the Private Equity industry holding senior positions first at Electra and then at Cinven. Over more than twenty years, Nicolas led the French team and was part of the Investment Committee and Steering Committee.
Nicolas holds an MBA from INSEAD as well as an MSc in Molecular Biology from ENS Paris.
Senior Advisor (Florence)
Antoine is a healthtech operator and veteran of five successful healthcare LBOs spanning Medtech, healthcare software, and healthcare services.
Antoine graduated from ESSEC business school in France. He started his career at Procter & Gamble in Japan and then in France. He then spent 5 years at the Boston Consulting Group as part of the consumer goods and healthcare practices before dedicating 100% of his professional time to investing in and operating fast-growing healthcare businesses.
Prior to joining Lauxera Capital Partners, Charles Cornevin was a Senior Associate at Eurazeo where he focused on healthcare buyouts. Charles joined Eurazeo in 2017 as an Analyst after several experiences in M&A and Private Equity (Rothschild and Hudson Advisors / Lone Star Funds in Munich, Dublin and London).
Charles started his career as a generalist investor within the Eurazeo Mid-Cap team and has participated in the monitoring of the following investments: Odealim (incl. exit), Redspher, Dessange, and the Rosa Group. He then launched the Eurazeo Healthcare-dedicated strategy from scratch and completed two investments in 2021: Novair Group and PSIH.
Charles graduated from Paris Dauphine University with a Masters in Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering.
Senior Associate (Paris)
Victoire joined Lauxera Capital Partners’ investment team as an Associate in April 2023.
Prior to joining Lauxera, Victoire worked in Investment Banking at mid-cap advisory firm Scalene Partners, where she contributed to multiple buyout operations in various sectors, working closely with entrepreneurs and investment funds. She also completed several internships in M&A and ECM at Société Générale, and in Private Equity at HIG Capital.
Victoire graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a Masters in Finance and Strategy.
Alessandra joined Lauxera Capital Partners as an Investment Analyst in January 2022.
Prior to joining the Fund, Alessandra had several internship experiences between Paris and London in Investment Banking at Lazard, HSBC and J.P.Morgan and in Private Equity at Eurazeo.
At Eurazeo, Alessandra worked in the Mid-Cap generalist team, where she participated in the analysis of several buyout investment opportunities.
Alessandra graduated from Paris Dauphine University with a Master in Financial and Economic Engineering.
Prior to joining Lauxera Capital Partners as an Investment Analyst in January 2023, Alexia completed two internships at Edmond de Rothschild.
Her first role was in the business development team of the Private Bank where she worked for six months on the analysis of buy and build platforms in the healthcare sector. Subsequently, she worked for the midcap M&A team where she was involved in the Simago LBO.
Alexia graduated from EM Lyon business school with a Master’s degree in Management and Corporate Finance.
Rémi joined Lauxera Capital Partners’ investment team as an Analyst in July 2023.
Before joining Lauxera, he completed several M&A internships at Bank of America (Large Cap, French Coverage) and Rothschild & Co (Large Cap, Global Advisory), where he participated in several transactions for financial sponsors and corporates. He also completed a Private Equity internship at SWEN Capital Partners.
Rémi graduated from the ESSEC Grande Ecole Program. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris and is an Associate Actuary of the French Institute of Actuaries.
Alix De Benedetti
Investor Relations Manager (Paris)
Alix began her career at YOOK Net-a-Porter in Milan in the Marketing team. She then joined Cowen LLC., in New York, as an Investment Banking analyst and subsequently moved into the Chief of Staff team, with an Investment Relations mandate. She then moved back to Europe and joined Sogefi S.p.A in the M&A and Finance team, before joining Lauxera in September 2022.
Alix is finalising an Executive MBA from Università Bocconi after having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance at Università Cattolica in Milan.
Executive Assistant (Paris)
Delphine started her career in Montreal at an agency specialized in event staffing. Over the course of 10 years, she held various roles including head of recruitment, project manager, and director of operations.
Delphine received her degree from Paris 8 University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).