⇀ 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).
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.
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.
Senior Associate (Paris)
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.
Ruben began his career as a summer intern at EY before interning at Natixis Partners in the M&A Group. In the past, he also worked for a Franco-African think tank for which he published a report on technology entrepreneurship in an emerging economy. Ruben joined Lauxera’s team in January 2020, first as an intern and then as an investment analyst.
Ruben graduated in 2021 with a dual Master in Corporate Management and Public Affairs from HEC Paris and Sciences Po Paris, having earned a dual Bachelor’s degree from Sciences Po Paris and UC Berkeley.
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.
Head of Operations (Paris)
Lise began her career in Molecular Biology research in various institutes before joining Sanofi at the Research and Development (R&D) department. Lise then took her R&D experience to CIMI (Immunology and Infectious Diseases center) in Paris where she conducted research in Cell Therapies in Immunology. Subsequently, she acted as a consultant in Healthcare & Life Sciences at EY before joining Lauxera as the Head of Operations in June 2021.
Lise earned a Doctorate in Pharmacy and a Specialised Master in Innovative Therapies and Biotechnologies from the Université Paris-Sud (Paris XI) before graduating from the ESCP Business School with a Master in Pharmaceutical Management and Biotechnology in 2019.
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.
Office & Events Manager (Paris)
Camille began her career as a projects and events manager in various companies including Natixis and Candriam. She subsequently joined Lauxera as the Office & Events Manager in May 2021.
Camille earned a Master in Management from Ecole International Tunon after having earned a Bachelor’s in communication from the Sorbonne University.