About us

About Gimar

Gimar & Co is an independent firm dedicated to advising a broad spectrum of clients around the world on strategic and financial matters.

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We have and will always put our clients first

  • While there is no single formula for a successful outcome, this oath is the framework for every tailor-made solution we develop.
  • This historically groundbreaking model has attracted backing of a prestigious shareholder base of leading insurance companies and financial institutions including Azur-GMF, Caisse des Dépôts, CNP Assurances, Compagnie Financière Privée, Groupama, MAAF, MACSF, and Société Centrale Prévoir.
  • Many of these institutions continue to place their confidence in Gimar, whether they participate on its Supervisory Board or work with us as loyal and regular clients.

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Excellence is our only standard

  • To this end, with our gaze toward future growth and innovation, we welcomed Fintech expert Stéphane Olmi into the team in 2020.
  • This union combines Gimar’s recognized M&A advisory to major economic players with cutting edge expertise in M&A transactions as well as fundraising in Fintech and the financial services sector.

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Beyond the numbers

  • We view our shared endeavors as avenues for generating and celebrating human pioneering, something we are passionate about as a company and as individuals. Outside our sphere of operations, Gimar mirrors this through repeated cultural patronage of the arts:
    • 2009 – Le Louvre: The first altarpieces, 12th – early 15th century.
    • 2016 – Christian Giacomotto’s, (President of the International Society of Friends of the Bardo in Tunis) sponsorship agreement with the MUCEM for the “Shared Holy Places” exhibition.
    • 2018 – Christian Giacomotto’s, via ARMMA, patronage of the Cluny Museum / Louvre Abu-Dhabi of the exhibition Furusiyya, the art of chivalry. Annual – Attribution of Prix de La Dame à la Licorne for a written work to enter the Musée de Cluny’s collection.
    • 2019 – Gimar’s patronage of the INHA (National Institute for the History of Art): aid for the research program on southern enamels.

Our Values

Our culture is trust

  • Since 1999, Gimar has provided independent, impartial guidance through the guarantees of its SCA (partnership limited by shares) structure.
  • Our project support is absolute from strategic formulation to execution.
  • We favor long-term relationships for the unique insights we develop around our clients’ industries and their strategic issues. Your goals are ours.
  • Confidentiality is an integral commitment for which each of our employees is held accountable for every mission.

Traditionally innovative

  • We are Paris’ first independent multi-sectoral specialized firm. This history is a stable anchor in turbulent times and has allowed growing dynamism through the years.
  • We provide a holistic, conflict of interest-free approach to every position and structural issue.
  • Every solution we have developed and we propose is tailor-made to fit our clients’ needs and to generate maximal value.
  • Gimar’s 2020 integration of leading Parisian Fintech experts positions the firm for a new wave of innovation and broadening our cross-disciplinary expertise.

Framing tomorrow, today

  • Our supervisory board is composed of highly skilled and experienced professionals, seasoned public and private sector bankers, former high-level civil servants, and country experts. These individuals employ their collective experience and networks to securing your objectives.
  • We provide direct access to institutions and resource providers.
  • Our proximity to clients and lack of conflict of interest makes us an agile and reactive partner in all transactions.
  • We are results-driven, blending technical knowledge with sectoral expertise.
  • Our proven track record includes overseeing landmark deals and special situations, both nationally and internationally.