Renowned as a top sectoral thought leader in France and expert Fintech lecturer at ESCP Europe, Adrien joined Gimar & Co in 2020. Prior to that, he led the development of AEC Partners’ Fintech M&A department while continuously concentrating on the FIG sector. He acted as a financial advisor on numerous M&A transactions for a variety of clients in the banking, insurance and asset management sectors. After an initial experience in 2008 at Lazard Frères, where he met and worked with Stéphane Olmi, Adrien pursued his career at Nomura (ex-Lehman Brothers) in London with the FIG M&A team.
Upon his return to Paris, he joined BPCE’s internal audit team, France’s second largest bancassurance group, where he supervised the investment banking and retail banking businesses. Prior to joining AEC Partners, Adrien was an Associate at HSBC where he covered the French and Benelux FIG M&A sector. His continuing interaction with some of the largest financial institutions exposed him to the emergence of the Fintech sector. Adrien holds a Master’s degree in Finance from ESCP Europe where he currently teaches Fintech courses.
Primary areas of expertise : Fintech, Financial Services.