Who are we?

Incepted in October 2020, Amala Partners is a fast-growing firm, with a bold and independent mindset, aligned with the projects of entrepreneurs and investors it supports. It now has about forty professionals.

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In 2022, Amala Partners acted on more than 30 transactions, double the number of the previous year.
In total, the Managing Partners advised on more than 450 M&A transactions, financing operations and GP solutions


AMALA Partners is led by a senior team of partners with longstanding experience and track-records in their business sectors. Our senior involvement is at the core of our promise to achieve our clients highest goals.

On every mandate, we assign a dedicated team with the best-in-class skills and expertise to execute our mission.

Jean-Baptiste Marchand

Jean-Baptiste is a graduate of ESCP, specialised in M&A consulting for over 20 years. He founded Amala Partners in 2020 with the conviction that the market would be receptive to an entrepreneurial investment banking project focused on the fundamentals of the business, able support entrepreneurs and investors effectively in all their transactions.


Jean-Michel Cagin

Jean-Michel graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées and holds a Master of Science from the University of Tokyo. For nearly 30 years, he has been advising senior management and investors in their strategies and operations, mainly in the technology (software, tech platforms, digital marketing, IT Services and gaming), media and telecommunications sectors.


Pierre-Yves Dargaud

Pierre-Yves holds a Master’s degree in Management and a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from EM Lyon Business School. He is active in the software and IT services sectors. He combines a background as an investor with that of M&A advisor on divestitures and external growth transactions.


Martine Depas

Martine is a Sciences Po graduate. She specialises in the education and training sector, from primary to higher education, as well as in professional training and EdTech. She has 30 years of experience in M&A consulting in France and internationally, supporting investment funds, entrepreneurs and corporates in the sector.


Benjamin Giner

Benjamin is a graduate of HEC and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers. He has been working in the field of M&A for over 20 years. He advises and assists entrepreneurs, family offices and investment funds in France and abroad on their operations of all sizes.


Alexis Matheron

Alexis is a graduate of EDHEC Business School. He has over 20 years of experience in M&A and corporate finance, both in France and internationally, with a particular focus on B2B services and industrial, building and environmental engineering.


Nicolas de Nazelle

Nicolas is a graduate of University of Paris-X (France), University of Reading (United Kingdom) and New York City Baruch College (United States). In nearly 20 years, Nicolas has led more than 100 fundraising missions, secondary transactions and strategic mandates on behalf of Private Equity fund managers and investors in Europe and North America. He is in charge of the GP Services practice within AMALA.


Nicolas Royer

Nicolas is a graduate of ESCP and Paris Dauphine University. He has more then 20 years of experience in M&A advisory for private equity funds, entrepreneurs, family-owned companies and corporates. He is particularly active in business services, healthcare services and industrial technologies.


Sylvie Huet

Administrative and Financial Officer

Sonia Pensarini

Office Manager

Adélaïde Depardon

Team assistant

Florie Kelmeni

Executive Assistant

Michel Jacob

Senior Advisor

Sébastien Dray

Managing Director

Jad Sader

Managing Director (Debt Advisory)

Jad Hariri

Executive Director

Vincent Ville

Executive Director

Ambroise Boissonnet


Joe Ghanem


Julien Le Guern

Vice President

Migwel Perrin

Vice President

Damien Schaff

Vice President (Debt Advisory)

Arthur Uriot

Vice President (GPS)

Alexandre Abadie


Florian Brossaud


Paul Jaulin


Pierre Rakotovao

Associate (GPS)

Tristan Sivadon


Inès Andréa Benyazza


Luna Biard


Louise Cornevin


Victoria Dana


Alexandre Grzymek


David Krivine


Thomas de La Chapelle


Tiphaine Lagain

Analyst (GPS)

Simon Le Berre


Lucas Mercier


Alexis Rialland


Arthur Rouchy


Chloé Spigolon


Karl Turcat


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We are always looking for talented and passionate people.
If you are looking for a diverse and challenging professional adventure and share our desire to contribute to a bold future alongside entrepreneurs and investors, we have a lot to talk about!

View our career opportunities and apply.

You can also apply directly by writing to us at contact@amala-partners.com