18/06/2019 - News

Clearwater International announces two appointments and two promotions, strengthening its French Debt Advisory team

Clearwater International is delighted to announce the recruitment of Antoine Leboulanger as an Associate and Alexis Bellot as an Analyst in the French Debt Advisory team. At the same time, Paul Assaël and Léa Joly have been promoted to Associate Director and Associate respectively.

Founded in May 2017, the Clearwater International Debt Advisory team in France has already advised on nearly 15 financing transactions with an average value of €50m. As a result of these successful results, two new team members have been added to strengthen its tailor-made offering and continued support to family owned companies, industrial groups, private equity funds and real estate companies in their financing issues.

Antoine Leboulanger joins as an Associate with a real estate expertise. A graduate of Centrale Paris, Antoine has six years’ experience in structured finance at NGE and Natixis where he was working for the Real Estate & Hospitality Finance department.

"Antoine and Alexis will reinforce our real estate financing expertise, which is an established service for Clearwater International, and our execution capabilities in our other core business areas including LBO and corporate mid-cap financing," said Laurence de Rosamel, Managing Director, Head of Debt Advisory in France.

In addition, the team consolidates its structure with two promotions:

Paul Assaël, ESSEC, is promoted to Associate Director. He joined the Clearwater International France Debt Advisory team on its creation in 2017, having previously worked at Oddo BHF.

Léa Joly, SKEMA, is promoted to Associate. She worked for Commerzbank in London prior to joining the Clearwater International Debt Advisory team in 2017.

Léa and Paul recently worked on the refinancing of Vitaprotech, VMI-Jokon and the acquisition financing of a company specialized in food supplements.

"Clearwater International’s French Debt Advisory team is now composed of five professionals dedicated to financing issues. The structure is organised efficiently to manage stand-alone financing and refinancing processes, but also to support the M&A team during sell-side and buy-side transactions," concludes Laurence de Rosamel.

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