Team

Our international team backs entrepreneurs and provides strategic guidance. The team has more than 20 years of experience in IT and Healthcare.

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Jean-Michel BEGHIN

MANAGING PARTNER

jbeghin@keensightcapital.com

Jean-Michel is a Founding Partner of Keensight Capital and has over 20 years of successful private equity investing experience.

Prior to founding Keensight, he spent 10 years with the Rothschild group as a Managing Partner of R Capital Management, the investment arm of the Rothschild Group dedicated to growth companies. R Capital Management became Keensight after its Managing Partners acquired Rothschild Group’s stake in the company.

He started his investment career working for Natixis, one of the private equity pioneers in Europe.

Previously, Jean-Michel worked at Ernst & Young in the Corporate Finance sector.

He has a strong operational background, having held various engineering and management roles in Silicon Valley at several small and large companies.

Jean-Michel holds an engineering degree from SCU and an MBA from Georgetown University.

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Jérôme PUJOL

MANAGING PARTNER

jpujol@keensightcapital.com

Jérôme is a Founding Partner of Keensight Capital and has over 20 years of successful private equity investing experience.

Prior to founding Keensight, he spent 10 years with the Rothschild group as a Managing Partner of R Capital Management, the investment arm of the Rothschild Group dedicated to growth companies. R Capital Management became Keensight after its Managing Partners acquired Rothschild Group’s stake in the company.

Prior to Rothschilld, he was Managing Director covering the High-Tech industry within the Equity Capital Markets Group before becoming a Partner of the Private Equity Group at Natixis.

Jérôme is an entrepreneur; he founded SLP InfoWare, a world leader in predictive customer relationships, which was sold to Gemplus ten years after its creation.

Jérôme holds an Engineering degree from Telecom Paris.

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Pierre REMY

MANAGING PARTNER

premy@keensightcapital.com

Pierre is a Founding Partner of Keensight Capital; he is in charge of the Healthcare & Wellbeing practice.

Over the last years, Pierre has been actively involved in the development of companies across many Healthcare sectors such as Large Joins, Spine, Dental, Cardiovascular, Drug Delivery, IVD, Small Molecule CMO, Biopharmaceuticals CDMO, Biomaterials Development, Nutraceuticals, … Pierre has also helped several portfolio companies to complete Nasdaq Initial Public Offerings.

Prior to establishing Keensight, Pierre spent 10 years with Rothschild & Co as a Managing Partner of R Capital, the investment arm of the Rothschild Group dedicated to growth companies.

He started his career as an engineer specialized in supply chain transformation and productivity improvement.

Pierre is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and holds an Engineering degree from ENSAM, Paris.

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Philippe CROCHET

PARTNER

pcrochet@keensightcapital.com

Philippe is a Partner of Keensight Capital.

Prior to Keensight, he spent 5 years with the Rothschild group as a senior investment director of R Capital Management, the investment arm of the Rothschild Group dedicated to growth companies. R Capital Management became Keensight after its Managing Partners acquired Rothschild Group’s stake in the company.

Prior to Rothschild, he was a Principal at Partech International, a leading French/US investment firm focused on IT.

Philippe has a solid professional background in the Telecom industry where he fulfilled a variety of roles at Corvis Corporation, Algety Telecom and Nortel.

Philippe is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and holds an Engineering degree from Telecom Paris.

José FRANCA

PARTNER

jfranca@keensightcapital.com

José Franca is a Partner - Head of Iberia at Keensight Capital. José’s relationship with Keensight Capital dates back over 12 years.

In 1997, José created Chipidea, a former Keensight Capital portfolio company. As CEO, José developed Chipidea on a global basis to create the number one analog semiconductor IP company worldwide which was eventually acquired by MIPS Technologies (NASDAQ) in 2007. In 2012, José was Government-appointed Chairman and CEO of Private Equity firms INOV Capital, Turismo Capital and AICEP Capital Global which he then merged to create Portugal Ventures. In addition, José was Chairman of PME Investimentos, the leading Fund-of-Funds manager in Portugal, and board member of several international innovative companies.

He was also State Secretary of Education in the Portuguese government (1991 – 1992).

José holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.

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Arnaud COHEN

PARTNER AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

acohen@keensightcapital.com

Arnaud is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Keensight Capital.

Prior to Keensight Capital, Arnaud spent a total of 18 years in the Transaction Advisory Services practice of EY.

After completing various M&A and fundraising projects during the first two years of his career, Arnaud specialized in Valuation & Business Modelling projects for which he successfully advised a wide array of large corporate and private equity clients.

Arnaud worked for 2 years in the New York office of EY (from 2005 to 2007), before re-joining their Paris office, where he became a Partner in 2010.

Arnaud is a graduate of the Dauphine University (Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance), of the Sorbonne University (Master’s degree in Financial Engineering) and holds the DESCF.

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Anne de BONNEFON

HEAD OF INVESTOR RELATIONS

abonnefon@keensightcapital.com

Anne de Bonnefon is Head of Investor Relations at Keensight Capital and has 15 years of experience in private equity and strategy consulting.

Prior to joining Keensight Capital, Anne spent 5 years at LBO France, where she was Director within the Investor Relations team. In 2006, she joined Unigestion, the Geneva-based fund of funds, as a Manager in the Primary Investment team, in charge of European funds selection.

Anne began her professional career in 2000, as a strategy consultant at A.T. Kearney, working for private equity portfolio companies on operational improvement assignments and due diligences.

She holds an MBA from INSEAD and an engineering degree from IIE.

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Stanislas de TINGUY

SENIOR DIRECTOR

stinguy@keensightcapital.com

Stanislas de Tinguy is a Senior Director at Keensight Capital.

He benefits from over 15 years of experience in Corporate and Investment Banking, with a strong expertise in the Telecom Media and Technology (TMT) sector.

Prior to joining Keensight Capital, Stanislas worked at BNP Paribas CIB where he held the position of Managing Director and Co-Head of the TMT Investment Banking team for the Asia Pacific region. Based in Hong-Kong, he developed and ran a team of 15 professionals in Hong Kong and Singapore with a scope across Asia, from Greater China, Japan, India to Australia. His key responsibilities included originating and executing transactions in the TMT sector across all Investment Banking products.

Prior to this position, he was Managing Director in the EMEA Media Telecom sector, where he originated and structured large transactions for leveraged corporates, private equity and emerging market clients.

Stanislas graduated from ESSEC business school.

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Gregory AGEZ

DIRECTOR

gagez@keensightcapital.com

Gregory is a Director at Keensight Capital.

Prior to Keensight Capital, he spent 5 years with the Rothschild group at R Capital Management, the investment arm of the Rothschild Group dedicated to growth companies. R Capital Management became Keensight Capital when the Managing Partners acquired Rothschild Group’s stake in the company.

Prior to joining Rothschild, Gregory was an auditor at Mazars in Paris.

He started his career in Project Financing at Dexia Sabadell in Madrid where he was involved in the Renewable Energy sector.

Gregory holds a double Engineering degree from Supelec Paris and Politecnica de Madrid.

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Guillaume LEFEBVRE

DIRECTOR

glefebvre@keensightcapital.com

Guillaume is a Director at Keensight Capital

Prior to Keensight Capital, Guillaume worked as an Associate at Argos Soditic in Paris, where he was involved in investments in medium-sized companies across various sectors including Healthcare and Energy.

He has also worked as an Investment Analyst within the Merchant Banking division of the Rothschild group. He started his career at CM-CIC Capital Privé as a Junior Investment Analyst.

Guillaume is a graduate from ESCP Europe Business School and holds Master degrees in Finance and Economics from the Sorbonne University.

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Jaana GRÜTER

DIRECTOR

jgruter@keensightcapital.com

Jaana is a Director at Keensight Capital.

Prior to Keensight Capital, she spent 3 years as an Investment Associate at Five Arrows Principal Investments, a Western European mid-cap fund which is part of the Merchant Banking division of the Rothschild Group, where she focused on investments within the Healthcare and Business Services sectors.

She also worked as an Associate within the M&A division of the Rothschild group for 4 years, across mutiple sectors and geographies.

Jaana holds a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Maastricht.

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Rémi LOUVEL

DIRECTOR

rlouvel@keensightcapital.com

Rémi Louvel is a Director at Keensight Capital

Alongside the investment team, Rémi will be providing assistance and support to managers of the portfolio companies in dealing with specific matters, such as commercial strategy, pricing, and internationalization, and more broadly in creating value through profitable growth.

Prior to joining Keensight Capital, Rémi was manager at A.T. Kearney working on strategy consulting assignments with a focus on commercial excellence projects (pricing, B2B marketing, market entry strategies, organization).

Rémi started his career in the automotive industry, at Renault, where he occupied various positions in the Purchasing and Corporate Audit departments, leading him to carry out missions at the international level.

Rémi is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm and obtained an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs.

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Javier LOPEZ MORAS

DIRECTOR

jlopezmoras@keensightcapital.com

Javier is a Director at Keensight Capital, where he focuses on covering the Spanish market.

Prior to Keensight Capital, Javier spent almost 10 years as an M&A advisor in Madrid and London at DC Advisory where he was a Director in the Financial Sponsors & Debt Advisory Practice. He was responsible for originating and executing M&A and debt advisory transactions across a wide range of sectors, including healthcare.

Javier started his career in Investment Banking at JP Morgan in Spain.

Javier is a graduate in Law and holds a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) from ICADE (Comillas Pontifical University).

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Theodor WUPPERMANN

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

twuppermann@keensightcapital.com

Theodor is an Associate Director at Keensight Capital.

He benefits from over 7 years of experience in private-equity investing within Europe and has developed a particularly strong expertise in the healthcare sector.

Prior to joining Keensight Capital, Theodor worked at ArchiMed, a European private equity firm, where he was involved in healthcare transactions.
He started his career at Capiton AG, a German mid-cap investment fund, where he was involved in several transactions related to industrial companies.

A German and U.S. national, Theodor holds a Master’s Degree from Rotterdam School of Management and studied International Business at Maastricht University.

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David PICCOLI

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

dpiccoli@keensightcapital.com

David Piccoli is an Associate Director at Keensight Capital and has over 6 years of experience in the Private Equity industry.

Prior to joining Keensight, David worked for 2 years as a Senior Analyst within the investment fund ArchiMed which he had helped to become independent from the 3i group. He had previously worked as an analyst within the Healthcare team of the 3i group.

David is a graduate of ESCP Europe and has a Master’s degree in finance from London City University.

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Nicolas ULRICH

ASSOCIATE

nulrich@keensightcapital.com

Nicolas Ulrich is an Associate at Keensight Capital.

Prior to joining Keensight Capital, Nicolas worked as an M&A Analyst within the investment bank Natixis Partners, formerly Leonardo & Co France.

He also worked as an Auditor at EY.

Nicolas is a graduate of Paris-Dauphine University and ESCP Europe.

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Jean-Christophe CINI

ASSOCIATE

jcini@keensightcapital.com

Jean-Christophe Cini is an Associate at Keensight Capital. He started his career as a Private Equity Analyst for Goldman Sachs MBD in London, primarily dealing with IT and Energy related investments.

He had previous experiences in Consulting at Arthur D. Little with a focus on Technology and Media as well as in Corporate Law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Jean-Christophe is a graduate of HEC Paris and holds a CEMS degree in International Management from the London School of Economics (LSE) as well as a Master degree in Corporate Law and Taxation from La Sorbonne.

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Jan KINSKY

ANALYST

jkinsky@keensightcapital.com

Jan Kinsky is an Analyst at Keensight Capital.

Prior to joining Keensight Capital, Jan worked as a strategy consultant at Roland Berger, where he conducted multiple projects in growth strategy, strategic due diligence, operational excellence and corporate finance in North America and Europe.

He has a strong international background, having lived in France, the Czech Republic, Canada, Hong-Kong and Singapore.

He is a graduate of McGill University and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

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Adrien Van EYNDE

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

avaneynde@keensightcapital.com

Adrien Van Eynde is Chief Financial Officer at Keensight Capital, responsible for managing financial and accounting aspects of the management company and of its different investment vehicles, as well as monitoring financial reporting and performance.

Prior to joining Keensight Capital, Adrien worked at Ardian for 2 years, as Finance Officer of the Fund Finance department. He was in charge of the financial and operational management of the Expansion Funds (MidMarket funds), provided performance reporting and analysis, and supported the investment team on acquisition or disposal transactions.

Adrien started his career at leading French accounting firm Mazars where he worked for 4 years, from 2011 to 2015, as Financial Auditor, in Dublin then Paris. Thus, he specialized in auditing services geared towards financial institutions and more specifically private equity funds and related management companies.

Adrien is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder.

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Viorica ISTRATI

OFFICE MANAGER

Viorica is an Office Manager at Keensight Capital.
She provides administrative support to the team members and ensures the smooth running of the office on a day-to-day basis, serving as the primary liaison with multiple external service providers. Viorica started her career in the hospitality industry where she held various positions, the last one as a Trainer and Customer & Hotels Relations Representative at Bestwestern France headquarters.

She holds a Master in Leisure, Environment, Sport and Tourism from Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble. Viorica is a Women FIDE Master level chess player and participated in many European and World Youth Chess Championships.