Cathay Capital today announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Prunet as Partner in its Paris office, a move that strengthens the team as it continues to develop and prepare for the next stages of its private equity business.
Paris, October 4, 2022 – Cathay Capital, faithful to its mission as a useful investor, has built an ecosystem over the past 15 years that brings together major corporations, established businesses and startups across three continents, providing entrepreneurs and portfolio companies with a global vision and an extensive network to support growth. As global economies and societies face rapid change, Cathay Capital invests in sectors with high sustainable transformation potential, such as consumer goods, services, healthcare and industry.
Cathay Capital defines itself as a committed investor, capable of seizing opportunities generated by the transformation of markets and the adaptation of strategies of large industrial players, while continuing to support ambitious value creation projects of SMEs and SMIs. To this end, Cathay Capital constantly develops its sector expertise, its ability to share knowledge between industries, geographies and companies, and its strategic and operational support for value creation (innovation, external growth, sustainable development, etc.).
Jean-Marc Prunet brings over 20 years of professional experience, notably from Rothschild & Co., Eurazeo and Fondations Capital, but also as an entrepreneur and manager within the family-owned groups Myfox and Somfy. He offers dual expertise from numerous transactions in the Industry, Retail, Media and Technology sectors as well as leading the repositioning and development of a startup and managing strategic organizational, digital and innovation transformation projects at large groups. Within Cathay Capital, Jean-Marc Prunet will contribute to investment operations in France, and with his experience, will assist in the transformation and value creation of portfolio companies.
Bruno Bézard, Managing Partner at Cathay Capital, said: “Jean-Marc’s background and experience, both financial and entrepreneurial, will strengthen our value proposition and prepare us for the next stages of our private equity strategy. His strategic vision along with his operational and sector-focused skills will be highly useful to our ecosystem and in supporting leaders in the transformations ahead.”
Jean-Marc Prunet, Partner at Cathay Capital, said: “Cathay Capital is a great entrepreneurial story led by a team that works side-by-side with founders and management teams, supporting them on a daily basis to seize development opportunities and adapt to the transformation of the economy and society in a sustainable way. The team’s culture, the relevance and uniqueness of the Cathay platform, bringing together innovation and large organizations on a global scale, is what immediately attracted me to Cathay. I am delighted to be able to contribute to the team’s mission by mobilizing my dual experience in investment and entrepreneurship.”
About Cathay Capital Group
Cathay Capital Group is a global investment firm supporting companies at all stages throughout North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. By helping navigate the opportunities of globalization and sustainable transformation, Cathay is the partner of choice for companies aspiring to lead markets and make a positive impact. Its global platform connects people – from investors and entrepreneurs to management teams and leading corporations – across continents to share knowledge, the tools to scale, and achieve the extraordinary. Founded in 2007 with a strong entrepreneurial heritage, Cathay Capital now manages $5B in assets, has completed over 220 buyouts, growth and venture capital investments with the global reach and local expertise from offices in Paris, New York, Shanghai, Munich, San Francisco, Beijing, Singapore, Shenzhen and Tel Aviv.
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