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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Jean François Alandry —CEO & Founder

Jean François Alandry —CEO & Founder

Jean François Alandry —CEO & Founder

Jean François Alandry —CEO & Founder

Jean François Alandry —CEO & Founder

As the founder of You are Capital & Eurohold, Jean-François has over 30 years’ experience in Corporate Finance. He has completed hundreds of deals in his career, advised countless corporate transactions, with Industrials, Private Equity firms & Entrepreneurs, in various sectors ranging from Technology, Environment & Renewable Energies, B2B Services and Life Sciences. Jean-François holds an MBA in Finance (EM Lyon Business School) and a PhD in Financial Technique (ESSEC Business School in Paris), is fluent in French, Spanish & English

As the founder of You are Capital & Eurohold, Jean-François has over 30 years’ experience in Corporate Finance. He has completed hundreds of deals in his career, advised countless corporate transactions, with Industrials, Private Equity firms & Entrepreneurs, in various sectors ranging from Technology, Environment & Renewable Energies, B2B Services and Life Sciences. Jean-François holds an MBA in Finance (EM Lyon Business School) and a PhD in Financial Technique (ESSEC Business School in Paris), is fluent in French, Spanish & English

As the founder of You are Capital & Eurohold, Jean-François has over 30 years’ experience in Corporate Finance. He has completed hundreds of deals in his career, advised countless corporate transactions, with Industrials, Private Equity firms & Entrepreneurs, in various sectors ranging from Technology, Environment & Renewable Energies, B2B Services and Life Sciences. Jean-François holds an MBA in Finance (EM Lyon Business School) and a PhD in Financial Technique (ESSEC Business School in Paris), is fluent in French, Spanish & English

As the founder of You are Capital & Eurohold, Jean-François has over 30 years’ experience in Corporate Finance. He has completed hundreds of deals in his career, advised countless corporate transactions, with Industrials, Private Equity firms & Entrepreneurs, in various sectors ranging from Technology, Environment & Renewable Energies, B2B Services and Life Sciences. Jean-François holds an MBA in Finance (EM Lyon Business School) and a PhD in Financial Technique (ESSEC Business School in Paris), is fluent in French, Spanish & English

As the founder of You are Capital & Eurohold, Jean-François has over 30 years’ experience in Corporate Finance. He has completed hundreds of deals in his career, advised countless corporate transactions, with Industrials, Private Equity firms & Entrepreneurs, in various sectors ranging from Technology, Environment & Renewable Energies, B2B Services and Life Sciences. Jean-François holds an MBA in Finance (EM Lyon Business School) and a PhD in Financial Technique (ESSEC Business School in Paris), is fluent in French, Spanish & English

4B7A2550

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Patricia Larsen
—General Manager

Patricia Larsen
—General Manager

Patricia Larsen
—General Manager

Patricia Larsen
—General Manager

Patricia Larsen
—General Manager

With over 20 years of diverse experience in business, ranging from strategic advisory, selling, event management, marketing, fundraising to M&A.
Patricia has lived in Europe, the UK, the US, China, Hong Kong and now Barcelona. As General Manager she oversees daily operations of the firm. Ensures the creation and implementation of a strategy designed to grow the business. She also generates M&A transactions, oversee & assists in executing mandates, domestically & across international borders.
With her experience in business and in understanding the diversity of people – their needs and wants - her expertise spans across a variety of industries and sectors.

With over 20 years of diverse experience in business, ranging from strategic advisory, selling, event management, marketing, fundraising to M&A.
Patricia has lived in Europe, the UK, the US, China, Hong Kong and now Barcelona. As General Manager she oversees daily operations of the firm. Ensures the creation and implementation of a strategy designed to grow the business. She also generates M&A transactions, oversee & assists in executing mandates, domestically & across international borders.
With her experience in business and in understanding the diversity of people – their needs and wants - her expertise spans across a variety of industries and sectors.

With over 20 years of diverse experience in business, ranging from strategic advisory, selling, event management, marketing, fundraising to M&A.
Patricia has lived in Europe, the UK, the US, China, Hong Kong and now Barcelona. As General Manager she oversees daily operations of the firm. Ensures the creation and implementation of a strategy designed to grow the business. She also generates M&A transactions, oversee & assists in executing mandates, domestically & across international borders.
With her experience in business and in understanding the diversity of people – their needs and wants - her expertise spans across a variety of industries and sectors.

With over 20 years of diverse experience in business, ranging from strategic advisory, selling, event management, marketing, fundraising to M&A.
Patricia has lived in Europe, the UK, the US, China, Hong Kong and now Barcelona. As General Manager she oversees daily operations of the firm. Ensures the creation and implementation of a strategy designed to grow the business. She also generates M&A transactions, oversee & assists in executing mandates, domestically & across international borders.
With her experience in business and in understanding the diversity of people – their needs and wants - her expertise spans across a variety of industries and sectors.

With over 20 years of diverse experience in business, ranging from strategic advisory, selling, event management, marketing, fundraising to M&A.
Patricia has lived in Europe, the UK, the US, China, Hong Kong and now Barcelona. As General Manager she oversees daily operations of the firm. Ensures the creation and implementation of a strategy designed to grow the business. She also generates M&A transactions, oversee & assists in executing mandates, domestically & across international borders.
With her experience in business and in understanding the diversity of people – their needs and wants - her expertise spans across a variety of industries and sectors.

4B7A2821

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Julien Lagenette
—Partner

Julien Lagenette
—Partner

Julien Lagenette
—Partner

Julien Lagenette
—Partner

Julien Lagenette
—Partner

Partner for You are Capital in Barcelona, previously worked for Eurohold since January 2007, first as analyst and Associate to Head of Execution in 2015.
With more than 10 years of experience in Corporate Finance, he has closely participated in dozens of transactions in key sectors such as Agro-Food, Pharma/Healthcare or Information Technology. Julien holds a Msc. in Management, with a specialization in finance from the EM Lyon Business School. He arrived in Spain in 2007 and additionally to his native French, he speaks fluently Spanish and English and intermediate Catalan.

4B7A2696

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

David Bouchez
Partner

David Bouchez
Partner

David Bouchez
Partner

David Bouchez
Partner

David Bouchez
Partner

He studied at the University of Economics Aix in Marseille, IAE, Sciences Politiques and DESS Centre d Etudes des Techniques Financieres et d’Ingenierie ( CETFI) , after 4 years in Indosuez Bank in Marseille and Annecy, was a Founding Partner of Avenir Finance in Lyon in 1995, he created and managed the IPO department for SMEs, oversaw 40 listings on the free and secondary Paris stock Market.

In 2000 he sold his shares of Avenir Finance after successfully listing it on Euronext in 1998. Today the company is called ADVENIS and employs 500 people.

Before joining You are Capital, David worked as an independent consultant for stock market listings and fundraising for worldwide companies. He again oversaw 52 IPO transactions on the Free and Secondary Market as well as Alternext.

Today, as a specialist in IPO process, David brings the “know how” to You Are Capital and allows companies of any nationality at any stage, in search of financing, to emphasize their spectrum of solutions helping them to be quickly global.


4B7A2577

Madrid, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Ignacio Loring
—Managing Partner

Ignacio Loring
—Managing Partner

Ignacio Loring
—Managing Partner

Ignacio Loring
—Managing Partner

Ignacio Loring
—Managing Partner

You are Capital Managing Partner in Madrid (Spain) has over 25 years’ experience in Corporate Finance, including M&A, restructuring and valuation. Since 1988 he has participated in multiple M&A processes in various industrial sectors including Food & Beverage, Logistics and Sustainable Energy. Ignacio has a master’s degree at ICADE (Economy and Law) and can easily work in Spanish (native), English and French.



4B7A2727

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Hubert Wiese
—Partner

Hubert Wiese
—Partner

Hubert Wiese
—Partner

Hubert Wiese
—Partner

Hubert Wiese
—Partner

With over 30 years in the management of luxury businesses: from 1996 to 2014 as CEO of Montblanc Iberia (Richemont Group) developing the brand in Spain and Portugal, writing and leather goods, watches and jewellery as well as creating the retail division from the beginning (including El Corte Inglés). Team member in the integration of the Italian brand Montegrappa into Montblanc International. Vice President of the Paseo de Gracia Association since 2011, providing support to more than 190 associates in different aspects such as security, local action plans and an international marketing plan. In 2014 he founded Alpervintage SL, a consulting firm dedicated to investment and management of companies in the field of Premium Services and Consumer Goods with Retail channel. He speaks German, English and Spanish fluently.



4B7A2592

Madrid, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Miguel Iraburu
— Managing Partner

Miguel Iraburu
— Managing Partner

Miguel Iraburu
— Managing Partner

Miguel Iraburu
— Managing Partner

Miguel Iraburu
— Managing Partner

Is a member of several Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards in the sectors of energy, telecommunications, retail, strategic consulting, engineering, environment and information systems. He is an industrial engineer from the University of Navarra and holds a master’s degree from IESE. He belongs to the board of directors of several business and promotional organizations in Navarra. He has been first executive of several multinational companies in sectors such automotive, telecommunications, television, transport, energy and equipment goods and vice-president of an investment bank. Collaborates with several international investment funds.

4B7A2604

Madrid, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Hilario Mata
— Partner

Hilario Mata
— Partner

Hilario Mata
— Partner

Hilario Mata
— Partner

Hilario Mata
— Partner

Partner in Madrid, has more than 30 years-experience in consulting, and as top executive in several companies in the consulting and technology sector and in Corporate Finance / M & A projects. His professional career has been developed in Andersen Consulting / Accenture, and in positions of high executive level in EDS-Reg. VP SC Spain and Portugal- and DaVinci Consulting (3i) -CEO-. He has more than 10 years-experience in Corporate Finance /M&A with a high specialization in technology / ITC services sector. Aerospace Engineer by the UPM (Polytechnic University Madrid).

4B7A2499

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Alejandro Blanco         —Partner

Alejandro Blanco 
—Partner

Alejandro Blanco 
—Partner

Alejandro Blanco
—Partner

Alejandro Blanco
—Partner

Former Managing Director at Homes Experience Group. Previously, Alejandro worked at Bravo Capital as Territorial Director of Catalonia, establishing private and alternative financing structure for large Spanish companies and institutions. Previously, he was Director of Corporate Banking such as Banco Popular, Ibercaja and Catalunya Caixa. He holds a Diploma in Tourism from the University of Girona, studied Business Administration and Management at the University of Barcelona, and a Master’s Degree in Financial and Economic Management from the University of Barcelona and finally has participated in the Business Angels School by ESADE.

4B7A3004

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Manuel Arbiol
—Partner

Manuel Arbiol
—Partner

Manuel Arbiol
—Partner

Manuel Arbiol
—Partner

Manuel Arbiol
—Partner

Master’s in business management from ESADE and is also a Chartered Accountant. He first developed his professional career at KPMG, as director of the audit department and the M&A department. Later, he worked as a partner in an independent professional firm and has participated in various investment projects and business divestiture. He has acquired more than 20 years of experience in the process of buying and selling companies, especially in the industrial and services sector. Expert in: Business Valuations Due Diligence Processes Complex Negotiations

4B7A2612

Madrid, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Herwann Mahaud
—Partner

Herwann Mahaud
—Partner

Herwann Mahaud
—Partner

Herwann Mahaud
—Partner

Herwann Mahaud
—Partner

With 15 years of experience in transactions (3 years in M&A Boutiques and 12 years as Buy side in the Corporate Group UNICAJA executing purchases and sales of business participations and actively managing the portfolio). Also worked for 7 years as an equity analyst at SOCGEN and INDOSUEZ CHEUVREUX and 2 years as investor relations in TEF. Herwann has a Double degree in Business Science from ICADE (E4) and NEOMA (CESEM - Reims), PDG at IESE and CEFA (Certified of European Financial Analyst) He speaks French (native), Spanish (native), English (advanced), Italian (intermediate)

4B7A2755

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Alberto Román
—Partner

Alberto Román
—Partner

Alberto Román
—Partner

Alberto Román
—Partner

Alberto Román
—Partner

Dedicated for the last ten years to corporate operations (M&A) and with specialization in technology (IOT), services, industry, luxury, consumption, among others all in an international environment. Previously he developed his career as general manager in different service companies with more than 1000 direct employees. He has a degree in economics and business and a SEP in the USA at IESE.

4B7A2849

Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain

Xavier Alfonso
—Partner

Xavier Alfonso
—Partner

Xavier Alfonso
—Partner

Xavier Alfonso
—Partner

Xavier Alfonso
—Partner

Partner in Valencia, has more than 18 years of experience as an advisor in M&A and in Private Equity.

After 5 years as Director in a firm of M&A, in 2004 Javier joined the venture capital firm Valcapital Management SGECR, where in 2008 he was selected as Managing Partner, Director of the Management and also of various affiliated companies with company participation. In 2013 he founded the firm M&A VALCORP and in 2016 joined Eurohold as Partner in Valencia.

He has successfully participated in more than 20 corporate transactions in sectors such as Food Industry (Paper, Habitat, Engineering, ...), Health Services and New technologies. Javier speaks Spanish, Valencian / Catalan (mother tongue) and English.

Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Valencia, Javier has also completed courses in Corporate Finance (Instituto de Empresa), PDD (IESE) and 15x15 Courses of EDEM.

4B7A2694

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Angel López—CFO & Senior Advisor

Angel López—CFO & Senior Advisor

Angel López—CFO & Senior Advisor

Angel López—CFO & Senior Advisor

Angel López—CFO & Senior Advisor

Cofounder of Alpervintage SL, dedicated to the investment and management of companies in the field of Premium Services and Consumer Goods. Before this role, Angel was CFO of Montblanc Iberia, fully owned by Compagnie Financière Richemont, one of the world’s leading groups in the field of Luxury goods. During his 14-year tenure, he oversaw operations and financial planning for Spain and Portugal. The beginning of his career was in the Audit and Consulting business working in senior positions for PWC in Barcelona and with C&L Deutsche Revision in Hannover (Germany) Angel holds a PDD degree from IESE Business School, University of Navarra and he is a Registered Spanish Chartered Accountant.

4B7A2482

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Paul Bergue
—Senior Analyst

Paul Bergue
—Senior Analyst

Paul Bergue
—Senior Analyst

Paul Bergue
—Senior Analyst

Paul Bergue
—Senior Analyst

Paul is a Senior analyst in the execution team and has participated in many cross-border, buy-side and sell-side transactions in the TMT, industrial, B2B services and the healthcare sectors. Prior to this current role, he had previous experience at Oddo BHF. Paul holds a master’s in management with a specialization in Corporate Finance from the IÉSEG School of Management. He also studied one year at the University of Hong Kon and one semester at the University of Newcastle in Australia as part of exchange programs. He speaks French (native), English and Spanish.

4B7A2534

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Jorgen Smith Magelie —Senior Analyst

Jorgen Smith Magelie —Senior Analyst

Jorgen Smith Magelie —Senior Analyst

Jorgen Smith Magelie —Senior Analyst

Jorgen Smith Magelie —Senior Analyst

Jorgen is a senior analyst in the execution team. Jorgen assists partners in the execution of both buy-side, sell-side and capital raising transaction. Jorgen has worked on several cross-border deals in various sectors including B2C & B2B services, equipment goods, industrial, digital transformation, e-commerce and smart mobility. Jorgen holds a MSc in Finance from Toulouse Business School and a BSc in Economics from Toulouse 1 Capitole University (TSE). Jorgen has lived in various countries including Norway, France, Germany, Costa Rica and now Spain. Jorgen can work in Norwegian (native), Spanish, French and English

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Gemma Pifarré
—Senior Analyst

Gemma Pifarré
—Senior Analyst

Gemma Pifarré
—Senior Analyst

Gemma Pifarré
—Senior Analyst

Gemma Pifarré
—Senior Analyst

She assists Partners in the execution of transactions, including both sell-side and buy-side M&A, through the completion of client documentation, pitch design, buyer list origination, valuation and market research. Gemma has become increasingly interested in mid-market transactions, working directly with clients and business owners, and gaining experience in a broad range of industries. Gemma holds a Business Administration Degree from the University of Barcelona and a Law Degree from the Pompeu Fabra University. She speaks Catalan (native), Spanish (native), English and French.

4B7A2635

Madrid, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Adrian Nuñez
—Senior Analyst

Adrian Nuñez
—Senior Analyst

Adrian Nuñez
—Senior Analyst

Adrian Nuñez
—Senior Analyst

Adrian Nuñez
—Senior Analyst

Financial analyst in our Madrid office, Adrián accumulates several years of experience in Corporate Finance having advised and executed transactions in key sectors such as B2B, IT, Consumer Goods and others. Before joining You Are Capital, Adrián worked at Eurohold since 2012 and previously at BME. He holds a degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He is also candidate for the Level II CFA accreditation. He works in Spanish (native speaker) and English.

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Victor Val Perez
—In-house Lawyer

Victor Val Perez
—In-house Lawyer

Victor Val Perez
—In-house Lawyer

Victor Val Perez
—In-house Lawyer

Victor Val Perez
—In-house Lawyer

A graduate in Law from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), including a year of study at the Università di Roma La Sapienza, Victor has also studied Business Administration and Management at the UPF and Singapore Management University. He was also awarded the Master of Law Global Scholarship by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he obtained an LLM in International Economic Law.
With experience in commercial and banking litigation in defense of the interests of Spanish and foreign multinationals, Victor has specialized in advising on international transactions, supervising the various legal aspects of cross-border operations. His professional background includes firms such as KPMG, Sinagopre and Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, having collaborated in legal advice of most Spanish banks.
Victor speaks Catalan, Spanish and English, with an average command of Italian and French.

4B7A2890

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Stephanie Delgadillo
— Office Manager

Stephanie Delgadillo
— Office Manager

Stephanie Delgadillo
— Office Manager

Stephanie Delgadillo
— Office Manager

Stephanie Delgadillo
— Office Manager

With over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, she has acquired extensive knowledge and a wide range of skills, with emphasis on team management and coordination, as well as public relations and excellent organizational skills. She is both an English and Spanish native speaker.

With over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, she has acquired extensive knowledge and a wide range of skills, with emphasis on team management and coordination, as well as public relations and excellent organizational skills. She is both an English and Spanish native speaker.

With over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, she has acquired extensive knowledge and a wide range of skills, with emphasis on team management and coordination, as well as public relations and excellent organizational skills. She is both an English and Spanish native speaker.

With over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, she has acquired extensive knowledge and a wide range of skills, with emphasis on team management and coordination, as well as public relations and excellent organizational skills. She is both an English and Spanish native speaker.

With over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, she has acquired extensive knowledge and a wide range of skills, with emphasis on team management and coordination, as well as public relations and excellent organizational skills. She is both an English and Spanish native speaker.

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Girona, Spain

Joan Font
—Partner

Joan Font
—Partner

Joan Font
—Partner

Partner of You are Capital in Spain (Girona), he has more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance (mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and valuations). Since 1999 Joan has participated in M&A processes in various industrial and service sectors,  specifically in the ICT sector, where he has developed his main activity as a professional. He has also been an advisor on various real estate investments. He is a Telecommunications Engineer and a Real Estate Agent.

Partner of You are Capital in Spain (Girona), he has more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance (mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and valuations). Since 1999 Joan has participated in M&A processes in various industrial and service sectors,  specifically in the ICT sector, where he has developed his main activity as a professional. He has also been an advisor on various real estate investments. He is a Telecommunications Engineer and a Real Estate Agent.

Partner of You are Capital in Spain (Girona), he has more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance (mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and valuations). Since 1999 Joan has participated in M&A processes in various industrial and service sectors,  specifically in the ICT sector, where he has developed his main activity as a professional. He has also been an advisor on various real estate investments. He is a Telecommunications Engineer and a Real Estate Agent.

Partner of You are Capital in Spain (Girona), he has more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance (mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and valuations). Since 1999 Joan has participated in M&A processes in various industrial and service sectors,  specifically in the ICT sector, where he has developed his main activity as a professional. He has also been an advisor on various real estate investments. He is a Telecommunications Engineer and a Real Estate Agent.

Partner of You are Capital in Spain (Girona), he has more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance (mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and valuations). Since 1999 Joan has participated in M&A processes in various industrial and service sectors,  specifically in the ICT sector, where he has developed his main activity as a professional. He has also been an advisor on various real estate investments. He is a Telecommunications Engineer and a Real Estate Agent.

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Barcelona, Spain

Cristina Alloza
—Partner 

Antonio Bernal
—Partner

Antonio Bernal
—Partner

Partner of You Are Capital, with more than 12 years of experience in M&A, advising mid-market companies in their processes of searching for financing, capital increase, and buy/sell of companies, in the sectors of Retail, Luxury, Health Sciences, Technology, Services, Transport and Textile.

Previous experience in Management of Shared Services Centres (Finance, HR and Technology) and as a member of the Board of Directors, in companies of IT distribution, consumer electronics, technology consultancy, air transport and textile industry.

Degree in Business Science, complemented with a PDD from IESE (Management Development Program) and with specific training in Finance and Negotiation. She works in Spanish, Catalan (mother tongues), and English.

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Barcelona, Spain

Helena Sobreviela
—Partner

Helena Sobreviela
—Partner

Helena Sobreviela
—Partner

Has 18 years’ experience in financial departments of multinational companies operating in the sector of retail distribution, publishing and consulting. Before she joined You are Capital, Helena worked 15 years as Financial Director and Board of Directors member, being responsible for the back office area with a special focus on corporate restructuring (divestments, acquisition and integration of subsidiaries, mergers and corporate reorganization). She holds a master’s in management from Edhec Business School (France), with a diploma in Finance from the London School of Economics (UK) and followed training in management at Esade (Spain). She can easily work in Spanish and French (native), English and Catalan.

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Barcelona, Spain

Andrea Pierpaoli
—Partner - Head of Execution

Andrea Pierpaoli
—Partner - Head of Execution

Andrea Pierpaoli
—Partner - Head of Execution

Andrea Pierpaoli
—Partner - Head of Execution

Andrea joined You are Capital in February 2020 after 17 years of experience in Rome and London assisting managers, entrepreneurs and institutional investors as Director of the execution team of AdviCorp PLC, a Corporate Finance advisory firm. He developed significant expertise in international M&A, equity/debt raising, leveraged finance and debt restructuring transactions, and an extensive knowledge of various sectors, including Food, Luxury Consumer and Construction. He brings to You are Capital the highest standards in financial and credit analysis, company/asset valuation, preparation of business plans, transaction structuring and document drafting. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification and earned a Degree cum laude in Economics and Corporate Finance from Università Politecnica delle Marche. He is fluent in Italian and English, speaks good Spanish and has a basic knowledge of French.

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Barcelona, Spain

Jean Alain Jullien
—Partner

Jean Alain Jullien
—Partner

Jean Alain Jullien
—Partner

Partner in Barcelona, has over 30 years’ experience in the environmental sector. Throughout his career at Veolia Environnement (former Compagnie Générale des Eaux and then Vivendi), Jean-Alain has held the positions of Sales Manager, Factory General Manager, and Latin America Development Manager at Sarp Industries, Deputy CEO of “Industrial waste” at FCC Environment, Development Manager at Onyx Spain and General Manager of Veolia Propreté Spanish Branch. Gentleman of the National Merit Order, International Trade Advisor of France in Spain, Jean-Alain is also a member of French Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Barcelona’s Board. He graduated in the Superior Institute of Management in France and can easily work in French (native), Spanish and English.

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Barcelona, Spain

Antonio Bernal
—Partner 

Antonio Bernal
—Partner 

Antonio Bernal
—Partner 

He has a degree in Law and a PDD from IESE and is an expert in digital transformation and entrepreneurship.

Since 1999 he has been working in the digital marketing and advertising sector, in companies such as Havas Media. In 2003, he founded tthegap, a digital marketing and advertising agency with offices in Barcelona, Madrid and the Innovation Lab in Salamanca. he has collaborated on digital transformation projects in more than 30 sectors and worked for more than 400 companies. he is a Business “Angel” and Mentor for start-ups in various accelerators (Seedrocket, Numa, Start-up Ole) and has participated in "Raising" processes for numerous start-ups in the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem. Antonio Bernal Dionis is a Partner at You Are Capital with the aim of contributing with his experience in providing business in the digital and innovation sector.

Barcelona, Spain

Enric Calaf
— Partner

Enric Calaf
— Partner

Enric Calaf
— Partner

Senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in multinational environments. Previously Managing Director of subsidiaries, Commercial Director and CEO at Adecco Spain and International Sales Director for South East Europe and Latin America. Member of the Management Committee. Chairman of the Advisory Board of Adecco España Group. Member of the Aravinc Advisory Board, Member of the Signaturit Advisory Board.

Director of the Electoral Headquarters and sponsor of the electoral campaign Sandro Rosell for the presidency of FCBarcelona.

Currently Vice President of Keiretsu Forum Spain, investment forums for startups and investors. Strategic commercial consultancy in business development projects in SMEs and business associations. Senior advisor in different technological startups. Partner You are Capital -corporate finance-

Degree in Business and Economic Sciences from the UB. PDD IESE (1999) and IMD Lausanne (2004). Enric speaks Catalan, Spanish & English.

Barcelona, Spain

Mathias Schmitt
— Analyst

Mathias Schmitt
— Analyst

Mathias Schmitt
— Analyst

Mathias Schmitt
— Analyst

Mathias Nogueira is an Analyst at You are Capital, assisting the partners in the execution of buy- and sell-side mandates, capital raising and other corporate transactions in sectors such as B2B & B2C services, technology, industrials and real estate. He holds a degree in International Economics and Finance from Università Bocconi, in Italy, and a master’s degree in finance from ESADE, in Spain. Mathias has lived in Brazil, Germany, Italy and now Spain and speaks Portuguese (native), German (native), English, Spanish, Italian and French.

San Jose, USA

Carles Cabré
—Managing Partner

Carles Cabré
—Managing Partner

Carles Cabré
—Managing Partner

Has more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech and investment banking industry with various general management, corporate development and corporate finance roles. He has a successful track record with fund raising (early and late stage) and M&A transactions (sell-side and buy-side) with start-ups and large corporations in Silicon Valley. Carles holds a BS in Law and master’s in business administration and several executive programs at Stanford, London School of Economics and IESE. He currently lives in San Jose, USA and speaks English, Spanish & Catalan.

Istambul, Turkey

Dilek Ilhan
—Managing Partner

Dilek Ilhan
—Managing Partner

Dilek Ilhan
—Managing Partner

Managing Partner in Turkey, with over 25 years experience in Corporate Finance, Credit Assessment, Sales and Marketing, Financial and Operational Restructuring and Business recovery. Along her career, Dilek held various positions as an executive and a member of the board in banks and non-banks financial institutions including factoring and leasing. She is in advisory business since 2007 and she founded her own private advisory company in 2012 “Dilek Ilhan Restructuring and Management Advisory”. Dilek holds a BA in Business Administration at the Bosphorus University of Istanbul (Turkey), and can easily work in Turkish (native) and English.

Hong Kong

Chris Harvey
—Managing Partner

Chris Harvey
—Managing Partner

Chris Harvey
—Managing Partner

Chris is an international business executive with over 27 years’ experience in advising boards and senior business executives on strategy, transformation and growth, both as a management consultant (Accenture, Deloitte, Capco and Gemini Consulting) and, more recently, as CEO (APAC) for Halkin Cross. Chris has been based in Hong Kong for 6 years and has worked extensively both across Asia Pacific and Globally. Prior to his career in management consulting, Chris spent 10 years as an officer in the British Army and was a product and salesforce manager in the pharmaceutical industry with Eli Lilly.

Casablanca, Morocco

Mehdi Ziady
—Managing Partner

Mehdi Ziady
—Managing Partner

Mehdi Ziady
—Managing Partner

He spent the last 10 years in consulting businesses with a focus on strategic and financial advisory.

At Maera Capital and MZ Invest, 2 companies that Mehdi was in charge of as a managing partner, Mehdi worked as an end-to-end partner for international investors keen on investing in Morocco as an attractive market in itself and as a gateway for Africa (deal sourcing, due diligence, structuring and post investment monitoring).

Prior to that Mehdi provided corporate and advisory services to Moroccan and foreign leading Corporates and Institutions in Morocco and Europe in his previous functions within H2dev (Casablanca), Valyans Consulting (Rabat) and KPMG (Paris).

Mehdi is a graduate of Reims Management School and holds a master from Maastricht University. He speaks French, English and Arabic.

Johannesburg, SA

Patrick Camps
—Managing Partner

Patrick Camps
—Managing Partner

Patrick Camps
—Managing Partner

Managing Partner in South Africa, has over 16 years Corporate Finance and Strategy Consultancy experience in the African market, in key sectors including Energy, Business Communication and Construction. Patrick holds a European Advanced Diploma in Marketing (DEESMA) from the CEFIRE ESARC Business School in Toulouse (France). He has lived in South Africa since 1997 and is a permanent resident in the country. Patrick can easily work in French (native) and English.

New York - USA

Sem Duchateau
—Managing Partner

Sem Duchateau
—Managing Partner

Sem Duchateau
—Managing Partner

Over the past 22 years Sem Duchateau has been active predominately in Real Estate related business activities. Having been serving as an Executive Director and Administrator of various raised companies in Spain. Handling the Execution of Real Estate Investments and Services, Project Management, and the Promoting of multiple properties. Exclusive international Property Sales in Spain and France. Followed by Portfolio Building with Validations and Structures for Asset purposes. The further activities were Private and Corporate Investment for companies including a Lichtenstein based company dedicated to Renewable Energy (Genesis Capital management Ltd.) and Sun Bond SA. Assisting the realization of government funding for the construction of a factory dedicated to manufacturing Industrial and new generation Solar Panels (Bahia Cadiz). Further services included Investment Opportunities of the Arts “Old Masters” and others. Followed by broadening his field into the wider world as a partner in an Investment Company organising Investments in the BRIC countries, specifically Brazil. Land Banking, Residential and Commercial developments, Industrial and Logistic Developments. Structuring the Partnerships and un-incorporated Partners in Brazil (Maranhao), UK, Belgium and Spain. All related to the Brazilian investment activities. With as main purpose: the successful repatriation of capital with Tax advantages.

Tokyo - Japan

Yoshihito Oike
—Managing Partner

Yoshihito Oike
—Managing Partner

Yoshihito Oike
—Managing Partner

Is one of most experienced and insightful, cross-border M&A, restructuring and turnaround specialists in Japan. He is a recognized leader in the technology-based sectors, real estate sector, utilities and energy sector and retail and consumer sector.

Prior to his current role, he was a Managing Director in Global Banking at Citigroup Limited (former Nikko Citigroup Limited ). Prior to Nikko Citigroup Limited, he achieved investment banking roles included senior positions with Calyon Securities (Credit Agricole Investment Bank) and Godman Sachs. Prior to investment banking, Yoshi was for 18 years, a partner in business assurance and advisory with PriceWaterhouse Coopers, including 8 years with the firm in the U.S.

He is a graduate in economics of Yokohama National University, and he holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a member of JICPA (Japan institute of Certified Public Accountants), and the California Board of Accountants (US CPA). He is fully bi-lingual in both English and Japanese.

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