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AXEL TOMBEREAU

CEO Odyssey | TMT M&A and Fundraising Advisory

Paris, France

$1,500/day

Atos KPMG Transaction Services ALTEN Group Segula Technologies

I am the founder and CEO of Odyssey, a French M&A/Fundraising advisory boutique specializing in technology industries. We offer end-to-end services from strategic design to post-closing integration, with a core focus on transaction execution. Our expert team operate on cross-border, complex M&A deals, such as : - Buy-side M&A - Sell-side M&A - Joint-ventures - IPOs - Fundraising (for startups/scaleups) Our proven execution capabilities enable us to create substantial value on small, mid and large cap transactions. Our industry expertise encompasses cutting-edge tech industries, including AI, blockchain, cybersecurity, cleantech as well as more mature tech markets, such as cloud services, software/SaaS. We excel at preparing memorandums of information, pitch decks, teasers, at financial modeling, financial forecasts enterprise valuation, reporting to shareholders, value creation analysis, M&A process management, M&A negotiation. We commit to deliver.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 20 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Communication Services FinTech Information Technology

Skills

Skilled in: Corporate Development, Bolt-on acquisitions, Buy-and-Build, Value Creation & Enhancement, Strategic Finance, Capital Raising, Fundraising strategy, Sell-side M&A

Technical Skills: VBA, R, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Bloomberg, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ, Blockchain

Languages: German, Italian, English, French

Work Experience

ODYSSEY

CEO

1/7/2020

 

- Now

Odyssey is an innovative advisory firm that assists TMT companies from all sizes through bespoke strategy, M&A and fundraising services. Our portfolio of customers includes large corporates, SMEs and startup companies. We operate in France, the UK, Europe and the US.

AT Conseil

Freelance/Independent Consultant

1/4/2016

 

- 1/7/2020

CEOCEO AT Conseil · Temps pleinAT Conseil · Temps plein mars 2016 - oct. 2019 · 3 ans 8 moismars 2016 - oct. 2019 · 3 ans 8 mois Région de Paris, FranceRégion de Paris, France ✪ Assisted technology-centric SMEs and startup companies throughout Europe with strategy and finance advisory services focused on designing strategic plans, business model pivots, LBOs, and mergers and acquisitions. Invest in tech startup companies, and offer support services on strategy, data strategy, business development, and finance. ✪ Designed and executed primary LBO transaction for ReFLEX CES, $30M company providing big data acceleration solutions for technology-consuming industries. ✪ Selected by Tier-1 investment banks, private equity, and strategy consulting firms to guide on high-tech industries

ATOS

Group M&A Director

1/4/2012

 

- 1/3/2016

Oversaw complete execution of major strategic projects including acquisitions, commercial IT outsourcing agreements, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships for European leader in digital services. ✪ Played key role in revenue growth of €3.874B (+57%), 120+ BPS in operating margin increase, and global strategic move to digitization. ✪ Helped secure Xerox IT Outsourcing Services (USA) for $1.050M and tender offer on Bull (Cloud, Big Data, Cybersecurity, France) for ca. $800M through diligent analysis of strategic rationale, valuation and synergies, negotiations, key findings, and board presentations. ✪ Contributed to outstanding after-IPO strategy and business development of Worldline subsidiary, resulting in co-creation of new European leader in payment services with $1,800M in revenue through merger with Equens, and disciplined cross-border acquisitions for $120M.

Segula Technologies

Head of M&A

1/1/2010

 

- 1/4/2012

Segula Technologies is a $ 700 million engineering group, with 12,000 employees in 26 countries. Guided strategic completion of group's M&A roadmap for large international engineering group. Served on executive committee managing profit and loss and team functions ✪ Exceeded goals with six accretive cross-border agreements and smooth asset disposal producing more than $10M in excess cash and aided design of $80M corporate debt restructuring plan

Alten Group

M&A Manager

1/4/2007

 

- 1/4/2009

Alten is the European leader in technology consulting, with $ 2.2 billion revenues, and 24,700 employees worldwide. Collaborated with business operations leaders to determine group’s external growth strategy and merger and acquisition projects to execute market surveys, industry trends analysis, and competitive study for European leader in technology consulting. ✪ Grew group revenue through comprehensive execution of highly profitable acquisitions in IT and engineering services resulting in 20%+ return on investment.

KPMG

Auditor

1/1/2001

 

- 1/1/2003

Confirmed Financial auditor - TMT industry in Paris (2002-2003). Junior Financial auditor (2001-2002) + Transaction services assignments --------------------

Education

ESSEC (Parcours Grande Ecole après prépa)

Strategy

1/9/1999

 

- 1/9/2004

Paris Dauphine University

Corporate finance

1/9/2003

 

- 1/9/2004

Paris X Nanterre | Polytechnique | Mines ParisTech | Essec | ESCP

General Management

1/9/2002

 

- 1/6/2003

Mines ParisTech

Corporate Governance

1/9/2004

 

- 1/9/2010

PhD on the role of Non-Executive Directors - NOT DEFENDED

Licenses / Certificates

INSEAD

Certified International Director

1/9/2018

 

IEP Paris | Sciences Po Paris

Certificate in Business Law

1/6/2006

 

HarvardX

Certificate in Data Science (Basics)

1/4/2020