Jérôme Covo

Founder and Managing Partner

Paris, France


For more than 30 years I have been advising entrepreneurs, owners of long-standing or fast-growing SME's facing various challenges: raising capital to finance growth, acquiring another company to reach their strategic goals or selling their company to ensure its future. Over the years, I have acquired significant experience in designing and executing capitalistic transactions tailored to the requirements and specific needs of small companies, such as: -Raising equity capital to finance growth, -Buy side mandates -Sell side mandates I can also act as a part-time external financial director.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 30 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Capital Goods Commercial and Professional Services Electric Power By Solar Energy Electric Power By Wind Energy


Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Venture and minority investments, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Corporate Governance & ESG, Capital Raising, Fundraising strategy, M&A Marketing Materials, Financial Modeling, Company Valuation, Buy-Side M&A

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office

Languages: English, French

Work Experience

jérôme covo finance

Founder and Managing Partner



- Now

Financial advisory services to SME's and start-ups :M&A and equity/debt financing mandates -deal origination, structuring, preparation of transaction memorandums, negotiation and coordination of counsels

banque fédérale des banques populaires

Corporate Strategy Department director in charge of international development projects



- 1/9/2005

Analysis and Recommandation of external growth opportunities abroad: strategic and competitive analysis, market positioning, financial modeling, valuation.

natexis finance

President's advisor



- 1/12/2003

In charge of elaborating the mid-term strategic plan for private equity activities. Conducted a study group responsible for reorganizing growth capital department. Negotiated several investments in venture and growth capital funds as part of a partnership with Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.


Member of the Management Comitee



- 1/12/2002

In charge of third-party funds management totaling 200M€ of assets under management invested in growth capital and LBO funds. Management of a team composed of 8 investment directors. Originated, closed and followed approximately 30 direct investments in various SME's Chaired internal investment committees.


Small cap LBO and Growth fund Director



- 1/12/1996

Management of a 30M€ fund dedicated to small-cap LBOs and growth equity investments : definition and monitoring of the investment strategy, management of investor relations, deal-flow origination, closing transactions and monitoring investments.

ibj schroder bank ny

Assistant treasurer



- 1/1/1989

PIE (Paris Initiative Entreprise)

Pro bono Coach



- Now

Coaching of young entrepreneurs : help in the definition of the development and financial strategy, implementation of monitoring tools.... Member of the credit committee


Production Engineer



- 1/6/1984


Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy

General Engineering



- 1/1/1979

lycée janson de sailly



- 1/1/1976

Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management

Corporate Finance



- 1/1/1986