Sébastien Gachen

Managing Partner at EGIA CAPITAL

Biarritz, France


12 years of experience in corporate finance. After a career start in bookkeeping and financial auditing in a BIG4 firm, I quickly specialized in the support of executive boards in their strategic projects : 🚀 Origination, structuring and execution of M&A deals (sell-side, buy-side or restructuring) ; 🔎 CFO part-time ; 📊 Business valuations ; 🚦 Financial due diligences (in depth analysis of P&L, capex, working capital or net debt) ; 📈 BP modelling and reviews ; 💰 Fundraisings (debt, equity or quasi-equity).

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 12 years

Seniority Level: Manager

Sector Experience: 

Alternative Finance Asset Management Building Products Commercial and Professional Services Construction and Engineering Consumer Durables and Apparel Diversified Financials Electrical Equipment Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure Industrial Conglomerates Insurance Machinery Real Estate Retailing Road and Rail Trading Companies and Distributors


Skilled in: Divestitures, Target Sourcing, Venture and minority investments, Joint Venture, Financial Due Diligence, Bolt-on acquisitions, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Buy-and-Build, Controlling, Value Creation & Enhancement, Strategic Finance, Private Equity & Growth Capital, Sell-side M&A, Corporate Development, Buy-Side M&A

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ

Languages: Spanish, English, French

Work Experience


Managing Partner



- Now

* M&A : buy-side / sell-side * Transaction services (FDD) * Business valuation * CFO / FP&A part-time * Fundraising (debt and equity) * Financial modeling

EKEM Partners

Fellow of the EKEM Partners Community



- Now


M&A Transaction Services & Restructuring



- 28/2/2021

Eurêka Consulting

Senior Associate - Corporate Finance | M&A



- 31/1/2020

M&A : * In charge of the deal execution from origination to closing (buy-side & sell-side) ; * Negotiations with clients, lawyers, banks, investment funds and counterparts’ financial advisors ; * Deal structuring (LBO / OBO / MBO) and seller’s tax efficiency (sell-side) ; * Fund raisings (banks, private debt funds, public participations) ; * 25+ executed and closed deals (targets turnover from c. 1M€ to 100M€) Valuation: * Business valuations (multiples, DCF, NAV) in m&a, tax or capital restructuring contexts ; * Valuation reports production and review ; * Results presentation and explanation to clients Transaction Services : * Planning and execution of financial due diligences ; * Quality of earnings, working capital, capex, debt and debt-like items analyses ; * Identification of potential deal breakers and impacts on value ; * Business plan modeling (stat., consolidated, LBO) Voir moins


Assistant Manager Audit & Business Valuation



- 1/1/2017

* Legal and contractual audit from A to Z on statutory and consolidated accounts (mainly under Lux GAAP, IFRS an USGAAP); * Focused on unquoted investment valuations (trading and transaction multiples, discounted cash flows, DDM) regular review of valuation memorandum. Acting as the audit staff point of contact for unquoted business valuation matters. Support for the creation of an internal valuation review booklet for audit purposes; * Coaching of trainees, junior and senior staff members (up to 4 simultaneously) on different audit stages. Small trainings given to valuation beginners from junior to manager level on several business valuation cases.


Corporate Finance Associate



- 31/1/2014

* Secondment within the Corporate Finance department: - Business valuations for audit and transaction purposes (60%); - VDD (30%); - Preparation of teasers and IM (10%).

Finance & Fiscal Affairs - London




- 1/8/2011

- Bookkeeping - Bank reconciliation - Financial statements preparation - Business plan modeling                                                               


Conseil de l'Ordre des Experts-Comptables



- 31/12/2021

Rennes School of Business

Corporate Finance



- 31/12/2012

Technological University Dublin



- 31/12/2011

KEDGE Business School



- 31/12/2009

Licenses / Certificates

ANACOFI - Association Nationale des Conseils Financiers

Conseil en Finance d'Entreprise