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Yann Assor

Managing Partner

Paris, France

$2,500/day

Yann is Managing Partner of BV CAPITAL AFRICA. Yann was previously Partner – Head of Transactions at PwC Hub Africa since 2010 and Director in the corporate finance department of PwC France from 2006 to 2010. Before joining PwC, Yann was M&A manager for Europe of Transdev Group subsidiary of the French sovereign fund Caisse des Dépôts. He also held a managing position within KPMG and was a financial analyst at HSBC. Yann has over 20 years of experience in M&A and Debt Advisory in Europe, North and West Africa. He advised multinational companies, SMEs, Private Equity funds and public companies. His areas of expertise include : corporate finance, debt advisory, financial engineering and modeling. Sector expertise: healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, retail, insurance, startups, construction, transportation, education. Yann is graduated from la Sorbonne University, ESSEC Business School, Certified European Financial Analyst. He speaks fluently French, English and Spanish.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 20 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Automobiles and Components Chemicals Construction Materials Consumer Services Containers and Packaging Energy Equipment and Services Retailing

Skills

Skilled in: Sell-side M&A

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

Languages: Spanish, English, French

Work Experience

BV CAPITAL AFRICA

Managing Partner

01/03/2022

 

- Now

Founder of BV CAPITAL AFRICA, M&A Boutique specialized in cross border transactions between North Africa and Europe. Developed skills – Entrepreneurship, Management, Merger and Acquisition, Fund raising, Cross Border Development Strategy Selection of completed transactions: - Disposal of Le Cabestan group (restaurants group) to the Singaporean fund V3P (€45m deal) - Disposal of the food distribution company Jessy Diffusion to the Lebanese group Transmed (€40m) - Advising Les Eaux Minérales d'Oulmes Group (leading mineral water group in Morocco) on the acquisition of a target in Europe (30m€) - Advising Aba Technology group (leading medical technology group in Morocco) on a €20m fund raising - Advising H&A Holding group on the sale of UK schools in Morocco (35 m€) - Advising a leading transport company on the sale of its majority share to an international group

PwC

Director and Partner

01/09/2010

 

- 01/03/2022

I was appointed by PwC France to develop PwC's Transactions business in Morocco from 2010. Over the years we have expanded our areas of expertise (M&A, Due diligence, Valuation, Strategy) with the aim of offering our clients a full range of expertise in all stages of their transactions. PwC Transactions is the only big four integrating all the Transactions expertise in the Maghreb region. This specificity has allowed PwC Transaction to become the number 1 in financial advisory services in Morocco. Developed skills : Management, Merger and Acquisition, Fund Raising, Cross Border Development Strategy Selection of completed transactions: - Banking & Insurances: Advising Holmarcom Group on a 100m€ fund raising dedicated to its Finance Holding; Advising Holmarcom Group for the Merger of its two insurance companies Atlanta and Sanad (top 1 insurance company in Morocco); Advising Amethis and Afric Invest on the acquisition of a minority share in CFG Bank;Advising Banque Central Populaire on the disposal of Banque Atlantique to the investment fund DPI (Banking) - Building/Construction: Advising GFH Group (Middle East) on the acquisition of a minority share in Alliances Développement Immobilier; Advising GFH Group (Middle East) on the acquisition of a minority share in Alliances Développement Immobilier - Services: Advising Abertis Group on the disposal of Rabat Parking to CDG Group (Caisse des Dépots et de Gestion Morocco; Advising CDG Group on the disposal of Exprom to the french Group Vinci Utilities - Consumer products : Advising Afric Invest on the disposal of its shares in the Moroccan retail chain Marwa (Fashion retail), Advising Auchan Group on the disposal of its shares in Marjane and Acima (food distribution Morocco) - Hospitality : Advising Palmeraie Group, Ritz Carlton and Quatar Investment Authority in several hospitality transactions

PwC France

Manager & Senior Manager

01/09/2006

 

- 01/09/2010

Manager in PwC's Mergers & Acquisitions department in France, which is composed of 30 employees with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, fundraising and debt advisory. I led numerous cross border transactions (France-foreign countries) for prestigious clients such as EDF, Auchan, Bridgepoint, and other multinationals and investment funds in their external growth or sale transactions. Selection of completed transaction - Pharmaceuticals : Advising Bristol Myers Squibb on the disposal of its major plant in Europe (Italy) to ICIG Group (Germany) - Automotive: Advising Sumitomo Group on the disposal of its Audi and Volkswagen distribution company in France. - Energy; Advising EDF Group on the disposal of its windfarm in Morocco to Theolia; Advising Theolia in the acquisition of Natenco, Advising Arcelor Mittal on the disposal of its business in Annaba (Algeria), Valuation of British Petroleum France for the merger of its petrochemical activity in France - Telecom : Advising Orange Group and Maroc Telecom on the acquisition of Telecom operators in Africa

Groupe Caisse des Dépots et Consignations France

M&A Manager for Europe

01/09/2003

 

- 01/09/2006

Responsible for Transdev group's acquisitions in Europe. The position involved continuous cross border transaction in Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. - Supervision of Transdev Group M&A deals in Europe (Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy) - Strategic analysis, market entry, identification of targets, risk assessment, financial (business plan and valuation) and M&A supervision - Financing of the Metropolitan line 2 in Madrid - Financing of the Tramway line in Portugal

Education

La Sorbonne University

Finance

01/09/1994

 

- 01/09/1998

Société Francaise des Analystes Financiers

Finance

01/09/2011

 

- 01/09/2012

ESSEC

Strategy & Finance

01/09/2000

 

- 01/09/2001

International corporate strategy and Corporate Finance

Autorité des Marchés Financiers

Finance

01/09/2022

 

- 01/03/2023

Financial Market Authority (AMF)

1/1/2022

 

- 1/9/2022

The "Conseil en Investissement Financier" (CIF) diploma, awarded by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France, is a prestigious qualification in the field of financial advisory and investment management. This diploma is designed to ensure that individuals who hold it are well-equipped to provide expert guidance and advice to clients in matters related to investments and financial planning.