Véronique LAURENT-LASSON, C.E.O & Founder

    Veronique Laurent-Lasson was in charge of international transactions at NYSE Euronext (Paris Stock Exchange), a position that gave her a thorough understanding of listing procedures on the different European platforms
    In 2000, she founded and managed during seven years the CM-CIC corporate finance department which had 24 professionals when she left, working either on ECM transactions or on corporate brokerage assignments. She has been instrumental in over 40 capital market transactions raising over EUR 1 billion. Mid-market ECM transactions successfully completed include Camaieu, Fleury Michon, Maisons france Confort, AkkaTechnologies, Capelli, Coletica, Evolis, Latecoere, Mercialis, Naturex, NextRadio, ProdwareSidetrade IPOs or follow-on Offerings (APRR, Sanef,  France Telecom, Snecma, Arcelor, Mercialis, Agripo surPaul Predault)
•     In 2006, she joined Kepler Capital Markets as Head of ECM Team (Natixis, Brossard, Du Pareil au mêmeSapmer, Ausy, Altarea …)
    She joined Aelios Finance in November 2010 to create the « Aelios Stock Exchange »
    And created her company Sponsor Finance in August 2013. Sponsor Finance already finalized Abeo, Kerlink, Miliboo, Cellnovo, Wallix, Safe Orthopedics, TxCell, Fermentalg and Genomic Vision as capital increase for Kerlink, Global Bioenergies, Safe Orthopaedics and Cellnovo.
    Veronique is a Paris Dauphine graduate, where she specialized in financial institutions management ("DESS  Bank & Finance”).  She is a SFAF member and teacher

Claire DERAY, Head of Research & Partner 

  • After a master degree in Corporate and Marketing Finance obtained in Science Po Strasbourg,
  • she has joined Gilbert Dupont sell side analyst team in 2001, Credit du Nord broker (substituary of Société Générale) specialised in small and midcap listed companies. Sectors : transport, leisure and catering.
  • In 2005, she has been hired by Fortis in Paris, wich had opened a team focused on French small and midcap stocks. Sectors: transport, consumer goods, retail.
  • In 2010, with her arrival to Kepler-Chevreux team, she has been specialised in companies under contrat liquidity agreement and/or research agreement. Her clients became listed companies and not investors allowing a higher involvement in companies financial issue (communication, financing, etc).
  • She is also graduate and SFAF member.

Jean-Marc POULAIN, Partner 

  • After working as an investment banker for 20 years at KBL and then Global Equities, he joined the audit firm Grant Thornton (N°. 6 worldwide) in 2007, where he led the Fundraising activity until 2020
  • He participated in some 20 operations (IPOs, takeovers, etc ) on the various Euronext markets, and raised capital for companies from all sectors from venture capital and development capital investments funds
  • Until 2020, he represented Grant Thornton in the Commission Business lines of accountancy and consultancy at Finance Innovation, the competitiveness cluster of the Paris Marketplace (Paris Europlace)
  • He hold a Graduate Diploma from the Institut Technique de Banque of the CNAM and is also SFAF member

Alice ROUX, Partner

  • With training in merger and acquisitions (Merill Lynch, Schroders) and strategy (AT Kearney).
  • Alice Roux spent 14 years working with Kering (9 years), Casino and Ginger (medium-sized company) as Investor Relations, Strategy and Business Development Director and CFO, both in France and in the US.
  • Alice graduated from HEC.

SPONSOR FINANCE is proud to announced 

- SMART GOOD THINGS by Direct Listing on Euronext Access+ Paris after a Private Placement
- BROADPEAK raised €20m, potentially up to €23m post greenshoe on Euronext Growth Paris

2 deals in 2021:
- LES AGENCES DE PAPA IPO by Direct Listing on Euronext Access + Paris after a Private Placement
- KERLINK raised 11M€

2 deals in 2019:
- LANSON BCC transferts from Euronext Paris to Euronext Growth Paris
- KERLINK acquired WYRES

4 deals in 2018:
- COGELEC raised €38.7m on Euronext Paris
- WALLIX GROUP raised €36.8m without PSR and with statutory priority period
- The company ALAIN FRANCOIS producer of foie gras sold to LABEYRIE FINE FOODS
- OXATIS raised €13.6m on Euronext Growth Paris  

5 deals in 2017:
- BIOM'UP raised €42.5m on Euronext Paris
- ADEUNIS raised €7.4m on Euronext Growth Paris
- GLOBAL BIOENERGIES raised €10.25m on Euronext Growth Paris
- SAFE ORTHOPAEDICS raised €5.8m on Euronext Paris
- KERLINK raised €20.7m on Euronext Growth Paris

3 deals in 2016:
- ABEO IPO which raised €20.7m on Euronext 
- CELLNOVO capital increase with €5.4m
- KERLINK raised €12.8m on Alternext Paris

And 4 IPOs in 2015
- MILIBOO raised €5.1m on Alternext Paris
- CELLNOVO raised €32.4m on Euronext Paris
- WALLIX raised €10.1m M€ on Alternext Paris
- SAFE ORTHOPAEDICS raised €9.5m on Euronext Paris

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