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“M&A, Corporate Finance and Strategic Advisory”

About Croissance partenaires

Set up in 2005, Croissance Partenaires is a French M&A and Corporate Finance boutique, specialized in small and medium-sized transactions (~30 to 150 million euros transaction value).

Croissance Partenaires works for a diverse client base in terms of industrial sectors, comprising mainly small and mid-sized family-owned companies, which we advise to prepare and perform their strategic financial operations, both domestic and cross-border and including mergers, acquisitions, disposal, equity or debt raising, leverage buy-out, restructuring and strategic advice.

Croissance Partenaires also services French and international large corporates for their small & mid-size transactions.

Croissance Partenaires advises every year around €200 to 500 million of combined transaction value, and is ranked among the most reputed small & mid-cap financial advisers on the French market, relying on a team of experienced professionals coming from investment banking and strategic advisory.

Croissance Partenaires is regularly ranked among the best investment banks in France for transactions between €150m and €500m (Ref.: France best investment banks - Upper-Mid Cap & Mid Cap)

Croissance Partenaires is also a founding member of the worldwide network Pandea Global M&A (

Croissance Partenaires, which became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the French group COGEP, one the top ten accountancy and consulting services group in France with ~€100m in sales, is approved Financial Investment Advisor (“Conseil en Investissements Financiers”) by the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers under the number E002120. 

Our values

A long-lasting & Senior commitment

  • A real strategic insight, supported by experienced partners involved at every step of a transaction
  • A senior investment in a relationship in the run-up a structuring deal
  • A complete range of advisory services to assist our clients across all situations

A unique relationship

  • A high-quality, creative and tailor-made approach: we are dedicated to bringing added-value through a critical analysis and under-standing of the issues at stake of the assignments that are entrusted to us
  • A personalized transaction processes developed to address the specific issues involved in the envisaged transaction (whether strategic, family or financial issues)

Independence & Confidentiality 

  • Independence is the cornerstone of an unbiased advice, free from conflicts of interest, and ensures absolute confidentiality and solutions tailored to our customers’ needs
  • Defending the interests of our clients is at the heart of our mission, whether in order to realize assets or to seize opportunities for long-term growth



Our services

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Disposal projects: advising shareholders selling a majority interest or companies restructuring their capital, as part of bilateral negotiations or auction sale processes
  • Acquisition: identification of strategic investment opportunities or build-ups
  • Advising companies and institutional investors in the management of their portfolio of businesses (joint-venture, sale of non-strategic assets, spin-off, carve-out)
Strategic & financial advisory
  • Determination and implementation of internal and/or external growth strategies
  • Preparation of scenarios, financial modelling, sensitivity analysis and measure of shareholder value creation
  • Strategic diagnostic (Business Model SWOT)
  • Acquisition targets seeking
  • Takeover defence initiatives
  • Assistance of companies in their financial communication: marketing and financial reporting, Equity Story
Fund raising
  • Capital raising
  • Search and selection of financial and/or strategic investors
  • Acquisition and/or growth leveraged financing solutions: Bank (senior) and unsecured loans (Unitranche, Mezzanine)
  • Refinancing (high yield, convertibles, etc.)
  • Private "corporate" debt securities
Leverage transactions
  • Provide tailored solutions to private equity funds, historical shareholders or managers (LBO, MBO, OBO, etc.)
  • Negotiations with financial sponsor
  • Fund raising (equity and/or debt) and negotiations with financial institutions
  • Analysing historical financial performance and identifying strategic, operating and financial options
  • Drafting of business plan and cash-flow forecast
  • Balance sheet restructuration (debt & equity)
  • Shareholding structure renewal

We support shareholders and managers in their strategic and corporate finance operations, relying on our technical skills, our industry sector expertise and our deep understanding of the issues relative to these complex operations, in France and abroad

Our team

Our team, led by Pierre Miallot, is composed of about ten experienced professionals gather on-the-ground experiences gained through both industrial and financial exposure

The senior team is composed of:



Founder & Managing Partner

  • Pierre is the founder and managing partner of Croissance Partenaires
  • Pierre has more than 25 years of experience in M&A and strategic advisory, both for large and medium-sized companies
  • He was successively founder of Miallot & Associés, Senior Partner at Mazars, and Managing Director of a subsidiary of Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild
  • Pierre graduated from ESSEC

Quentin Darras


  • Quentin joined Croissance Partenaires in 2016
  • Previously, Quentin as worked as an analyst DC Advisory and within the PE fund Butler Industries

  • Quentin holds a master in corporate finance from EM Lyon and a master in business law (University Lyon III) 

François MENAGER


  • François joined Croissance Partenaires in 2011
  • François brings a +10 years experience in M&A and coroporate strategy consulting
  • After a first experience in auditing at EY, François joined Croisance Partenaires in Paris in 2011, and was based in China from 2012 to 2017
  • François holds a Msc in Management from EMLYON Business School and a diploma in Chinese Language from Fudan University, Shangai
  • Besides being a French native speaker, François is also fluent in English, Mandarin and German

Our references

An industrial player has acquired the regional player in construction and public works

July 2022

Sell-side advisory

Acquired a majority stake of

July 2022

Buy-side advisory

Acquired a majority stake of

April 2022

Buys-side advisory

Has acquired the French leading manufacturer of cutting tools, from the founding family and the Euronext Growth

March 2022

Buy-side advisory

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Croissance Partenaires COGEP


96, avenue Raymond Poincaré
75116 Paris


+33(0)1 40 70 97 35