Built around a powerful network and a solid expertise acquired in France and Canada, the team of Emerillon Capital is made up of:
Ludovic ANDRÉ is leading the North-American expansion of CM-CIC Investissement , the Private Equity arm of Credit Mutuel – CIC, one of the largest banking institution in France. He is also the President of the Canadian subsidiary CIC Capital Canada inc. where he has been the Director of Operations since 2010.
For almost 15 years, Ludovic has lead and closed more than 20 transactions in France and North America mainly in Healthcare/Life science and ICT, including Maluuba recently acquired in 2017 by Microsoft .
Before joining the Private Equity & Venture Capital industry, Ludovic ANDRÉ held several R&D and project management positions within Air Liquide both in France and in the USA. He holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble and the University of Texas at Austin. He also achieved an MBA at HEC – Paris.
Nicola Urbani has over 13 years of venture capital experience in Canada and the U.S., in the area of healthcare.
Before joining Emerillon, Nicola was VP Commercialization at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, where he was responsible for technology transfer and the creation of start-up companies. Nicola has a PhD in molecular genetics from McGill University and an MBA from Université du Québec à Montréal.
Raghu Bharat has more than 7 years of experience in Venture Capital, Telecom R&D, IT & Asset Management.
Before joining Emerillon, Raghu Bharat held positions in R&D at Nokia Siemens Networks. Raghu has an MBA from McGill University and also has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
Mr. Bharat serves on the Board of Directors of lvl Studio (Montreal, QC) and is an observer on the board of CM Labs Simulations (Montreal, QC) and Q4 (Toronto, ON).
Claude Kellenny has over 16 years of administrative management experience, acquired in financial institutions and large law firms.
Claude holds three Certificates, respectively in business administration, general accounting and management of human resources from the University of Quebec in Montreal. She has the capacity of dealing with a highly diversified customer base, both in Quebec and abroad.
Prior to joining Emerillon Capital, she worked in particular at Heenan Blaikie, Norton Rose Fulbright and Goudreau Gage Dubuc.
The Emerillon Capital team works closely with the teams of CM-CIC Investissement and Desjardins Capital de Risque
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES US
The Emerillon Capital team considers each entrepreneurial project as unique. Well beyond the financial relation, mutual trust and the quality of relationships established with management are at the heart of Emerillon Capital’s approach.
Rigor and Professionalism
Based on a thorough analysis of the investment request, through an objective assessment of success criteria to elaborate concrete, coherent, relevant and winning solutions.
Personalized and Responsive Partnership
By staying close and accompanying management at each stage of development of the company, establishing a long term relationship and having the capacity to reinvest if necessary.
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