Finance Monthly - M&A Awards 2022

39 About Jean-René Griton Jean-René Griton has advised exit operations, equity interest acquisitions and fund raising deals in the fields of press and publishing, software, transports, B2B services, manufacturing, cosmetics, environment, wholesale and specialised distribution, and food processing. He holds a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Paris IX Dauphine. He is involved on a regular basis in valuation issues before boards of directors of family groups. Between 2008 and 2015, Jean-René Griton has been president of the ACIFTE, professional body delivering the regulatory status of Investment advisor under the supervision of the AMF. This role has lead him to contribute strongly to the writing of rules and regulations applicable to the M&A practice in France. This work was done in close relationship with the AMF and the governmental authorities. Prior to incorporating Aurignac Finance, Jean-René Griton was M&A senior manager with Arthur Andersen and E&Y. Firm Profile Aurignac Finance is an investment banking firm dedicated to the small and mid-market segments. We offer investment banking services on French and European companies with enterprise value ranging between €5m and €150m helping them answer strategic issues. We advise and implement customised operations relative to equity, structured financing and complex situations such as carve-out and companies under administration. Our clients are managers and owners of SMEs and mid-tier firms but also of major international groups and Private Equity investors. We serve their interests with the same level of rigour, creativity and requirement. We currently advisemainly sell-side assignments and fundraisings on SMEs and mid-market companies. Our dealflow is very international as we spearhead in France the action of the world’s leading network of independent M&A advisors Mergers Alliance. We have been constantly growing for over 18 years, and since 2014 we advised more than 35 deals in France and abroad. These deals were closed by our clients in order to satisfy strategic goals such as: • Achieve at best the full value of their business • Grow and diversify • Sell a strategic asset • Establish a footprint in foreign markets • Gain and maintain a sectorial leadership Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2022. France INVESTMENT BANKING ADVISER OF THE YEAR Founding Partner, Aurignac Finance Jean-René Griton Jean-René Griton W:

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