MANAGEMENT

Grégoire Buisson

Founder & CEO, Epsilon Research

French

Grégoire is an entrepreneur & former investment banker. He is the founder (2007) and CEO of Epsilon Research, a Paris-based research and financial analysis bureau specialized in the private equity and private company M&A markets. He is the co-founder with Anthony Wimbush, and president, of Epsilon Corporate Finance Ltd (independent service provider for corporate finance professionals, 2001) and Epsilon Finance (M&A IT platform and services, 2002).

Prior to founding Epsilon, Grégoire worked as an investment manager with a London-based early stage venture fund, Sitka Partners (2000-2001). He previously worked for the investment banking division of Société Générale in Paris and SG Hambros in London (1995-2000). Advising major European groups as well as private firms, he has accomplished complex corporate finance projects (valuations, restructurings, private and public M&A transactions, LBOs) in many industry and service sectors.

Grégoire was a lecturer at Sciences-Po for 7 years (2002-2009, Master ‘Finance & Strategy’). He holds an MBA from London Business School (2001) and graduated from Sciences-Po, Paris IX-Dauphine (Masters Degree in Management) and Paris I-Sorbonne (Masters Degree in Philosophy).

Speaks: French, English.

Anthony Wimbush

Non Executive Director, Epsilon Research

British

Director of the M&A boutique DDA & Company.

Co-founder and director of Epsilon Corporate Finance Ltd (service provider for corporate finance professionals, 2001), and Epsilon Finance (M&A IT platform and services, 2002)

Senior Consultant with One Equity Strategy (2005-2010). SG Investment Banking (Paris), SG Hambros Corporate Finance (London) 1994-2001

Oxford University (B.A. Modern Languages), ESCP-EAP management school (Paris-Oxford-Berlin)

Speaks: French, English, German.

Alan Ocaña

Non Executive Director, Epsilon Research

Mexican & French

CEO and founder of Conferensum.com

Epsilon Consultant on the Environment & Climate Change sector. Alan has been involved with the renewable energy, environmental services and carbon markets for the last 6 years. At Itochu Europe (one of Japan's largest trading conglomerates) he was responsible for advising on strategic investments, joint ventures and the boards of the portfolio companies focused on the wind, carbon, biofuels, fuel cells and waste markets.
Prior to that, Alan was a manager at Deloitte (London). As part of the strategy team and deal support groups, he advised blue chip companies on strategic and operational issues and was a member of the deal support group where he performed commercial due diligences, market entry strategies and plans for institutional investor looking to invest or restructure companies. Alan has also entrepreneurship and board experience in small business ventures being a founder of Crossbow Capital (a small private equity investment vehicle now closed) and a director of a couple of small companies in the UK and France.

He holds an MBA from London Business School (2001) and he is certified by the French environmental agency to calculate carbon footprints.

Speaks: French, English, Spanish

FINANCIAL  ANALYST  TEAM

Mariam Poghosyan

Financial Analyst

Armenian & French

With Epsilon since 2006, Mariam worked previously in the Financing and Treasuries Department of France Telecom.

She holds a Master Degree in Financial and Banking Techniques form the University of Paris II-Pantheon Assas and an Engineering degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Armenia.

Thesis work on "Options valuation with stochastic volatility" at the University of Paris II-Pantheon Assas.

Speaks: French, English, Russian, Armenian.

Nadia Mouzi

Financial Analyst

French

Nadia joined the Epsilon team in 2010 and is in charge of the coverage of the New Technologies sector (IT, Software, Internet, Telecom).

Prior to Epsilon, she had two M&A experiences, working within Close Brothers’ Parisian team (today DC Advisory Partners) and at DDA & Company (boutique specialized in cross-border deals) where she acquired skills in the evaluation of mid-cap companies, in several types of industry.

Nadia holds a degree in Architecture (1st cycle architecture degree at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nancy) and is graduated from the University of Lyon II - Lumière (Master Degree in Financial Engineering, specialized in Corporate Transmission).

Speaks: French, English.

Marine de Blic

Financial Analyst & UK Business Developmentbased in London

French

Marine joined Epsilon in 2003. In addition on her work as financial analyst, she is in charge of developing the UK business, and has built relationships with London-based private equity firms and M&A teams within boutiques and accountancy firms.
Prior to joining Epsilon, she worked as an internal auditor with PSA Peugeot Citroen Bank in London, and as an external auditor in the services industry department of PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Paris.
Marine graduated in Finance from ESCP-EAP management school (1999) and holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Paris IX-Dauphine (1996).

Speaks: French, English

IT

Maxime Paquatte

IT developer

French

Maxime joined Epsilon in 2011.