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Hervé Descazeaux is a Managing Partner of Cathay Capital, and is based in Paris.
Prior to joining Cathay in 2012, Hervé was a Partner and member of the Investment Committee at Apax Partners France since 2005. Hervé joined Apax as a Senior Associate in 1998 specializing in leveraged buy-outs in financial and business services and the healthcare sector in France.
Prior to this, he was a Senior Manager in charge of audit and due diligences on international group's operations at PricewaterhouseCoopers for eight years, in France and in the US.
Hervé currently holds board positions at Cenexi, Ponroy, Byzance, Surys (ex Hologram), Caillau and Neoxam. Prior boards include Echosens.
Hervé is a Chartered Accountant. He graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP business school) in Paris.
Andreas is a Partner of Cathay Capital, based in Munich. Andreas joined Cathay Capital in 2015, after having gained more than 12 years of experience in Private Equity, M&A and as manager of his family owned TV cable network business.
Prior to Cathay Capital, Andreas was a Principal in the German office of Silverfleet Capital Partners. His responsibilities included origination, execution and portfolio management in the mid-market, in particular in the German industry, healthcare and business services segment.
He was involved in the execution of twelve successful projects and numerous deal opportunities. The executed projects covered a wide transaction value range of €5m to more than €200m and included in particular leveraged financing and refinancing of portfolio companies, as well as the implementation of buy-and-build strategies.
Prior to this, Andreas worked with Ferber & Co (Munich) and ING-Barings (London) as an M&A advisor. Andreas completed a banking apprenticeship with a German private bank and holds a degree in Business Administration from the Munich University of Applied Sciences.
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