Peru & Partners, an expert fund services provider dedicated to the French private equity market, is expanding and strengthening its leadership team with the appointment of two new departmental heads: Christophe Pasquier will lead the firm’s CFO Secondment offering, while Lucie Bouard will head up its Fund Administration practice.
Christophe Pasquier has over 25 years of finance industry experience with particular expertise in group financial management and private equity. Before joining Peru & Partners, Christophe spent 11 years as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of NextStage AM, a management company that specialises in growing French SMEs through private equity funds. Most recently, Christophe founded Auxainole Conseil, providing outsourced CFO services to companies and family offices in France, including auditing and the management of business transformation and performance improvements.
Lucie Bouard joins Peru & Partners from a prominent international fund administration and accounting provider, where she was Fund Manager in the firm’s Paris office and specialised in private equity. Lucie has 14 years’ experience in the finance industry, including seven years as Financial Controller of 123 IM, an independent French asset manager, and four years as Financial Auditor with leading global audit firm, Mazars.
Peru & Partners became part of IQ-EQ in July 2019. IQ-EQ’s acquisition of Peru & Partners added fund accounting, fund administration, CFO secondment, valuation services and GP and portfolio company accounting to the group’s existing Paris-based private equity fund management business, composed of 40 professionals.
Within the Peru & Partners leadership team, Christophe and Lucie will join fellow department head, Ramelle Gabdibe (Valuation Services), who joined the business earlier this year. They will report directly to Peru & Partners’ CEO and founder, Sébastien Péru. Commenting on the two recent appointments, Sébastien said:
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome both Christophe and Lucie to Peru & Partners and to IQ-EQ. Being Europe’s second largest private equity market, France is of great strategic significance to our global group and is key to the continued growth of IQ-EQ’s alternative funds offering in Europe. As such, the timing is perfect to bring Christophe and Lucie on board and I look forward to working with them both to help drive the continued success and expansion of our French operations.”