Flexstone Partners, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers specializing in the global, small and midcap private equity markets has announced the appointment of François Desprez de Fresnoye as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for its European operations, effective beginning of May 2023.
Based in Paris, François (48) is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s day-to-day European operations, including operations and finance, legal and corporate.
“We are delighted to welcome François to our Paris office. His extensive experience in private equity is invaluable as we continue to grow our business and focus on delivering excellence to our clients”.Benoit de Kerleau, Managing Partner at Flexstone Partners in Paris.
“It is a great privilege to join the Flexstone team, whose expertise in private equity is well established. I am looking forward to working with the team, helping to develop the firm’s offering and focusing on delivering the best possible investment solutions for the investor”.François Desprez de Fresnoye, CFO and COO Europe at Flexstone Partners.
Prior to joining Flexstone, François was responsible for legal affairs, compliance, internal control, and corporate matters (finance and human resources) at EMZ Partners, an investment firm specializing in management buyouts. Prior to this, he spent eleven years at Access Capital Partners, where he was a director and then a partner in charge of legal and tax matters related to funds and investment transactions, including fund structuring and investment execution. He has also held middle and back-office positions at Allianz and CPR Private Equity.
François holds a Master’s degree in Banking and Financial Markets Laws & Economics from the Jean Monnet University in Caen, and a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial and Tax Law from the University of Picardy Jules Verne.