Dina Tagemouati

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close Dina TagemouatiASSOCIATE DIRECTORParis Dina has 4 years of experience in strategy and corporate finance including 3 years in the Consulting in Strategy & Finance business and a year in a development bank, all focused on West Africa. She specializes in different aspects of sovereign advisory, financial due diligence, financial structuring and modelling. She also has a strong experience in …

Serge Kouassi

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close Serge KouassiANALYSTParis Serge is involved in Corporate Advisory, such as Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Capital Structure Advisory, as well as Sovereign Advisory, such as Sovereign Wealth Fund Structuring. He previously worked in Investment Banking and Transactions Services on a variety of private and sovereign issues. ExperiencePrior to joining SouthBridge, Serge worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in …

Oumou Sanfo

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close Oumou SanfoASSOCIATE DIRECTORParis Oumou has 6 years experience in the financial sector including 5 years in the Transaction Advisory Services business. She specializes in different aspects of financial due diligence, financial structuring and modelling. ExperienceOumou joined SouthBridge in December 2019 as an Associate Director. Before that, Oumou worked as a Manager in Transactions Advisory services at Eight Advisory Paris …

Claire-Marie Toupé

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close Claire-Marie ToupéSENIOR LEGAL COUNSELParis Claire-Marie is a former attorney, admitted to the Paris Bar and the New York Bar, specialized in business Law. ExperienceClaire-Marie who graduated from the University of Montpellier and the Boston University, was a member of the New York Bar and the Paris Bar. She begun her career within reputable American and British business law firms, …

Virgile Queylat

Virgile Queylat

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close Virgile QueylatOFFICER IN CHARGE OF GENERAL SERVICESParis Virgile is the key contact support for all general services at the Paris office. ExperienceVirgile Queylat is in charge of general services for SouthBridge. Before joining the group, Virgile was working for the President of PAI Partners and for the general services at Rothschild. Education CAP/BEP, Sale Langevin Wallon Expertise General services …

Zahia Oudni-Zeghoudi

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close Zahia Oudni-ZeghoudiOFFICE MANAGER EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO LIONEL ZINSOUParis As the office manager, Zahia responsible for organising all of the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the Paris office. This includes the organising of people, information and other resources. ExperienceZahia Oudni-Zeghoudi is the Office Manager at SouthBridge. With twenty five years of experience in high-level assistantship in the …

Yannick Efangon

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close Yannick EfangonASSOCIATE DIRECTORParis Yannick has acquired solid work experience in Corporate and Investment Banking and Private Equity with a particular focus on Energy & Infrastructure and Real Estate. He has worked on a number of Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance and Debt Advisory transactions as well as be involved on several Private Equity deals. ExperienceYannick Efangon is an Analyst …

Quentin Sauzay

Quentin Sauzay

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close Quentin SauzayMANAGING DIRECTORParis Quentin is specialized in supporting investment transactions, project finance, restructuration and Mergers and Acquisitions in domestic as well as transnational deals. He works with corporate clients as well as state institutions.  He is a former business lawyer at the Paris bar. ExperienceQuentin Sauzay has joined SouthBridge as Director of the Climate finance, Energy and Infrastructure practice. …

William Ediko

William Ediko

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close William EdikoPARTNERParis Dr. William Ediko is an Investment banker specialized in supporting investment transactions in francophone Africa, restructuration and M&A in domestic as well as transnational deals. He works with corporate clients as well as state institutions. ExperienceLeveraging his acquired expertise in a law firm, in an audit firm and in an investment bank, William also developed a strong …

Lionel Zinsou

Lionel Zinsou

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close Lionel ZinsouMANAGING PARTNER— As Founder and Managing Partner of SouthBridge, Lionel Zinsou relies on a wealth of experience accumulated over the course of an international career, both in the public and private sector. Experience Lionel Zinsou is an economist and former Prime Minister of the Republic of Benin. (2015-2016). Born in 1954, he holds a Beninese and a French …