Evolutions in the financing market require me to stay tuned in and continually refresh my understanding to repeatedly bring positive outcomes for clients.
Serge is responsible for Lincoln’s cross-border debt advisory activities in France. He has extensive experience in the raising of financing, including arranging corporate debt, mezzanine debt, unitranche financing and equity financing, in the context of leveraged transactions. He participates in the negotiation of debt restructuring, debt equity swap and reset of covenants for clients.
Serge has been involved in buy- and sell-side advisory roles with private equity clients and private owners and has raised capital financing in small and mid-sized transactions. He helps clients in the mid-market find new funding sources, such as private debt, which brings additional liquidity to the market and provides borrowers with different financing solutions.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Serge was Co-head of the mezzanine fund, ActoMezz, supporting financial sponsors in France. Previously, he managed a portfolio of private equity investments for Royal Bank of Scotland and was an investment director at PAI Partners.
Serge earned a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business and a degree in civil engineering from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
Lincoln International advises Ardian and its portfolio company ADA Cosmetics with the financing for and acquisition of Pacific Direct
Lincoln International advises Virtuos Holdings on its capital raise from Enthéos and Leitmotiv Private Equity
Lincoln International advised H.I.G. Capital on the sale of Losberger GmbH to Gilde Buy Out Partners
Perspectives featuring Serge Palleau
Lincoln International’s Capital Advisory Group Identifies Global Financing Trends in 2021
Throughout COVID-19, one question has come up time and again: Are lenders open for business? The resounding answer: YES. There has been strong appetite among lenders to provide financing—especially for… Read More
10 weeks into the COVID-19 crisis: What we’re seeing in European deal financings and valuations
Lincoln International’s European Debt Advisory and Valuations Groups led an exclusive “ZoomCast” interactive webinar with a panel of Lincoln’s capital markets experts discussing the fast-changing financing markets amidst COVID-19. The… Read More
Trends in the European Debt Markets & Valuation Implications
Lender Sentiment Lenders are honouring existing commitments with negligible retrades; however, debt and equity investors are cautious when reviewing new opportunities. Lenders remain focused on their existing portfolios and are… Read More
Q&A: The State of Private Debt
View original post from Pitchbook on October 8, 2019 here. … Read More
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