Our talented and multicultural team is driven by the pursuit of excellence and is fully dedicated to our clients’ success.

Franck da Silva (Geneva/Paris/Lisbon), Founding Partner View Franck da Silva's profile on LinkedIn

Ænon Corporate Finance was founded in Paris in 2013 by Franck da Silva whose vocation is to deliver high quality shareholder strategy consulting to SMEs, to contribute to their growth and sustainability.

Franck previously worked in Paris for the Investment Banks Aurige Finance (founded by ex-Arthur Andersen Partners and specialized in Mid & Large Cap transactions) and Europefa Partenaires (dedicated to Small Cap transactions).

He is also a passionate Entrepreneur, Impact Investor and Lecturer (in Business Schools and Engineering Schools).

Franck speaks English, French and Portuguese.

Xavier de Leyssac (Paris), Managing Partner

Xavier is a specialist in mergers and acquisitions with nearly 20 years of experience as a partner in M&A boutique dedicated to SME managers.

In particular, Xavier assists companies in their strategic development and in the implementation of their external growth projects.

Xavier speaks English and French.

Jean-François Carron (Paris), Senior Advisor

Jean-François, is a well-known professional with more than 40 ans of experience alongside industrial and family-owned SME.

Previously, Jean-François was the Head of M&A at Barclays Bank in Paris, Head of M&A at Allevard Industries (Wendel Group) and Head of M&A at Financière Agache (Groupe ARNAULT, holding company of LVMH).

Jean-François speaks English and French.

João Patricio dos Santos (Lisbon), Senior Advisor

João has more than 30 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions. He deals in particular with the acquisition operations in Portugal.

Before joining the team, João was the Head of BNP Paribas Corporate Finance Portugal.

João speaks English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.


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