Fund Placement Team

Raoul de Vaucelles, French-Speaking Countries Fund Placement
  • 20 years experience of private equity on the French market

  • Raoul joined Cohen Brothers in 2014 as Executive Director in charge of fund placement to family offices and other investors in France and French-speaking countries

  • Founder of Ultimate Private Equity in 2011, he acted as advisor on the French small mid cap private equity market targeting institutional investors and family offices. He advised a wide variety of funds including a pan European venture loan fund, a French small cap aeronautic fund, an ambitious project for the transformation of 8 to 10 Czech Castles into 5* hotels and some other small cap funds. He introduced a deal by deal co-investment program in smid French buy-out to family offices. He conducted sector & growth focused mandates such as a pan-European healthcare debt fund,  and a French growth fund, as well as co-investment opportunities

  • Investment manager at Paris Orléans, the listed holding company of the Rothschild family, from 1994 to 2010, member of the Investment Committee. He developed the Private Equity business at Paris Orléans and initiated the Mezzanine Loan Strategy for the holding company. After 2008, he renegotiated the restructuring of the mezzanine loan portfolio

  • ​Financial Analyst at Leven SA, a French independent broker, in charge of the communication & financial services sectors from 1993 to 1994

  • Financial Analyst at Détroyat Associés, a famous independent equity research company, in charge of the food retail and specialist distribution sectors in 1992

  • Financial Analyst at Dumenil Leblé investment bank, in charge of food retail and automotive sectors from 1990 to 1991, worked with the asset management as well as with the M&A team
  • Graduate from University of Panthéon Sorbonne : BA in Economics (1987) and Masters (DESS) in English Applied Economics (1988)

  • Financial analysis training center – SFAF Paris – in 1990 and 1996

  • Ultimate Frisbee : French Club Champion (1991) - Member of the French National Team at the European Championships in 1991 &1995 - President of the French Ultimate Frisbee Federation (FFDF) from 1998 to 2000

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