Jean-Marie Messier takes over the full powers of his investment bank

Posted on Nov 1, 2020 at 2:54 p.m.Updated Nov 1, 2020 5:50 PM

This is the end of Messier Maris & Associés. After months of violent conflict over governance, the tandem at the head of the investment bank formed by Jean-Marie Messier and Erik Maris has fractured. The latter joined as of Monday as an advisory partner the investment fund Advent International, whose ambitions continue to grow in France after the takeover of the former Safran Identity & Security and that of generic drugs from Sanofi .

If he loses the banker advising on the merger between PSA and Fiat, Jean-Marie Messier finds himself alone in master on board. According to our information, however, in recent weeks he has negotiated the arrival of a new strong man, Patrick Sayer. The former chairman of the Eurazeo management board joins the store as a “senior advisor” and is not associated with the capital. But it will open, among others, the doors of the private equity fund board.

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