The origin of our fund
Our approach is based on a unique ecosystem providing support focused on industry, innovation and decarbonisation.
We are active and committed, led by experts with a dual industrial and financial culture.
of French industry
Industrial companies are essential to our economy. They benefit from centuries of know-how and innovation.
At the same time, the French industrial sector accounts for 17% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).
Relocating emissions to the other side of the world does not solve the global warming problem. On the contrary, it amplifies it. Furthermore, it impoverishes our economy, weakens our sovereignty and destroys our jobs.
It is therefore a priority to chart a new course. To respond to this challenge, Yotta’s ambition is to support high-potential industrial companies by reconciling economic, social, and environmental value creation.
This is why Yotta wants to participe in the emergnece of a new competitive industry, creating local jobs and reducing carbon emissions.
Yotta has two missions: to create industrial jobs through economic development and to reduce the carbon emissions of the industrial SMEs that we support.
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Yotta is growing and is regularly looking for talented people who want to participate in an ambitious and meaningful project. We are very attached to our “raison d’être” and our corporate culture. We value enthusiastic and commited profiles with an entrepreneurial team spirit, initiative, creativity, transparency and rigour. At Yotta “we do what we say and we say what we do”.
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23 years in audit, M&A advisory and private equity
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Xavier has 15 years of private equity experience acquired at Financière de Brienne (1995-1996 and 1999) and ACE Management (2005-2018). He also worked for ten years in consulting at KPMG (1996-2005): 3 years in the audit department, then 7 years in the subsidiary KPMG Corporate Finance, where he carried out consulting assignments in Paris and London for SMEs.
At ACE Management, he was a managing partner of the Aerofund aerospace funds (approximately €350 million under management). He was mainly involved in expansion and buy-out transactions in the aeronautics, defense and maritime sectors.
Xavier holds a Master’s Degree in Management Sciences (1994) and a Master Degree (DESS) 224 in Banking and Finance (1995) from the University of Paris IX-Dauphine. He is also an auditor of the 70th national session on Defense Policy of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale.
Benoît has more than 18 years of experience in private equity: 4 years at Thales Corporate Ventures (from 2000-2004) and 14 years at ACE Management (from 2004-2018), where he served as Managing Partner. Prior to that, he began his career at LCL Grenoble as a corporate credit analyst and then as a project finance account manager (1996-2000).
At Thales Corporate Ventures and ACE Management, Benoît has carried out approximately twenty venture or expansion capital investments, mainly in high-tech industrial companies in the aerospace, defense, security and electronics sectors.
Benoît is a graduate of Rennes School of Business (1994).
Christophe has a hybrid profile, having been active both in structuring and financing industrial innovation and in investment.
CFO and then Deputy CEO of the CEA from 2009 to 2018, Christophe has backed a number of advanced technology transfers to industry. The CEA is ranked among the world’s leading R&D centers for the number of patents actually used in industrial products. Christophe has led projects in the field of smart manufacturing, digital control of energy systems, batteries, solar, hydrogen, intensive computing, emerging quantum technologies and microelectronics.
As president of CEA Investissement, Christophe has steered dozens of investments, including the investment in Soitec in 2015.
Since 2015, Christophe has been a member of the board of Neoen, France’s leading independent producer of renewable energy.
He is a graduate of Sciences Po, ENSAE and Ecole Polytechnique.
After spending three years within Essling Capital Growth Equity fund, Tristan consolidates the executive team and will notably participate in the fund’s deployment and in the support of its participations organic & external growth and decarbonation strategies.
Graduated from Emlyon Business School, Tristan joined Essling Capital in 2019 and participated to several investments in software and healthcare companies, with investments in inWebo, a SaaS cybersecurity solution, and Teknimed, a manufacturer of bone cements and substitutes.
Senior Investment Director
As a native German living in France for more than 10 years, Daniel spent most of his career in M&A and in investing focusing on technological and industrial sectors, internationally (France, Europe, USA/Canada, Asia).
After working in M&A specialized on chemicals and materials, Daniel has lead from 2014 to 2020, corporate development activities of several French industrial SMEs, managing acquisitions and financing operations.
Daniel is experienced in cross-border transactions. Daniel has also actively participated in the creation of the corporate venture fund of Socomore Group, “Socomore Ventures”, managing Seed and Serie A investments.
Daniel is graduated with a Master degree in Economics from Maastrich University (Netherlands).
Nadia compte plus de 15 ans au service de l’industrie et a un profil alliant investissement, conseil financier aux groupes industriels et parcours industriel. Elle a débuté sa carrière en tant que chargée d’affaires à l’Agence des participations de l’Etat puis rapporteure au Comité Interministériel de Restructuration Industrielle (CIRI) pendant la crise financière, où elle est à la manœuvre dans plus de 20 restructurations de PME et ETI industrielles en difficulté, et enfin conseillère au cabinet du ministre de l’Industrie, où elle est notamment en charge de l’industrie automobile, et des restructurations. Elle rejoint ensuite Rothschild&Co en tant que Directrice, en charge notamment des opérations de M&A sur les groupes industriels. Nadia a ensuite poursuivi son parcours dans l’industrie, en tant que directrice de la stratégie et du business développement à Saint-Gobain, directrice M&A Groupe à Zodiac Aerospace où elle a notamment piloté l’opération de rachat du groupe par Safran où elle a pris la direction opérationnelle d’une business unit. Elle a ensuite rejoint le fonds d’investissement Jolt Capital en tant que Junior Partner.
Nadia est ancienne élève de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm, agrégée de physique-chimie, titulaire d’un DEA de Physique et de Biologie et elle est ingénieure en chef du Corps des Mines.
Nina has joined the Yotta team in March 2021 as an Analyst, after her end-of-studies’ internship.
Nina previously worked at the Swiss impact fund Quadia Impact Finance, as an Impact and Investment Analyst. She acquired skills in investment analysis as well as impact measurement and monitoring methodologies.
Before that, she fulfiled a first experience at Altios International, an international development consulting firm.
Nina is a graduate from ESSEC (Master Grande Ecole, Corporate Finance Track) and Sciences Po Bordeaux (Master in Risk Management). She also spent 2 years as an exchange student at the National University of Singapore.