THIERRY DE PANAFIEU
Thierry is co-founder and Managing Director of Hera Capital. He has over 15 years of investment experience across a range of industries, having invested over €300 million in 14 investments, spanning 8 countries.
Before starting Hera Capital Partners in 2009, he was a partner with Vision Capital, a private equity fund with €1.8 billion under management. At Vision Capital, he completed a number of investments in food manufacturing (buy-out of 4 divisions with combined revenues of c. £350 million from Northern Foods in 2007), and in oil & gas equipment (buy-out of JDR in 2007, the world’s leading manufacturer of thermoplastic umbilical cables and tow-array cables).
Before joining Vision Capital in 2005, he was with Lion Capital (previously known as Hicks Muse Tate & Furst), a €800 million private equity specialist in consumer businesses (where he participated in the buy-out of Materne (a French leading compotes dessert manufacturer).
Between 1998 and 2003, he was with GMT Communications Partners, a €365 million pan-European fund dedicated to media and telecom services, where he participated to 7 transactions.
He started his career with Banque Indosuez, Singapore, in 1995 and holds a postgraduate diploma (with honors) from Essec Business School. He currently resides in Singapore.