Flexstone Partners, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers specializing in the global, small and midcap private equity markets has announced the appointment of François Desprez de Fresnoye as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for its European operations, effective beginning of May 2023.

Based in Paris, François (48) is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s day-to-day European operations, including operations and finance, legal and corporate.

Benoit de Kerleau, Managing Partner at Flexstone Partners in Paris, commented: “We are delighted to welcome François to our Paris office. His extensive experience in private equity is invaluable as we continue to grow our business and focus on delivering excellence to our clients”.

François Desprez de Fresnoye, CFO and COO Europe at Flexstone Partners, said: "It is a great privilege to join the Flexstone team, whose expertise in private equity is well established. I am looking forward to working with the team, helping to develop the firm’s offering and focusing on delivering the best possible investment solutions for the investor”.

Prior to joining Flexstone, François was responsible for the legal affairs, compliance, internal control and corporate matters (finance and human resources) at EMZ Partners, an investment firm specializing in management buyouts. Prior to this, he spent eleven years at Access Capital Partners, where he was a director and then a partner in charge of legal and tax matters related to funds and investment transactions, including fund structuring and investment execution. He has also held middle and back-office positions at Allianz and CPR Private Equity.

François holds a Master's degree in Banking and Financial Markets Laws & Economics from the Jean Monnet University in Caen, and a Bachelor of Arts of Commercial and Tax Law from the University of Picardy Jules Verne.
Flexstone Partners
An affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers

Flexstone Partners, SAS – Paris
Investment management company regulated by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers. It is a simplified stock corporation under French law with a share capital of 1,000,000 euros Under n° GP-07000028 –Trade register n°494 738 750 (RCS Paris)
5/7, rue Monttessuy,
75007 Paris

Flexstone Partners, SàRL – Geneva
A manager of collective assets regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (“FINMA”). It is a limited liability company with a share capital of 750 000 CHF.
Trade register n° CH-112-212.153
8 chemin de Blandonnet
Vernier 1214 Geneva

Flexstone Partners, LLC - New York
Delaware corporation, registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment adviser
575 Fifth Avenue, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10017

Flexstone Partners, PTE Ltd - Singapore
OUE Downtown 2 #24-12
6 Shenton Way Singapore 068809

Natixis Investment Managers
RCS Paris 453 952 681
Share Capital: €178 251 690
43 avenue Pierre Mendès France
75013 Paris

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