Cofilux is an independent corporate finance advisory firm specialising in advising private and public companies, family offices and investment funds on mid-market transactions throughout Europe. Established in 1994, with offices in Luxembourg, Geneva and Paris, we can provide independent and enthusiastic corporate finance partner-led service supported by a team with significant transaction experience.
Cofilux-Cbf is an “M&A advisory firm” focusing on mergers and acquisitions and fund raising.
Eric Schell – Managing Director
Eric graduated from Sciences Po Paris and holds a Master degree in law as well as an MBA from the HEC group. Eric manages the CBF team. He has a solid background and knowledge of local authorities (economic development and international promotion). He has over 15 years experience in the field of public affairs and lobbying within the Schell consultancy that he founded.
Claude, as entrepreneur and corporate executive, has been administrating for more than 30 years, several companies in France and abroad ( Alizol, Perrier Santé, Parfums d’ Orsay…). He was appointed executive vice-president of France Vendôme, the investment fund of the Perrier group´ s founder and administrator of the stock broking company Aurel Leven. He specialises in turning around SMEs in difficulties (Conté Cosmetic, Tout Compte Fait…) and has a strong expertise as director of industrial companies. He has been advising firms and practising in mergers and acquisitions for more than 20 years, within Cofilux group, which he founded in Luxembourg in 1994, and Geneva in 2004. He created CBF in Paris in 1999.
Following his first experience at Paribas in project financing, Thomas has worked for more than 10 years in merger & acquisition, first with Arjil & Associés then with Athema. He advises many groups and investment funds or the media industry. By the end of 2009, he created Vocatio & Co, an independent boutique, specialised in guiding management teams and M&A consultancy, as well as raising funds in Europe and in emerging markets. Thomas holds a finance diploma (Dauphine) and is an auditor of the Multi-médias institute.
While operating in many different fields such as industry, audio-visual production and post-production, entertainment venues or musical industry, Philippe has a strong expertise in mergers & acquisitions, after working at Cofilux-CBF for nearly 20 years. He also specialises in the transfer and sale of wineries to French and/or foreign investors.
Aodren started his own business, specialising in event management in Marseille. After moving to Paris, he decided to take up audio-visual production. He then joined the lobbying firm Boury, Tallon & Associés and built a strong background in communication of influence. He now works as a consultant for Cofilux-CBF and Schell & Associés in Paris.
The convergence between two structures – CBF and the consultancy SCHELL & ASSOCIES – enables us to build a unique offer for the customers of both structures by establishing a bridge between lobbying and investment banking.
Eric Schell has been appointed as managing director of CBF since January 2014.
CBF is a member of the CNCIF (French National Chamber of Financial Investment advisors). Our bank relies on an ethics committee and an expert panel. Our expert panel comprises influential figures from the industrial and the cultural sectors as well as respected members of financial institutions.
As of spring 2014, we will host a series of dinners debates “Solstices & Aequinoxes”, in the reception rooms of the 17th century private mansion Bacchus, situated in the heart of the Marais, within the CBF Paris headquarters.
10 rue Quincampoix - 75004 paris
+33 1 58 36 46 60