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.

CBF - Advisory firm


  • Distributors
  • Food processing
  • Textile & clothing
  • Chemicals
  • Industry and services
  • Wine
  • Hotel industry
  • Living artists & contemporary art
  • Audio-visual production
  • Fundraising for business development
  • Transfer of assets


  • Debt financing / M&A (sale/acquisition advisory)
  • Capital raising
  • Management Buy-Outs / Buy-Ins
  • Management package
Our services include:
  • Financial & strategic analysis
  • Multi-criteria valuation and financial structure
  • Identification of partners and counterparts (acquisition targets, investors, buyers…)
  • Assistance in negotiating and closing transactions.
The merger between CBF and the lobbying firm SCHELL & ASSOCIES, gives our customers the unique opportunity to collaborate closely with public institutions on any relevant matter (funding, regulations…).


Throughout the year, CBF will organise dinners hosted at the Bacchus mansion, organised around different themes -art of living, wine, contemporary art...- with artists, collectors, amateur and professionals as well as business leaders. The mansion was built in the XVIIIth century and was the propriety of the banker Jacques Law.


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 Broll

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.


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.

Our contacts


10 rue Quincampoix - 75004 paris


+33 1 58 36 46 60

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Conseiller en Investissements Financiers / CIF, membre de la CNCIF, association agréée par l’AMF, enregistré à l’ORIAS sous le n°13000261