12:13 uur 23-04-2018

Armance Bordes sluit zich aan bij Sofinnova Partners als algemeen adviseur

Sofinnova Partners, toonaangevend Europees risicokapitaal-onderneming die zich specialiseert in biowetenschappen, heeft Armance Bordes aangesteld als algemeen adviseur. Verantwoordelijk voor de juridische en regelgevende zaken van het bedrijf, Armance brengt 10 jaar ervaring in privaat vermogen met zich mee naar Sofinnova Partners. 

Voordat zij zich aansloot bij Sofinnova Partners, was Armance waarnemend algemeen adviseur en secretaris van het directiecomité bij Eurazeo. Ze heeft toezicht gehouden op tal van investeringen en desinvesteringen in beursgenoteerde bedrijven; ze was met name betrokken bij de beursintroducties van Elis en Europcar, waarin ze een bestuurslid was. Armance begon haar carrière als M&A advocate bij Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP in Parijs. Ze haalde haar diploma aan de Universiteit van Parijs I Panthéon-Sorbonne en haalde daarna haar postdoctorale diploma aan Oxford Universiteit. Ze is toegelaten tot de orde van advocaten in Parijs.

Armance Bordes Joins Sofinnova Partners as General Counsel

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sofinnova Partners, a leading European venture capital firm specialized in Life Sciences, has appointed Armance Bordes as General Counsel. In charge of the firm’s legal and regulatory affairs, Armance brings to Sofinnova Partners a ten-year experience in private equity.

Prior to joining Sofinnova Partners, Armance was Deputy General Counsel and Secretary of the board of directors at Eurazeo. She has supervised numerous investments and divestments in listed companies; she has been involved in particular in the IPOs of Elis and Europcar in which she has been a board member. Armance started her career as an M&A lawyer at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP in Paris. She graduated from the University of Paris I Panthéon -Sorbonne and holds a postgraduate diploma from Oxford University. She is admitted to the Paris bar.

As part of a growing support team headed by Monique Saulnier, Managing Partner & COO of Sofinnova Partners, Armance will work in close ties with Christophe Blanche, Chief Financial Officer since the end of 2016. Christophe joined the firm with a sixteen-year experience in private equity. He has worked as Chief Financial Officer in French and Luxembourg management companies, and prior to that as a senior audit manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers. Christophe is Réviseur d’Entreprises in Luxembourg and graduated from the Institut Supérieur du Commerce, a French business school.

Monique Saulnier, Managing Partner and COO of Sofinnova Partners, indicates: « We are delighted to welcome Armance in Sofinnova Partners’ support team. Her experience and acute understanding of the business is a major asset in a period of increased activity, with notably the launch of new funds such as Sofinnova Crossover I which announced a closing in April at €275 M ».

Sofinnova Partners’ support team today counts 13 people. Alongside Armance who heads legal and regulatory activity and Christophe Blanche who leads the finance and administrative activity, the support team is in charge of a diversified set of functions including Accounting Investors relations and reporting, Human Resources, IT and Deal Flow Management.

Contacts

Press for Sofinnova Partners
Anne Rein, +33 (0) 6.03.35.92.05
anne.rein@strategiesimage.com

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