Best Due Diligence Advisor 2016 - France & Recognised Leader in Company Valuations - France


Olivier Younès, Founding CEO


Valentin Salcedo, MD


Patrick Berger


EXPEN is a corporate finance boutique specialized in Venture Capital and in Private Equity.

EXPEN, with its team of 10 senior consultants, advises 3 deals per month in due diligence and company’s valuation in France and internationally, in areas such as investments, M&A and build-ups.

Its recent track-record showcases a unique expertise in entrepreneurial finance and in innovation:

In digital, EXPEN advised Bridgepoint leading a major USD275M financial round in digital food delivery Deliveroo (UK); Banexi Ventures investing €5M in marketing software Dolmen; and ISAI investing €2M in gamified recruiting marketplace Codingame.

In life sciences, EXPEN backed-up Rothschild Private Equity leading a €34M financial round in progressive sclerosis drug discovery MedDay Pharmaceuticals. And EXPEN performed several tricky early stage company’s valuations in biotech, which VCs rely on – like Truffle Capital does.

In innovative businesses, EXPEN backed-up Amundi Private Equity leading a €4M investment in tethered gas balloons manufacturer Aerophile - which provides the Walt Disney World in Orlando, amongst other 70 great spots worldwide.

CEO Olivier Younès explains: “Fundamentally, we think the attribute that separates EXPEN from its competitors is based on our proprietary approach to due diligence and to company’s valuation, as EXPEN’s founders cumulate 20 years of investment in PE and VC. We approach financial due diligence / valuation as investors, beyond compliance issues. We also developed a lean and simple way to share our conclusions with our clients (regardless the complexity of the deal) leveraging our experience of lectures given at UC Berkeley, at HEC Paris and at the French Private Equity and Venture Capital Association on such topics.”

“In every single deal, we capture the best terms and conditions we observe internationally in VC/PE and in M&A transactions we advise, as well as the new technological trends that may spread across Europe – thanks to our continuous commitment with the Berkeley Centre of Entrepreneurship and with the Singularity University (California NASA Campus).”

Contact Details

Company: EXPEN

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 33 1 40 17 93 04

Fax:  33 9 56 52 55 97


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