Idinvest Partners appoints Guillaume Santamaria as Investment Director
Idinvest Partners, an investor in SMEs across Europe, has appointed Guillaume Santamaria as Investment Director for the firm’s Growth Capital team, which held its first closing at EUR250 million in November 2016.
In this role, Guillaume Santamaria me will be involved in sourcing, analysing and executing investments for the Growth Capital team, both in France and across Europe.
Before joining Idinvest Partners, Santamaria originated and executed over 10 operations on both fundraising and M&A with Apparius Corporate Finance, an independent M&A firm specialised in TMT where he started the digital health practice. Prior to this, Santamaria was part of Quilvest Group, a EUR36 billion AUM Private Equity and Private Wealth management company. In total, Guillaume participated in over 40 successful transactions.
In addition to his 10 years’ experience in the investment banking sector, Santamaria regularly lectures on entrepreneurship and financing innovation at HEC Paris, his alma mater. He also holds a master’s degree in Political Sciences from Sciences-Po Bordeaux.
“With a proven track record in the European small and mid-cap segments, Santamaria will serve to reinforce our Growth Capital expertise. His invaluable experience in the technology sector especially in digital health and ecommerce will be of particular importance, as we continue to invest in established high-potential businesses looking to carry out the scale-up process,” says Benoist Grossmann, Managing Partner at Idinvest.