Messier Maris & Associés
Investment Banking

Messier Maris & Associés is an investment banking firm providing tailored strategic advisory services in M&A, corporate restructuring, privatizations, and PE transactions.

Located in Paris, New-York and London, Messier Maris & Associés was set up by Jean-Marie Messier and Erik Maris at the end of 2010. Our firm has since expanded and counts five Partners as of today.

Jean-Marie Messier, former CEO of Vivendi Universal and ex-Lazard Frères General Partner, created Messier Partners in 2003.

Erik Maris, the former co-head and General Partner of Lazard Frères joined the team in 2010 to form the newly branded “Messier Maris & Associés”.

François Roussely and Fady Lahame, respectively previously Vice-Chairman Europe and Co-Head of IB France and Belux at Credit Suisse, just joined the firm.

Jean-François Cizain joined in September 2015 as Head of Restructuring and Debt Advisory. He was previously in charge of the restructuring practice and infrastructure finance advisory at Lazard Frères. In September 2013, he founded Special Debt Situations Limited, an advisory boutique focusing on restructuring and capital structure advisory.

A team of c.50 international professionals spread across Paris, New York, and London, Messier Maris & Associés has grown into one of the most dynamic M&A Advisory houses among established investment banks. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, its high-caliber team builds on the experience and international relationships of its partners to advise and execute transactions.

In February 2015, Messier Maris & Associés signed a joint-venture agreement with Millstein & Co., a financial advisory firm comprising of c.40 professionals in New York and Washington DC. Founded by Jim Millstein, the former Chief Restructuring Officer at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Millstein & Co. provides independent advisory to private corporations, institutional investors and governmental clients involved in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and other special situations.

GAN Assurances

Plus ancienne compagnie d’assurance sur le marché français, Gan Assurances est un assureur généraliste qui accompagne les particuliers, les professionnels et les entreprises à chaque moment de leur vie.

Gan Assurances propose des contrats adaptés aux besoins d’1 million de clients (dont 330 000 entreprises) : auto, habitation, santé, prévoyance, épargne, banque, retraite, placements, garanties professionnelles…

Une gamme de produits complets qui témoigne de la constante évolution de la société. L’histoire de Gan Assurances débute en effet avec la création de deux compagnies d’assurances : La Royale (1786), qui deviendra en 1848 La Nationale, et Le Soleil (1829). En 1968, Le Groupe des Assurances Nationales (GAN), fusion de la Nationale, du Soleil et de la Caisse Fraternelle de Capitalisation naît. Et trente ans plus tard, en 1998, à l’issue d’une procédure de privatisation, Groupama acquiert Gan.

Gan Assurances, une société du Groupe Groupama
Le Groupe Groupama (composé des trois marques Groupama, Gan et Amaguiz) est aujourd’hui un des leaders du secteur de l’assurance, avec 33 500 collaborateurs, dont 8 000 à l’international, qui sont au service de 13 millions de sociétaires et clients.

Gan Assurances dispose de 1 026 agences sur tout le territoire. Il compte près de 1 000 Agents généraux, 2 000 collaborateurs d’agence et 1 700 salariés.

Une référence sur le marché des entreprises et des professionnels
Profitant de ce maillage, Gan Assurances a décidé en 2010 de lancer une nouvelle stratégie de marque « Assuré d’avancer » dont les valeurs sont esprit d’entreprise et d’initiative, audace et dynamisme, et le projet « Entreprendre », dont l’ambition est de faire de Gan Assurances « un assureur de référence sur le marché des professionnels et des entreprises ». A noter que 94%* des clients professionnels de Gan Assurances se disent satisfaits de leur relation avec leur assureur

Jefferies: Activities

Jefferies Fixed Income is comprised of a highly experienced team of sales, trading, capital markets, research and strategy professionals who provide best-in-class trade execution and 24-hour liquidity in the global markets, with the highest level of service to our clients. Jefferies is a leading market maker in the full spectrum of fixed income products.

Areas covered by our 425 fixed income sales, trading, research and strategy professionals worldwide include:
- Government Securities
- Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities
- Corporate Credit
- Emerging Markets
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- Structured Notes
- Foreign Exchange
- Strategy & Economics

Jefferies Global Research & Strategy provides thought leadership across the financial markets, offering valuable insights and actionable ideas to our clients on market strategy, economics, equity, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Jefferies Research offering includes:
- Strategy & Economics
- Equity
- Fixed Income

We are a global leader, offering deep sector expertise and broad advisory and capital markets capabilities to corporate and private equity clients.

Our talented professionals provide a full range of advisory and underwriting services through creative and idea-driven M&A, leveraged finance, equity & equity-linked financing and restructuring & recapitalization solutions. With approximately 700 investment banking professionals we provide global coverage across all products and sectors:

Jefferies Investment Banking Product Coverage:
- Debt Capital Markets
- Equity Capital Markets
- Mergers & Acquisitions
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Jefferies Investment Banking Sector Expertise:
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European Regional Coverage:
- UK
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- Spain (through a partnership with Arcano Group)

Jefferies Equities is focused on providing best-in-class ideas, execution, and service to our clients, with superior sales, trading and research products. With one of the largest, most experienced institutional sales forces, Jefferies has dedicated equity trading desks across the U.S., Europe and Asia. We provide seamless execution and outstanding liquidity with a focus on minimal market impact. We serve a network of more than 2,500 institutional investors around the globe. Our U.S. equity trading business consistently ranks among the Top 10 investment banks in market share and trading quality.

Areas covered by our 800 equity sales, trading and research professionals worldwide include:
- Equity Research
- Cash Equities
- Electronic Trading
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Leucadia Investment Management Limited (LIML) is a division of Leucadia National Corporation. LIML is an asset management company providing hedge fund investment opportunities in global equity event strategies.

IT is pivotal to running a modern investment bank and at Jefferies, Technology is at the absolute heart of everything we do. The technology function plans for, designs, installs and maintains technology infrastructure – continually seeking to increase performance, capacity, efficiency and resilience to the evolving cyberthreat landscape. Our business aligned technology departments work closely with their business functions to analyse, design, build and maintain technology platforms delivering software that allows our staff to service our clients as effectively as possible. Our technology suite includes market leading vendor platforms, custom built systems on proven stable technologies, and increasingly use new technologies and ideas to give Jefferies and our clients the edge.