Bryan, Garnier & Co reinforces its Media & Telecom team with the hiring of Guillaume Plassard as Managing Director - Media & Telecom

News published on November Thursday 15, 2012
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Paris, November 15th, 2012  - Bryan, Garnier & Co, the independent pan-European Investment Bank focusing on growth companies, announces the reinforcement of its Media Telecom team with the appointment of Guillaume Plassard as Managing Director – Media & Telecom.

Guillaume Plassard, 44, joins Bryan, Garnier & Co from BNP Paribas Corporate Finance where he was Director - Media & Telecommunications, bringing over eighteen years of TMT Investment Banking experience.

During the past 11 years with BNP Paribas Corporate Finance, Guillaume led numerous M&A and ECM transactions for international media, Internet and telecommunications groups, as well as private equity sponsors and infrastructure funds. He advised on transactions involving among others Axel Springer, Lagardère, Groupe Canal / Canal+ France, NextRadioTV, NRJ Group, Editis,,,, Abertis Telecom, Eutelsat, France Telecom, Vivendi, Bouygues Telecom, Neuf Cegetel, Jazztel, Numericable, TDF, Axion…

Guillaume started his career with Paribas Media & Telecommunications Finance Group, in Paris and later in New York, where he gained extensive experience in all types of structured financings in the TMT sector.

Guillaume Plassard is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris.

Guillaume Plassard said: "I am delighted to join Bryan Garnier, a leading independent Investment Bank, and a team whose expertise is exactly complementary to mine. Building on this tremendous experience will allow us to offer our clients reliable and independent support to achieve their strategic goals".

Virginie Lazès, Partner and Head of Corporate Finance, said "The arrival of Guillaume
definitely embodies the leadership of Bryan, Garnier & Co in the Media sector in Europe. Three months after the integration of Robert Pfeiffer’s team in London, we now have a team of 10 European investment bankers totalling more than 120 years of experience in the media, from digital to radio, TV and  newspapers".

About Bryan, Garnier & Co

Bryan, Garnier & Co is an independent pan-European investment bank focused on growth companies in Technology, Media & Telecom, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Renewable Energy and Consumer sectors. With a research-driven approach, Bryan, Garnier & Co offers institutional sales and trading, asset management and corporate finance services to growth oriented investors and companies.

With 150 professionals based in London, Paris, New York, New Delhi and Geneva, Bryan, Garnier & Co offers the expertise of a fully-fledged investment bank with the personalised attention and long-term client relationships of a boutique investment bank.

Bryan, Garnier & Co Ltd is authorised and regulated by the FSA, and a member of LSE and NYSE EURONEXT.

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