PARIS, LONDON, MUNICH, February 24th, 2017 – Bryan, Garnier & Co strengthens its investment banking capacities in the consumer, brands and distribution sectors with the arrival of Charles Tellier as Managing Director, and Jean Cailliau as Executive Advisor.

Recognized for its leading equity research capacity in the sector with six senior equity analysts covering stocks such as LVMH, Moncler, Luxottica, Pernod Ricard, Nestlé, Inditex as well as YOOX and Zalando, the bank has also developed a significant track-record in the innovation related segments. Ranging from e-commerce, consumer electronics to retail technologies the firm has many historical clients such as Parrot, Inspirational Stores, TagHeuer’s mobile phones licensee Modelabs Manufacture, and Innovative retail chain Lick. In 2016 Bryan Garnier led transactions such as a €100 million private placement for Devialet, the disruptive high-end audio consumer electronics company, a €20 million private placement for e-travel company MisterFly with Ventes Privées and Montefiore, and the acquisition of Look Cycles by Activa Capital.

The massive impact of digitalization in the consumer, brands and distribution sectors is leading to major changes both on the consumer side as well as on the corporate side. The reshuffling of distribution models, the impact of social networks on brand positioning, the contribution of retail and marketing technologies in the performances of the business; all are disruptive for leading global corporations, traditional mid-market companies, as well as emerging players. To better help these companies and their investors to seize the opportunities arising from these changes, Bryan Garnier & Co is enhancing its capacities with the arrival of Charles Tellier as Managing Director, and Jean Cailliau as Executive Advisor.

Charles Tellier joins Bryan, Garnier as Managing Director for the franchise. Prior to joining the firm, Charles worked within Morgan Stanley M&A advisory team and Consumer and Retail coverage team in EMEA between 2005 and 2016.  He contributed to the client coverage of large-cap in the Food and Beverage space, in addition to advising emerging and mid-cap Consumer and Retail companies across Europe. His track record includes in particular the acquisition by Suntory Beverage of Lucozade/ Ribena from GSK, the sale of Jimmy Choo by TowerBrook to Labelux, the refinancing of Telepizza and of Campofrio, the IPO of Thule Group and of Imperial Tobacco’s Logista. Charles holds an MBA from INSEAD. He is also a graduate in Politics from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and in Finance from Paris-Dauphine University.

Jean Cailliau joins as an Executive Advisor and brings 25 years of industry expertise and operational knowledge of mid-cap companies in the sector to the Bryan Garnier franchise. Jean has been a partner in charge of Consumer and Distribution within European private equity firms such as Vendis and Nixen after spending 17 years as an Executive within LVMH Group in various operational managing positions, including from 2001 to 2007 where he was Founding Partner of L Capital. Jean has been leading investments and holding board positions in a number of companies including Devialet, Gant, Buffalo Grill, Micromania, Joseph, amongst others. Jean holds an MBA from INSEAD, and an Engineering degree in Agronomics from ENSA. 

Greg Revenu, Managing Partner, Bryan Garnier comments: “Charles and Jean bring to Bryan Garnier an extensive network of relationships within the industry and the investment community, and a wealth of transaction experience covering M&A, direct investments, fundraising as well as equity capital markets. Combined with our platform’s unique expertise in corporate finance advisory to fast-growth industries and its strong equity research coverage on the sectors, Bryan Garnier is now ambitiously strengthening its capabilities to serve clients from the increasingly innovative consumer, brands and distribution industries.”