Julien Polenne

Private Capital Markets

PARIS, 5 September 2023 – Bryan, Garnier & Co, the leading investment bank for European healthcare and technology-related companies, has announced that Julien Polenne has joined the firm as a Managing Director to spearhead its Private Capital Markets advisory practice in Europe. Based in Paris, Julien will capitalise on his experience to reinforce the firm’s equity private placements offering.

With more than 20 years of experience in various roles of equity and debt advisory and strategic consulting Julien is a strong addition to Bryan Garnier & Co. He comes from BNP Paribas CIB, where he established and headed their Private Placements Advisory team that helped European fast growing innovative companies on non-control minority equity and equity-linked issuances. Before that, Julien has steered the strategic transformation of BNP Paribas Investment Banking business lines with a focus on organisational and structural value creation, digitalisation and cultural change. Julien was previously an Investment Banking Director based in Hong Kong and Singapore, with a specialisation in Structured Debt and Financial Advisory.

Greg Revenu, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Bryan Garnier & Co, said: “Julien’s appointment as Managing Director will further strengthen our equity private placements offering. He brings a strategic vision and proven ability to build teams designed to centre and service the client of the future. His extensive expertise and network ensure our clients have the complete package of resources and access unique in this marketplace.”

Julien Polenne comments, Managing Director in Bryan Garnier’s Private Capital Markets team said: “The new technologies are creating amazing opportunities for the industry, the models, and our society. I am thrilled to be part of Bryan, Garnier & Co and its innovative DNA. I can’t wait to work with the Private Capital Markets team and leverage their agility, enthusiasm, and passion for innovation. By expanding the team together, I intend to apply my expertise in industrialization, structuring, and strategic leadership to support our clients in reaching their long-term goals and success.”

Bryan, Garnier & Co is a leading advisor to companies and investors in private placements and has accumulated one of the most significant track-records in Europe, having led some of the largest fundraisings for fast-growing clients using a variety of financial structures and at all stages of development, from venture to pre-IPO or PIPEs. Recent transactions in the space include  MedinCell’s €25 million Follow-on Offering; recycled PVB innovator Shark Solutions’ €20 million private placement; insect-based ingredients company Protix on its €50 million equity funding round; alternative protein pioneer Agronutris’s €100m fundraising; and leading digital communication software provider Groupe Positive’s €110m fundraising.

Bryan, Garnier & Co offers a complete range of investment banking services, from private and public growth financing to mergers and acquisitions. Bryan Garnier’s core sectors include Energy Transition and Sustainability, Healthcare, Industrial Tech, Software and Fintech, NextGen Consumer and Business and Tech-Enabled Services. Bryan Garnier’s mission of investment banking for a better future continues to drive the firm as it supports disruptive companies and their investors who are providing solutions to some of the world’s most important challenges.