The General Partner

Altamir Gérance’s function is to determine Altamir’s strategy, manage its growth and take and implement the main operating decisions.

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Altamir Gérance is composed of five members who contribute their experience as private equity professionals and corporate chief executives.
président d’Altamir Gérance et Président-Directeur Général d’Amboise Partners SA

Maurice Tchenio is Chairman of Altamir Gérance and Chairman and CEO of Amboise Partners SA.

In 1972, he founded Apax Partners with Ronald Cohen and Alan Patricof. Today Apax Partners is a global private equity leader. From 1972 to 2010, he was the Chairman and CEO of Apax Partners SA, the Group’s French arm. In 1995, Maurice founded Altamir, a listed private equity company. In 2010, he created AlphaOmega, a venture philanthropy foundation recognised for its public interest. He is a co-founder of the AFIC (Association Française des Investisseurs pour la Croissance, renamed France Invest in 2018) and former director of EVCA (European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, renamed Invest Europe).

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Peter Gale

Head of Private Equity and Chief Investment Officer at Hermes GPE

Peter Gale is responsible for private equity investment decisions and for all aspects of Hermes GPE’s private equity investment process. He leads the co-investment programme and is responsible for decisions taken with regard to allocation and strategy for individual client portfolio construction. Peter has more than 30 years of investment experience, including 25 years in private equity. He is a member of the Hermes GPE Management Committee and Chairman of the Private Equity Investment Committee.

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James Mara

Managing Director of GE Asset Management in Stamford for more than 20 years

During that time, James Mara built a $2bn international private equity business, raised and managed two international LBO funds and underwrote numerous investments in Europe, Russia, North and Southeast Asia and Latin America. Previously, Mr Mara was based in London, where he spent five years as Deputy treasurer providing financing to General Electric’s international mergers and acquisition teams.

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Eddie Misrahi

Chief Executive Officer of Apax Partners SAS since 2008

Eddie Misrahi joined Apax Partners in 1991 as a Partner in charge of TMT investments.
He has supported the growth of both young, innovative companies and more mature companies through growth financing and buyout transactions. Mr Misrahi became Deputy CEO of Apax Partners SA in 2007.

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Romain Tchenio

Chairman and CEO of Toupargel Groupe since 2017

Romain Tchenio is a graduate of ESCP Europe. He began his career as a financial analyst with Pricewaterhouse Coopers Corporate Finance. He joined Toupargel in 2004 as an agency manager in Marseille. He was appointed Southwest Regional Manager in 2006 then Sales Director, a position he held from 2010 to 2013. He was named CEO of Toupargel Groupe in July 2013 and Chairman and CEO in early January 2017.

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Altamir Gérance has no employees and relies on the investment advisory agreement between Altamir et Amboise Partners SA.

Patrick de Giovanni

joined Apax Partners in 1983 as a partner, when the first fund was created.

At Apax Partners, Patrick de Giovanni has carried out many investments in industrial and business services companies, through all types of transactions (Venture capital, growth capital, LBO). He is a former president of the AFIC (Association Française des Investisseurs pour la Croissance, which became France Invest in 2018).

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Eric Sabia

Chief Financial Officer of Altamir

Eric Sabia has a significant experience in Private Equity, having spent eight years at Fondinvest Capital, a funds of funds Management Company, where he held the position of Deputy CFO from March 2008, and CFO from January 2013. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Altamir in August 2016.

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Claire Peyssard-Moses

Investor Relations and Communications Director of Altamir

Claire Peyssard Moses has been Altamir’s Investor Relations and Communications Director since October 2018. She was previously Director of Investor Relations and Financial Control at Verallia, where she managed successive refinancing operations as part of the LBO led by Apollo.

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