Who we are

We are an independent investment banking firm providing high impact M&A and financing services to entrepreneurs, businesses and shareholders

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Our mission

Our entire team is fully dedicated to a single mission: optimise each and every deal on behalf of our clients

To fulfill our Mission, we provide a senior expertise and involvement on daily basis

Our focus

We advise growth companies led by visionary entrepreneurs with comprehensive advisory services

Our clients are European businesses
Our reach is global

Our team

Our team is led by seasoned and hands-on partners with complementary experiences
and are supported by an experienced and easy-to-work with execution team

Eric Toulemonde

Founding partner

Thomas Gubler


Our Senior Advisors are high profile individuals bringing expertise and a global network to EKAPARTNERS

Our values

We are a result oriented team with a unique track record of success built on core values:


Giving back

As a team we support 4 causes that promote health, shelters, gender equality and entrepreneurship.
You can join us in our giving back philosophy by giving to :

We are passionate about what we do

Providing high impact strategic and financial advice
to the most demanding and talented entrepreneurs and their stakeholders
Giving back

Fondation pour la recherche sur Alzheimer

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Fondation pour la recherche sur Alzheimer
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Association 100 000 entrepreneurs

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Association 100 000 entrepreneurs
  • Client focus

  • Excellence in execution

  • Creativity and agility

  • Confidentiality

  • Humility and empathy

  • ERIC TOULEMONDE Founding Partner

    Eric founded EKAPARTNERS in 2014. He has over 25 year experience in investment banking and successfully closed more than 75 deals over this period.

    Prior to EKAPARTNERS, Eric worked at Rothschild & Co for c. 15 years where he led the Consumer practice, as well as Leonardo & Co and BNP.

    Eric has a degree in Economics from Paris Dauphine University and a Master’s degree from EM Lyon business school. He is fluent in English, Italian and French.

  • Thomas Gubler Partner

    Thomas joined EKAPARTNERS in 2018. He has over two decades of venture capital, fund raising and M&A experience in the digital space.

    Prior to EKAPARTNERS, Thomas worked at 3i Group plc and subsequently co-founded Go Capital, one of the most successful early stage VC firms in France.

    Thomas has a degree in Economics from Paris Assas  University and a Master’s degree from EM Lyon business school. He is fluent in English and French.