Who we are

COMPLEMENTARY EXPERTISE TO MATCH OUR MOST DEMANDING CLIENTS’ NEEDS

A seamless threelayer answer providing both best in class execution capabilities and senior advice.

Two Partners
ERIC TOULEMONDE – FOUNDING PARTNER

ERIC TOULEMONDE – FOUNDING PARTNER

More than 20 year experience in investment banking, c. 65 deals successfully closed. Proven track record with unique entrepreneurs. Previous experience include BNP, Leonardo & Co  and Rothschild & Cie (14 years).

Eric founded EKAPARTNERS in Summer 2014. He has two decades of M&A and financing advisory experience, mostly in cross border transactions.

Prior to founding EKAPARTNERS, Eric was a Managing Director at Leonardo & Co. (now Natixis Partners) notably in charge of the global Consumer & Retail practice. Before Leonardo & Co., Eric was a Managing Director at Rothschild & Cie where he spent 14 years. Covering different industries, he dedicated a greater focus to Consumer & Retail and was a member of the Rothschild-Rabobank Executive Committee. Eric started his career at Banexi (BNP), in Milan and in Paris, in the Financial Engineering Department.

Eric has an undergraduate 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.

Over his career, Eric has worked on a large variety of transactions, including sell and buy-sides, cross borders or domestic transactions and debt restructuring.

His clients include mostly entrepreneurs as well as family-owned groups and family shareholders.

THOMAS GUBLER – PARTNER

THOMAS GUBLER – PARTNER

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

Prior to joining EKAPARTNERS, Thomas managed 66NTH, a fund raising and M&A boutique dedicated to digital startups. Before 66NTH, Thomas was a founding partner of GO Capital, one of the most successful venture capital firms in France. During his tenure, Thomas invested in over 30 companies and generated outstanding returns to his shareholders. Prior to Go Capital, Thomas launched the venture capital arm of 3i Group plc in France.

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

Over his career, Thomas developed a unique blend of experience spanning start-up investment, board management, fund raising and M&A gaining a 360° view of the startup financing scene.

Thomas is also an active business angel with investments in companies such as Launchmetrics, Big Fernand, Izicap, Digitaleo or Snapevent.

THE ORIGINATION AND EXECUTION TEAM

Quality people, diverse backgrounds, easy to work with

The Origination and Execution team is made of individuals with solid experience and commitment, enjoying different cultural backgrounds

SENIOR ADVISORS

Seasoned individuals, leveraging an average of 40+ years of experience

They bring a mix of industry (Consumer & Retail, Pharmaceutical, Industry, Media etc.) and geographic (Europe, Americas etc.) expertise and network