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Marie POLGE

PARIS

En résumé

I have acquired significant experience in corporate finance involving M&A assistance (buy-side), debt advisory services, strategic advisory services and independent valuations.

Specialties: Finance, mergers and acquisitions, debt advisory, strategy, financial modelling, structured finance

Mes compétences :
Corporate Finance
Finance
Evaluation
M&A

Entreprises

  • Lagardère - Mergers & Acquisitions Director

    PARIS 2014 - 2015 Promoted in October 2014 to Head of M&A operations at Lagardère. In charge of reviewing all investment projects of the 4 divisions of Lagardère, providing advice to the stewardship of the Group and coordination with the other corporate departments (strategy, legal, tax, risks)
    - Supervised the acquisition of Rising Stars UK by Hodder Education (undisclosed amount, 2015)
    - Worked on the acquisition process of one of our key competitors in Travel Retail, especially on the impact of this transaction on the financing structure and covenants of Lagardère
    - Member of the Board of Directors of Bandsintown Group
  • Lagardère Services - Directrice Développement Corporate

    PARIS 2011 - 2014 Responsible for the M&A operations of the Travel Retail and Distribution operations of Lagardère Group (4,000 points of sales within 25 countries, 2014 Sales: €3.8 bn, ie 53% of Group’s sales)
    - Managed the acquisition process of approximately 20 companies and the sale process of some entities of Lagardère Services (share deal / asset deal - EV ranging from €2 to €300 million):
    o Acquisition of 50% of Airest capital, operating around 200 points of sales in food service and duty free worldwide (~€100 million EV - 2014)
    o Sale of the Swiss Distribution and integration Retail (€95 million EV - 2015)
    o Acquisition of AdR Retail, operating 8 duty free shops in Roma airports (~€230 million EV - 2012)
    o Acquisition of Celeritas, a Spanish start-up active in the logistics and distribution to web-merchants (€2 million - 2012)
  • KPMG - Associate Director Corporate Finance

    Courbevoie 2005 - 2011 1. Project finance / Structured finance / Debt Advisory
    Skills: risk analysis, financial modelling, investment return analysis, negotiation of contractual and financial documentation, debt structuring, funding competition, team management
    - Advised the French Ministry of Transports on the introduction of an Electronic Toll Collection on the national non-conceded road network under a PFI contract (€2 billion project - pending)
    - Advised Vinci and Barclays Private Equity for the construction of a velodrome stadium near Paris under a DBFM contract (€100 million Capex - 2009)
    - Advised the EuroAirport (Basel-Mulhouse airport) in the feasibility study for the connection of the airport to the existing rail network (€200 million Capex - 2009)
    - Assisted Colony Capital and Alcatel for the structuring and implementation of banking facilities for the construction of data centers in Paris suburbs (€ 175 million - 2006)
    - Advised the management of Apavou Hotels for debt restructuring (real estate group located in La Réunion and Mauritius Island)

    2. Mergers & Acquisitions
    Skills: sector and strategic analyses, pitches to prospects, drafting of information memorandum, financial analysis and valuation, structuring and support to negotiation, transaction process
    - Advised CDC in the acquisition of a stake in Valeco, a French renewable energy company (€50 million Enterprise Value - 2008)
    - Advised Société Générale in connection with the acquisition of Bank Republic (first ranked Georgian Bank - 2006, undisclosed amount)

    3. Valuation
    Skills: financial modelling (business plan), valuation (DCF, comparables, basic LBO modelling), research and analysis of data, structuring of management packages
    - Valued the Eiffel Tower for the Town of Paris (2008)
    - Structured and valued warrants and management packages for Endemol (2008)
    - Provided PPA services under IFRS for Gemalto Group in connection with the acquisition of Gemplus (2006)
  • Groupe Casino - Intern within the M&A department

    Saint-Étienne 2004 - 2004 Participated in the project and due diligence process of several acquisitions in France and worldwide
    Performed sector analyses and valuation documents of target companies
  • Crédit Lyonnais - Internet in Credit Analysis - Shanghai branch

    2003 - 2003 Performed extensive financial analysis of clients’ companies
    Monitored commitments and finalized risk proceedings
  • Aéroports de Paris - Intern with the central controlling department

    Tremblay-en-France 2002 - 2002

Formations

  • Universität Wien

    Vienne 2002 - 2003 CEMS Master in International Management

    Exchange at the Business University of Vienna in 2002. CEMS diploma obtained in 2004
  • HEC

    Paris 2000 - 2004 Finance

    Specialisation in Corporate Finance

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