Nicolas is Head of the Paris office and is a member of the Business Services, Healthcare and TMT sector teams and the regional team for France. He has been involved in a number of transactions, including Aprovia, CHRYSO, Frans Bonhomme, Générale de Santé, Numericable Group, Prezioso and Sebia. Nicolas was previously with private equity firm Electra (now Cognetas) in Paris for eight years. Before this, he worked as a research and development engineer with Roussel-Uclaf. Nicolas has an MBA from INSEAD. He also has a BSc in Biology and Chemistry from the École Normale Supérieure and an MSc in Molecular Biology from the Institut Pasteur in Paris. He was a Tower Fellow at Harvard University. He joined Cinven in 1999.