CACEIS’s specialised Private Equity division has experienced massive growth over the past few years due to the group’s strategy of heavy investment in market-leading software, highly-attractive services such as bridge financing facilities, and its skilled pool of relationship management and operational experts. As France’s number one depositary for private equity, private debt and infrastructure funds, and one of Europe’s major players, CACEIS holds €170bn in assets under custody in these funds for clients around the world.
To further enhance its position on the market, and to capitalise on the powerful synergies that its position within the Crédit Agricole Group enables, CACEIS has recruited Bruno Bourbonnaud, former Global Head of the Financial Institution sector of Crédit Agricole CIB, Crédit Agricole’s Investment Banking arm. Bourbonnaud is brought on as Global Head of CACEIS’s Private Equity, Real Estate and Securitisation division, and joins the group’s Executive Committee. In his many years within Crédit Agricole CIB, he has gained extensive experience in finding solutions for corporate and financial institution clients for their working capital and international trade needs.
Deputy CEO of CACEIS in charge of Business Development, IT and Operations, Joe Saliba commented, “As our Private Equity division increase in scope and scale, we have been actively seeking a Global Head with the management experience and solutions-orientated nature of Bruno. We are delighted to be able to leverage our tight-knit relationship with our sister companies within Crédit Agricole’s large client division, and we know that Bruno is keen to help us grow our Private Equity, Real Estate and Securitisation business and find new solutions for clients within the CA group.”
In addition, CACEIS’s former Head of UK PERES Business Development, Arnaud Garel-Galais, has been appointed as Group Head of PERES Coverage and Business development for the entire CACEIS group. Arnaud has recently led many successful deals that have boosted CACEIS standing in the competitive UK PERES market.
According to Bruno Bourbonnaud, “Arnaud is the ideal candidate to head up CACEIS’s international PERES business development efforts, bringing not only extensive industry experience, but also a clear understanding of business cultures across the UK, Europe and further afield. I look forward to working with him to further develop CACEIS’s PERES division.”