In Paris, on November 30, 2023,

MAESTRIUM, a key player in interim management, is coming together with Financière de Courcelles, an independent M&A firm specializing in SMEs and ETIs since 1928. This strategic decision marks a significant milestone in the development of both companies, which share the same values, a similar sense of operational advice, and proximity to their clients, combined with strong growth dynamics over recent years.

Leveraging its expertise, Financière de Courcelles advises businesses and their shareholders in France and internationally in Mid-Cap operations, covering all sectors of the economy through its dedicated teams of sector specialists.

With its Augmented M&A® offering, Financière de Courcelles provides an innovative and unique solution that precisely meets the demands and challenges of its clients, firmly rooted in a long-term vision and a preferred partnership. Furthermore, this offering is embodied by the virtuous combination of former executives/operational experts and bankers.

MAESTRIUM, on the other hand, is recognized for its unique premium positioning in the interim management market and its operational excellence. Capitalizing on the experiences and expertise of the 1,800 referenced interim managers, the 8 Partners and Managing Directors of MAESTRIUM support their clients, in France and internationally, on their challenges related to:

  • Managerial Transition: temporary replacement of an executive or a key function leader,
  • Transformation Project Management: growth projects, organizational transformation, cross-functional projects, functional or process transformation, digital transformation,
  • Crisis and Turnaround Situations: cash flow and working capital optimization, HR challenges, judicial recovery, continuation plan, etc.
  • Operational Advisory: functional, project, or process diagnostics, operational coaching for executives or key function leaders.

This strategic alliance underscores the shared commitment to support and facilitate the growth, transformation, and innovation of businesses and investment funds in France and internationally. It reflects a strong determination to continue developing and strengthening the Augmented M&A® offering launched by Financière de Courcelles in 2020. The enhanced partnership between sector experts and M&A specialists will enable the delivery of more comprehensive tailored solutions both upstream and downstream of transactions (PMI) and in the context of MBI operations.

Matthieu de Baynast, President of Financière de Courcelles, commented on this new step: “This collaboration perfectly aligns with our vision of the future. Our clients increasingly have operational needs related to transformation and transition. We firmly believe in MAESTRIUM’s potential and are convinced that our combination of operational and transactional expertise will strengthen our ability to support and innovate while providing our clients with even more comprehensive solutions in the long term.”

Philippe Berton, President of MAESTRIUM, added: “We are delighted to join forces with Financière de Courcelles. Beyond shared values and ambitions, their international network and their activities in external growth operations, company divestitures, or fundraising will enrich our areas of intervention and mission possibilities for our clients and managers.”

About Financière de Courcelles (FDC)

Financière de Courcelles is an independent investment bank specialized in merger and acquisition advisory services. As a founding member of the Global M&A Partners network (comprising over 450 M&A professionals across more than 35 countries), FDC has a strong capacity to provide international support. FDC advises companies on mid-cap transactions across various sectors of the economy, thanks to its dedicated teams of specialists.


MAESTRIUM is a Transition Management agency that offers operational solutions in the fields of Transition, Transformation, and Consulting. It collaborates closely with the Management Committees of industrial and service companies of all sizes to address their challenges and contribute to the success of their projects. MAESTRIUM is a member of FRANCE TRANSITION, and its activities are certified by BUREAU VERITAS Certification.