Bertrand Hermez has more than 25 years of M&A and investment banking experience. He began his career in 1991 as an associate at Credit National (now Natixis) in charge of leveraged financing (first in Luxembourg, and then in Paris). Prior to joining Clairfield International in France in 2010, Bertrand was a managing director – corporate finance at QuilvestBank in Paris, providing corporate finance services to family-owned businesses. Previously, he was a director at Deloitte where he led the TMT corporate finance practice for France and at Apax Partners in charge of build-ups and M&A assignments. Bertrand graduated from EM Lyon with a major in corporate finance and from the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales). He is also a member of Société Française des Analystes Financiers (SFAF).