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OUR TEAM

 

 

MAXIME KUSAK DEPAILLER
Partner

Maxime joined WINE BANKERS & Co in July 2010. He had previously worked in investment banking at UBS in the Wine Banking team of Jean-Luc Coupet and in a renowned venture capital fund.

Maxime has successfully advised over 15 operations in the wine and spirits sector to date.
Maxime is a passionate wine amateur and an avid rugby player.
He graduated from ESCP-Europe with a major in finance.

JEAN-LUC COUPET
Managing Partner

Jean-Luc joined WINE BANKERS & Co in June 2010 as Managing Partner with the objective to help develop this young independent boutique firm. Former investment banker for 26 years and wine enthusiast since his teen age, Jean-Luc previously managed mergers & acquisitons teams specialised in the wine and spirits industry: first for 18 years at Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild then at UBS Group where he incepted in 2003 the Wine Banking department with a team of five dedicated to this type of transaction worldwide.

Jean-Luc has successfully advised over 170 operations in the wine and spirits sector to date.
Jean-Luc is also co-founder and shareholder of wine estates in France, notably in Roussillon and in Burgundy.
He graduated from Université Paris Dauphine (Master of Advanced Studies in Finance).

THIBAUT BAZIN DE CAIX
Founding Partner

Thibaut founded WINE BANKERS & Co in April 2009 with the goal of building an independent actor on the niche market of mergers and acquisitions in the wine and spirits industry. He developed and managed the firm before partnering with Jean-Luc Coupet in June 2010. He had previously worked for three years as an investment banker for UBS in the Wine Banking team led by Jean-Luc.

In the last 8 years, Thibaut has successfully advised over 25 operations in the wine and spirits sector to date.
Thibaut comes from a family of wine lovers, the Lurton family who owns wine estates in Bordeaux and abroad.
He graduated from Reims Management School and the European School of Business of Reutlingen in Germany with a major in finance. He also holds a Specialized Master’s degree in Private Banking & Real Estate from group ESC Bordeaux.