Who we are
years of Private Equity experience
years of working together (core team)
Partner and Co-Founder
He was part of the team that established 3i in Switzerland between 2000 and 2006 and has invested in several companies across industries and stages of development. Prior he was with Helbling Management Consulting where he led cross-border turnaround and interim management engagements.
He holds an M.Sc. as mechanical engineer of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and a Bachelor of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL).
Felix is a director on the boards of various portfolio companies.
Partner and Co-Founder
Prior to Evoco Michel was at HgCapital, working on a range of strategic and operational projects for portfolio companies, and at 3i, where he was a member of the European buyout team. He began his career at UBS in the M&A advisory business.
Michel holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Berne, Switzerland. He served as an Officer in the Swiss Army’s mechanised infantry units.
Michel is a director on the boards of various portfolio companies.
Lorenzo Gregory Sormani
Lorenzo holds an MBA from INSEAD, an M.Sc. double degree in Business Administration from the ESB in Reutlingen, Germany, and Università Cattolica in Piacenza, Italy, and is a CFA charterholder.
At Evoco, Lorenzo is responsible for our value creation initiatives across our portfolio and sits on the board of multiple companies. He brings a mix of experiences to play from strategy consulting to private equity, and from Interim-COO of a Berlin-based start-up to his background in family business. He also steers Evoco’s efforts for new transactions in the Nordics and Southern Europe.
Director Finance and Operations
Before Evoco, Patrick was COO/CRO and member of the executive management of GZC Investment Management AG, a discretionary alternative investment manager. Prior to that he worked for Swiss Capital Alternative Investment AG in Dublin and Zurich, an asset manager with USD 5 billion assets under management, as well as for AXA Insurance Company in Paris. He began his career as auditor at Ernst & Young, focusing on the banking and asset management sector.
Patrick holds a M.A. in Business Administration from the University of Zurich, is a Swiss Certified Accountant (Swiss CPA), and a FRM Charterholder.
At Evoco, Patrick is responsible for all financial, operational and regulatory matters of the management company and its investment products. In addition, he oversees financial due diligence processes and is involved in the financial planning and monitoring of the Evoco portfolio.
During his studies, Philipp founded and built up the Swiss Private Equity Conference, which today is a leading annual event hosting 250+ senior private equity professionals from all over Europe and beyond. He also gained experience in strategy consulting, venture capital, and the automotive industry.
Philipp holds an M.A. in Accounting and Finance from University of St. Gallen, and apart from Switzerland, studied in the Netherlands and Colombia.
At Evoco, Philipp leads the deal origination process and financing activities. He participates in transactions and leads diverse value creation projects in portfolio companies, among other involvements.
Maximilien holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Neuchâtel and a M.A. in Banking and Finance from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, with semesters spent abroad at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and the University of Cologne in Germany. Maximilien also passed all three levels of the CFA Program and serves as Officer in the Swiss Army’s infantry units.
Jan holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Finance with distinction from the Cass Business School in London, where he headed the Cass Private Equity society. At Cass Jan also became an honorary member of the Beta Gamma Sigma society.
Dr Benoît Leleux
Previously, Benoît was Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, and Associate Professor and Zubillaga Chair in Finance and Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Wellesley, USA.
He is the author of “Investing Private Capital in Emerging and Frontier Market SMEs”, “Nurturing Science-Based Start-ups”, “From Microfinance to Small Business Finance” and “A European Casebook on Entrepreneurship and New Ventures”. “Private Equity 4.0: Reinventing Value Creation”, with H. van Swaay and E. Megally was published at Wiley in 2015. He has also written a large collection of award-winning case studies and scientific papers.
He holds a Ph.D. from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.
Prior to retiring from the partnership in 2012, Lindsay served on the firm’s Investment Committee and Executive Committee.
He is now the owner of two private businesses and manages a portfolio of other investments, and in addition acts as an advisor to Spring Ventures and a restructuring consultancy.
Lindsay read Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College, London, and is a Chartered Accountant.