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2023-11-07 7:00 CET, Europe, France | Corporate Finance | Press release

Catella emphasizes ambitions in France with new management in Corporate Finance

Catella Corporate Finance France (CCF France) has appointed new management teams within its different subsidiaries in France; Catella Property, Catella Residential and Catella Valuation.

CCF France announces new partners and a series of succession changes to its executive committee aimed at strengthening the management of its various entities, further enhancing its business expertise, and consolidating the organization.

Catella Property, dedicated to commercial real estate, will be led by Raphaël Amouretti as CEO and Head of Capital Markets Ile-de-France, with Grégoire Onillon and Martin Monnet appointed Managing Directors and Co-Heads of Capital Markets Regions: "In order to increase our territorial coverage as well as European presence, and strengthen our team, Catella Property intends to expand into several major cities and recruit a variety of brokers and analysts to cover all types of assets in the real estate market such as offices, retail, logistics/activity, hotels, senior residences and healthcare".
Paul Cayla and Nadir Benabed have been appointed CEO and Managing Director of Catella Residential respectively, with effect from end of Q1 2024. Catella Residential is a subsidiary of CCF France dedicated to residential real estate consultancy, based in Paris, Nice and Bordeaux.
"The new generation, at all company stages, has proved its determination and efficiency in today's troubled market. More than ever, Catella Residential's diversification into different business segments,- bulk sales, break-up sales, lot by lot sales, network sales and dismemberment sales, has helped us grow the company, with a 50% increase in the investment market and great successes in the PACA region and on the Atlantic coast during 2023”, said current CEO Claude Cayla, who will preside over Catella Residential until April 1, 2024, and will remain on the supervisory board.

Nicolas Brosseaud was appointed General Manager of Catella Valuation, CCF France's real estate valuation and consultancy subsidiary, in 2022. He will contribute to the further development of the business, alongside today’s CEO Jean-François Drouets stating: "This new organization, along with the appointment of new partners, allows us to accelerate Catella Valuation's development further. This strategic move will enable and empower advancement and growth.”
Oceane Vinson is appointed Head of Business Development, Strategy & Communication, and joins the Executive Committee responsible for defining and implementing strategy in collaboration with each of CCF France’s entity and Catella Group.
These appointments mark the start of a period of transition and renewal for CCF France, preserving the entrepreneurial spirit and values that characterise Catella. Founders and today’s CEO’s Stéphane Guyot-Sionnest and Emmanuel Schreder will continue to serve as Senior advisors. Together with Raphaël Amouretti, they will pursue developing the operations and delivering value to the clients.
"We are confident in the future of both the market and Catella over the coming years. With a new strong and capable management in place, CCF France will effectively meet the dynamic demands of the market and our clients," said Stéphane Guyot-Sionnest and Emmanuel Schreder.
In addition to the management changes in CCF France, Catella Group recently announced the re-entering of the business area Investment Management in France through the acquisition of Aquila Group completed in September. The two business areas Corporate Finance and Investment Management, have significant synergies that will contribute to and complement Catella’s operations across Europe and the ambition to further capitalize on the company’s strong financial position to expand into new businesses and markets.
“The appointment and ensured succession planning of the next generation of leaders in Catella Corporate Finance France in combination with us re-entering Investment Management operations in France further mark our ambitions in one of Europe’s most attractive real estate and investments markets. The new Catella France, is very well positioned for the next steps on our growth journey and aims to be an attractive and sustainable investment partner globally” comments Christoffer Abramson, CEO and President Catella Group.