Since 1987 Dominique Tréchot has devoted himself exclusively to conducting “equity” transactions on the midcap market: capital increases, financing and negotiation of external growth transactions, disposals, acquisitions, turnaround situations, restructurings of round tables, conflicts between shareholders, and structuring traditional OBO, LBO and MBI transactions. During this period, he personally initiated, led, negotiated and concluded more than 250 transactions, three-quarters of which concerned companies in the regions and half of which involved a European counterparty. Its daily contacts are the managers and shareholders of SMEs and ETIs, as well as all the entities involved in financing their “equity capital”. It has a reputation in the world of midcap investment funds, private banks, financing organisations, with many family offices and business angels. His image is that of a deal-maker at ease in difficult situations, straightforward and creative in negotiation. This image is based on the conjunction of two characteristics: (i) an ability, a taste, to intervene in multicultural situations (half of him is Irish, half of him English is his mother tongue); (ii) a long practice of taxation, and legal arrangements, which has given him freedom of mind, understanding, and imagination in this field.
Previous background and references
He began his career, leaving HEC, as a tax lawyer with the Francis Lefebvre Engineering Office, and for several years continued his studies (DEA in Economics) while being part of a team that advised the largest French and foreign groups.
He later wrote a heavy esoteric pavement: the Practical Guide to Tax Prints, prefaced by Professor Emmanuel du Pontavice, which was published and updated fifteen years in a row. For five years he worked part-time, which corresponded to a position as a permanent professor at the HEC School (in charge of the 2nd year common core curriculum in Taxation).
In order to ensure his transition between the world of law and that of business, he devoted himself for several years to the management of industrial and service companies (maintenance of machine tools, art trimmings, training) for the same Parisian “family office”. During the same period, he co-piloted all the acquisition operations of this family office (alongside its main shareholder).
For 20 years, Dominique Tréchot was volunteer treasurer for several associations fighting cystic fibrosis, the most important of which was the VLM, the organizer of the Virades de l’Espoir. In addition to his professional activities, he has more recently followed a training as a mediator, and now practices mediation both in the corporate world and in worlds far removed from it.