Fabienne Saugier, Our Partner
15 years of experience as a manager.
Paris, Hauts-de-France, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Bretagne, Centre Val de Loire
Fabienne forms a dynamic alliance between creativity and rigour, boldness and caution, reflection and action.
A graduate of HEC, with a degree in Philosophy and a DEA in Literature/Theatre, she has above all good common sense, agility and a strong capacity for anticipation.
From her 20-year career as an Executive, member of the Management Committee or Board of Directors of a dozen companies, Fabienne has retained some wonderful encounters, inspiring company stories, the experience of varied and complex situations and has acquired the conviction that we never stop learning, from our successes as well as from our failures.
Nine years of consulting as a Partner in small and midcap M&A companies have given her a taste for supporting companies and managers in all sectors, and a good expertise in the elements that make up the value of the company, in governance, but also in the search for financing in line with the identity and project of the company.
Fabienne joined Visconti for its humanist values, its ethical charter, the richness of its group of former managers with complementary experience and business networks, and its innovative, proven and truly business-oriented methodology.
Leading a company is an ever-changing job. A mission. A responsibility. A great pleasure. And sometimes a deep loneliness.
As a “sparring partner”, Fabienne now support and advise managers and shareholders with benevolence, humour, high standards, discretion and commitment to their professional success and the long-term performance of their company.
“The best we can give to others is to reveal them to themselves,” Socrates.
Her favorite subjects : corporate identity and culture, leadership, change management, digitalization, marketing, start-up/SME/Midcap finance, repositioning of B2B activities, organization, HR, governance and changes in equity
Independent Member of the Board of Directors since 2021
Renewable energy, subsidiary of EO2, pioneer of the wood energy industry in France
- APP (Agence pour la Protection des Programmes)
Secretary General, France for 5 years
European benchmark organization for the protection of digital assets and escrow (software, mobile applications, databases, websites and strategic data)
Digitalization. Structuring and development
Managing Director and shareholder for 5 years
Software/SaaS publisher and digital services company – Trusted Technologies, Cyber Security
Company under LBO. Structuring and development
- AFORGE DEGROOF FINANCE
M&A Partner for nearly 5 years
M&A small and mid cap consulting
Sectors covered : professional information, audiovisual, cinema, technology, publishing, art market, mail order/e-commerce, Industry
Operations: LBO, OBO, fund raising, mergers & acquisitions, carve out, growth capital, turnaround
Co-founder for 4 years
M&A small cap consulting
Sectors covered : technology, specialist and general media
- REPUBLIC ALLEY
VP Marketing and shareholder for 5 years
Start-up incubator, venture fund
In charge of marketing the fund and monitoring two portfolio companies
- PUBLIBOOK EDITIONS
Managing Director for 3 years
A Republic Alley portfolio company
Start-up, digital publishing company
Distressed company. Recovery, development and sale of the company
- ENCYCLOPAEDIA UNIVERSALIS
Director of Strategy for 3 years
Family group subsidiary, reference and encyclopedia publisher, professional information
Distressed company. Digitalization. Recovery and development
- HAVAS / VIVENDI UNIVERSAL PUBLISHING
Technology/Media/Telecom and Communication Group
E-business Director – Groupe Expansion (1 year)
Specialist and business information (L'Expansion, L'Entreprise, La Vie Financière, Courrier International)
CFO then Business Development Director - Havas Edition Electronique (2 years)
Software publisher (CD-ROM) and Distribution, Internet Service Provider
Co-founder for 4 years
Services to movie producers (script doctor) and cultural institutions (transitional management services, IT project management)
Company founded in 1992, of which Fabienne is still a shareholder