WELCOME TO DRAGONKNIGHT

CORPORATE FINANCE CAN BE A SAGA.
YOU NEED A FORMIDABLE ALLY BY YOUR SIDE – ALWAYS.

ENTER DRAGONKNIGHT.

WE’RE A UNIT OF CLEVER, PROVEN FINANCIAL SPECIALISTS.
WE CRAFT YOUR SUCCESS WITH OUR TOOLS.

YOU MAY NOT LIKE WHAT WE SAY, BUT IT HAS TO BE SAID:
THE UNCOMPROMISING TRUTH! THAT IS DRAGONKNIGHT.

EVERY CHALLENGE
WE WIN
FOR YOU

Financial Investment Advisors, registered under number D007124 with the CNCIF – Association approved by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.
Registered with the Orias (www.orias.fr) under number 13000529.
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  • OUR APPROACH

    CHALLENGING
    CONVENTIONS, ASSUMPTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS

    We identify strategies that other may dismiss or see as too risky. We support our clients, so they have the confidence to make bold decisions. We fight our corner defending our clients’ interests at every turn.

    We deliver clear opinions and understandable advice (that inspires action). We tell it how it is. We say exactly what we mean. Without false bonhomie, with genuine care and concern.

  • OUR PHILOSOPHY

    COURAGE
    APPROACH IS ALWAYS
    TENACIOUS AND PASSIONATE

    At heart we are a courageous leader. We lead our clients through complex processes with a clear and courageous strategy. We make bold moves, so our clients gain the greatest advantage. We take obstacles in our stride. We always find a way.

    We bring people with us, supporting and guiding them through the process. We are trusted and followed. Through courage and audacity we find better solutions and get better results.

  • WHAT WE DO

    CAPITAL CRUSADERS IS THE QUARRY

    Succeeding in corporate finance takes finesse. We take good ideas and run with them all the way to partners that we know will get them and back them.

    We’ll be there to cover and protect you all the way through – we’ll test your plans to make sure they’re bombproof and structure the transaction when it’s ready.

    We’re also skilled negotiators so we’ll always make sure everyone is on-side. A good idea is a good idea whatever the sector, but we’ve done most of our deals in Media & Digital Media, Gaming, Food, Beverage, and Consumer Oriented Business

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OUR EXPERTS

  • THE GREEN BERET

    STEPHAN GAUDE

    MANAGING PARTNER

    Principal of DragonKnight. A seasoned financial expert. A natural instinct for financial deal making and valuations.

    Held positions at some of the world’s leading financial companies. Commerzank, Landesbank, WestLB, Goldman Sachs and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.

    Highly respected in the industry. Always thinks outside the box. Loves to challenge. Dogged and determined in finding the right solution. On his clients’ side. On everyone else’s case.
    Fluent in French, German, English and Playstation.
    Knows the language of finance inside out.

  • THE TACTICAL MASTER

    JEAN-MARC BLANKERT

    MANAGING PARTNER

    Jean-Marc is a wealth of expertise in debt and equity funding strategies, a breath of product knowlegde and a track record of developing client relationships and new business streams in corporate finance.
    Held management positions at leading Financial institutions, among which Société Générale, Crédit Agricole and Kepler Cheuvreux.

    Creator of innovative debt finance solutions for clients. Wealth of contacts with relevant industry participants in all risk/return segments.

    Loves skiing & hiking during the weekends.

    Fluent in French, English, Dutch. Good knowledge of German.

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OUR ADVISORS

  • MASTER OF LAW

    GÉRAUD RIOM

    Géraud is a member of the bar in Paris. And for good reason: he is an expert in corporate law. Especially within private mergers and acquisitions, especially international M&As, joint ventures, strategic alliances and AMF regulations (French supervisory authorities).

    His professional practice extends to sectors as diverse as mining, energy, defence, aviation, banking and retail.

    He speaks English and, bien sur, French.

  • THE DOCTOR

    GILBERT MERTENS

    Gilbert knows Pharma inside out: he has served the sector in Europe & USA for 30 years. He was General Manager Business Development and Communication at Merck KGaA until 2004.

    Gilbert has expounded some of his vast learning in a dozen of books so far; among them: The Molecular Revolution; and New Thinking: Outsmarting Cancer Cells.

    His series of Healthcare Management reports, published by the Financial Times and by Reuters Business Insight have been received within the global pharmaceutical business community as benchmark publications. Gilbert speaks fluent English, French and German.

    If your business plan has to do with European or US Life Sciences, Gilbert is the man you need.

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LET THE GAME
BEGIN WITH A CONVERSATION

London

Portland House
Bressenden Place
London
SW1E 5RS
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 207 036 9440

Paris

14 bis rue Augereau
75007 Paris

France

T: +33 (0) 1 72 02 22 40
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