Haeres Capital is a Private Investment Company, founded in 2011, engaged in the ownership & active management of “Aspirational” Alternative Investment Ventures.
Haeres Capital SA
33 Allée Scheffer
L – 2520 Luxembourg – Luxembourg
Haeres Capital Suisse SA
7 Place Longemalle
CH – 1204 Geneva – Switzerland
Haeres Capital Italia SRL
Via Senato 25
20121, Milan – Italie
Philippe is Founder & Managing Partner of Haeres Capital, a private investment company, owner and manager of multiple assets in real estate, luxury, and financial services. He holds the position of Chairman at Borsalino Giuseppe & Fratello, an esteemed hat maker established in 1857. Philippe also serves as Chairman of Quest Participations, a private equity investment company that has successfully completed and exited eight investments across industrial, financial services, and lifestyle sectors, achieving a realized return on investments exceeding 40% per year.
Furthermore, Philippe is a Founding Partner of Quest Partners, an investment banking boutique that focuses on Private Equity and Real Estate transactions. Since its launch in 2000, Quest Partners has advised on over 200 executed missions, with a transaction value exceeding EUR 2 billion in equity and debt. The firm operates offices in Geneva, Milan, and Toronto and provides expert guidance in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance.
Prior to settling in Geneva, Philippe spent eight years in London’s corporate finance sector, where he facilitated equity investments in real estate, aircraft leasing, and industrial transactions in the USA and Europe on behalf of individual and institutional investors. Philippe has also served as a coach to PhD students at the EPFL College of Management of Technology, assisting them in successfully transitioning academic projects into thriving business ventures. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from King’s College London (Hons) and a Master of Science Degree (Merits) in Finance from Cass Business School London.
Jérôme is an Operating Partner with extensive international experience as a C-Suite Executive and Board Member in the Luxury & Fashion industry. His notable achievements include serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Brioni, a Kering-owned brand, where he led the brand’s global transformation. Jérôme was also a member of Brioni’s Executive Committee. Prior to that, he held the position of Deputy Director of Group Financial Control at Kering in Paris and served as the Controlling Director of the Gucci Group in Florence, contributing to the establishment of the newly created Kering Group Luxury Division. Throughout his career, Jérôme has held various board member roles in the fashion industry, including Chairman positions at Brioni Italy SRL and Brioni Roman Style SPA.
He was also a board member of Brioni SPA and Kering Italy. He served as a board member of the French-Italian “Nuovi Mecenati” Foundation for Contemporary and Modern Art Creation, endorsed by the French Embassy in Italy. Jérôme has received recognition for his contributions, being named “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” by the French President in 2019. He was also appointed as a French Foreign Trade Advisor by the French Prime Minister in 2016 and reappointed in 2019. Furthermore, he was elected Vice-President of the Foreign Trade Advisor Italian Committee and became a member of the Council for the United States & Italy (Consiusa) in 2016. Jérôme holds a Master’s degree in International Finance from the University of Newcastle (UK) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration & Management from Kedge Business School (France).
Valentina is an Italian and French qualified lawyer specialised in commercial contracts, corporate law, and international litigation.
Since joining the company in January 2020, she has been instrumental in providing legal counsel and overseeing M&A and corporate finance transactions.
Valentina’s career includes working at leading international law firms in Paris such as Orrick Rambaud Martel, Clifford Chance, and DS Avocats. She has also held in-house positions at multinational companies.
Valentina holds a Master’s degree in Law from Bologna University. During her studies she spent an academic year in Alicante, Spain, and completed her dissertation in London.
Fluent in Italian, French, English and Spanish, Valentina is used to working in multicultural business environments.
Tiziana, an Italian qualified lawyer with expertise in commercial and corporate law, is a valuable member of the Haeres Capital team. She joined the company in 2018 as the Head of Legal, bringing her specialized knowledge in private equity. Tiziana’s role encompasses providing comprehensive legal advice and leading M&A and corporate finance transactions.
Before joining Haeres Capital, Tiziana worked as an associate at prominent law firms in Milan, focusing on corporate litigation. She has also gained international experience, serving as the Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs at a Swiss company.
Tiziana holds a Master’s degree in Law from the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan and was admitted to the Bar Association of Milan in 2012. Her strong educational background and legal qualifications contribute to her proficiency in navigating complex legal matters.
Fluent in both English and Italian, Tiziana effectively communicates and works in multinational environments.
Pedro joined Haeres Capital in September 2020 as the Accounting & IT Office Manager. His role encompasses various responsibilities such as accounting, HR, back office operations, IT management, and other corporate operational aspects.
With a solid background in the luxury hospitality sector, Pedro has 12 years of experience working at the prestigious Beau Rivage Hotel (5 stars superior). He has also gained valuable experience in IT project management while working at the Town Hall of his hometown in Portugal. Before pursuing accounting studies in Switzerland, Pedro studied IT Management in Portugal. He is fluent in English, French, and Portuguese, which enables him to effectively communicate and work in diverse environments.
Simone, a Financial Analyst specialized in business development, joined Haeres Capital in January 2018. With previous experience as a financial controller at Borsalino within the Haeres finance team, he possesses a deep understanding of the luxury industry. Simone’s role involves analyzing targeted companies’ market, strategy, and financial performance. He is skilled at conceptualizing and evaluating business plans, as well as preparing and presenting investment notes. Additionally, Simone actively contributes to deal structuring, covering areas such as financing and negotiations.
Before joining Haeres Capital, Simone worked as a strategic consultant, offering advice to both large companies and SMEs across various industries. His expertise in strategic consulting, coupled with his background in the luxury industry and his proficiency in controlling and business development, adds substantial value to Haeres Capital.
Simone holds a Master’s degree in International Business and Management from the University of Pavia (2015). His fluency in English, Italian, and Spanish enables effective communication and collaboration in diverse settings.
Leonardo recently joined Haeres Capital in February 2023 as a Financial Analyst specializing in Real Estate developments and Private equity. His primary responsibilities involve conducting market analysis, evaluating the strategies and financial performance of targeted companies, and creating comprehensive business plans. Leonardo is adept at composing investment notes and presenting them effectively. Furthermore, he actively contributes to deal structuring, encompassing aspects such as financing and negotiations.
Prior to his role at Haeres Capital, Leonardo gained experience as a Business Developer in the Real Estate development field in London, focusing specifically on co-living projects with companies like The Collective and Archilab.
Leonardo’s educational background includes a Masters’s degree in Real Estate Development and Finance from IE University and a Bachelor’s degree in Global Management with a major in Entrepreneurship from the European Business School of London.
Leonardo speaks and works in French, English, Italian & Spanish.