Our team

Pascal Mercier
Managing Partner

Pascal started his career in New York City as an exporter of tech parts, electronic components and aircraft parts before switching to fundraising and M&A in the late nineties. He has more than twenty years of experience in the industry and has directly managed more than 150 successful deals in technology, media and impact investing.

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Romain Cottard
Partner

Romain started his career in the US-based IT Business Unit of Schneider Electric, where he worked on M&A opportunities and corporate alliances. He then joined Global Equities Corporate Finance in 2012 and Ader Finance in 2014 where he led 30+ fundraising rounds and M&A deals for tech companies. Romain is also an active business angel with a dozen investments, including Zenly (acquired by Snap Inc), Payfit, Indy, Ouihelp, Wavy, Masteos, etc. Romain is a graduate of EMLYON Business School.

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Martin Beaupère
Senior Associate

Martin joined Ader Finance in 2017 as an analyst. Prior to that, he interned within the Investment team at Credit Agricole CIB where he focused on Mid Cap companies. He has others professional experiences both in Paris, Hong Kong and London. With Ader Finance, he worked on a dozen fundraising and M&A deals. Martin also co-founded a B2C start-up based in Paris. He holds a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from ESSCA and was a team member of the W Project where he met several French entrepreneurs worldwide.

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Pierre Jaisson
Senior Associate

After an internship within the Investment team at Ventech focused on Series A&B he started his career at Bpifrance where he supported 50+ Seed and Series A startups in their fundraising. In 2021, Pierre returned at Ader Finance as an Associate where he had previously worked in 2018. Pierre graduated from EMLYON Business School where he followed the Investment Banking track.

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Tahj Haddad
Analyst

Tahj joined Ader Finance as an Analyst. Prior to that, he was an intern in the investment banking division at Bemo Investment Firm in Lebanon. In addition, Tahj graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.

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Chaïma Bououni
Analyst

Chaïma joined Ader Finance as an Analyst. Previously, she worked as a VC & Startup Analyst at EuroQuity, the fundraising and networking platform developed by Bpifrance. Chaïma is currently enrolled in the Programme Grande Ecole Master of emlyon business school. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from IHEC Carthage.

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