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 100 successful deals in technology, media and impact investing.

Pascal is a graduate of the IMIP-MBA Institute, he was a member of the financing commission of CroissancePlus, and was a visiting professor at HEC Entrepreneurs.

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.

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.

Pierre Jaisson

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.

Ram Bitar

Analyst

Ram joined Ader Finance as an analyst. Previously, he worked as a financial analyst intern at Middle East & Africa Bank (MEAB).

Ram is undergoing his Master’s degree at École Polytechnique in Economics, Data Analytics & Corporate Finance. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II.

Pierre-Antoine Dricot

Analyst

Pierre-Antoine joined Ader Finance as an analyst. Previously, he worked as an accelerator analyst in Starburst, an aerospace consulting firm specialized in open innovation. 

Pierre-Antoine is currently enrolled in the ISAE SUPAERO-HEC Paris double-degree, where he strengthens his knowledge in financial engineering and venture funding.

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