Eric Thamin

Eric Thamin joined Rivage Investment in 2021 to launch a Growth debt initiative targeting Climate and decarbonization solutions in Europe.

He has 25 years of experience in Corporate Development, Corporate M&A and Strategy and investment advisory. Over the 1997 – 2016 period, he worked at Veolia (utilities), Asterop (software & data), then Tages (M&A advisory) then SIG plc (Building Materials) in various corporate development roles. From 2016 to 2019 he was Group Strategy and M&A Director at Quadient SA (SBF 120 company, hardware and software, 1.1 B€ turnover, 50% of which in North America). His sectorial expertise covers notably Software and Hardware, Construction and Building Materials, Utilities and Waste management. In terms of M&A track record he has completed more than 30 deals, in Europe and North America, investing more than 500 M€ overall, with a high diversity in terms of counterparts (entrepreneurs, start-ups, family owned businesses, Private Equity and VC, Corporates, JVs). He has also realized several divestments. He has extensive experience in the innovation, growth companies and VC ecosystem (notably via Asterop’ Series A done with Accenture Technology Ventures as lead investor, and while at Quadient being an LP within two leading VC Funds in Europe).

He graduated as engineer from Ecole Centrale Paris