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Antoine Pau joins Truffle Capital life sciences team


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Paris, 5 November 2008 – Truffle Capital, a leading independent European private equity firm, has hired Antoine Pau as Investment Manager, Life Sciences.

Antoine Pau, 29, spent the last three years at Mazars, an international audit firm, where he audited pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and investment funds. During his last months at Mazars, he was part of the transaction services team, where he took part in financial due diligences regarding hi-technology companies in the industry and service sectors. Prior to Mazars, he worked for the business planning analysis department of Novartis. Antoine Pau has a Pharmacy degree as well as an MBA from the ESSEC Business School.

“We are very pleased to welcome Antoine to the Life Sciences team,” said Philippe Pouletty, MD, a founder and General Partner of Truffle Capital. “Truffle Capital is widely recognized as a leader in European biotech and medtech venture capital, and having Antoine on board will reinforce our capacity to seek out, finance, take public or sell promising new opportunities in this field in order to build the European leaders of tomorrow.”

Truffle Capital recently led a 7 million first round of financing in Carmat SAS. Carmat was spun out of the collaboration between the renowned French surgeon Professor Alain Carpentier and EADS in the development of a total artificial heart.

Press Contact :
Madeleine Resener
Tel : +336 20 41 39 82
madeleine@truffle.com

About Truffle Capital
Founded in 2002 in Paris, Truffle Capital is a leading independent European private equity firm dedicated to investing in and building technology leaders in the IT, life sciences and energy sectors. With 360 million under management, Truffle Capital is led by a team of four partners with decades of successful investment and entrepreneurial experience in both Europe and Silicon Valley. Truffle Capital’s investment team is composed of experienced and international experts. Truffle Capital aims to achieve superior financial returns by leveraging its industry knowledge, extensive network and unique focus on spin-offs to identify business ventures that match latent market needs. For further information, please visit
www.truffle.com.


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Truffle Venture
+336 20 41 39 82
madeleine@truffle.com

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