Pierre has 25 years of experience advising entrepreneurs, with a management background in corporate finance, private banking and wealth management. He has worked on numerous sell side and buy side deals, IPOs, mergers, integrations, and consulting projects in both small businesses and large global corporates. He is an experienced, established, savvy and trusted adviser.
Pierre started his career in Australia. He moved back to France where he worked for a French billionaire François Pinault on M&A deals within the Artemis group. He created his M&A Small Cap firm (BC&D) in Paris and delivered corporate advisory services in Europe, from origination to execution. He had also advised entrepreneurs on their personal wealth management when finalising transition events on their business.
In Paris, Pierre worked in Private Banking for a Belgium Family Office (Degroof) and for JP Morgan as a senior private banker and head of the UHNW segment for France.
Pierre returned to Australia in 2016. In Sydney, he created and developed the ANZ subsidiary of Equiteq. He executed 9 M&A transactions advising clients in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth before launching SCD Advisory in January 2019 and closing 12 transactions since.
In January 2020, Pierre completed the “Leading Professional Services Firms” program at the Harvard Business School.
Pierre is French, Australian citizen, Overseas Citizen of India. He is married and has two children. He is passionate about international travel, gastronomy, sailing and golf.
Prior to joining SCD Advisory, Deren worked in Deals Advisory teams at PwC and RSM, specialising in the provision of financial and strategic advice to a range of clients.
During these three years in Transaction Services roles, he has gained experience across the M&A lifecycle in various private equity and cross-border transactions. His passion lies in helping clients unlock value, closing transactions at speed and cutting through complexity. He also has experiences at Westpac and BDO.
Deren holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and International Business) and a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from the University of Sydney. He also studied overseas in exchanges in the US (Harvard University) and in the UK (London School of Economics).
Prior to joining SCD Advisory, Elton completed internships in investment banking at Jacanda Capital and real estate private equity at Labassa Capital. He also co-founded Telescope Ventures, Australia’s first student-led venture studio that aims to bridge the gap between capital and innovation.
Elton has completed a Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science) at Flinders University and is near completion of his Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Banking) at the University of Sydney. He is also currently a CFA Level 1 candidate.
Prior to joining SCD Advisory, Kris worked as a Client Relationship Manager within a financial advisory firm, Sydney Financial Planning.
Kris is an under-graduate student at the University of Sydney in his penultimate year of a Bachelor of Commerce, with double majors in Finance and Economics. He has participated in a number of Case Competitions and has worked as a student consultant within BusinessOne Consulting USYD.
Evelyn has more than 15 years experience in Global Professional Services Companies. In Sydney, Schroders Australia (Advisory Team in the Investment Banking Division and Property Management Division) and Deloitte (Creative Team in the Marketing and Communications Business Development division). In Paris A.T. Kearney (Management consultants).
Bilingual in French (lived and worked in Paris for 17 years) and English (Mother-tongue), Australian born in India, studied, lived and worked in Sydney and Paris.