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Cécile Mayer-Levi
Head of Private Debt at Tikehau Capital


Cécile Mayer-Lévi joined Tikehau Capital in 2013 and heads the Private Debt platform of the asset management firm. She has extensive knowledge in direct lending transactions, and has worked closely with major private equity houses, investment funds and corporates. Cécile started her career at Merrill Lynch in 1988 in the Corporate Finance department and in M&A in Paris and New York. In 1991, she joined Elig one of France’s pioneers in capital investment. In 2001, she joined Mezzanis (Omnes), the mezzanine fund of Credit Lyonnais Private Equity, as Investment Director. From September 2005 until March 2013, she launched and developed Private Debt activity at AXA Private Equity (ARDIAN). She sits as board observer on over 10 Boards of portfolio companies. Cecile also chairs the Private Debt Commission of France Invest and is a board member of the Alternative Credit Council (ACC).

Agenda Sessions

  • Is the private debt market ripe for consolidation as private capital firms look for scale in the asset class?