Guillaume Picq joins Arthur D. Little partnership in France

12 May 2020 Consultancy.eu

Two months after adding Arnaud Jouron to its partnership in France, Arthur D. Little has further strengthened its French partner ranks with Guillaume Picq.

The new partner joins from Monitor Deloitte, and has been tasked with expanding Arthur D. Little’s Private Equity practice in France. Picq brings over 15 years of strategic and financial consulting experience to the role, gained at Monitor Deloitte, Roland Berger and PwC. 

At Monitor Deloitte, Picq was responsible for the launch and fast development of Monitor’s Private Equity Practice in France, as well as contributing to the expansion of its Financial Services practice. Before that, he worked for Roland Berger in Paris, focused on strategic due diligence and portfolio management for Private Equity funds. He also gained significant experience in restructuring, having helped a number of companies with their crisis management, turnaround and debt refinancing plans. 

Guillaume Picq joins Arthur D. Little partnership in France

Picq started his career at PwC Advisory in 2005 in the firm’s Transaction Services practice, after obtaining a master's degree in business law at Assas Paris II University. 

Commenting on his challenge, he said: “I am extremely excited to join a company that is committed to growth and development, especially during these challenging times. This new role provides me with a fantastic opportunity to increase business potential and provide clients with ADL’s renowned strategic thinking and capabilities but in different and new areas. I look forward to this new journey.” 

According to Vincent Bamberger, Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little in France and Belgium, Picq is “the right man for the job”, on the back of his “extensive experience in the sector” and “proven track record of launching of private equity practice” in his previous roles. 

Last year, Arthur D. Little was named one of France's leading strategy consulting firms for private equity. Nevertheless, “Arthur D. Little is committed to expanding its capabilities in the world of private equity and we wish Guillaume all the best in his new endeavours,” said Bamberger. 

The appointments comes amid a mixed bag of opportunities for private equity. While they are sitting on record levels of dry powder, the flow of quality targets is drying up, a development which has been vastly exacerbated due to the covid-19-induced-downturn, which is making valuations more uncertain than ever.


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