Eric Billot is Senior International Advisor to MilleniumAssociates.
Eric, a French citizen, started his career at Union de Banques à Paris in 1977, then joined Banque Martin Maurel in 1982. From 1986 to 1990 he was head of Corporate Finance for Southern Europe at Christiania Bank in Luxembourg, subsequently to become Head of Corporate Finance at Credit Suisse France from 1990 to 1994. He was a general partner at French merchant bank Banque Arjil between 1994 and 1999 before becoming an Equity partner at Price WaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance in France and European leader of the firm’s Capital Market Services. He left PWC in 2003 to start his own corporate finance practice in 2004.
Eric Billot’s work is focused on advising financial institutions and middle size companies in their strategic operations. This includes initiating transactions and identifying strategic moves for acquisitions and disposals. He also led a number of European structured finance transactions, such as securitisation, CBO, private placement, subordinated debt. In his career Eric worked on numerous transactions both in the financial services industry and in other sectors of the economy. Examples of the former include his advice to ING in its project of launching Asset Management in France, his advice to Lloyds TSB in their acquisition of CPR Gestion Privée, or his advice to Financière Centuria in their acquisition of Financière Accréditée, a French family office business.
Eric graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and subsequently from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, and at a later stage graduated from INSEAD while already advanced in his professional career. Eric also holds the title of a Chartered Accountant. He speaks French, English and Spanish.