The book Corporate Finance, Theory and Practice, the website www.vernimmen.com and the Vernimmen.com newsletter are all written or were created by a team of four friends who have the rare distinction of being both investment bankers/corporate financiers and academics.
Pascal Quiry holds the BNP Paribas Chair in Finance at HEC Paris and he is a founder of an investment fund which specialises in investing in start-ups and unlisted SMEs.
He is a former managing director in the M&A division of BNP Paribas where he was in charge of deals execution.
Maurizio Dallocchio is Bocconi University Professor of Corporate Finance and Past Dean of SDA Bocconi School of Management.
He is also a board member of international and Italian institutions and is one of the most distinguished Italian authorities in finance.
Yann Le Fur is an Affiliated Professor at HEC Paris Business School and a senior banker for Natixis after working as an investment banker for a number of years, notably with Schroders, Citi and Mediobanca and as an M&A director for Alstom.
Antonio Salvi is Full Professor of Corporate Finance at SDA Bocconi School of Management and Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Jean Monnet University Bari Italy.
Pierre Vernimmen, who died in 1996, was both an M&A dealmaker (he advised Louis Vuitton on its merger with Moët Hennessy to create LVMH, the world luxury goods leader) and a finance teacher at HEC Paris. His book, Finance d'Entreprise, is the top selling financial textbook in French speaking countries and the forebear of Corporate Finance, Theory and Practice.