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 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, where he is full professor.
After 23 years as an M&A banker, he founded an investment fund that invests in startups and unlisted SMEs.
He is also an active investor in several listed companies.
Yann Le Fur is an former Affiliated Professor at HEC Paris and is the head of the corporate finance group for Natixis in New York.
He is also an active investor in several unlisted companies.
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.