Luc is the co-founder and co-managing Partner of Vantage’s mezzanine funds, with responsibilities spanning mezzanine investments’ assessment, structuring, execution and post-transaction monitoring.
Luc is one of two executive members of the Mezzanine Funds’ Investment Committees, and has played a leading role in the thirty investments executed by the three funds since 2007.
Prior to joining Vantage in 2006, Luc spent time as a Strategy Consultant with Bain & Co. in Paris and with Accenture in Johannesburg. After completing his MBA at INSEAD, he joined the International Finance Corporation (IFC) based in Washington DC. At the IFC, Luc worked on advisory and investment projects in Brazil, Gabon, Romania and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
On returning to South Africa in 1998, Luc joined Brait as a Deal Executive responsible for investments in various key sectors.
Luc then spent two years in Poland as founder / CEO of an employee benefits business, before returning to establish Standard Bank’s private equity department, with its focus on mezzanine transactions in the mid-market. Luc went on to head up Standard Bank’s mezzanine finance department, co-leading several noteworthy transactions which included funding for the buy-out of the South Africa subsidiary of Waco International, and providing a R1 billion mezzanine tranche for the De Beers empowerment transaction.
Luc holds an MBA from the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France. He studied for his undergraduate economics degree at the Institute for Political Studies in Paris.