About

Our history

An experienced team with complementary skills and talents

Our team is made up of real estate professionals, former investment bankers, private bankers and private equity investors.

Our diverse skill base and backgrounds complement one another, making our team strong. We offer a tailor-made service which is adapted to the needs of our clients.

our team

Four partners to service your needs

Alexandre Darsa
President - France

Alexandre started his career as a business lawyer. Keen to work more closely with business owners, he created a Paris-based M&A merchant bank in 2004.

In 2008, Alexandre took over a property construction company in the south of France. He acquired knowledge of the design and construction of residential, commercial, logistical and retail buildings.

During this period, he had the opportunity to work with various property developers and understand the stakes of property development: land optimisation, planning permission preparation, budgeting for construction costs and sales.

In 2015, he started investing in property development projects and sold his construction firm.

He created O2 Capital to provide unbiased finance advice to entrepreneurs and investors thanks to his unique mix of finance and construction expertise.

Alexandre holds an MSc in law and a Masters in Finance and Law from ESSEC business school.

Aurélien Bessot
Partner - France

Aurélien began his career in London in 1999 as an equity derivatives trader for the Dutch lender Rabobank. He moved to Bank of America as Head of Trading Exotics Equity Derivatives in 2008.

In 2009, Aurélien founded an alternative investment management company with the backing of a sovereign wealth fund. This gave him the opportunity to work on different investment projects with various investors.

Back in Paris in 2017, he joined Alexandre and O2 Capital where he makes full use of his financial skills, knowledge of banks and investors and his keen interest in real estate.

Aurélien graduated from ESSEC Business School, Paris in 1998.

Pascal Pieters
Partner - Portugal

Pascal started his career at Goldman Sachs in London in the Consumer Retail M&A department in 2004. He later joined CVC Capital Partners where he worked on several major LBO deals. He joined Canaccord Genuity in 2011 to focus on mid-cap transactions.

Pascal initially began to explore real estate investment opportunities in Portugal in 2016 with his first acquisition and development in the Porto area. He set up a platform of service providers including brokers, architects, builders, lawyers, etc…

He joined O2 Capital in 2018 and leads O2 Capital’s development work in Spain and Portugal.

Pascal is a graduate of the Université Paris Dauphine and holds an MSc from ESCP Europe.

Philippe Bernieri
Partner - France/Suisse

Philippe has developed client relationships with institutions and ultra-high net worth individuals throughout Europe for the last 15 years.

He started his career in Paris at ABC Arbitrage AM as a trading support analyst. He subsequently developed the clientele of UHNWIs and institutions for well-known market players such as Avendis Capital, 3A – Banque SYZ & Co and Barclays Banque Privée Suisse SA.

He created Mosaic Financial Services in 2014 as an advisory firm servicing UHNWI and institutional clients with alternative funding sources in the context of liquidity-constrained portfolios. Mosaic is affiliated to O2 Capital.

Philippe, who is a CAIA Charter Holder, graduated with an MBA in finance from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He also holds a degree in business from Toulouse business school.

our values

“Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe the one reason why it will.” Ziad K. Abdelnour

Transparency

O2 Capital is committed to full transparency with its clients and partners. We strive to build healthy, long-term relationships.

Flexibility

O2 Capital is able to analyse and understand borrowers’ specific issues in order to structure tailor-made financing solutions.

We work with qualified investors who have the capacity to meet borrowers’ needs.

Reactivity

Our team at 02 Capital is committed to its clients, offering them a high level of availability and always striving to deliver quickly.
We can arrange financing in a swift and efficient manner.

“The satisfaction of our clients, the involvement of our team, the quality and precision of our services: what makes up the DNA of O2 Capital”

Alexandre Darsa,
Founder

key figures

O2 Capital in a nutshell

103M€

Amount financed

22

Projects financed

Paris
Lisbonne
Genève

Our offices

Dette senior
Mezzanine
Equity

Scope of work

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