About

Our history

An experienced team with complementary skills and talents

Our team includes real estate professionals, former investment bankers, private bankers, lawyers and private equity investors.

Our diverse skillsets and backgrounds complement one another and allow us to structure creative and tailor-made service adapted to the needs of our clients.

our team
Alexandre Darsa
President

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.

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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.

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Nicolas Darsa
Partner

Nicolas started his careers in 2004 in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the U.K., Israel and France.

In 2011, Nic started investing in private equity and credit special situations in Europe and in the U.S.. The investments were executed in the public credit markets or during Chapter 11 processes through loan-to-own strategies, asset acquisitions under the section 363 of the U.S. bankruptcy code or through the issuance of structured equity investments. The most notable investments include the acquisition of The Weinstein Company assets now rembranded as Spyglass Media Group (entertainment), the acquisition of American Zinc Recycling (industrial) and of Lucky Brand (retail).

During his career, Mr. Darsa has been responsible for sourcing, structuring and executing investment opportunities. Mr. Darsa has worked closely with management teams while serving on multiple boards of portfolio companies.

Mr. Darsa received a master degree in corporate finance from Dauphine University in France, Paris. He and his wife, Céline, have three children and live in Paris.

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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.

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Gerald Levy
Partner

Gerald began his career in 2004 in the Global Markets division of BNP Paribas in Paris. He quickly moved to London where he held senior roles in the Fixed Income Solutions and Derivatives departments of various major US and European banks: Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Commerzbank, for 15 years.

In charge of institutional sales for French-speaking countries and Israel, he developed relationships with various banks, insurance companies and asset managers on their interest rate and credit hedging and investment issues.

He joined O2 Capital in 2020 to grow the business in France with a focus on sourcing.

Gerald is a graduate of the Master 203 in financial markets from Paris Dauphine University.

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Alexandra Cherabieh
Private debt analyst

Before joining O2 Capital, Alexandra completed an internship in Private Equity at Opengate Capital and an M&A internship at Natixis Partners.

Alexandra graduated from EDHEC Business School Nice (Msc in Corporate Finance & Banking).

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our values
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

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 commitment of our team, the quality and precision of our services make up the DNA of O2 Capital”

Alexandre Darsa,
Founder

key figures

O2 Capital in a nutshell

109M€

amount financed

37

projects financed

Paris
Lisbon
Geneva

offices

Senior debt
Mezzanine
Equity

scope of work

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