Charles-Henri Rossignol

Managing Partner

Managing partner since 1999, Mr. Rossignol brings more than 15 years of experience in turnarounds, strategic repositioning and growth situations, as investment banker, as investor as well as chief executive officer. Mr. Rossignol was previously Founding Partner of FCDE (Fonds de Consolidation et de Développement des Entreprises), a €200M turnaround private equity fund sponsored by Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations through FSI (French sovereign fund), investing in mid market companies going through special situations. Prior to that Mr. Rossignol was Chief Executive Officer of Aeris an airline with €165 millions in revenue and 550 employees. Mr. Rossignol was also a principal at the Philadelphia based private equity partnership DS&P Partners, focusing on restructuring investments. There he was involved in several transactions in the semi-conductor, transportation, or business services industries. Prior to that he worked as investment banker for Morgan Stanley in Paris and London on mergers and acquisitions and restructurings in Europe. He was involved in several landmark transactions in the pharmaceutical and financial services industries. Mr. Rossignol is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (MBA) and of the Ecole Polytechnique. He is also a Sachs scholar and a director of many of the portfolio companies.

Simon Veyret

Investment Associate

Simon joined Equinox Industries in 2022 as Investment Associate. He was previously senior manager in the restructuring department of PwC (Transaction Services).

Simon worked with more than 30 companies – Industrial or Services – in France, in the UK, in Belgium and in Germany, on refinancing matters (Independent Business Reviews, due diligences along with insolvency contexts) as well as on plain vanilla transactions (buy side or sell side). Simon has developed an expertise in financial diagnosis on distressed targets/underperforming companies, business plans reviews and projected cash flow modelling.

Simon graduated from EDHEC Business School with a major in corporate finance. He is fluent in English and German.

Didier Quillot

Senior Advisor

Mr Quillot has 40 years’ experience in developing, managing and running companies, SMEs and divisions/subsidiaries of major groups, successively in the defence electronics, telecoms, media and sports sectors.

He began his career as an engineer at Thales (formerly Thomson-CSF), where he oversaw the creation of a subsidiary in the United States. He then spent 12 years at France Telecom as Sales and Marketing Director, then Managing Director and CEO of France Telecom Mobiles, now Orange. He was the main architect of the roll-out of the Orange brand in France and of all the rebranding operations carried out by the France Telecom group. He then became Chairman and CEO of Lagardère Active, Lagardère’s media branch, where he led several restructuring and disposal operations, particularly the sale of the international magazine press in 2011.

He then joined 21 Partners, Alessandro Benetton’s private equity fund, as Operating Partner and CEO of Coyote Systems. Finally, he has been CEO of the Ligue de Football Professionnel, which he developed in particular internationally and in digital. Mr Quillot currently works as an Independent Advisor in the Telecom, Media, Technology and Sport sectors.

Mr Quillot is a graduate of INSA Toulouse and holds a Master’s degree in Business Finance from IAE Paris. He is a Knight of the Legion of Honour and of the National Order of Merit.

Rick Schreiber

Senior Advisor

Rick has 40 years experience in the private equity industry, first as co-founder of Dimeling Schreiber & Park (“DS&P”, where he worked with Charles-Henri Rossignol both in the US and France), and more recently leading the business development initiative for Versa Capital, a manager of private equity funds based in the US, focused on special situations in North America.

He has been involved in every aspect of private equity investing- fund raising, transaction development, management and boards of both private and public portfolio companies, disposition, and all associated regulatory requirements.

He led the DS&P team in a number of aviation related investments, including Piper Aircraft (the iconic manufacturer of general aviation aircraft), Rocky Mountain Helicopters (the largest US based operator of emergency medical flights), Business Express Airlines (a US based Part 121 regional airline flying for American, Delta, and Northwest Airlines), and Pan Am International Flight Academy (simulator based commercial flight training) as well as a wide range of other special situations.

He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Caroline Rodrigues

Caroline worked for about ten years in a Parisian accounting firm before establishing her own practice.

She has supported numerous entrepreneurs and companies from various sectors such as the press, hospitality, advertising, and liberal professions (lawyers, architects, surveyors…) on topics related to accounting, taxation, social and administrative management.

She currently serves as chief financial officer for Equinox Industries.

Caroline holds a master’s degree in accounting and is registered with the Order of Chartered Accountants of the Paris – Ile de France region.