Qantara Capital partners with private investors, institutions and public entities to create value from ideas, projects and assets across all sectors and geographies
Our recipe for identifying and generating value stems from the combination of our ingenuity, international experience and a recognized expertise in the fields of private equity, capital markets and real estate
Three sets of principles have guided the foundation of Qantara Capital
We value creativity while abiding by a pragmatic and result-driven culture.
We establish long-term partnerships founded on aligned interests and mutual growth
From ideation to implementation, we operate across the value chain to anticipate and support our partners’ needs and ambitions
With an emphasis on long-term partnerships, we leverage our investment experience and global network to deliver three types of services
Intermediation and Sourcing
We are a reliable and discreet platform linking ideas
with capital, investors with entrepreneurs, buyers with sellers
From supervisory to executive roles, we partner
with investors and management teams to build more valuable companies
We identify and participate in development opportunities
in the residential, commercial and hospitality sectors
Hadrien Fraissinet is the founder of Qantara Capital and co-founder of Qantara Digital. Private equity professional, Hadrien has significant international experience in direct investments and advisory. He specializes in identifying growth opportunities as well as designing value creation strategies and operational plans. Recognized for his leadership and pragmatism, Hadrien established close relationships globally with private, strategic and institutional investors.
Since beginning his career at Rothschild & Co, Hadrien has held senior positions at Baring Vostok Capital Partners and at the International Finance Corporation, member of the World Bank Group, where he made and managed investments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Russia & CIS. Hadrien currently serves as Independent Director at the Board of KazTransOil, the largest oil pipeline company of Kazakhstan. Hadrien holds a BA from Wheaton College, MA, and a MBA from Georgetown University, Washington DC, and ESADE Business School.
Michael Pugh has over 20 years of advising businesses on financings and restructuring solutions. As a capital markets partner at Hogan Lovells, Michael raised billions of dollars for issuers to fund their growth strategies. In addition, he has extensive experience of acting for government and banking entities on large restructurings and insolvencies. The cross-border nature of Michael’s work has led him to act in many different jurisdictions around the world. Michael also has extensive experience of working with and mentoring entrepreneurs and start-ups. In particular, Michael’s current focus is on advising start-ups in the Fintech sector in relation to e-money projects and the regulatory framework in the UK.
Michael also teaches business law and international commercial arbitration at London South Bank University. Michael is a graduate from Bath University (BA (Hons) European Studies: French and Russian) and Nottingham Law School (PDGL: Law).
William Flemming has 15 years of experience advising on M&A, strategy, debt and equity capital raising transactions, as well as working in the field of investor relations, primarily in the financial services sector. His main geographical focus has been on emerging markets (Russia, the CIS and CEE). He has significant experience of developing financial institution turnaround strategies and of operating in a challenging macroeconomic environment.
William started his advisory career working at N M Rothschild, subsequently holding senior positions in finance and investor relations at two sizeable Russian banks. William holds a BA in Modern Languages from Cambridge University and MPhil in Russian & East European Studies from Oxford University.
Qantara Capital is led by a team of senior executives who are recognized for their industry expertise and international track record of complex transactions
Beyond its investments and advisory credentials, the team has established close relationships globally with private, strategic and institutional investors, consulting companies, multilateral organizations and governments
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