Carmine Capital announces the opening of an office in Lyon to develop its activities in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
We are proud to announce the opening of a new office in Lyon, dedicated to the development of our activities in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. This strategic expansion will strengthen Carmine Capital’s presence in France and enable us to provide even greater support to SME and ETI managers in their divestment, acquisition or fundraising operations in the heart of this dynamic region.
Since its creation in 2013, Carmine Capital has been committed to supporting entrepreneurs and SME and ETI managers in their growth and financing strategies, offering tailor-made solutions to meet its clients’ professional and personal challenges. The company places people at the heart of its actions, combining the financial know-how of its analysts with the entrepreneurial vision of its teams.
Caroline Gruter to head Lyon office
The opening of the Lyon office will be headed by Caroline Gruter, a seasoned and passionate professional who brings with her in-depth expertise of the region’s entrepreneurial fabric. Graduating in 2007 from Macquarie University of Sydney with a Masters in International Business specializing in Financial Analysis, Caroline has built her career working alongside entrepreneurs and SME managers.
A deep understanding of the challenges faced by SME and ETI managers
Anne-Laure Beuriot, Founding Partner of Carmine Capital, expresses her enthusiasm about the arrival of Caroline Gruter: “We are delighted to welcome Caroline to our team as a Partner. Her professional background demonstrates a deep understanding of the challenges faced by SME and ETI managers. Her experience as CFO of SMEs has enabled her to develop a pragmatic and empathetic vision of entrepreneurial issues. We are convinced that his contribution will be invaluable for our customers in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.”
“At Carmine, we work hand in hand with entrepreneurs to meet their professional and financial challenges.”
Caroline Gruter, who will be in charge of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes regional office, shares her enthusiasm about this new opportunity: A few years ago, when I was helping my boss with his transfer process, I was struck by the difference in language between financiers and entrepreneurs. Once I’d set up my own business, I couldn’t help but notice the same thing. When Anne-Laure Beuriot told me about Carmine Capital’s DNA, I discovered a company in line with my values, where entrepreneurs and analysts work together to meet their clients’ professional and personal challenges. Lyon’s economic dynamism makes it a privileged location. As a native of the region, I’m delighted to be taking charge of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes office, dedicated to the growth of SMEs and their shareholders in response to growing demand.”
Graduating in 2007 from Macquarie University of Sydney with a Master’s degree in International Business specializing in financial analysis, Caroline began her career in auditing and then consulting at PWC in Paris.
In 2015, with a strong entrepreneurial bent, she joined a fast-growing Parisian SME as CFO. 4 challenging years during which she shared the founders’ day-to-day life, their challenges and their issues.
In 2019, she decided to devote herself to assisting SME and ETI shareholder-managers with their growth and financing strategies, before joining Carmine Capital in September 2023 as a Partner, in charge of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region office.