I-deal Development


The key of I-Deal Development success lies in its team of experts, dedicated and efficient.

FRÉDÉRIC BONAN Managing Partner

Graduated from the Ecole nationale supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aéronautique in 1986 and a master’s degree in Marketing and Management by ESSEC in 1988, Frédéric Bonan began his career in the network of the Confédération Nationale des Juniors Entreprises as president of the international deployment. He discovered the American, Asian and European markets and led the local network. As project manager for the industrial marketing consulting firm 2MI, he performs strategic diagnostics.

In 1987, he joined a renowned consulting firm as a business engineer, development and marketing manager. He held these positions for 9 years. Appointed Chief Operating Officer on the Group’s Management Committee and member of the Board of Directors, he contributes to the development of unprecedented growth. It develops activities in 24 countries and in more than 15 cities in France. As a result, Frédéric Bonan has increased the group from 300 to 4,350 employees, and its turnover is multiplied by 12.

Frédéric Bonan created I-Deal Development in 2005, of which among the almost two hundred transactions some of the most notable are the sale of Filorga to Mr. Tabary (2007), the sale of the Sobio group to Carrefour or the support of Walor International from €25m to €240m CAD, very nice family-run SMEs.

THIERRY BLOCH Managing Director

Born in Paris, Thierry Bloch graduated from EMLV in 2005, as well as a Master in Financial Engineering the same year at INSEEC.

Thierry joined Frédéric Bonan in 2005 at the launch of I-Deal Development, after working for Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking and a digital start-up.

To date, he has worked on more than a hundred transactions, with some great success stories in retail, consulting and cosmetics, such as the sale of Filorga and So bio.


Irvinn is a graduate of the Institut des Hautes Etudes Economiques et Commerciales in International Business, and holds a Master’s degree in Corporate Financial Management from SKEMA Business School.

With his experience as an analyst in listed securities and investment funds, he has joined the I-Deal Development teams in 2018.

He has several operations to his credit including LAFON (civil engineering), MCA Ingénierie (ingeniery consulting) and Spincontrol (cosmetics laboratory). He has experiences on different sectors : TMT/ingeniery/conseil, distribution/trading, and electrical engineering/climate engineering.

Irvinn has intervened in various shareholding contexts and in particular on operations requiring advanced fiancial engineering.

Paul-André Jouzel holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Financial Markets from the Catholic University of Lyon and an MSC in Finance from the Emlyon Business School.

He joined I-Deal Development in 2019 after experience in the financial management of the Synergie group (Barcelona), in M&A for a real estate group and as an investment fund analyst CM-CIC Capital investissement.

Paul-André has about thirty operations to his credit with ESN, including ten in Canada.

He is responsible for the Canadian office of I-Deal Development in Montreal, which covers the North American area.

Marie Develay Senior Associate

Marie graduated with a Master 2 in Finance and Markets at ESDES – Université Catholique de Lyon and is in the process of obtaining the Certified International Investment Analyst delivered by the French Society of Financial Analysts.

She has joined the I-Deal Development teams in 2020 after an experience as a financial auditor at RSM France.

She has a dozen operations to her credit on several sectors, in particular in consulting (TMT, ingeniery, innovation) and industrial (aeronautic and automotive).

Marie has intervened several times in Rhône-Alpes region and in Belgium.

The multiplicity of contexts in which she has intervened makes her very versatile.

Catherine HENRY-LEFAUCHEUX Executive assistant

Graduated from a BTS Executive Assistant and with 20 years of experience including 15 great years within Bouygues Telecom as a Department Assistant of about 100 employees, Catherine joined I-Deal Development teams in 2017 as an Executive Assistant.

Florian Reynaud Associate

Graduated from the IAE Gustave Eiffel with a Master 2 in Financial Engineering, Florian joined the I-Deal Development teams in 2022, after a first experience within the Novarc Group as Assistant Chief Financial Officer.

Florent intervened on nearly ten operations.

It radiates on the following sectors: technical body and industries, including energy and packaging, plastics.

Sonia Bakri Head of marketing and Communication

A graduate of PPA Business School in Master Manager of Communication and Marketing Strategies, Sonia has experience as a Marketing and Communication Project Manager at LARCO. She then carries out freelance missions for a company in the sustainable development sector and an event agency specialized in weddings.  Sonia joined I-Deal Development in 2023 as Head of Marketing and Communication.

Natty Bothereau Associate

Graduated with a Master 2 in Analysis and Financial Strategy at IGR IAE Rennes, Natty Bothereau joins the I-Deal Development teams as M&A Associate.

After 2 years of experience as a Merger/Acquisition Analyst within the companies Banque Populaire Grand Ouest and Wingate, Natty is involved in the acquisition, sale and fundraising operations, in the various areas of specialization of Maison I-Deal Development.

Jules schoonberg Associate

Graduated from EM Lyon Business School, with a Master of Science – MSc, Finance, Jules joined the I-Deal Development teams in 2022 after a first experience at IBI as a financial analyst. He has particularly work for the financial department of Sanofi in Frankfurt, as an analyst at the financial consulting firm IBI.

In 2022, he has contributed at the following operations : ACI Projets (Project management consulting in the pharmaceutical sector – Lyon), Keyboss (Consulting in cash management in the banking sector – Paris) and Teccweb (EPICOR ERP Solution integration – Toronto).

He intervenes in particularly on the consulting and software editing sectors.

Victorien Nicolas Associate

A graduate of ESDES Lyon Business School with a Master’s degree in Finance and Market, Victorien joined the I-Deal Development teams in 2022, after a first experience at the Banque de France as a Financial Analyst.

With nearly a dozen operations in the industrial sector, including aerospace, defense, energy, nuclear and metallurgy, Victorien is a real asset in the growth of I-Deal Development.

He acts on acquisition, sale and fundraising transactions.