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

Thierry Bloch is a graduate of EMLV, and also holds a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from 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.

He has worked in a variety of sectors, including industry, energy services, healthcare, consumer goods and consulting.

To date, he has been involved in over a hundred transactions since joining I-Deal Development, with some very fine success stories in retail, consulting and cosmetics, such as the sale of Filorga and So bio.

In 2023, he will contribute to the acquisition of ING SOFT and the sale of TCEM.

Thierry also specializes in strategy consulting and is an exemplary reference for his partners and account managers within the investment bank, who place their full trust in him thanks to his management skills and experience.


Irvinn Aubert holds a degree in international business from the Institut des Hautes Études Économiques et Commerciales, as well as a master’s degree in corporate finance from SKEMA Business School.

Drawing on his experience as an analyst in listed securities as well as in investment, he joined I-Deal Development in 2018.

He has more than twenty deals to his credit, including success stories such as LAFON (electrical engineering), MCA Ingénierie (engineering consulting) and Spincontrol (cosmetics CRO). His experience spans a wide range of sectors: service, consumer goods and industry.

Irvinn has been involved in a wide variety of shareholding contexts, and in particular in transactions requiring advanced financial engineering.

In 2022, his promotion to Associate Director is recognition of his professionalism, versatility, commitment and ambition.

Paul André Jouzel is an expert in finance and financial markets, with a Master’s degree in Finance and Financial Markets from the Catholic University of Lyon (ESDES) and an MSC in Finance from Emlyon Business School. With his prestigious academic background, Paul-André has in-depth expertise in finance and strategy.

Career path

Paul André joined I-Deal Development in 2019, after gaining diversified experience in the finance department of the Synergie group in Barcelona, in M&A for a real estate group, and as an analyst with the Crédit Mutuel Equity investment fund. These experiences have enabled him to develop a solid understanding of financial dynamics and M&A processes.

Skills and expertise

Paul André Jouzel operates mainly in the technology and consulting sectors, with specific expertise in the following areas:

  • Strategy and Management Consulting
  • Data
  • Software
  • Cybersecurity
  • Web & Metaverse
  • Digital Marketing
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Engineering

Skills include :

Mergers & Acquisitions: Management of acquisition and disposal processes, valuation of target companies, financial modeling.
Financial Analysis: Evaluation of financial performance, analysis of risks and opportunities, development of investment strategies.
Project Management: Supervision of complex projects, coordination of international teams, customer relationship management.
Notable achievements

Paul André has a proven track record of managing complex transactions and creating value for his clients, with some thirty deals to his credit for digital services companies (ESN), including ten in Canada. In 2023, he contributed to the operations of :

  • WINNING: strategy and management consulting
  • Data eXcellence: data migration consulting
  • Lambda: Cybersecurity
  • ING SOFT: Software development
  • Forces Motrices: Renewable energy
  • Excelsior: Web 3 & Metaverse consulting
  • Evisance: IT services
  • Humans 4 Help: RPA & Data Science
  • Ciao Technologies

In 2022, Paul-André was promoted to Associate Director, in addition to his role as head of I-Deal Development’s Canadian office in Montreal. This promotion reflects his commitment and success in developing the company’s activities in North America.

Approach and Vision

Paul André is renowned for his analytical mind, rigor and ability to develop innovative solutions tailored to his clients’ specific needs. His strategic vision and leadership make him an essential asset for I-Deal Development and the companies he supports. He is particularly appreciated for his ability to manage complex projects and bring international transactions to a successful conclusion.

Marie Develay Senior Associate

Marie Develay is an expert in finance and financial markets, with a Master’s degree in Finance and Markets from ESDES – Université Catholique de Lyon. In 2022, she obtained the title of Certified International Investment Analyst (level 2) issued by the Société Française des Analystes Financiers. Thanks to her academic and professional background, Marie has in-depth expertise in financial analysis and investment.

Career path

Marie joined I-Deal Development in 2020, after gaining valuable experience as a financial auditor at RSM France. This experience enabled her to develop a rigorous understanding of financial processes and audits, consolidating her skills in financial analysis and management.

Skills and expertise

Marie Develay works mainly in the consulting and industrial sectors, with specific expertise in the following areas:

  • Digital Services Companies (ESN)
  • Engineering and Innovation
  • Aerospace industry
  • Automotive industry

Skills include :

  • Financial Analysis: Financial performance assessment, risk and opportunity analysis, financial modeling.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Management of acquisition and divestment processes, valuation of target companies, due diligence.
  • Fundraising: Structuring and implementation of fundraising strategies, investor relations management.
    Notable achievements

Since joining I-Deal Development, Marie has contributed to some fifteen major deals. In 2023, she was notably involved in:

  • Acquisition of ITI Industries: Financial and strategic analysis for the acquisition of this industrial company.
  • Acquisition of an Asian company for the Alan Allman Associates ecosystem: Management of the financial and strategic aspects of the acquisition.
  • Fundraising for WMH Group: Structuring of fundraising and management of investor relations.

Marie has played a key role in numerous transactions, notably in the Rhône-Alpes region and in Belgium, where she has demonstrated her ability to manage complex transactions and create value for her clients.

Approach and vision

Marie is recognized for her versatility, rigor and analytical approach. Her ability to operate in a variety of contexts and provide financial solutions tailored to her clients’ specific needs makes her a valuable asset to I-Deal Development. Her strategic vision and commitment to excellence enable her to successfully lead large-scale projects.

Florian Reynaud Associate

Florian Reynaud graduated from IAE Gustave Eiffel with a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering. His academic training has enabled him to acquire in-depth skills in finance and operations management, providing a solid foundation for his professional development.

Career path

Florian joined the I-Deal Development teams in 2022, bringing with him a first significant experience within the Novarc Group, where he worked as Assistant Group Finance Director. This position enabled him to develop a thorough understanding of the financial and strategic challenges facing an industrial group.

Skills and expertise

Florian Reynaud stands out for his expertise in the following sectors:

  • Energy Services
  • Traditional Industries

His skills include :

  • Financial Engineering: Structuring and management of complex financial operations, risk and opportunity assessment, strategic consulting.
  • Financial Analysis: Analysis of companies’ financial performance, development of recommendations to optimize profitability.
  • Transaction Management: Management of acquisition and disposal projects, including due diligence and negotiation of terms.

Notable achievements

Since joining I-Deal Development, Florian has been involved in nearly ten major transactions. Among these, in 2023, he played a key role in the sale of TCEM, a subsidiary of the Finergy group, demonstrating his ability to manage complex and strategic transactions. He also played a major role in the successful merger between the American company Vintech and the British group Molb at the start of 2024.

Sonia Bakri Head of marketing and Communication

Sonia Bakri is an expert in communication and marketing strategies, and a graduate of PPA Business School, where she obtained a Master’s degree in Management of Communication and Marketing Strategies, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Operational Marketing. Her solid academic background has enabled her to develop an in-depth understanding of market dynamics and best practices in communications and marketing.

Career path

In 2023, Sonia joined I-Deal Development as Marketing and Communications Manager. Prior to this, she gained three years’ experience as Marketing and Communications Project Manager at LARCO, a company specializing in safety equipment for the oil and gas industry. During this time, she proved her ability to manage complex projects and run effective marketing campaigns.

Skills and expertise

Sonia Bakri’s diversified expertise spans several sectors, including :

– Sustainable development
– Healthcare
– Events
– Interior design
– Fashion and Cosmetics

Her skills cover a wide range of fields, including :

– Marketing & Digital Strategy
– Communications
– Press Relations
– Event Planning and Management

Approach and Vision

Sonia is recognized for her ability to innovate and adapt quickly to market changes. Her strategic vision and creative approach reinforce the reputation and brand image of the companies she works for. She is also appreciated for her attention to detail and her ability to handle multiple projects efficiently.

Natty Bothereau Associate

Natty Bothereau is a specialist in mergers and acquisitions, with a Master’s degree in Financial Analysis and Strategy from IGR IAE Rennes. Her academic background and professional experience have enabled her to develop in-depth expertise in financial transactions.

Career path

Natty joined I-Deal Development as an M&A Associate in 2023, after two years’ experience as an M&A Analyst at Banque Populaire Grand Ouest and in a financial services firm. She has been actively involved in a dozen transactions in the real estate and industrial sectors, in France and abroad.

Skills and expertise

Natty Bothereau has solid expertise in the following areas:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions: valuation of target companies, financial modeling, management of acquisition and disposal processes.
  • Financial Analysis: Evaluation of financial performance, risk and opportunity analysis.
  • Investment Strategy: Development and implementation of investment strategies to maximize value creation.
  • Notable achievements

Thanks to her varied experience, Natty has been involved in several significant transactions, demonstrating her skills in mergers and acquisitions. His involvement in both domestic and international real estate and industrial projects attests to his ability to successfully navigate complex and diverse environments.

Approach and Vision

Natty is recognized for her proactive approach, rigor and commitment to excellence. Her passion for mergers and acquisitions is reflected in her dedication to delivering tailor-made, value-added solutions to her customers. She is appreciated for her ability to understand the specific needs of each project and to develop effective strategies to achieve the objectives set.

Jules schoonberg Associate

Jules Schoonberg is an expert in corporate finance, graduating from emlyon Business School with a Master of Science in Corporate Finance & Investment Banking. His diverse academic background and professional experience have enabled him to develop in-depth expertise in finance and mergers & acquisitions, as well as a strategic understanding of financial markets.

Career path

Jules joined I-Deal Development in early 2022, after gaining international experience in Corporate Development and Corporate Finance in Paris, Toronto and Frankfurt. Among his notable experiences, he worked for Sanofi’s European finance department in Frankfurt, as well as an analyst with financial consultancy firm IBI.

Skills and expertise

Jules is mainly involved in the consulting sector in the broadest sense of the term, in particular :

  • Strategy & Management
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Engineering
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Services

Skills include :

  • Corporate Finance: business valuation, financial modeling, structuring of financial operations.
  • Financial Analysis: In-depth analysis of financial performance, assessment of risks and opportunities.
  • Strategic Consulting: Development and implementation of strategies to support corporate growth and competitiveness.
  • Financial Transactions: Active participation in mergers & acquisitions, capital raising and restructuring operations.
  • Notable achievements

Since joining I-Deal Development, Jules has contributed to some fifteen strategic transactions. In 2023, he was notably involved in :

  • Winning: strategy and management consulting for the Portuguese and Spanish markets.
  • Data eXcellence: data migration consultancy in the Netherlands.
  • Lambda: Cybersecurity operations in Quebec.
  • Excelsior: Web 3 & Metaverse consulting in France.
  • Humans4Help: RPA & Data Science project in France and North Africa.

Approach and Vision

Jules is recognized for his analytical and strategic approach, as well as for his ability to find innovative solutions to financial and strategic challenges. His global vision of markets and commitment to excellence make him a valuable asset for companies seeking growth and transformation.

Victorien Nicolas Associate

Victorien Nicolas is a specialist in corporate finance. He graduated from ESDES Lyon Business School with a Master’s degree in Finance and Markets. His rigorous academic training has enabled him to develop cutting-edge expertise in the financial field, providing him with a solid theoretical and practical foundation for his professional career.

Career path

In 2022, Victorien joined the I-Deal Development teams as a Financial Analyst, after a first rewarding experience at the Banque de France where he held the position of Financial Analyst. This experience within a prestigious financial institution enabled him to acquire an in-depth understanding of financial mechanisms and economic dynamics.

Skills and expertise

Victorien Nicolas now holds the position of Business Manager, where he distinguishes himself through his expertise in several key industrial sectors, including :

  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Energy
  • Nuclear
  • Metalworking

Skills include:

Financial Analysis: Assessing companies’ financial performance, analyzing risks and opportunities, and making strategic recommendations.
Operations Management: Management of acquisition and divestment projects, including synergy analysis, due diligence and negotiation.
Financial Strategy: Development and implementation of financial strategies to optimize company growth and profitability.
Financing: Managing investors and banking partners.


Notable achievements

Since joining I-Deal Development, Victorien has played a crucial role in the success of several strategic transactions. In particular, he has contributed to

  • Decotec fund-raising: a lightning-fast process (less than a month). Management of counterparties, steering of financial audits, legal negotiations…
  • Acquisition of Lormedo: Management of various economic issues (change of management, export customers, tax impact of real estate, refinancing of poorly structured debt), enabling efficient integration and substantial value creation.
  • Industrial merger between Groupe Agostinelli & ACI Groupe: Management of a private treaty process initiated by I-Deal Development, securing the French defense supply chain.


Approach and Vision

Victorien is recognized for his analytical mind and his ability to provide innovative and pragmatic solutions to the challenges faced by his customers. His strategic vision and rigorous approach contribute to the growth and development of the companies he works with. He is appreciated for his ability to work under pressure and deliver results to tight deadlines.