Prior to joining Riverside in 2016, Jonathan was with Société Générale as an analyst in the Leveraged Finance team in New York and London. For three years, he contributed to the structuring and underwriting of the bank’s debt financings for private equity sponsored LBOs and was an instrumental part of the team in notable transactions, including the lead analyst supporting The Blackstone Group in their circa $200 million acquisition of MB Aerospace and during the $100 million debt refinancing of a Carlyle Group portfolio company. In London, Jonathan assisted in advising telecommunications & media corporations and financial sponsors on a broad array of debt financing alternatives including to support leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, and refinancings. He participated in numerous transactions that exceeded €30 billion in total value across Europe.
Prior to Société Générale, Jonathan acquired further practical experience in Paris in Mergers & Acquisitions at Edmond de Rothschild and Exane Derivatives, an affiliate of BNP Paribas where he was part of the leading convertible bond research team in Europe.
Jonathan earned a Master Degree from EMLYON Business School in France with a concentration in Financial Engineering. He also participated in the highly selective International MBA program at Lingnan College in China, developed in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management.
He speaks English, French and Spanish and will run his first New York City marathon in 2016.