Triago beefs up team with new hire

Global placement agent Triago has hired Virginie Bourel as a partner and head of strategic advisory in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, Bourel served as director at Quartilium, a Paris-based private equity fund-of-funds, managed by Groupama Private Equity.


September 22, 2014 – Private equity industry veteran Virginie Bourel joins Triago this month as Partner and Head of Strategic Advisory in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Her appointment to this new position marks an important expansion in the resources of Triago’s rapidly growing strategic advisory practice.

“Virginie’s experience and expertise in private equity is deep, diverse and of the highest caliber,” says Antoine Drean, Global Head of Strategic Advisory and Triago’s Founder and Chairman. “With our industry in the midst of exceptional transformation, Virginie’s appointment is evidence of our commitment to providing timely, relevant services and the best advice to clients.”

Triago believes that there is enormous opportunity today to help fund managers and investors identify challenges and deliver on promising strategies, against a backdrop of changing regulations, pressure on returns, and unprecedented innovation and specialization in investment structures and strategy. Among other areas,

Triago provides strategic advice on geographic expansion for general partners and limited partners, innovative partnerships between fund managers and investors, consolidation within the PE industry, and GP team launches and restructurings.

“We’re in an age of creative ferment in private equity, so it’s a hugely exciting time to be providing strategic advice,” says Ms. Bourel. “It’s a true pleasure to join a like-minded team.”

Before joining Triago, Ms. Bourel was an Investment Director at Quartilium, a Paris-based private equity fund-of-funds, managed by Groupama Private Equity. She played a major role expanding Quartilium’s operations in the United States, Europe and Asia, making investments in buyout, venture capital, mezzanine, real asset, and credit opportunities. A French citizen, Ms. Bourel earned an MS in corporate finance from Paris-Sorbonne University.

About Triago: With offices in New York, Paris and Dubai, Triago provides private equity fundraising services, secondary transaction advisory and strategic solutions for general partners and limited partners seeking to optimize success in the global private equity market. Founded in 1992 as one of the first private equity fund placement agents, Triago has completed over 140 fundraisings on five continents and advised on the transfer of more than 1,200 secondary positions in private equity funds. Triago has also undertaken over 30 strategic advisory mandates for general partners and limited partners looking to launch, boost or restructure PE fund operations.