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PATRICK SAYER

"Impose your luck, embrace your happiness and go towards your risks: by looking at you they'll get used it" - René Char

Patrick Sayer is President of Augusta, a family-owned investment company that focuses its investments on three privileged sectors: Technology, Luxury Lifestyle and Real Estate.

Patrick Sayer was Chairman of the Executive Board of Eurazeo, one of Europe's leading listed investment companies, from 2002 to 2018, with assets under management of nearly 20 billion euros. Among his successful deals, he completed investments in Eutelsat (Leading European Satellite Operator) and Moncler the luxury brand. 

Patrick Sayer was previously a Managing Partner of Lazard in Paris and in New York, where he was Global Head of the Technology practice. His experience in private equity dates back to the creation of Fonds Partenaires, which he supported from 1989 to 1993. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Eurazeo and Valeo. He is the former President (2006-07) of France Invest (French venture capital association). Patrick Sayer is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1980), Ecole des Mines de Paris (1982) and of the Centre de Formation des Analystes Financiers (1986).