Banijay has hired Stéphane Préfol as Head of M&A.
The role, which will be dedicated to supporting on the group’s growth trajectory, will be based in Paris, and reports jointly to Chief Executive Officer, Marco Bassetti, and Chief Financial Officer, Cédric Brignon. He will begin in position on 6 March 2023.
Préfol has spent more than 15 years in the M&A space and joins from Publicis Groupe, where he was Associate Director. At the former since 2015, he has worked on over 40 acquisitions in the creative, production, events, media, tech, ecommerce, and data industries globally. He will now collaborate with Banijay’s executive team worldwide to develop and execute its overarching strategy in this area.
Marco Bassetti, CEO, Banijay comments: “With over 10 acquisitions completed in 2022 alone, it was important for us to have a concentrated position in the team focused purely on M&A. We’ve made no secret of our ambitions for further growth into 2023 and with Stéphane, we can continue to be more effective in broadening our business offering, building our reputation as a go-to for talent both in content and beyond.”
Stéphane Préfol, Banijay comments: “Banijay’s profile has gone from strength-to-strength over the years and with its keen focus on strategic expansion, it seemed the perfect next steppingstone. I look forward to coming onboard and partnering with Marco, Cédric and the wider team globally in fulfilling the ambitions of the group at-large.”
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