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Pascal Sochet


Member of the Supervisory Board

Former President of Orfite, Pascal Sochet is now an active member of the Supervisory Board. He continues to share his expertise and his cross-cutting approach on the operations.


Before joining Daniel Janin in 1994, I spent the first part of my career at Sofimac, a French financing company. From the outset, its risk capital business intended for those creating businesses led me to understand the importance of having an overall view of the company when we set up projects to develop its capital.

Subsequently, I worked in a regional development company based in Lyon, which made minority investments in promising SMEs in the region. During one transaction, I got to know Daniel Janin, who had just created Orfite and who was looking to strengthen its staff. We got on well immediately and have done so ever since.

I immediately recognised the strength of a model which made Orfite a leading player in the transfer of selected companies. This enabled us to set up a close and fruitful collaboration with company managers. When the number of transactions had increased significantly, we recruited new staff who also recognised our vision and our methods.

As a member of the Supervisory Board, I have a cross-cutting approach on all the operations. I appreciate this search of consensus and point of balance that is made both between the employees, on the one hand, and between Orfite and the company managers, on the other hand.

In more than 20 years of professional life, I never tire of meeting new entrepreneurs. Each situation has its particular characteristics, each company is in its own phase of growth and the managers never leave us indifferent.

It is impossible to copy-and-paste a template between two operations! It is a business where experience counts, a business that is rewarding on a daily basis whilst still having its share of risk. The adrenaline is part of the pleasure!


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