Eiréné - Security and defense
Partner, Managing Director of expertise

Lionel Mestre joined Weinberg Capital Partners in 2016 as a Partner and LBO Investment Committee member. For six years, he brought to the team his long and diversified experience of the investment industry. In 2023, he became Managing Director of the Eiréné expertise dedicated to LBO investments in the security and defense sectors.

Lionel began his career at PwC in 1995, leaving in 1998 to join PAI Partners, where he led a number of LBO transactions in France and Europe in various sectors over a 10-year period (Saur, Kwik Fit, Antargaz, Saeco, etc.).

In 2008, Lionel joined Butler Capital Partners, where he was named a partner. In this position, he took an active and operational approach to the firm’s portfolio companies. In particular, he worked with NextiraOne, ADIT, Accès Industrie and Partouche.

In 2021-2022, Lionel was a seminar participant in the 74th national training session of the Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale (IHEDN), with a specialization in defence policy. He is a graduate of Université Paris Dauphine-PSL.

“The exciting thing about what we do is combining ambitious projects in support of companies with human adventures.”