477 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Phone: +1 212 502 3370
Email: info@cap-m.com

Our Team

François Huré
François Huré
François Huré
Partner and Co-Founder

Education

  • Dual Bachelor of Sciences degree with Honors in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • French Baccalauréat with Honors
  • Certificate in Advanced English and IGCSE from the University of Cambridge
  • Japanese-Language Proficiency Certificate Level 3 and 4

François Huré is a Partner and Co-Founder of CapM.

Mr. Huré is a mergers and acquisitions specialist who has spent his entire career in the United States advising clients on both domestic and cross-border strategic and financial assignments. He has counseled leading corporations on a number of landmark transactions in a variety of industry sectors and geographies, including North America, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Huré’s transactional experience covers mergers, acquisitions, corporate investments, divestitures, partnerships, alliances, joint ventures and other value-creating transactions. He has advised clients globally on a variety of complex and highly successful transactions across many sectors, including technology, media, consumer products, retail / e-commerce, industrials, specialty finance and healthcare.

Prior to co-founding CapM, Mr. Huré was a Vice President at Sonenshine Partners, a mergers and acquisitions firm based in New York City, where he spent ten years advising clients on several high profile and industry-redefining transactions. These transactions were the result of the relationships that Mr. Huré developed during his years of mergers and acquisitions experience.

Mr. Huré was personally involved in the origination and execution of the majority of the firm's highest profile mergers, acquisitions and strategy mandates for clients such as Realtime Technology, Highmark Health, Lavazza, Optical Distributor Group, Genesis Lease, kenko.com, Clearlab, drugstore.com, ProQuest, 1-800 CONTACTS, Beverages & More, Hoya, skinstore.com, Trent (a Tata company), Essilor, Kenneth Cole, Harman Industries, Atrica and Walgreens.

Mr. Huré is a native of France and is an Executive Member of the French American Chamber of Commerce in New York, a non-for-profit membership association that supports strong economic relations between France and the United States and that helps finance the training and education of the next generation of transatlantic business leaders. 

Education

  • Dual Bachelor of Sciences degree with Honors in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • French Baccalauréat with Honors
  • Certificate in Advanced English and IGCSE from the University of Cambridge
  • Japanese-Language Proficiency Certificate Level 3 and 4

 

Selected Representative Advisory Transactions

  • Sale of Davis Vision and Visionworks to Centerbridge and Superior Vision
  • Sale of Limoni and La Gardenia (LLG) to Douglas
  • €180 million sale of Realtime Technologies (RTT) to Dassault Systèmes
  • Sale of Viva Optique, a subsidiary of HVHC (a Highmark company), to Marcolin
  • $900 million sale of 1-800 CONTACTS to WellPoint (now Anthem)
  • Sale of Optical Distributor Group to ABB Concise
  • $47 million sale of a controlling stake in kenko.com to Rakuten
  • $135 million sale of HearUSA to Siemens
  • $433 million sale of drugstore.com to Walgreen
  • $250 million investment by Lavazza into Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • Strategic alliance distribution partnership between Kenneth Cole and Jaytex
  • $1.75 billion merger transaction between aircraft lessors AerCap and Genesis Lease
  • Strategic alliance between Luxottica Retail (owner of LensCrafters) and Vision Direct
  • Acquisition of ophthalmic lens manufacturer Signet Armorlite by Essilor
  • Sale of Ethernet router manufacturer Atrica to Nokia Siemens Networks
  • $343 million take-private transaction of 1-800 CONTACTS with Fenway Partners
  • Sale of contact lens manufacturer ClearLab to Menicon and Migwang Contact Lens Co.
  • $205 million sale of Beverages & More to Towerbrook
  • $527 million sale of parts cataloguing business ProQuest Business Solutions to Snap-On
  • $222 million sale of referencing business ProQuest I&L to Cambridge Information Group