Erick Rinner (53), Managing Partner, has spent 20 years in private equity with Milestone and 8 years in acquisition finance with Société Générale. Erick’s investments have included business to consumer products, outsourcing services, IT services, specialist retail, business services, healthcare and industrial services sectors. He has completed 9 platform investments and more than 30 acquisitions, including 5àSec and Cadum. Erick sits on the boards of Swania, ITX and Milestone Investisseurs and his past directorships include Interfloor, Cadum, 5àSec, WinnCare, IXEurope and Renaissance.
Erick's core skills include initiating change at board level, negotiation, advising management teams on value creation and leadership. He sits on the board of companies in London, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Erick trains leaders and executives in global companies for corporate mindfulness techniques. He received an MBA (Award for Excellence) from Columbia University, and is also a graduate of Audencia Business School in France. Erick is an executive and life coach; he practices Buddhist meditation, yoga and is a mindfulness teacher.
Swiss: + 41 79 128 20 44
FR :+ 33 6 26 13 44 01
Astrid de Chassey (32), Investment Manager, joined Milestone in January 2020. She spent 3 years in private equity in London working for CapVest, a pan-European fund investing in food, healthcare and essential services. She worked on several transactions, including the acquisition of Karro Food Group and the debt refinancing of Mater Private Healthcare. She also sat on the Board of Irish hospital group Mater Private Healthcare. Before that, she did 4 years of investment banking at UBS in London. She graduated from ESCP Europe.
Since then, Astrid did a one-year stint developing social-environmental projects in Madagascar. She moved to Paris two years ago, where she has been spending time with asylum seekers and is studying philosophy and theology.
FR: +33 6 14 81 49 31
Philippe Croppi (54) has built his career in the world of Mergers & Acquisitions and entrepreneurship. After a 10 years’ experience in the investment banking sector (M&A departments of HSBC and Societe Generale), Philippe was Managing Partner of Close Brothers (now DC Advisory) for also 10 years. He created then Easton Corporate Finance (now Clearwater) of which he was Managing Director for 10 years.
He has carried out numerous transactions in France and abroad with investment funds (LBO) and Industrials. Philippe graduated from ESCP (1988) and holds a post-graduate degree in Economics from Paris-Dauphine University (1989). Philippe became Operating Partner of Milestone in 2018.
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