Cédric Duchamp, WG'01
Founder and Managing Partner
Calcium Capital

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Cédric Duchamp is founder and managing partner of Calcium Capital, a private equity investment fund focusing on investing in small and medium companies in France. Calcium Capital invests the capital of a selected group of European entrepreneurs, CEOs, and families.

Cédric started his career in the technology sector, working first within the software development team of Groupe Schneider’s Square D in the United States, then at Microsoft as a senior program manager within the European Product Group, working on products such as Windows, Internet Explorer or Outlook.

After graduating from the Wharton School in 2001, Cédric joined Goldman Sachs as an investment banker and assisted a number of corporations on strategic mergers and acquisitions projects. He focused on French clients while based in Paris, and on Consumer and Retail clients while based in Los Angeles. After Goldman Sachs, Cédric became director of mergers and acquisition at retailer Groupe Casino in 2008, then joined forces with two former Goldman Sachs colleagues to develop the project which became Calcium Capital.

Cédric holds an engineering degree from Institut Catholique d’Arts et Metiers and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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