About Us

A team of investment experts


Founded in 2014 by Alexandre Toussaint, Appletree has structured itself as a family office dedicated to entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Its aim was to provide them with solutions for any complex financial problem they might encounter in the course of their professional or personal activity.

Since 2015, we have developed an M&A expertise dedicated to small and mid-size companies whose enterprise value ranges between ten million and a few hundred million. From 2018 onwards we have been supporting start-ups in their fundraising (Series A, B, etc.) as well as their investor relations and roadshows. In 2021, we have developed a partnership with Inboud Capital to complete our offer to high-growth companies.

Our ambition is to become a benchmark player in Europe in supporting the strategic thinking of long-term investors.



The 3 markers of our DNA

Long-tem investing

By avoiding short-term view and speculation, you can generate the most value in your portfolios by benefiting from robust premiums.

ESG finance

Beyond performance, we care about our investment social and environmental impact and measuring it is key for Appletree’s team.

Collective intelligence 

The best ideas come from exchange and transmission with our network. We share it with Appletree’s clients.


Our team



Fondateur & Associé

Alexandre started his career in the events industry with Florence Doré in 1995. In 2000, he co-founded the web agency Iguana Consulting in France and Romania before joining the Alten group in Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland. In 2007, he joined a family office to support its transformation before becoming a private banker at Merrill Lynch, then head of institutional clients at Notz, Stucki & Cie. In 2014, he co-founded Appletree.

Alexandre holds a Masters in Management from EM Lyon and a bachelor degree in international business law from the University of Paris 2 - Panthéon Assas.



Senior Advisor

David started his career at Schroders Investment as an equity analyst. Then he has successfuly worked at Bank of America, Bear Stearns, RBS and lately at Citigroup as head of small caps Europe. In 2019, he started Inbound Capital.

David holds a Masters in Management from HEC Paris



Senior Advisor

Philippe has had a strong track record in the financial industry, where he notably directed, he notably managed Crédit du Nord within Paribas, then created AGF bank within Allianz. Since some years, he has devoted his know-how and energy to the philanthropic world. Founder of a music festival, the Septembre Musical de l'Orne, he has been president of the UNAPEL, the France Festival Association, etc. He is currently president of the Vieilles Maisons Françaises and its foundation.

Philippe holds a master in political sciences from SciencesPo Paris and is Inspecteur des Finances from the ENA.



Legal Counsel

Diane started her career as a lawyer, specialist in intellectual property and digital technologies (Cabinet Alain Bensoussan, Cabinet Derriennic & Associés). In 2009, she co-founded Winlex law firm. In 2015, she joined Naxoo as legal manager. In 2018, she also became legal manager of Genève Sport. Since 2021 she is head of legal, human resources and insitutional communication at the SCHG.

Diane has been graduated as a lawyer from Paris Bar (CAPA). She holds a Master in Business Law from Paris IX – Dauphine University and a Master in Management from EM Lyon.

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