With revenues in Private Equity having more than doubled over the past two years, these new hires will strengthen our team to meet this growth and boost KPMG’s creative and innovative drive to deliver impact for the firm’s clients.
(Photo, from left to right: Sacha Thill, Benjamin Toussaint, Armand Guigma-Coquet, Sebastien Labbé, Paul Potocki and Christophe Diricks)
Benjamin Toussaint – Tax Partner – Alternative Investments
Paul Potocki – Tax Director – Alternative Investments
Armand Guigma-Coquet – Tax Director – Alternative Investments
Sacha Thill – Tax Partner – Global Mobility & People Services
Starting in February, they will work in close collaboration with Christophe Diricks, Head of Alternative Investments, and Sebastien Labbé, Head of Tax.
Sebastien Labbé, Head of Tax, adds: “I am happy to welcome such talents with a robust track record to the firm. Each brings specific skills and expertise in their respective fields to a team consisting of a total of 15 leaders in Alternative Investments and 2 leaders in Global Mobility & People Services. The fiscal landscape is rapidly evolving and bringing additional challenges to our clients. They need a trusted partner who will not only help them navigate these challenges, but also a forward-looking ally who will see opportunities for growth and transformation ahead of the curve. I am confident we’re strengthening our market position and reinforcing our team of leaders with these new hires coaching and mentoring our existing talents and sharing their knowledge with the next generation of players.”
Christophe Diricks, Head of Alternative Investments, comments on the latest appointments: “Our Alternative Investments sector is KPMG’s fastest growing sector. To support our growth in the years to come, we continue to invest in talents who can listen and understand clients’ needs to help them navigate a quickly evolving environment and sustain the energy that is driving the sector’s spectacular development. We’re always looking for new talents to support our firm’s strategy as well as to empower our existing teams to find their purpose and provide unmatched services to our clients. These new hires are only the beginning of the journey.”
About the new Partners/Directors joining the firm:
Benjamin Toussaint has more than 16 years of experience in tax (including international experience in the US and UAE) in the following asset classes: private equity, private debt, and real estate. He has extensive experience in the structuring of cross-border transactions, and in assisting several asset managers with the setup of their fund vehicles in Luxembourg. Benjamin is specialized in private debt and has had the opportunity to lead this sector in his previous experience as Private Debt Fund Leader. Benjamin is also an active figure in the Luxembourg alternative investment community.
Armand Guigma-Coquet has 11 years of tax experience in the private equity industry. He has extensive experience in the structuring of cross-border transactions but also assisted several asset managers with the setup of their fund vehicles in Luxembourg. Armand holds a Masters Degree from the University of Rennes I (France).
Paul Potocki has more than 10 years of tax experience in the following asset classes: private equity and real estate. He has extensive experience in structuring cross-border transactions and has assisted several asset managers with setting up their fund vehicles in Luxembourg. Paul’s geographical focus is Germany and CEE, and he has previously led this industry at a firm level. Paul holds an LL.M. Masters Degree in M&A from Chicago-Kent and a Masters Degree from University of Paris XII. He is a member of the New York, Munich and Luxembourg Bars.
Sacha Thill is an active figure in the Luxembourg community and a Partner in the Global Mobility & People Services department. He is dedicated to providing best fit tax strategies and regulatory advice on remuneration structures for employees and key executives. He has collaborated with organizations across various industries, assisting them in designing and implementing attractive remuneration strategies.