Marie-France Mathes is the Founding Partner of Macon PE, an independent Emerging Markets PE Advisory firm, focusing on fundraising and business development capacity building for EM PE Managers.
Previously Ms. Mathes was for 5 years Managing Director with ECP, an Africa PE firm, where she was in charge of coordinating Fundraising and Investor Relations. Before that Ms. Mathes was a Manager Partner, Chairman of the Board and Member of the Investment Committee at CAM-NewMarkets Partners, an EM PE Fund of Funds Investment Manager, focusing on the new emerging PE markets.
Prior to co-founding CAM-NewMarkets, Ms. Mathes was a Senior Investment Officer with the IFC’s Capital Markets + Private Equity Funds Department for over 11 years. During that time Ms. Mathes contributed to the launch of EMPEA and raising capital from Founding Members of EMPEA. Ms. Mathes also worked with Baring Private Equity Partners and with Banque Paribas Capital Markets. Ms. Mathes has a been a pioneer in raising capital for Emerging Markets PE since the early 1990s.
She holds a M.Sc. in Economics from Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France and a M. Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University, UK.