Benjamin Deshayes

Benjamin Deshayes is a Managing Director and Partner on the Carlyle Europe Partners investment advisory team. He leads Technology for Carlyle Europe Partners. He is based in Paris.

Since joining Carlyle in February 2007, Mr. Deshayes has been actively involved in current portfolio companies AutoForm, DEPT, MAK-System, ADB SAFEGATE and Saverglass. He was also a member of the transaction teams that executed Carlyle's investments in InnoVista Sensors, formerly known as Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Sagemcom, B&B Hotels, Numericable-Completel and Com Hem.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Deshayes was with Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division in London and Paris.

Mr. Deshayes is a graduate from Sciences Po (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris) and received a master's degree in finance with honors from ESCP.

Mr. Deshayes is currently serving on the boards of AutoForm, DEPT, ADB SAFEGAT, and Saverglass. He was previously on the boards of InnoVista Sensors, Sagemcom, B&B Hotels and Com Hem, and was an observer on the Board of Directors of Numericable-Completel.