Gimar & Cie (formerly Gimar Finance) was founded in 1999 in response to the need expressed by investment banking clients for independent financial consulting, given the multiple business lines pursued by major banks and the growing risk of conflict of interests. Today it remains the oldest of the independent “boutique” firms in the financial sector, and the one that has retained the broadest field of intervention in terms of number of sectors and type and scope of transactions. When the company was created, Gimar & Cie founder Christian Giacomotto brought together prestigious shareholders comprising leading insurance companies and financial institutions, including:
- Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations
- CNP Assurances
- Compagnie financière privée
- Société Centrale Prévoir
Many of these institutions continue to display their trust in Gimar & Cie, whether as shareholders, members of the Supervisory Board, or loyal and longstanding clients. The form of company limited by shares was chosen to ensure the independence of the company.