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Pragmatic Strategy Consulting

Strong industry experience

Unique Consulting Approach

Deep engagement, support and added-value

New office in Shanghai

Capture Asian potential

About us

Axeans is a strategy firm with offices in Paris and Shanghai.

We focus on high-end consulting services for corporate and private equity customers. Our senior management combines experience from leading strategy consulting firms with strong executive industry experience.

We bring unique value proposition and innovative solutions through close relationship with our client management. We guarantee deep involvement of our partners throughout the assignments.


Corporate Services

We assist our clients in the achievement of ambitious and pragmatic objectives leveraging their key business drivers :

  • Top line strategy : organic growth, innovation & pricing power
  • Build-up and portfolio strategies
  • Turnaround strategy
  • Strategic and business planning
  • Sales and marketing strategies
  • Re-engineering, profitability improvement and Supply Chain optimization

M&A Services

For private equity firms, we offer a full range of services in our areas of expertise, with a strong commitment to build long-term relationships with our partners.


  • Identification of build-up opportunities for individual assets (strategy & target profiling)
  • Target screening
  • Workshops on selected topics


  • Commercial due diligence: review of top line, EBITDA & CAPEX as needed, vendor or buyer side
  • Red flag reviews, providing within a limited time frame and budget a go/no go

Post Transaction

  • Strategic review and update
  • Value creation workshops
  • Refinancing reports
  • Performance improvement programs
  • Post-merger integration plans


Franck Herbaux

Franck Herbaux

Managing partner

Giovanni Drago

Giovanni Drago


Cédric Dugardin

Cédric Dugardin

Senior advisor


Best-in-class strategy consulting

Pragmatic & flexible approach
Straight answers to key business questions
Interviews & benchmarks with industry experts
Fact-based, analytical approaches
Strong involvement of partners

By executive industry leaders

Strong credentials from corporate experience
Customer managers engagement and commitment
Pragmatic and actionable value-added
Support during critical management
Alignment of management and shareholders