The Paris office

Our work

Typical project

We bring together unparalleled commercial and technical understanding to deliver bespoke consultancy on strategy, transaction support, transformation, regulation, and policy in the TMT space.

We specialise in the third of Analysys Mason’s five pillars: transaction support. This accounts for approximately 50% of our engagements; strategy and planning and regulation and policy each account for a further 25%.

We previously worked for regulators and government entities in France and French-speaking countries in Europe (France, Belgium, and Luxembourg) and Africa (including Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Morocco, Senegal, Togo, and Tunisia) on regulatory and market liberalisation issues. We then started to help operators with a range of strategic issues (such as business plans,
transformations, and license acquisition) before branching out into transaction support and M&A. As such, we have a depth of knowledge of all of these areas and markets.

More recently, we have also diversified from pure telecoms to telecoms, media and technology (TMT).

The team

Meet the office head

Stephane Piot

Welcome to the Paris office! I hold an engineering degree from École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne (France), a Master’s in telecommunications from University College, London (UK), and a French Mastère Degree in the management of new technologies from
the Economic and Business School, HEC (France).

I joined the office straight after graduating in 1999 and was quickly promoted to become one of the youngest Partners in the firm. This, for me, was a real illustration of the company’s core culture: merit-based promotion, irrespective of your age/gender and background.

I am particularly proud of the team spirit in the Paris office. We are all very different (many different nationalities, a range of backgrounds, and different cultures and hobbies), but we are all united and support each other.

Stephane Piot

Meet our people

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After graduating from École Polytechnique and Télécom Paris, I joined Orange (the French incumbent operator) as a Project Manager and then as a Major Account Manager. I moved to the TMT team of a generalist consultancy firm in 2000, where I helped many French operators with new product development, process optimisation and regulation. I had had some involvement with Analysys Mason on several projects throughout my early career and joined the company in 2007. Since then, I have worked in more than 40 countries and territories across the 5 continents on a wide variety of projects covering due diligence, strategy and regulation. What still strikes me in this company is the depth of our expertise in a wide range of subjects and how people are always ready to collaborate to deliver thought leadership to our clients.

Omar Bouhali Partner

After graduating from École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay and receiving a physics PhD from Université Paris-Sud, I started my career as an architect at the French Ministry of Defense. I then spent several years at the ARCEP, the French regulator, where I defined spectrum auctions and led the team in charge of technology policy. I joined Analysys Mason as an experienced hire, and although the transition to strategy consulting proved challenging at first, I now feel that my regulatory and technical background is an asset to the Paris team! I enjoy being able to regularly interact with key stakeholders and work with a variety of TMT companies around the world.

Sylvain Loizeau Manager

I joined the Paris office as an Intern Associate Consultant in June 2019 after graduating from UCL with a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering and from HEC Paris with a Master’s degree in strategic marketing. I have participated in several major due diligence projects for fibre-optic networks in France, Switzerland and Germany in the context of M&A and refinancing. The multi-disciplinary nature of the projects that I work on and the multi-cultural work environment are two of Analysys Mason’s strongest points. The attention to detail and rigour involved in creating the deliverables is both challenging and rewarding.

Max Perkins Consultant

I joined Analysys Mason in September 2020 after finishing my studies in general engineering at École Polytechnique and Imperial College. The idea of working on a wide variety of projects in the rapidly evolving TMT sector is what drew me to Analysys Mason, and I have already been involved in projects for very different types of clients. My university studies were not directly related to telecoms, but I feel that the numerical and analytical skills that I developed have been useful.

James Cross Associate Consultant

Culture and benefits

Culture - Paris

Working in the Paris office

In our office, we champion intellectual curiosity, honesty, rigour and constructive behaviour. You will not be blamed for making mistakes, but you should be able to recognise them.

We offer our team the flexibility and autonomy to grow their own areas of expertise and to develop new content and ideas in a friendly (though demanding) environment.

We typically spend most of our time working in the office in Paris (or from home during the pandemic). However, some clients request more collaboration than others, and at least part of the project team may have to travel to client’s premises for a few days for meetings, workshops or technical site visits. Nevertheless, the Paris team’s core focus is more on strategy than implementation, and long-term assignments requiring our continuous presence at a client’s premises are very rare.

Benefits

Birthday off work
Birthday off work
Flexible working
Flexible working
Home Working Equipment Fund
Home Working Equipment Fund
Mobile Device + Laptop
Mobile Device + Laptop
Wellbeing Initiatives (incl. Headspace App)
Wellbeing Initiatives (incl. Headspace App)
Volunteering days
Volunteering days
Bonus scheme
Bonus scheme
Performance shares
Performance shares
Company shares
Company shares
Study leave
Study leave
Pension scheme
Pension scheme
Private healthcare insurance
Private healthcare insurance
Private dentalcare insurance
Private dentalcare insurance
Cycle to Work Scheme
Cycle to Work Scheme
Life insurance
Life insurance
Enhanced parental leave
Enhanced parental leave
Birthday off work
Birthday off work
Flexible working
Flexible working
Home Working Equipment Fund
Home Working Equipment Fund
Mobile Device + Laptop
Mobile Device + Laptop
Wellbeing Initiatives (incl. Headspace App)
Wellbeing Initiatives (incl. Headspace App)
Volunteering days
Volunteering days
Bonus scheme
Bonus scheme
Performance shares
Performance shares
Company shares
Company shares
Study leave
Study leave
Pension scheme
Pension scheme
Private healthcare insurance
Private healthcare insurance
Private dentalcare insurance
Private dentalcare insurance
Cycle to Work Scheme
Cycle to Work Scheme
Life insurance
Life insurance
Enhanced parental leave
Enhanced parental leave

Join the team

Our recruitment process

You can apply on our job portal. Drop your pdf CV in the box at the top of the page, which will auto-fill your application. You can add a message or attach your cover letter as well.

The first step of the process is our online assessment. If successful, you will go through two face-to-face interviews. The second one will be led by one or both Partners.

Internships

Internships - Paris

We offer 6-month internships throughout the year. They can either be during a gap year, or as part of your studies. At the end of your internship, you might either stay with us and become a permanent member of the team, or go back to university and finish your studies. You are of course always welcome back to the team!

Check our application portal for current openings or get in touch with our recruitment team for more information.