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Stéphane Baleston

Partner & Managing Director


Stéphane Baleston is a member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Corporate Development practice. He is a topic expert on private equity, focusing primarily on consumer and B2B activities. He is also the global topic leader for exit strategy (preparation, vendor due diligence, and support on initial public offerings).

Stéphane has led more than 100 transaction projects on both the buy and sell sides, as well as multiple portfolio projects, including postacquisition 100-day plans, operational improvement programs, and strategy resets.

Stéphane has extensive experience in financial services, having worked on postmerger integrations with a number of large European banks. He has worked with major European packaging and equipment manufacturers on market analysis, portfolio reviews, and evaluation of merger-and-acquisition options.

Stéphane first joined BCG in 1999. Subsequently he worked in consulting roles for Bain & Company and OC&C Strategy Consultants before rejoining the firm in 2011.

Areas of Expertise

  • Private equity
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Divestiture and carve-outs
  • Strategic due diligence
  • Value creation
  • Portfolio strategy
  • 100-day plans
  • Operational improvement


  • MBA, finance, law, and tax, École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC)
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