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Stéphane Darracq

Stéphane Darracq is ‎CEO and founder of LeadMedia Group and CEO at Makazi SA. He combines his experience as an entrepreneur and international investor with a passion for the cutting-edge digital technologies.


  • Stéphane was sure that every successful career was linked to hard work, so that he paid much attention to his academic life.


  • With a degree from ParisTech Grande Ecole, Stéphane Darracq began his career in Mergers & Acquisitions with Hill Samuel & Co. in London in 1989. He then joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development before managing a private equity investment fund for Invesco Asset Management. With a strong background in financial functions – mergers and acquisitions, privatization, management of investment funds – in resolutely Anglo-Saxon organizations, in 2000 he joined a group of British entrepreneurs to take over the company Opta Ltd. through a MBO (Management Buy Out). Due to its success, the company is sold to Opta American group SAIC in 2003, a technology company based in San Diego, California.Stéphane Darracq is appointed vice president in charge of acquisitions in Europe.

    In 2005, Stéphane Darracq participates as a partner in the acquisition of NetBooster in Paris and the IPO as CFO and deputy CEO until September 2008.

Major achievements

  • In 2005, Stéphane Darracq participates as a partner in the acquisition of NetBooster in Paris and the IPO as Chief Financial Officer and deputy Chief Executive Officer until September 2008. In late 2008, Stéphane Darracq founded LeadMedia group with the financial support of Truffle Capital and worked with the founders of R-Advertising in the takeover of Reactivpub. The first step in the development of LeadMedia Group is thus well taken.



Stéphane Darracq has divided his time between France and Brazil since 2009. His other passions are his family and his lavender field in Provence, where he goes every weekend.


  • a father: Alain Darracq - France
Stéphane Darracq
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  • January, 1985 - December, 1987
    Paris Tech Grande Ecole
  • 1989
    Manager Mergers & Acquisitions, Hill Samuel & Co
    London Great Britain
  • 1992
    Senior Banker, Director Central Europe Investment Fund, EBRD/INVESCO
  • 2000
    Corporate Venturing Entrepreneur associated technological innovation, Opta Ltd
    London Great Britain
  • December, 2005 - September, 2008
    Chief Operating Officer, Netbooster Societe Anonima
  • December, 2006 - 2015
    Chairman-Mgmt Board/Chief Executive Officer/chief operating officer, Netbooster Group
  • 2008 - 2015
    Chief Executive Officer, Leadmedia Group