Ernest Leoty
Alexandre Vauthier
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Barville & Co. invests growth capital in companies at the intersection of luxury and technology to support founders with their strategic and financial needs.

What we do

We empower creators who strive to leave 
a mark on the world of luxury.


Alongside our entrepreneurs, we invest capital, time and expertise to transform our brands’ momentum into a lasting success. 


As active long-term strategic partners, our focus is on growing our brands' digital footprint by engaging profitably with audiences.

Our portfolio

Alexandre Vauthier

Modern haute couture house


Training with some of the greats of eighties fashion including Thierry Mugler and Jean Paul Gaultier,  the French designer combines the couture principles of precision and rigor with radical cuts, blending eighties glamour and modernity. 



Ernest Leoty

Couture for leisure


Ernest Leoty creates sportswear with a Parisian sensibility, drawing flattering lines on durable fabrics. Focused on style, comfort, and technical performance, they help women integrate well-being into their daily lives.

What we offer

Barville & Co - Partner

An agile partner actively helping founders
build their plan for growth

Barville & Co - Value

Value-added investor committed for the
long run

Barville & Co - Expert

Sector expert with a far-reaching network
& access to large pools of capital

How can we help you grow ?


We aim to build modern luxury brands using digital flair and savviness.


In a world driven by disruptions and chain reactions, one spark can flare into a worldwide success in a matter of weeks. This shift has created an opportunity for emerging brands to reshuffle the cards and become new classics faster than ever before.


We choose to partner with entrepreneurs who create pieces and experiences with authenticity and enjoy sharing their creative universe with the world. We believe it is the main fuel to building a community and having a strong digital impact.


We have a hands-on approach and contribute our experience whenever our partners seek our help on a wide range of topics : attract and retain talents, improve production and supply chain, create innovative marketing strategies, design new business models.


Bernard Gault

Managing Partner


An experienced adviser and investor in luxury, Bernard brings insight and a network built over 35 years of experience. He serves as Chairman of Anya Hindmarch and is actively involved with Balmain and Valentino.


Creating Barville was a natural next step, to help promising creators become modern staples, to support them with strategic choices, and to leverage synergies across his network.


A successful entrepreneur, he is a founding Partner of Perella Weinberg Partners, a global advisory and asset management firm.


Bernard received a MSc in Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris and a BA in Political Sciences from Sciences Po Paris.

Marina Barthelemy

Investment Manager


Marina is an Investment Manager at Barville & Co. Where she is involved in every aspect of the diligence process for new investments and acts as a resource for portfolio companies after an investment is made.


Prior to joining Barville, Marina was CFO at Amplitude Studios for four years, a leading strategy games studio which she helped grow until it was acquired by Sega Sammy Holdings. There, she managed finance, business planning, HR and legal.


Before Amplitude, Marina started her career at Perella Weinberg Partners mergers & acquisitions team, where she was involved in a number of transactions in the technology sector.


Marina received a MSc in International Business from H.E.C Paris.