The Berman Sarrazin family has roots that date back to the 15th century. Both branches of the family (Berman and Sarrazin) have distinguished themselves in business and finance. In 1540, Hans Berman was one of the richest merchants in the duchy of Lorraine. His sons, Jean and Michel, successfully developed his activities in the trading of metals, wool, and glass as well as in financial services.
Meanwhile, Jean Sarrazin de Germainvilliers was commander in chief of La Mothe, the last city in the duchy to resist the attack of Cardinal Richelieu's troops. The marriage of his son Antoine with Hans Berman's grand-grand-daughter, Claude, brought both branches together.
Antoine's cousin, Peter, is at the head of a bankers' dynasty.
Berman Sarrazin anchors its values of excellence in the example led by its ancestors.