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I am co-CEO of DC Advisory France. I also lead the Industrials practice and work primarily within the Industrials and Business Services sectors.
Since joining DC Advisory I have advised numerous corporates such as Air Liquide, GDF-Suez, Johnson Controls, Rio Tinto and Veolia, as well as a number of private equity clients.
I started my career in corporate finance in 1990 with Arthur Andersen. I moved into investment banking in 1997 with Lehman Brothers and Rothschild & Cie before joining DC.
Eleven years of my career have been spent abroad in the USA and Europe. This makes the cross-border elements of DC’s work pertinent for me as I can continue to draw upon the overseas relationships I have spent many years building.
As co-head of the French business, one of my main aims is to ensure that my team works closely with Daiwa and our network partners in order to provide all possible solutions, and the optimal advice, to our clients. Our global presence combined with the dedication I see in many of my colleagues is unique for an advisory firm focusing on mid-cap M&A. It’s the reason I joined, and why I have enjoyed every moment since I started at DC.
I am co-CEO of DC Advisory France. I also head the TMT team and coordinate the practice at a European level.
I have over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, both in London and Paris. I started my career at Indosuez before working at UBS from 1995 to 1998. I then spent 14 years with Goldman Sachs before joining DC Advisory. During my career I have advised a large number of clients on acquisitions, disposals, capital increases, debt raising and financial restructurings – a total of over 70 completed deals.
I find the dual role of origination and management very fulfilling. Through hiring and developing our younger staff, I have a direct impact on our transaction processes and the quality of our execution; while my work in the TMT sector requires that I keep up to speed with advancements in new technologies and business models. Both of those things present a fascinating challenge.
Having worked in investment banking for close to twenty years, I understand very well how unique DC’s offering is in the European mid-market. The combination of the pure advisory model and mid-market focus with global capabilities is a real point of difference for our firm.
The flexibility and entrepreneurship we enjoy as a workforce is also something that I have only experienced at DC.
In addition to my management role as CEO of DC Germany and Poland where I cover the DACH region, I continue to lead on transactions, such as First State’s acquisition of the HeHe ferry route from Stena and Scandlines; the sale of Polo Motorrad to Equistone; and Sysmex’s acquisitions of Inostics and Partec. At DC my focus areas are Industrials incl. Infrastructure & Energy as well as PE Coverage.
I joined DC from Commerzbank, where I was Head of M&A for Germany. I had previously spent 16 years at Dresdner Kleinwort based in both London and Frankfurt where I was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Strategic Advisory.
I have worked at DC longer than at any of my previous employers. They were all great companies – Arthur Andersen, Barings and Bear Stearns – and I learnt a great deal at all of them, but ultimately none of them were quite right for me.
DC just works for me and, I am pleased to say, for many of my colleagues. I get a buzz out of my sector, my colleagues and from the culture. A culture that is committed to integrity and fairness and to the provision of the right advice to our clients.
I am co-head of the Financial Services team in Spain, where I also cover certain business services sectors and form part of the Corporate Real Estate team. I have c. 20 years experience in investment banking, having started my career at Citigroup in London and New York, before moving to Lehman Brothers in London.
Apart from standard M&A transactions, both buy-side and sell-side, for corporates and financial sponsors, I have developed a particular expertise in Joint Ventures and strategic alliances, most notably between universal banks and specialists in a variety of fields.
I joined DC Advisory in 2018 after having worked as part of the DC Advisory / Daiwa network in Spain for more than 15 years.
I have close to 20 years’ experience in investment banking. I lead the Financial Sponsors group in Madrid and I am also responsible for origination and execution of M&A deals across the sectors, with a particular focus on consumer goods and industrials.
Having worked in this sector for almost 20 years, I strongly believe that DC Advisory is a unique proposition in today’s mid-market advisory landscape, for its global presence and unrivalled Asian footprint, unconflicted and client-centric model and its team of experienced and dynamic people.
I started my career at PAI in Paris; then worked for PwC in Madrid and Atlas Capital Close Brothers in London and Madrid. I was one of the founding Partners of Montalbán, a leading Spanish investment banking boutique and DC Advisory’s Spanish partner, acquired by Daiwa in late 2018.
I have an Engineering degree from the Madrid School of Mines and I am Diplôme Grande École from HEC Paris.
I joined DC’s Debt Advisory team in June 2013. Since then I have worked on a variety of transactions, including the refinancing of GRW, the sale of Polo Motorrad and the recapitalisation of Kufner.
Previously, I headed a team in Commerzbank’s Leveraged Finance division and prior to that I worked in Dresdner Kleinwort’s LBO and Infrastructure Finance team, responsible for structuring, executing and syndicating complex LBO transactions and advising clients on strategic financing decisions. I started my career in the Leverage and Project Finance team of WestLB AG in 2001.
I chose to move to DC because it offers a strong global network of M&A and Debt Advisory professionals and has a leading track record advising on German mid-cap transactions. In my time here I have also come to appreciate how DC’s unrivalled Asian footprint (which is becoming increasingly important in the German market) adds significant value.
As one of the Managing Directors in the Capital Advisory team, I focus on advising corporates, sponsors, banks, investors and other market counterparties through the balance sheet restructuring process.
Having worked solely on European restructurings since 2001, I have been fortunate enough to advise on some of the most complicated and precedent-setting restructuring, liability management and balance remediation processes across Europe, including Algeco Scotsman, CGG, Seat Pagine Gialle, HIME Saur, Mainsail II and Schefenacker. Our team is experienced, comfortable and capable of operating at the highest calibre in any industry and any jurisdiction.
With our pan-European footprint; multi-jurisdictional, cross-functional expertise and highly technical team, we have the experience to provide stakeholders the right independent advice with integrity.
I joined DC Advisory in June 2009 to head DC’s CEE office in Warsaw, Poland.
I chose to move to DC because it is, in my view, the best mid-market adviser in Europe. In my time here, I’ve advised on deals in the region including the sale of POCH S.A to Avantor Performance Materials and the sale of Drogerie Natura, one of Poland’s largest cosmetic chains on two separate occasions.
Prior to DC I was a CEE focused Managing Director at Lazard in London for seven years. From 2002 to 2006 I was a partner at Enterprise Investors and in the mid-nineties I was a US Treasury Adviser to the Minister of Finance of Poland where I received a US Treasury Department Commendation for my work on the privatisation of Bank Handlowy.
I came to DC Advisory in 2010, drawn by the opportunity of setting up a dedicated Asia-focused team based in Europe. My task was to bring together DC and Daiwa’s respective platforms – both of which are leaders in their geographies – and create a channel that would facilitate transactions between the two continents. I am pleased to be able to say that our dedication to this cause and our work towards bridging the transactional, cultural and linguistic gaps have made us undisputed leaders in this field, with 53 successful Asia/Europe transactions completed as at April 2017.
I have specialised in cross-border transactions throughout my 20+ year career. My recent transactions include: Hitachi’s acquisition of Temple Lifts; Sale of Micheldever Tyre to Sumitomo Rubber; Daikin’s acquisition of Zanotti; sale of TGE Marine to Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding; Mitsubishi Electric’s acquisition of Del Clima; sale of Punch Powertrain to New Horizon of China and sale of Panasonic’s telecom business to Nokia.
One of my most memorable transactions was the sale of TGE Marine to Mitsui, as we had to cope with industrial giants coming from three different world regions, displaying three distinct bidding styles. My team had its work cut out, and managed to run a complex, competitive process across multiple time zones – and make it all look seamless.
I moved to DC Advisory in 2018 because of the firm’s strong reputation, dedication to providing the right advice to clients, and the opportunity to further build out the firm’s global TMT platform. I have a particular focus on the following sub-sectors: software, hosting & colocation, IT services and networks.
Previously, I was a Managing Director at Torch Partners where I advised private equity and corporate clients in the UK, Europe and the US on M&A and financings in the software and tech enabled services sector for 10 years. Before that, I was a member of the Corporate Finance team at Kempen & Co in Amsterdam.
I joined DC Advisory in 2009 and currently co-head the industrials team in the UK. I have advised on transactions across many sub-sectors, with a strong focus on the automotive, HVAC and engineered products spaces.
I have advised Private Equity funds including Bregal Capital, TowerBrook and Warburg Pincus, as well as public companies in both Europe and Asia such as Mitsubishi Electric, Lagardère Group, Dassault, Alstom, Essentra plc, Renown Inc and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding. Recent transactions on which I have advised include Mitsubishi Electric’s acquisition of DeLclima from the De’Longhi family, Altor’s acquisition of Skis Rossignol; Bregal Capital’s acquisition of Whittan; and the sale of a minority stake in Punch Powertrain to New Horizon.
Previously I was a Director with Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe, where I focused on Europe/Asia transactions. Before that, I spent seven years working in the M&A department of Natixis Group in Paris. I started my career in the automotive industry with Renault where I worked on strategy within the global purchasing group.
I joined the international industry team at DC Advisory in July 2018. At the Frankfurt office, I am responsible for the consumer goods/retail sector in the German-speaking region. With its international setup and being part of the Daiwa Group, DC Advisory is ideally suited to cater to the growing interest of foreign and especially Asian investors in consumer goods companies.
I have more than 20 years of experience in the consumer goods industry, having previously worked at Sal, Oppenheim, Berenberg and Lincoln International. My references include transactions such as EDEKA/Spar + Netto, Radeberger/Bionade, Tom Tailor/Bonita and Vitakraft.
I joined DC Advisory in 2012 because I wanted to work for an investment bank with an excellent reputation, and free from all conflicts of interest. I also wanted to focus solely on M&A and Debt Advisory. I am a Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT) specialist and have advised on deals including the sale of Virgin Mobile to Numéricable and the sale of oXya to Hitachi Data Systems.
I began my career in 1999 when I co-founded Firstinvest.com, an Internet company that I sold to Bertelsmann in 2005. I then spent 18 months at Bertelsmann, before joining UBS Investment Bank where I was a Director in their M&A group in London and Paris.
As head of DC’s Manchester office, I am responsible for transactions involving clients based in the North of England.
I joined the company in 2008, drawn by the opportunity to establish and build a team whose main focus was on advising great Northern businesses. It is hugely important to our clients that we know the local markets and have regular, face to face contact with them. We are not simply putting in calls from an office two hundred miles away.
I have worked with many of my clients for a number of years, some of them on multiple transactions, such as: York Mailing on an equity fundraising and a subsequent acquisition; and Cardtronics on three separate transactions (i-design, Cardpoint and Sunwin Services) in the space of two years. Clients recognise sound advice that is in their interests and they value the provision of honest advice, even if it differs from what they may have wanted to hear.
Prior to DC I spent twelve years at PwC Corporate Finance, in both their Manchester and London offices. One of the highlights was being seconded to the Takeover Panel in 2002 and 2003. Gaining a deep insight into how a regulator applies a set of rules has allowed me to be a much better adviser on public situations.
I lead the firm’s leisure franchise and manage its relationships in this exciting and diverse industry, which also has a strong mid-market client base. Working with talented colleagues and leveraging the firm’s international footprint to deliver tailored client solutions is a powerful combination which attracted me to DC Advisory.
I joined the firm in 2016 after 16 years in investment banking and corporate finance with UBS and EY. I have worked on a number of high profile M&A and capital raising transactions involving private equity, corporates, family offices and governments including; the sale of Europe-Bet to Betsson, sale of the Danube hotel portfolio (seven Intercontinental Hotels in Europe) for MSREF to a private investor, sale of four iconic luxury Concorde Hotels for Starwood Capital to Constellation Hotels and the sale of Hilton International to Hilton Hotels Corp.
Leisure is a fast moving sector with new ideas and concepts constantly challenging the status quo. The ability to work with a mix of clients across this diverse sector is very exciting for me.
I joined the company in 1998 to set up the European Capital Advisory Group. I was previously a Director of Hill Samuel and subsequently of Hambros.
I began my banking career back in 1983, and have worked in corporate banking, loan syndication, acquisition finance and property finance. I also ran a large team of workout bankers in the 1990-92 recession. So I think that I can now claim extensive experience of the debt markets both from the perspective of a banker and an advisor.
I remain motivated by the quality and the variety of the transactions I work on – and by the quality and variety of my colleagues.
I have been a Senior Adviser at DC Advisory since 2011. I am primarily involved in transactions in the Industrials sector such as the sales of Groupe RG and Capital Safety Group.
Prior to joining DC I spent 35 years working for various businesses in the Industrials space – first with Eastman Kodak, then from 2004 to 2010 as CEO and Chairman of Sperian. Sperian was created by the merger of Bacou and Dalloz; I led the integration of these two companies and the international development of the group. I also took charge of the negotiations which led to the sale of Sperian to Honeywell Group in 2010.
In addition to my role at DC, I am Vice-President of the Advisory Board at Mersen. I am also a board member of IpackChem and RG Safety.
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I joined DC Advisory in January 2016 as Executive Director in the Debt Advisory Group for France and the UK.
I started my career at Société Générale, before joining RBS where I was responsible for financing for a number of large corporate and public sector clients for almost nine years. I also took part in the negotiations of major financial restructurings, notably in the LBO market.
I joined DC because the firm has two distinguishing features: a very robust mid-market M&A deal flow in France, and a market leading debt advisory platform in London, where most of the alternative liquidity comes from. I also felt an immediate affinity with the people I met at the firm.
I am an Executive Director in the TMT team and have been covering the media and technology sector since joining DC in 2007. During that time I have worked on a number of high-profile transactions in the sector, such as the sales of CloserStill Media to Inflexion and Gorkana to Cision, in addition to over 20 other transactions in this sector.
Our international capabilities are fundamental to the advice my team provides as media and technology companies are rarely bound by geographic barriers. The speed with which a new idea can be transformed into a global media property, or technology, also makes the sector a hugely exciting one to work in; new subsectors are being created at a phenomenal pace and old ones are being reinvented entirely. It’s fascinating to be a part of this change and a great industry to be involved with.
I am an Executive Director at DC France working primarily on transactions in the Industrials sector.
Since joining DC Advisory in 2006 I have advised on numerous transactions in the Industrials and B2B Services sectors, including the acquisition of Faiveley Transport by Wabtec, the sale of Alteo’s downstream business to Imerys and the sale of Air Liquide’s polymer engineering activities to Technip.
I enjoy the balance we manage to maintain at DC Advisory: we have the entrepreneurial spirit and day-to-day independence of a boutique firm, combined with the resources and global presence of a global financial corporation.
Before joining DC Advisory I spent two years at Gimar & Cie and also did two internships in M&A at Clinvest (Crédit Lyonais) and HSBC.
My role as a Executive Director involves origination, leading the execution team on active mandates and acting as an intermediary between DC and our clients.
I joined the company in 2005. Since then I have advised on a range of transactions, most frequently in the healthcare and environment sectors. I advised the founding partners on the merger of DomusVi and GDP Vendôme; and the French private equity group 21 Centrale Partners on the sale of Almaviva’s regional clinics to a consortium made up of UI Gestion and GIMV.
I began my career with DC after a nine-month internship with BNP Paribas. I am a graduate of EPF and I have a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance from EMLyon Business School.
I joined DC Advisory in 2007 and have worked in corporate finance advisory for fifteen years.
I now lead the UK healthcare practice and have advised on transactions such as Apposite Capital’s sale of By the Bridge, the sale of Oasis Healthcare for Duke Street Capital and Bridgepoint Development Capital’s acquisition of Phlexglobal.
I find working in the Healthcare sector uniquely interesting in that it touches all of our lives one way or another. It is also multi-faceted: the social and political dimensions have an influence that you don’t see in other sectors.
I joined DC in 2008 as a founding member of the Manchester team. Having helped open the office, I feel a great sense of ownership and care deeply about the transactions we work on. The challenge of growing the business through the downturn was highly motivating and, I am pleased to say, a great success.
During my time at DC I have advised on M&A transactions across various sectors, including the sales of Zenith (vehicle leasing) and Britton Group (packaging) and the acquisition of AFI Uplift (rental). Prior to DC I spent four years at Zeus Capital, where I advised mostly on public transactions including IPOs, fundraisings and PTPs.
The regional markets are much more relationship driven and, while email has its uses, building relationships isn’t one of them. I always prefer to pick up the phone to clients where possible.
As a Director in the Leisure, Retail & Consumer (LRC) team I focus on originating and executing M&A transactions for domestic and cross border deals in the sector.
I have worked on a number of interesting deals since joining DC Advisory in 2014, including the sale of Lunch Garden to Bregal Freshstream, ICG’s acquisition of Park Holidays and Nagatanien’s acquisition of Chaucer Food.
The opportunity to work with talented and driven colleagues, DC’s entrepreneurial culture and its international platform were the main reasons for me to choose DC Advisory.
Before joining DC I worked in the M&A team at Commerzbank in Frankfurt and London, prior to this I was at Lincoln International in Frankfurt and Madrid, primarily focused on cross border M&A transactions in the LRC space.
I joined DC Advisory in July 2013. I am a Director and my role involves advising corporates, private equity funds and infrastructure clients on the execution of M&A transactions across a variety of sectors, including Energy, Infrastructure and Industrials.
In recent years I have worked on the establishment of a 50/50 joint venture between Ferrostaal and Haldor Topsoe, First State’s acquisition of the Helsingør-Helsingborg ferry route from Scandlines and Stena and the sell-sides of Doll Fahrzeugbau to Capital Management Partners and GHH Radsatz to Bonatrans. I enjoy the varied nature of transactions I can be involved in.
I was attracted to DC because it has global capabilities paired with the backing of a large Japanese financial corporation, while at the same time maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit and day-to-day independence of a boutique.
Before joining DC, I worked in M&A at Dresdner Kleinwort and Commerzbank. I studied International Business at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) and at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) and also completed an MBA with distinction at Warwick Business School (United Kingdom).
I joined DC in 2012 from Credit Suisse into the Financial Sponsors Group at DC, where I spent five years advising private equity clients before moving into the Business Services M&A team as a Director.
I see M&A as fundamentally a relationship-based business. Clients decide to buy or sell for many reasons but one of our key roles as an adviser is to always make sure clients have asked themselves all the right questions and to apply our experience and expertise in doing deals to help them to make the best possible decision. The level of trust between a client and their adviser is therefore often a critical part of the deal-making process. Mix that dynamic with the critical thinking, in-depth analysis and working with fun, intelligent colleagues that accompanies every deal and DC is a very rewarding place to work.
Recent deals I’ve advised on include the sale of Southern Dental to a Swiss family office, the acquisition of HKA for Bridgepoint Development Capital, the acquisition of Northgate for Cinven, the sale of Kinapse to HgCapital and the acquisition of Moneycorp for Bridgepoint.
Before joining DC I worked in the strategic advisory department at Daiwa Securities in Tokyo. I played a key role in executing M&A transactions including both domestic and cross-border deals. I also collaborated with the DC team and provided M&A advice to Japanese clients; mainly within the Industrial Products and Services sector.
In April 2018 I moved to DC Frankfurt on secondment from Daiwa as part of the Japan-Asia team, which is involved in originating and executing Europe-Asia transactions across various sectors. Having covered Industrials in the strategic advisory department at Daiwa, I then built on my knowledge and experience of the Industrials sector within a European context as well as contributing towards increasing Daiwa’s international presence in Europe’s M&A market.
I am now a member of DC Advisory UK’s Asia Access team.
I joined DC Advisory in August 2018 as a Director in the Paris office.
I specialize on the booming infrastructure sector within a team created in 2018 and led by Grégory Roquier and was attracted by the entrepreneurial approach and excellent reputation of DC Advisory in the sector at the moment when it decided to expand its capabilities in Paris. My M&A experience prior to DC Advisory includes a total of 6 years at BNP Paribas in Paris, with a focus on cross-border infrastructure deals during the last 3 years. Some of the notable deals I have worked on include the merger between international power generation giants GDF Suez Energy International and International Power (Belgium/France/UK); disposal of a stake held by Ardian in the Spanish oil products transportation network CLH (Spain/France); and the attribution to Vinci of the concession to operate the Airport of Salvador (France/Brazil).
Having an engineering education background, I also worked for Air Liquide in Russia, where I was in charge of Business Development (green-field and brown-field investments) of Large Industries business line.
As a Director in DC Germany’s Debt Advisory Group I am involved in the very technical side of transacting. I work across all sectors and deal with lots of negotiation as well as execution. I enjoy the fact that no two deals are the same; the diverse situations I have advised on include the restructuring of WEPA, the refinancing of Kobusch and a banking recapitalisation for the government of Iceland.
I moved to DC because of its excellent reputation and its prominent position within the Asian markets. The Asian angle is particularly relevant for me as I went to university in Tokyo and speak fluent Japanese, so a role which permits me to make use of my linguistic capabilities and cultural knowledge is a real plus.
Before DC I worked at Hawkpoint in the Restructuring and FIG Team.
I joined DC Advisory in May 2017 and I am a member of the Asia Access team, which is dedicated to providing clients in various sectors with a unique global reach to develop their business opportunities.
I’ve worked on several Europe-Asia transactions, including the sale of Pioneer’s majority stake in its CATV equipment business to Technicolor and SMS and Mitsui&Co.’s acquisition of MIMS group. I have also worked on successful Japan domestic deals such as Nojima’s acquisition of Nifty and Kyocera’s merger of Nihon Inter Electronics.
Before joining DC, I was a member of the M&A team at Daiwa Securities, headquartered in Tokyo. I was involved in originating and executing deals, for both sell-side and buy-side, with a focus on cross-border transactions and the Industrial Products and Services sector.
I believe the innovation and technological developments within the industry are truly global, fast moving and borderless; such innovations are changing the boundaries of traditional business.
I joined DC Advisory in June 2013, mainly being attracted by the high-caliber team and the entrepreneurial mind set of providing unbiased, independent advice to our clients. Furthermore, DC Advisory’s truly global footprint and superior access to Asian corporates provide for exciting cross-border deal flow, unique to the middle market.
As a Director in DC Advisory’s German M&A team, I focus on originating mandates and executing transactions, mainly in the industrials sector. Furthermore, as a Dutch national, I am responsible for the BENELUX relationship management for our Frankfurt office.
Prior to joining DC Advisory, I was at Commerzbank and J.P. Morgan, after I started my career with ABN AMRO/RBS in 2009. I studied International Business Administration, with a master’s degree in Finance & Investments, at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
We are a leading Europe-based corporate finance advisor with specific expertise in cross-border transactions. As a subsidiary of Daiwa Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of Japan’s Daiwa Securities Group, and alongside sister company DCS Advisory in North America, we are part of an established global brand with over 900 professionals in 37 offices throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. We provide tailored independent advice on M&A, debt raisings and restructurings.