Christophe has 8 years of experience in Corporate Finance/Strategy. He has been working predominantly for Big 4 companies in World leading financial Centres such as Paris, London and Luxembourg where he was involved in M&A transactions in various sectors (e.g. TMT, Financial services, Retail, Construction, etc.). His skill set includes Corporate Strategy, M&A, Valuation and Due Diligence. Since 2013, he acts as Managing Partner of Pioneer Equity Partners a Corporate Finance advisory boutique providing M&A and Fund Raising assistance to fast growing company. The company has currently 5 partners. Pioneer Equity Partners is based in London and in Silicon Valley.
Prior to this, Christophe was co-founder and head of Business Development Responsible at PwC’s Accelerator. The Accelerator aims at helping fast growing European companies to quickly become international companies. Services offering include mainly fund raising and/or M&A opportunities. PwC’s Accelerator has been founded in exclusive partnership with Plug And Play Tech Center a reputable Business Incubator in Silicon Valley (300s Startups). During his time at PwC’s Accelerator, Christophe has reviewed more than 80 investment opportunities and assisted 8 companies in Fund Raising and Business planning.
Christophe started his career at Orange business Services - Consulting Services (Management consulting arm of France Telecom) advising Corporates on Strategy and Innovation. He has been involved in the design of the telecom operator the French Ministry of Defence providing advices and recommendations around Vision and Objectives, Scope of Services, Organisational and Cost Structure.
He holds a Master in Strategy and Corporate Finance from EM Lyon (Ranked 3rd French Business School by Le Figaro and Le Point magazine in 2014) and a Master in Management and International Trade from INSEEC Paris (Ranked 17th French Business School by Le Figaro magazine in 2014). Christophe is French and speaks fluently English, Italian and Russian.
Outside work, Christophe enjoys Martial Arts, Fitness and Travelling. Christophe has been practising Taekwondo over the last 25 years, he won multiple times French Regional Taekwondo Championships and he was French national Taekwondo champion in 1996.