History & Team

ACAMAR was founded by Christophe Morvan in 2011.Christophe is alumnus of HEC Business School (1988) and holds a Wharton MBA from the University of Pennsylvania (1994). Christophe started his career at Crédit Lyonnais in New York, Caracas and Paris (1988-1992) where he completed a range of international transactions. Following his MBA, he worked as a strategy consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton in Paris (Summer 1995) and London (1994-1996) for clients in the insurance and banking sectors. He was then in charge of acquisition and integration of European financial companies at General Electric for five years (1996-2001). He started in the internal Business Development group of GE Capital in London, completing acquisitions and joint ventures across Europe. He moved to Paris in 1998 to head the integration department for GE Real Estate.

Christophe joined ARJIL (Lagardere group) in 2001 as Managing Director of its Spanish subsidiary, where he completed a wide range of cross-border transactions, for foreign companies moving into Spain  or Spanish companies expanding their European footprint. In 2005 ARJIL was acquired by Altium (ex-Apax Corporate Finance) and Christophe joined ARJIL groupe Altium in Paris as a partner. His client portfolio comprised multinational corporates on their expansion/spin-off strategy, European Private Equity funds either in direct deals or through the build-up of their participations, and entrepreneurs (MBO).

From 2008 to 2010, Christophe worked at Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) Ltd, the financial arm of the Hinduja Group, a multinational Indian conglomerate. His brief was to create and develop the investment banking activity on cross-border M&A and capital markets operations between Europe, the Middle East and India. He lead GDR issue on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange, and advised Asian companies on their financial restructuring. He strengthened also Hinduja bank through an active build-up strategy in Indian and Switzerland.

From 2010 onwards, Christophe has collaborated with LD&A Jupiter, and co-founded Drake Star Partners in 2015 through the merger of LD&A Jupiter with Redwood Capital. Drake Star is an international Investment Bank focused on the tech sector. He is a Managing Partner of Drake Star and leads its Paris office.

Christophe held  board director positions at GE Capital Real Estate (France), Paterson Securities (India), and MindArkPE AB (Sweden).