DAI Magister is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Deschamps as Co-Head. A tech entrepreneur and corporate leader with a highly successful M&A and fundraising track record spanning multiple sectors in Europe, North America, and emerging markets, Marc brings over 30 years’ experience leading over 80 transactions.

Marc will be leading international expansion and focusing on driving revenue growth for DAI Magister’s growth financings and sell-side M&A services in the UK, Europe and emerging markets, with a focus on climate, fintech, communications and tech enabled commerce. These are areas in which we have already built a strong track record and where Marc has many years of experience and deep expertise.

Prior to DAI Magister, Marc was co-founder, Managing Partner and Executive Chairman of Drake Star Partners one of the leading global tech investment banking firms where he led numerous landmark, cross border and unicorn transactions in the field of new energy/mobility, commerce, electronics and communication infrastructure.

He brings with him not only his strength of leadership, having served as COO broadband at BT Group Plc and co-founder/COO at Chello NV where he led the multi-billion-pound broadband launch and roll out in the UK and Europe, but also his international tech experience of M&A transactions, accomplished with the likes of Google, Nokia, Orange, Sony, Qualcomm, EDF, SFR, and Saint Gobain to name a few.

“We are thrilled to have Marc onboard” said Victor Basta, Co-Head of DAI Magister.

“In addition to our current strengths and expertise, Marc’s respected track record of growing businesses, significant sector experience and established relationships will help us to continue to execute our growth strategy and further help us to provide clients with essential guidance and strategic financial advice to achieve significant results.”

Marc commented, “I am excited to be joining DAI Magister at a pivotal time to expand its focus on climate, ‘tech-for-good’, ESG and enabling infrastructure. These areas have gained enormous momentum in recent years particularly in Europe and emerging markets where we are most active. I look forward to using my experience to apply tech and finance to help transform our planet for a better place.”

Supported and backed by DAI, one of the largest global development firms in the world, DAI Magister is a boutique merchant bank offering full advisory services for transactions within the climate, fintech, tech-enabled commerce and communications sectors. Marc’s appointment is yet another strategic step in DAI Magister’s growth plans in the UK, Europe and Africa.

Go to Marc’s LinkedIn or email him at MDeschamps@daimagister.com
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