Graham Elton named chairman of the practice in EMEA; Christophe De Vusser to become regional practice leader
NEW YORK, Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bain & Company today announced leadership changes within its Private Equity practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Graham Elton has been appointed chairman of the firm’s Private Equity group in EMEA. Christophe De Vusser will succeed Mr. Elton as the practice leader for the region. Hugh MacArthur, head of the firm’s global Private Equity practice confirmed Mr. Elton and Mr. De Vusser’s appointments.
Mr. Elton, a nearly 20-year veteran of the firm, joined Bain & Company in 2001 and served as regional practice leader for its Private Equity practice in EMEA from 2005 to 2018. He is responsible for growing the firm’s private equity business in the region by 8x.
In his new role, Mr. Elton will continue to advise senior dealmakers, as well as chief executives and boards of directors from some of the firm’s most important clients across EMEA, while leading the practice’s engagement with industry forums in the region. He will also provide ongoing business and professional development guidance to the practice’s senior leadership teams, drawing on his extensive commercial experience with private equity firms and corporations across numerous industries and geographies.
“As a leader in the firm’s Private Equity practice for many years, Graham has earned the trust of our most senior partners and industry leaders around the world,” said Mr. MacArthur. “His reputation and expertise will be invaluable to our largest private equity clients as they look to address their most pressing strategy, organization and operations challenges.”
Mr. De Vusser, the former managing partner of Bain & Company’s Brussels office, will serve as the regional Private Equity practice leader in EMEA. In this role, he will be responsible for further accelerating the growth of Bain’s private equity business, with a specific focus on business and client development, external recruiting to support the practice’s growth, as well as the management of the practice’s consultants and professional staff.
Mr. De Vusser has extensive experience in deal advisory and post-acquisition work for portfolio companies owned by financial investors. He has supported a wide range of due diligence efforts across both private equity and corporate mergers & acquisitions, in addition to fund strategy for a variety of investors.
“Christophe is a key advisor to our clients with deep insights on the rapidly changing private equity landscape across Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” said Mr. MacArthur. “I am confident that under his leadership, we will continue to strengthen our client and people assets and build on our reputation as a trusted advisor to the private equity industry.”
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