Charles-Henri Filippi Joins CVC

Charles-Henri Filippi has joined CVC Capital Partners as a senior advisor. He is the former chairman and CEO of HSBC France.



CVC has established itself as one of the top five Private Equity houses in both Europe and Asia with some of the largest dedicated funds in each region.


Mr. Filippi has spent over 20 years in banking, most recently as Chairman and CEO of HSBC France and Member of the Management Board of HSBC Holdings plc. Prior to this he spent several years within the French Administration and Ministry Cabinets.


Geert Duyck, a Managing Partner at CVC heading France and Belgium, said: “ We are delighted to welcome Mr Filippi to CVC, he is one of the most experienced and respected bankers in France and across Europe and he brings a wealth of experience to our team.”


Charles-Henri Filippi said: “I have met many private equity firms and CVC is a leading and global private equity firm with an unrivalled investment experience across many sectors. I believe its track record as a long term and trusted investor globally makes it very well placed for continuing to invest in France. CVC has a reputation for integrity, professionalism and execution. CVC has a very strong investment team, a value added approach towards investments and sizeable funds under management. I look forward to being part of CVC’s future development.”


In addition, Charles-Henri Filippi is the founder and CEO of ALFINA, an independent financial company specialized in Asset Management and Financial Restructuring. He will remain Chairman of HSBC France until 31 December 2008.


About CVC Capital Partners

CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) is a leading global private equity and investment advisory firm founded in 1981, with a network of 19 Offices and 210 employees throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.


CVC is currently investing from CVC Fund IV, CVC Asia II, CVC Tandem Fund and CVC Asia III with an aggregate of approximately $19billion in equity capital.


The CVC team’s local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a 27-year proven track record of investment success. CVC has the ability to bring an enormous amount of cross-border resource together quickly to focus on winning transactions.


Today, CVC Funds own 51 companies worldwide employing approximately 434,000 people in numerous countries. Together these companies have combined annual sales of $89.1 billion.


CVC has completed a number of financial services transactions including: Acromas Holdings (the merger of Saga and the AA), Fraikin, IG Group and Collins Stewart.


About Charles-Henri Filippi

Charles-Henri Filippi was born in France in 1952 and was educated at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (in Paris) and at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration.


He joined Inspection Générale des Finances in 1979 and spent several years in the French Administration and Ministry Cabinets. He joined Banque Stern and then CCF in September 1987 as Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer.


He was appointed Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Banking in 1989, then Senior Executive Vice President, and Managing Director in 1993. He became Group Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Finance and Banking in 1995. In 1998, He was appointed Executive President and joined the Board of CCF, also becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC CCF Investment Bank (France).


After HSBC’s acquisition of CCF in July 2000, Mr Filippi was appointed Executive Director of HSBC Investment Banking and Markets and joined the Board of HSBC Bank plc. He was appointed Group General Manager & Global Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking for HSBC Holdings in November 2001, and moved to London. He also became a member of the HSBC Group’s Executive Committee.


In May 2002, Corporate and Institutional Banking was integrated within the Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets division and, in addition to his current role, Mr Filippi took on the wider relationship banking responsibilities for the division.


Charles-Henri Filippi was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC France on 1st March 2004. At the same time, He was appointed Group Managing Director and Member of newly created Group Management Board for HSBC Holdings plc.


He is married and has four children.