Charles is Head of Investec’s Cross Border Corporate Finance and International Advisory Group and has over 26 years of investment banking experience.

He joined Investec, Capitalmind Investec strategic majority shareholder, in 2017 to lead the bank’s cross border corporate finance business and has advised clients on international transactions around the world, including in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa.

Charles previously worked for Renaissance Capital, Greenhill and Deutsche Bank. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen and graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree.

Jonathan is Head of Advisory & Co-Head of Investec’s Private Equity Client Group and has over 17 years of Corporate Finance experience.

Before joining Investec, Capitalmind Investec strategic majority shareholder, Jonathan was previously Managing Director at DC Advisory and Manager at PwC, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Jonathan graduated from Bristol University with a First-Class Honours degree in Maths & French.

Ervin is Managing Partner, Board Director and co-founder of Capitalmind Investec. He focuses on the Industrial technology & technical business services sector.

For more than 27 years Ervin has acted as a trusted advisor to the boards and owners of mid-cap and large-cap companies, on 90+ complex mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings and buyout transactions – worth a total volume of several billion euros.

Ervin also serves on the advisory board of Hochrein GmbH, a private German technology holding; and is a member of the board of trustees of “Junge Deutsche Philharmonie” as well as “Rheingau Music Festival”.

Ervin is fluent in German, English and Slovene.

Before founding Capitalmind Investec, Ervin held several senior positions at leading private equity and investment banking firms such as Duke Street Capital, London, a €3 bn alternative asset manager focused on middle market equity and debt investments, where he served as Managing Partner of their GSA business and Citigroup’s Salomon Smith Barney, where he was part of the senior team in their Industrials investment banking group leading their European automotive investment banking team out of London.

Ervin holds a master’s degree in business administration from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt. He is married and has two children.


Jan Willem is a Managing Partner and Board Director of Capitalmind Investec, which he co-founded in 1999. He has 25+ years experience in M&A, and has successfully closed 100+ deals (mainly cross-border), focusing on Consumer/Food, Business Services and TMT. Jan Willem speaks Dutch, English, German and French.

Before Jan Willem founded Capitalmind Investec, he was a corporate banker and regional director commercial banking for ABN AMRO Amsterdam, managing several branch offices.

Jan Willem is also a guest lecturer at Tilburg University; Chairman of one of the oldest football & cricket clubs in the Netherlands, HC & FC Victoria 1893; and from 2009 until 2015, Chairman of the Dutch Corporate Finance Association.

He has a degree in Marketing & Business Administration from Wageningen University, and later earned his second license in Financial Economics and International Business in Antwerp, Belgium.

Michel is Managing Partner and Board Director of Capitalmind Investec, which he founded in 1999. He is also head of the Paris office.

He has worked in M&A for 20+ years, as the lead dealmaker on more than 100 transactions advised on behalf of Capitalmind Investec, including divestitures, buy-outs, financings and acquisitions. Michel assists all types of clients, from large corporates to entrepreneurs, families and private equity houses.

He acted as board member and then chairman of the supervisory board of Davey Bickford, a €80m revenue high-tech family group, which ran a buy-out with Argos Soditic in 2007 and was sold in 2015 to the Chilean group ENAEX.

He has a deep understanding of company strategies and international deal-making – notably in Business Services, Industrials, and Food & Agro.

He holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School. He is fluent in French and English.