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Christophe Jacobs van Merlen

Christophe Jacobs van Merlen

Private Equity


Mr. Jacobs van Merlen joined Bain Capital in 2004. He is a Partner, Co-Head of the Technology & Financial and Business Services Vertical and a member of the European Private Equity team. 

Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Jacobs van Merlen was a consultant at Bain & Company in Brussels, Amsterdam and Boston, where he provided strategic and operational advice to private equity, business services, industrial and financial services clients.


Mr. Jacobs van Merlen received MS magna cum laude in Civil Engineering from University of Brussels. He also graduated from Ecole Centrale in France.