Yves de Balmann
From 2002 to 2012, Yves was Co-Chairman of Bregal Investments, a Private Equity firm that he built on behalf of the Brenninkmeijer Family. Bregal has been developed into a highly regarded global investing firm, with offices in New York, London, Luxembourg, Jersey and Calgary. Bregal has invested more than $9 billion in its ten-year history.
Prior to Bregal, from 1999 to 2001, Yves was Co-Head of Deutsche Bank’s Global Investment Bank (GIB) and a member of the Board of the Bank’s Global Corporates and Institutions Division. In addition, Yves was Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, the bank’s U.S.-based investment banking and retail brokerage business. GIB was responsible for mergers and acquisitions as well as for the global origination, structuring and underwriting of corporate equity and debt, including leveraged and acquisition financing. As co-head of GIB, Yves also oversaw the firm’s private equity and venture capital investments.
From 1988 to June 1999, when Bankers Trust merged with Deutsche Bank, Yves was an executive at Bankers Trust, where he rose to the position of Vice Chairman of Bankers Trust Corporation, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of BT Alex. Brown and Co-Head of Global Investment Banking. Yves’ banking career began in 1973 at Citibank, where he was Division Executive responsible for all aspects of Interest Rate and Currency Derivatives, and Proprietary Trading in North America. Yves left Citibank in 1987 to run the Capital Markets business at E.F. Hutton, later named Shearson Lehman Hutton.
Yves received an MS in Operations Research from Stanford University in 1970 (where he was a Fulbright scholar), and an Engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris in 1968. Yves is a director of Exelon Corporation (a NYSE-traded company), ESI (a Paris SE-traded company), and Conversant IP Management (where he is non-executive Chairman). He holds dual U.S. and French citizenship.