Christophe studied first in France (IEP Paris, 1984) then in the USA (MBA from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1988). He joined 3i France in 1987 and became a partner and a member of the Management Committee in 1992. In 1995, he took part in the creation of the EPF Partners fund, sponsored by the Natexis group. From 1998 to 2004, he was Managing Director of ABN AMRO CAPITAL France targeting LBOs valued at between €40 M and €700 M. In 2004, he founded Capzanine in partnership with David Hoppenot.