The Team has a balanced mix of investment, structuring, finance and portfolio monitoring professionals.
Rafael Calvo is a Managing Partner at MV Credit and has been with the firm since 2001. Rafael is responsible for strategic development and investment sourcing and heads the private debt strategy. He is also a member of the MV Credit Manager Board. Rafael has 21 years of experience in capital markets, M&A, structured finance and private debt lending. Prior to MV Credit, he was an Analyst in the European Securitisation Group of Deutsche Bank in London.
Rafael holds a double Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and in Business Management from North Carolina State University.
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Francois Decoeur is a Managing Director and joined MV Credit in 2005 as a member of the Deal Team. Prior to MV Credit, Francois worked in the Acquisition Finance team of Credit Industriel et Commercial (CIC) and the advisory team of Close Brothers in Paris. Francois holds a Specialised Masters in International Finance from HEC Paris, a Masters degree in Mechanical Systems Engineering from University of Technology of Compiegne in France and a Bachelor degree in International Product Design Engineering from Hanze University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
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Nicole Downer is a Managing Partner responsible for fund leverage and optimisation, investor relations and risk management within the firm. Nicole also has oversight of finance and operations which is headed by Tina Page. In addition, Nicole manages a number of strategic relationships of the firm. She is also a member of the MV Credit Manager Board. Prior to MV Credit, Nicole was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank where she ran the Structured Securitisation Team.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science degree (first class) in Banking & International Finance from City University in London.
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Douglas Evans is a Managing Partner and founded MV Credit with Lemy Gresh and Frédéric Nadal in 2000. He is responsible for maintaining the investment strategy, monitoring the portfolio quality and is Portfolio Manager for Subordinated Debt. Prior to MV Credit, Douglas worked at Bankers Trust Company for 23 years, 19 of which were in Europe. His roles at Bankers Trust included European Group Credit Officer for Leveraged Loans, Head of Special Situations (Restructurings) and Managing Director of Leverage Loan Originations. Doug also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Investindustrial Advisors Limited.
Douglas holds a BA from University of Virginia.
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Malek Ghali is a Vice-President and joined MV Credit in 2010 as a member of the Deal Team. Prior to MV Credit, Malek worked as an external auditor in Deloitte Lebanon specialising in financial institutions. Malek holds a Masters in Science in Quantitative Finance from Cass Business School London, and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon).
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Lemy Gresh is a Managing Partner and founded MV Credit in 2000 with Doug Evans and Frédéric Nadal by identifying the business opportunity and preparing a business plan for AIG as cornerstone fund sponsor in MezzVest I. Lemy manages crucial relationships of the firm, oversees business strategy and has successfully fostered a collegial team-driven approach to the business. He is also a member of the MV Credit Manager Board. Prior to MV Credit, Lemy was a Managing Director at Bankers Trust where he founded the Structured Securitisation Team. Previously he was a Managing Director at Chase Manhattan in their Structured Capital Markets and Global Underwriting Support. He started his career at Continental Bank prior to joining First Interstate as a result of their acquisition of the merchant banking division at Continental Bank.
Lemy graduated magna cum laude from Solvay Business School in Brussels.
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Murtaza Merchant is a Partner and joined MV Credit in 2006 as a member of the Portfolio Optimisation Team. Prior to MV Credit, Murtaza was an Investment Manager at Industrial and Financial Investment Company (IFIC) in Kuwait where he worked in the International Investment Department (Private Equity and Direct Investments). Prior to IFIC he worked as a Senior Auditor in external audit, for BDO (Kuwait). Murtaza holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce (with Distinction) from University of Pune in India and passed the Intermediate level at Institute of Chartered Accountants in India.
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Frédéric Nadal is a Managing Partner and founded MV Credit with Lemy Gresh and Douglas Evans in 2000. Frederic is responsible for marketing strategy, asset origination and managing strategic relationships for the firm. He is also the Chairman of the MV Credit Manager Board. Prior to MV Credit, he was an Investment Manager at Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) where he worked in London and Paris.
Frédéric holds a Master (Honours) in Strategy, Planning and Management Control and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from University Paris-Dauphine.
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Chief Financial Officer
Tina Page is Chief Financial Officer and joined MV Credit in 2000 and has gained industry experience by working with the team since inception. Tina is responsible for oversight and management of the Finance and Compliance Department and reporting to the Board of Directors of MV Credit. She has prior experience from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office where she worked in various Economic and Compliance departments in both Germany and London.
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Catherine Arnfield joined the Credit Monitoring Team at MV Credit in 2015. This followed more than 15 years of experience as an equity analyst covering the oil sector at JP Morgan and Credit Suisse. Catherine holds a degree in Chinese from Oxford University.
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Tina Sharp joined MV Credit as a member of the Credit Monitoring Team. Her previous experience included 20 years in the investment banking sector with a number of leading institutions including Hambros Bank, NatWest Markets and ABN AMRO. She spent over 10 years as an investor in mezzanine finance products, latterly as a Director of ABN AMRO Mezzanine (UK) Ltd. She has also run her own consultancy business, providing services to corporate clients and sat as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of a number of companies. Tina holds a MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford
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