Crown Ocean Capital is a globally operating investment group which provides entrepreneurial capital throughout the life cycle of a company - early stage, growth, transformation. We invest along the capital structure in public and private equity, debt, hybrid instruments and special situations.
Christian Petersmann co-founded Crown Ocean Capital in 2007. From 2004-07 he was one of the first European-based analysts with a mandate to build the respective European/German franchises for investment firms Silver Point Capital and Highbridge/Zwirn in London. From 2001-04, he was part of the Financial Institution Group at Morgan Stanley in London and Morgan Stanley’s Corporate Finance Department in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Christian has a Masters degree in Business & Economics from the University of Cologne (Heinz Kaut award) and, as a Fulbright Scholar, an MBA from the University of Miami.
Konstantin Stoyanov co-founded Crown Ocean Capital in 2007. He has more than 15 years of experience investing in listed and private companies, real estate and special situations and has developed a strong entrepreneurial background. Prior to that, he was a Director of Commit Technologie Transfer GmbH, a private investment company. Like Christian Petersmann, Konstantin graduated with a Masters degree in Business & Economics from the University of Cologne which he attended as a Konrad Adenauer Scholar. He is a board member of 1plusX AG, Switzerland.
Torsten WeißmeierChief Financial & Risk Officer
Torsten Weißmeier joined Crown Ocean Capital as Chief Financial and Risk Officer in 2016. Torsten is a seasoned structured finance professional with broad international experience in the structuring, execution and maintenance of complex transactions across different asset classes. He spent 12 years at Lloyds Banking Group in London and was a Managing Director of the Strategic Transactions Group at Lloyds Bank. Torsten also held different roles at Eurohypo AG London and Credit Suisse First Boston. Torsten is a CFA charter holder and has a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Otto Beisheim School of Management.
Andrew LyleGeneral Counsel (Brazil)
Andrew Lyle joined Crown Ocean Capital in 2014 as General Counsel and is headquartered in Brazil where he oversees and directs the firm’s Brazilian portfolio. He was previously at the leading international law firms Latham and Watkins in New York City and Davis Polk & Wardwell and Linklaters in São Paulo, where he focused on capital markets and cross-border M&A transactions. Qualified before the New York Bar and the Brazilian OAB, Andrew holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School where he attended as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He has degrees in Business & Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington.
Modesto Reynoso NedelchevDirector
Modesto Reynoso Nedelchev joined Crown Ocean Capital in 2016. He was previously a Senior at Deloitte & Touche GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany. As part of the Corporate Finance/Transaction Advisory Services team he gained extensive financial due diligence experience in the context of M&A deals in a wide range of industries. Modesto holds a Masters degree in International Business with a major in Accountancy from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.