Remy has over a decade of experience in deploying capital for a family office and a private equity firm with over $500 million in assets under management. He's also co-founded a successful food startup, distributing high-end pastries in Hong Kong and Singapore. A CAIA charterholder, his expertise is in business analyses, financial modeling, and deal execution. Remy joined Toptal to share his buy-side experience with private and public companies.
Served as an investment professional at a family office focusing on international alternative investments ranging from $0.5 to $20 million per deal.
Conducted detailed reviews of alternative investment opportunities, including venture capital, private equity, fund of funds, and real estate financing.
Performed business due diligence and industry reviews for potential investments in the target companies or funds.
Built financial models and return analyses for internal projections based on on-site due diligence and interviews with the targets' senior management.
Structured investments, drafted memoranda of understanding (MOUs), and coordinated the transaction execution with legal and accounting teams.
Performed M&A analyses, including pro forma financial analyses and valuation analyses.
Focus areas: Transaction Structuring, Due Diligence, Finance, Real Estate, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Three Statement Operating Model, Financial Modeling, Private Equity, Early-stage Venture Capital, Capital Structure, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Co-Founder | Director
2015 - PRESENT
Le Canele d'Or Asia Limted
Co-founded Le Canele d'Or Asia Limited, a food & beverage startup focused on the production and sale of high-end French pastries in Hong Kong and Singapore. The company currently manufactures and sells a daily average of over 1,000 individually handmade pastries.
Served as the managing director, developing and implementing strategic initiatives to support business growth locally and abroad.
Managed a team of eight in Hong Kong and, at a later stage, Singapore.
Raised $200,000 in growth capital from angel investors and opened a subsidiary in Singapore to develop an international presence.
Planned and implemented a master franchise model for the company's future expansion beyond Hong Kong and Singapore.
Focus areas: Revenue & Expense Projections, Forecasting, Budget Management, Market Opportunity Analysis, Operational Finance, Business Planning, Growth Capital Raising
2008 - 2015
Excelsior Capital Asia
Managed private equity investment transactions in Asia as the execution lead, with key transactions including a $14 million investment in a South Korean IT firm (return on capital of 2.7x) and a $3 million investment in an Australian furniture company (return on capital of 3.0x).
Performed business analyses and strategic assessments of potential targets and their industries.
Co-led exit strategies and provided exit analyses to the investment committee, including work on the listing of the largest mobile virtual network operator and cable television provider in South Korea with a market cap of around $1 billion at the time of its initial public offering.
Developed detailed financial models and return analyses and presented outputs to the investment committee.
Participated in fundraising activities and in the drafting of presentations, private placement memorandums (PPMs), due diligence questionnaires (DDQs), and requests for proposals (RFPs) for the firm's fourth and fifth funds.
Met with the senior management teams of over 100 small and medium size enterprises in Asia and developed strong relationships with the portfolio companies for the purposes of evaluating potential investments.
Focus areas: Investor Relations, Investor Presentations, Investment Memoranda, Transaction Structuring, Private Company Valuation, Comparable Company Analysis, Investment Monitoring, Fundraising, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Valuation Analysis, Private Equity
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) in Alternative Investments
2015 - 2016
CAIA Association - Hong Kong
Exchange Program in Finance and Financial Engineering
2007 - 2008
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology - Hong Kong
Master's degree in Finance and Financial Engineering