|Christopher Tucker has worked for some of the leading investment banks in Europe, and is now a corporate finance and strategy adviser to growing technology companies from around the world. He has over a decade of experience in helping growing technology companies with strategy development, raising finance, and accessing international capital markets. He has also helped companies with international business development, including advising on market entry strategies, government contracting, and forming strategic alliances. Most of his experience has been in the information technology, mobile and fixed telecommunications, clean technology and high technology sectors.
Christopher’s clients have included companies of all sizes, from early stage technology companies to multinational corporations, professional services firms, corporate finance advisory firms, and government agencies. He has also worked with government development agencies such as UK Trade and Investment, KOTRA, and the US Commercial Service, and various regional economic development agencies, innovation centres, technology incubators and trade organisations in the UK, US and China.
In addition to running Tucker & Partners / T&P Ventures, Christopher is also a non-executive director of Sphere Resources, a resources company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada, and Condor Wind Energy, one of the world’s leading two-bladed wind turbine companies. He has also served for over three years on the investment committee of Ouest Ventures, a French venture capital firm specialising in the technology sector.
Prior to founding Tucker & Partners in 1999, Christopher had spent most of his career in investment banking, where he rapidly established his reputation as a leading analyst in the telecommunications and technology sectors, and subsequently held director-/VP-level roles in investment research or corporate finance at Kleinwort Benson, Banque Indosuez, Banque Paribas, and WestLB. During the 1990s, he worked on most of the major IPOs and secondary offerings in the telecoms sector in Europe. While at Banque at Banque Paribas, was the lead analyst for the IPO of France Telecom, for which the bank was global coordinator and advisor to the French Treasury.
Christopher spent his early career in the UK’s electricity industry, initially as a physicist and later as a strategic planner.
Christopher has an M.A. in Physics from Oxford University and an M.Sc. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from London University. He is also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, a Member of the Chartered Management Institute, a Chartered Engineer, and a Chartered Physicist.