llan Elbase

Managing Partner


Ilan both graduated from ESSEC Business School (France) and from the University of Richmond (USA). He began his career in New York at investment banking firms which included both Société Générale, Goldman Sachs and Credit Agricole. Ilan was also Director at Cambon Partner, a boutique M&A investment bank, for five years where he conducted countless transactions and focused his efforts in assisting entrepreneurs with their financial and strategic visions for their respective companies.


Ilan transposed the entrepreneurial skill that he acquired from his experience at Cambon Partners into incorporating Effective Capital in 2012. His desire to establish Effective Capital was to make Wall Street investment banking advisory services standards easily accessible to entrepreneurs globally. Effective Capital has since acted as an advisor in well than over 50 transactions worldwide and continues its growth using its cross expertise in assisting clients in new territories.


Ilan is happily married, proud dad of 3 and speaks English, French and Italian fluently while actively learning Spanish!



David Boccara

Managing Director

David joined Effective Capital as an Associate in January 2013. He is involved in both fundraising and M&A transactions serving clients in the software, logistics, food, hotel & high tech sectors.

David began his career as an M&A Analyst at Transaction R - Rothschild & Cie and L'Epervier Corporate Finance. He has also worked for Orange in the Corporate Finance department.

David graduated from ESCP Europe and the CASS Business School in London.

David speaks French, English and Spanish.



Maxime Brunelin


Maxime opened Effective Capital’s office in Moscow at the end of 2019 and will serve Russian Entrepreneurs, Family Offices and Private Equity fund looking for opportunities in Europe and the US while giving an incredible opportunity to European and US entrepreneurs to gain access to a closed market.

Maxime has extensive knowledge of the business environment and can’t wait to share it with you. Maxime has worked at Google (London and New York), helping clients achieving sales growth online and in finance, working for a family office investing internationally in Private Equity and Real Estate.

Maxime holds a master’s degree in computer science from EFREI Paris School and graduated from the prestigious INSEAD Business school with an MBA.

Maxime speaks fluently English, French and Russian.

Raphaël Scemama



Raphaël joined Effective Capital as an Associate in February 2018 and is in charge of production and execution of M&A, LBO and fundraising mandates.


Raphaël started working at Société Générale CIB as an M&A Analyst Large Caps in Paris and at Code Advisors in London, a tech-focused M&A boutique. He then created Hiroes, an event-planning marketplace in London.Raphael graduated from EDHEC Business School (MSc. Corporate Finance.).


Raphaël speaks French, English and Spanish.

Théo Douvre


Théo joined Effective Capital as an Analyst in January 2020.

Before joining the team, he was analyst at Redbridge DTA in Houston in the United States. He worked as an analyst and consultant on Debt and Treasury deals for US-based clients. He studied at ESCP Europe in Paris and London.

Théo is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

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