Jan Caspar Hoffmann

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Jan Caspar Hoffmann is an investor, advisor and lecturer. 

Jan Caspar studied Business Administration and Languages at the University of Cologne and the Business and Economics University of Vienna and received his Vordiplom from the University of Cologne. He then attended ESCP, formerly EAP École des Affaires de Paris, where he spent an academic year each in Oxford, Madrid, Paris and Berlin and graduated with the German Diplom-Kaufmann and the Diplôme Grande École de Gestion.

Jan Caspar started as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch early 1999. After 10 years he joined Société Générale as a Managing Director and Head of M&A for German-speaking Europe and later also Co-Head of Corporate Finance. Early 2015, Jan Caspar (re)opened the German office for the global independent investment bank Moelis & Company where he was a Managing Director and Partner and acted as Head of M&A for German-speaking Europe until his departure at the end of 2020.

At present, Jan Caspar is in the middle of fundraising with his partners for a Private Equity fund targeting German-speaking Europe with a particular focus on the digitisation and internationalisation of mid-market businesses. In parallel, Jan Caspar advises predominantly entrepreneurs and founders on their strategic agenda regarding monetisation and succession.  

In addition to his Associate Fellow role at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Jan Caspar lectures widely and holds a lectureship for Corporate Finance at Frankfurt‘s Goethe University. He also holds a lectureship for Investment banking at WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management where he is a Senior Fellow. His most recent assignments are lectureships at CEIBS in Shanghai and ESCP Business School in Berlin. In the past, Jan Caspar has held lectureships at the University of Cologne and EBS in Oestrich-Winkel. 

At Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Jan Caspar so far has had guest lectures on topics such as Leveraged Buyouts, Private Equity, Valuation, SPACs and Digital Readiness.