Biographies of Our Partners

John Adams

Mr. Adams is the President of ADAMS & ROYER, Inc in New York. He has been involved acquisition and divestiture assignments in many fields including telecommunications, aircraft equipment, computer software and process instruments. He has raised capital for growing businesses in specialty chemicals, neuroscience diagnostics and Internet marketing. He has a working command of both French and Spanish and is well versed in corporate law and business practices in USA, France, UK, Germany and Belgium. He co-founded Adams & Royer in 1985. Before that he managed several businesses in financial distress (in automotive, consumer electronics, and specialty retail ) and practiced corporate law in New York City. He belongs to the New York State Bar Association. He is a graduate of Yale, Columbia Law School, and MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Michel Royer

Michel Royer is in charge of the Adams & Royer Organisation in Paris where where he specializes in advising companies in three sectors: industrial equipment, medical devices and BtoB services. He co-founded ADAMS & ROYER in 1985 and since then has been involved in some 50 national and international transactions. He has extensive knowledge about corporate business practices in France and throughout Europe and close ties with the French financial community. Prior to 1985 he was a consulting engineer with SEMA Group advising large European companies. After that he assisted several French companies doing business in the United States mainly in the industrial equipment, medical and contract engineering sectors. He has a good command of written and spoken English and holds degrees in industrial engineering from Arts & Metiers ParisTech and in business administration from I.A.E. Paris-Sorbonne. In october 2009, he was elected Chairman of the ParisTech Alumni's International Commission.

Guan Hao

Hao Guan is the Managing Director of Adams & Royer’s offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, a post he has held since 2017. Hao has 35 years experience as Managing Director of the Chinese subsidiaries of several major Swiss and French international companies, for example Bouygues, in industrial sectors including energy, construction/architecture, environmental services , manufacturing and infrastructure. Hao is an alumnus of Pekin University and holds an MBA from HEC in Paris and a MS from ENS des Ponts ParisTech. He is a director of the HEC Alumni Board, president of the ParisTech Alumni Association of China and a member of the Editorial Board of ParisTech Innovation Review. Hao is fluent in Mandarin Chinese (native), French and English.



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