Experience

  • Fund Formation and Fund Transactions

    • Apera Asset Management in the formation of its €750 million private debt platform, focussing on senior secured loans to lower mid-market businesses in German-speaking Europe, France, Benelux, the UK and Northern Europe.
    • Deutsche Beteiligungs in the formation of DBAG Fund VII.
    • SwanCap Partners in the formation of its €600 million SwanCap Fund II.
    • ECE Real Estate Partners in the formation of its €500 million ECE European Prime Shopping Centre Fund II.
    • Keyhaven Capital Partners in the takeover of 100% of the shares of DARAG Deutsche Versicherungs-und Rückversicherungs.
    • UniCredit Bank in the sale of parts of its private equity portfolio and the setting up of the acquiring platform SwanCap Opportunities Fund SCS.
    • First State Investments International in the fund structuring of its €1.3 billion European Diversified Infrastructure Fund (EDIF).
    • VR Equitypartner and Bayern LB in their acquisition of a majority stake in GHM Group.
    • Brockhaus Private Equity in the sale of 360 Treasury Systems to Summit Partners Funds.
    • Hannover Finanz in the formation of its €100 million Luxembourg debt fund.
    • Novum Capital in the formation of its €90 million German private equity funds.
  • Fund Regulatory Matters

    • Park Square Capital in setting up managed account and debt fund structures for EU institutional investors.
    • Allianz Global Investors in setting up infrastructure fund (Luxembourg / U.S. fund).
    • A U.S. fund sponsor with aggregate assets under management in excess of $38 billion in setting up Luxembourg parallel platform for secondary fund.
    • Brexit advice to multijurisdictional asset manager with assets under management in excess of $50 billion.
    • Regulatory advice to Adam Street, Allianz Global Investors, The Carlyle Group, Coller Capital, EQT, HPS Investment Partners, Lexington Partners, Morgan Stanley, Triton and Zurich Alternative Asset Management.

Education

  • Université de Strasbourg Robert Schuman, 1996, J.D.
  • Universität des Saarlandes, 1992, First State Examination
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.M.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German