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Management Team

Johannes H. Lucas
Johannes H. Lucas
  • Managing Partner
  • Frankfurt


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Johannes H. Lucas
Managing Partner

Johannes H. Lucas

Heritage

  • Deutsche Bank
  • KPMG
  • Lehman Brothers
  • SBC Warburg (UBS)
  • Founder of Acxit Capital Management (1999), since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Founder and Managing Partner of Acxit Capital Management
  • Founder and CFO Star 21 Networks AG
  • Co-Head Corporate Finance SBC Warburg Germany
  • Former Board Member European Association of Securities Dealers [EASD], Brussels
  • Former member of official workgroup “Finanzplatz e.V.”, Frankfurt

Current focus

  • China; Asia
  • Principal investments
  • M&A, capital markets, restructuring
  • TMT, financial institutions, building materials
Andreas Thümmler
Andreas Thümmler
  • Managing Partner
  • Frankfurt


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Andreas Thümmler
Managing Partner

Andreas Thümmler

Heritage

  • Rothschild
  • SBC Warburg (UBS)
  • Corporate Finance Partners (1998), since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Founder and CEO of Corporate Finance Partners
  • Founder and Managing Director of VCDE Venture Partners GmbH & Co. KG

Current focus

  • TMT, life sciences
  • Private M&A
  • Venture capital and private equity
Thomas Klack
Thomas Klack
  • Managing Partner
  • Frankfurt


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Thomas Klack
Managing Partner

Thomas Klack

Heritage

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Rothschild
  • Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan
  • Acxit Capital Management (2004), since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Director/Head automotive supply and industrials continental Europe at Rothschild
  • SVP industrial M&A and private equity at JPMorgan

Current focus

  • General industrials, healthcare services and private equity
  • Private and public M&A
  • Restructuring
Jens Tschauder
Jens Tschauder
  • Managing Partner
  • Frankfurt


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Jens Tschauder
Managing Partner

Jens Tschauder

Heritage

  • Lehman Brothers
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Nomura
  • Acxit Capital Management (2009), since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Managing Director equity sales Germany at Nomura/ Lehman Brothers
  • Head of equity sales Germany at Goldman Sachs

Current focus

  • Equity capital markets, public M&A
  • Institutional investors
  • Financial institutions

Dr. Ingmar Ackermann
Dr. Ingmar Ackermann
  • Managing Partner
  • Berlin


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Dr. Ingmar Ackermann
Managing Partner

Dr. Ingmar Ackermann

Heritage

  • Officer German Armed Forces
  • Otto Group
  • PC-WARE IT AG / COMPAREX AG
  • barefoot consult
  • Corporate Finance Partners, since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Managing Director at Corporate Finance Partners
  • Founder & Managing Partner at barefoot consult
  • Former Vice President Region North, Investor Relations and M&A at PC-WARE IT AG/ COMPAREX AG
  • Strategic Controlling at Otto Group
  • PhD Degree in Economics

Current focus

  • M&A (sell-side/ buy-side)
  • Venture & growth capital
  • Internet & media
  • Software & IT
Christian Nicolas Bächstädt
Christian Nicolas Bächstädt
  • Managing Partner
  • Munich


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Christian Nicolas Bächstädt
Managing Partner

Christian Nicolas Bächstädt

Heritage

  • Andersen
  • Ernst & Young
  • Droege & Comp.
  • Droege Financial Advisors
  • perspektiv
  • Acxit Capital Management (2014), since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners & ACXIT Recovery Management

Experience

  • Founder ACXIT Recovery Managment (2014)
  • Former Partner perspektiv GmbH
  • Former member advisory board of several medical institutions
  • Board Member of a building supplier company
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Current focus

  • M&A
  • Distressed M&A
  • Restructuring
  • Automotive, plant engineering and construction, building materials
Thomas Bieri
Thomas Bieri
  • Managing Partner
  • Zurich


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Thomas Bieri
Managing Partner

Thomas Bieri

Heritage

  • Nomura
  • UBS
  • Acxit Capital Management (2013), since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Co-Head IBD Switzerland Nomura
  • Head ECM Switzerland UBS
  • IBD Switzerland of UBS

Current focus

  • All M&A / advisory transactions
  • Special focus on public cross-border M&A transactions involving Asian bidders and DACH domiciled targets
  • Equity capital markets, public equity transactions, pre-IPO advisory
  • IR / defense advisory
Kay Hofmann
Kay Hofmann
  • Managing Partner
  • Frankfurt


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Kay Hofmann
Managing Partner

Kay Hofmann

Heritage

  • KPMG
  • Apax
  • First Capital Partners (2003), since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner of First Capital Partners

Current focus

  • Real estate
  • Fashion, consumer goods
  • Debt advisory, M&A
  • German speaking countries

Michael Ernestus
Michael Ernestus
  • Managing Partner (USA)
  • New York


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Michael Ernestus
Managing Partner (USA)

Michael Ernestus

Heritage

  • Deutsche Bank AG, New York
  • Bankers Trust, New York
  • Salomon Brothers
  • SBC Warburg (UBS)
  • G.C. Andersen, New York, NY
  • AINA Hospitality Fund, Luxembourg
  • ACXIT Capital Partners, New York, NY

Experience

  • Vice President, Commercial Banking at Deutsche Bank, New York
  • Vice President Merchant Banking at Bankers Trust, New York
  • Executive Director Investment Banking at Salomon Brothers
  • Head of Investment Banking for SBC-Warburg, Germany (now UBS)
  • Partner at G.C. Andersen Partners
  • Chief Financial Officer of AINA Hospitality Fund
  • Managing Partner (USA) of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Michael has vast experience in facilitating transatlantic transactions between the US and Europe, as exemplified through the positions as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Demag Cranes AG and President and Executive Director for Columbus Acquisition Corporation, New York, NY

Current focus

  • Expansion of ACXIT’s US practice as a premier cross-border advisory and investment banking
  • Facilitation of transatlantic transactions between the United States and Europe
Fank Noack
Frank Noack
  • Managing Partner
  • Berlin


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Frank Noack
Managing Partner

Frank Noack

Heritage

  • PC-WARE IT AG / COMPAREX AG
  • barefoot consult
  • Corporate Finance Partners, since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Managing Director at Corporate Finance Partners
  • Founder & Managing Partner at barefoot consult
  • Former Vice President Region East and M&A at PC-WARE IT AG/ COMPAREX AG

Current focus

  • M&A (sell-side/ buy-side)
  • Venture & growth capital
  • Internet & media
  • Software & IT
Nikolaus Röver
Nikolaus Röver
  • Managing Partner
  • Munich


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Nikolaus Röver
Managing Partner

Nikolaus J. Röver

Heritage

  • Wellensiek Rechtsanwälte
  • KPMG
  • Droege & Comp.
  • perspektiv
  • Acxit Capital Management (2014), since 2015 ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners & ACXIT Recovery Management

Experience

  • Founder ACXIT Recovery Management (2014)
  • Partner of distressed M&A boutique perspektiv GmbH
  • Principal at Droege & Comp., Co-Head of financial advisory at Droege Financial Advisors
  • Senior Consultant KPMG Corporate Restructuring
  • Lawyer at Wellensiek Rechtsanwälte

Current focus

  • Distressed M&A
  • M&A Small & Mid-Cap
  • Financial restructurings
  • Automotive, machinery, renewables
  • Insolvency administrators & work out bankers
  • Family owned businesses
Frank Bruder
Frank Bruder
  • Managing Director
  • Frankfurt


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Frank Bruder
Managing Director

Frank Bruder

Heritage

  • Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft
  • ACXIT Capital Partners (2016)
  • Managing Director at ACXIT Capital Partners (2016)

Experience

  • Head of Distressed M&A Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft
  • Director Small/Mid-Cap M&A Team Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft

Current focus

  • Distressed M&A
  • Financial restructurings
  • M&A Small & Mid-Cap
  • Automotive, engineering, industrials, retail & consumer goods

Ruta Hildebrand
Ruta Hildebrand
  • Managing Director
  • Frankfurt


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Ruta Hildebrand
Managing Director

Ruta Hildebrand

Heritage

  • ACXIT Capital Management (2007), since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Director at ACXIT Capital Partners

Current focus

  • Healthcare services segment
  • Corporates and private equity funds
  • M&A (sell-side/ buy-side) and financing transactions
Klaus Nestler
Klaus Nestler
  • Managing Director
  • Frankfurt


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Klaus Nestler
Managing Director

Klaus Nestler

Heritage

  • Dresdner Bank
  • SBC Warburg (UBS)
  • BioConnect AG (Founder)
  • Corporate Finance Partners, since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Director of ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Director Healthcare Team SBC Warburg
  • Assignments in London (4 years) and Zurich (2 years)
  • Founder and CEO of BioConnect AG
  • Cross-border M&A and capital markets

Current focus

  • Head of life sciences
  • Private M&A
  • Venture capital and private equity
  • Pharmaceuticals, medical technology, diagnostics, biotechnology
Herwig Neveling
Herwig Neveling
  • Managing Director
  • Berlin


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Herwig Neveling
Managing Director

Herwig Neveling

Heritage

  • SCG St. Gallen Consulting Group
  • KPMG
  • Frank & Co.
  • Frank & Co. PUR-Coating
  • Managing Director at ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Managing Partner at Frank & Co. PUR-Coating
  • Member of the Management at Frank & Co.
  • Management Senior-Consultant, Corporate Finance at KPMG
  • Management Consultant, SCG St. Gallen Consulting Group

Current focus

  • Restructuring, M&A, capital markets
  • TMT
  • Financial institutions
  • Building materials
  • Business Development
Christian Ramme
Christian Ramme
  • Managing Director
  • Munich


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Christian Ramme
Managing Director

Christian Ramme

Heritage

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Ernst & Young
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media
  • ACXIT Capital Management (2014), since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Director at ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Led various M&A as well as financial due diligence processes at PwC and EY
  • Former Senior Investment Manager at SevenVentures (P7S1)
  • Head of Growth Capital at ACXIT Capital Partners

Current focus

  • Mergers & Acquisitions (sell-side / buy-side)
  • Venture & Growth Capital
  • Internet & Media
  • Software & IT

Tobias Warkus
Tobias Warkus
  • Managing Director
  • Frankfurt


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Tobias Warkus
Managing Director

Tobias Warkus

Heritage

  • Corporate Finance Partners (2009), since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Director at ACXIT Capital Partners

Current focus

  • Mergers & Acquisitions (sell-side / buy-side)
  • Venture & Growth Capital
  • Technology
  • Education
Michael Brecht
Michael Brecht
  • Senior Industry Advisor
  • Munich


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Michael Brecht
Senior Industry Advisor

Michael Brecht

Heritage

  • CompuNet / GE Capital IT Solutions
  • urbia.com
  • 52weine
  • Doodle
  • InnovationFactory
  • Senior Industry Advisor Mobility at ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Managing Partner at CompuNet
  • Managing Director and Board Member GE Capital IT Solutions, UK
  • CEO & Co-Founder urbia.com
  • CEO & Co-Founder 52weine
  • CEO Doodle
  • CEO & Co-Founder InnovationFactory

Current focus

  • Vehicles & Hardware
  • Connectivity
  • Service Offering B2B2C
  • E-Mobility & Infrastructure
  • Data & Analytics
  • Autonomous Driving
Hernichel
Dr. Jürgen Hernichel
  • Senior Industry Advisor
  • Frankfurt


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Dr. Jürgen Hernichel
Senior Industry Advisor

Dr. Jürgen Hernichel

Heritage

  • Thyssen Handelsunion
  • Global TeleSystems (Apax Partners)
  • T-Systems International
  • COLT Technology Group (Fidelity Investments)
  • United Internet AG

Experience

  • Managing Director of Plusnet (a company of Thyssen Telecom)
  • Managing Director of Global TeleSystems and Esprit Telecom
  • Executive Board Member T-Systems International
  • Executive Board Member COLT Technology Group
  • CEO of 1&1 Versatel

Current focus

  • TMT
  • High tech industries
Christian Stippler
Christian Stippler
  • Executive Director
  • Frankfurt

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Christian Stippler
Executive Director

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Hazel Moore
Hazel Moore
  • Managing Partner
  • London


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Hazel Moore
Managing Partner

Hazel Moore

Heritage

  • GEC Marconi
  • WI Carr
  • Chairman and Co-Founder of FirstCapital in 1999

Experience

  • Head of Hong Kong equity research for WI Carr
  • Former Governing Board member of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency and current Chair of the Innovate UK Innovation Finance Committee
  • Former member of the Investment Advisory Panel for the North West Fund
  • Non-Executive Director at British Patient Capital
  • Awarded an OBE for services to entrepreneurship and innovation in 2017
  • Chairman of FirstCapital

Current focus

  • AI, FinTech, Software
  • M&A, Growth Capital and Private Equity
Jason Purcell
Jason Purcell
  • Managing Partner
  • London


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Jason Purcell
Managing Partner

Jason Purcell

Heritage

  • Smith New Court (now Merrill Lynch)
  • UBS
  • Co-Founder and CEO of FirstCapital in 1999

Experience

  • Director of UBS and founder of Indian subcontinent equity desk
  • Co-Founder and CEO of FirstCapital

Current focus

  • Software, internet and digital media, IT services
  • M&A
  • Growth Capital and Private Equity
Piers Hartland-Swann
Piers Hartland-Swann
  • Managing Partner
  • London


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Piers Hartland-Swann
Managing Partner

Piers Hartland-Swann

Heritage

  • Citigroup
  • UBS
  • Bear Stearns
  • Managing Director at FirstCapital

Experience

  • Senior Managing Director at Bear Sterns and head of Asian investment banking
  • Executive Director at UBS and founder member of UBS TMT corporate finance team
  • Over $100 billion worth of investment banking transactions on a global basis

Current focus

  • Technology
  • M&A
  • Growth Capital and Private Equity
Peter Wolfers
Peter Wolfers
  • Managing Director / COO
  • London


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Peter Wolfers
Managing Director / COO

Peter Wolfers

Heritage

  • Lockheed Corporation
  • Incases Engineering
  • IBM
  • COO FirstCapital

Experience

  • Founder and Managing Director of Hybrid Technology
  • Various management, strategic marketing, sales and technical roles at IBM

Current focus

  • Day-to-Day Operations
  • Systems, Finance and Regulatory

David Smith
David Smith
  • Managing Director
  • Dublin


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David Smith
Managing Director

David Smith

Heritage

  • Enterprise Ireland
  • US Market Access Center
  • TMF Group
  • Managing Director FirstCapital

Experience

  • SVP Enterprise Ireland, supporting Irish companies in US market entry, based in Silicon Valley for 11 years
  • VP Global Sales, TMF Group
  • VP Corporate Development US MAC, a Silicon Valley based accelerator

Current focus

  • Origination and sales for European tech companies
  • M&A
  • Growth Capital, Private Equity
Sheana O’Sullivan
Sheana O’Sullivan
  • Managing Director / Head of US
  • Menlo Park


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Sheana O’Sullivan
Managing Director / Head of US

Sheana O’Sullivan

Heritage

  • Sony Mobile Communications
  • Tile
  • Shazam
  • Palm

Experience

  • Head of Business Development at Tile
  • Over 10 years’ experience in business development in technology, media, telecoms and internet in Silicon Valley
  • Senior business development roles at Fortune 500 companies
  • Managing Director and Head of US for FirstCapital

Current focus

  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with US acquirers and investors to facilitate and develop opportunities for transatlantic deals