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Management Team

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


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Johannes H. Lucas

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
  • Partner
  • Frankfurt


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Andreas Thümmler

Andreas Thümmler

Heritage

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

Experience

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

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

Thomas Klack

Heritage

  • Deutsche Bank (start of career in 1990)
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Rothschild
  • JPMorgan
  • ACXIT Capital Partners (2004), Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Experience

  • Healthcare and General Industries
  • Director / Head automotive supply and industrials continental Europe at Rothschild
  • SVP Industrial M&A and Private Equity at JPMorgan

Current focus

  • Healthcare Services and Private Equity
  • Private and Public M&A, cross-border transactions
Jens Tschauder
Jens Tschauder
  • Managing Partner
  • Frankfurt


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Jens Tschauder

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

Christian Nicolas Bächstädt
C. Nicolas Bächstädt
  • Managing Partner
  • Munich


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C. Nicolas Bächstädt

C. 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

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

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


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Dr. Michael Ernestus

Dr. 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

Tobias Warkus
Tobias Warkus
  • Managing Partner
  • Frankfurt


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Tobias Warkus

Tobias Warkus

Heritage

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

Current focus

  • Mergers & Acquisitions (sell-side / buy-side)
  • Venture & Growth Capital
  • Technology
  • Education
Dr. Daniel Kiechle
Dr. Daniel Kiechle
  • Managing Director
  • Munich


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Dr. Daniel Kiechle

Dr. Daniel Kiechle

Heritage

  • Metzler Corporate Finance
  • ACXIT Capital Partners (2014)
  • Managing Director at ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • 10+ years investment banking and corporate finance experience

Current focus

  • Mergers & Acquisitions (sell-side / buy side)
  • Special Situations & Distressed M&A
  • Debt Advisory
  • Mid-Cap & Family Owned Businesses
  • Focus Sectors: Automotive, Consumer, Fashion
Herwig Neveling
Herwig Neveling
  • Managing Director
  • Berlin


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Herwig Neveling

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
„Lars
Lars T. Rückert
  • Managing Director
  • Frankfurt


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Lars T. Rückert

Lars T. Rückert

Heritage

  • Morgan Stanley
  • RedCliff Investments and Advisory
  • Douglas
  • Managing Director at ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Executive Director DACH Coverage at Morgan Stanley
  • Founder and Managing Partner of RedCliff Investments and Advisory
  • Head of M&A and Investor Relations at Douglas

Current focus

  • Financial Sponsors and Portfolio Companies
  • Consumer / Retail incl. E-Commerce
  • Digital and Platform Businesses
  • M&A, Capital Markets

Christian Stippler
Christian Stippler
  • Managing Director
  • Frankfurt


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Christian Stippler

Christian Stippler

Heritage

  • ACXIT Capital Management (2010), since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Managing Director at ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • 10+ years investment banking and corporate finance experience at ACXIT Capital Partners

Current focus

  • M&A: Small & Mid-Cap, Public, Distressed
  • Growth Capital & Fundraising
  • Debt Advisory
  • Focus Sectors: Technology, General Industries
Klaus Nestler
Klaus Nestler
  • Partner Life Sciences
  • Frankfurt


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Klaus Nestler

Klaus Nestler

Heritage

  • Dresdner Bank
  • SBC Warburg (UBS)
  • BioConnect AG (Founder)
  • Corporate Finance Partners, since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Partner Life Sciences at 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

  • Life sciences
  • Private M&A
  • Venture capital and private equity
  • Pharmaceuticals, medical technology, diagnostics, biotechnology
Stefan Hampker
  • Executive Director
  • Frankfurt


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Stefan Hampker

Stefan Hampker

Heritage

  • ACXIT Capital Management (2012), since 2015 part of ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Executive Director at ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • 8+ years investment banking and corporate finance experience at ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Part of ACXIT Capital Partners’ healthcare team

Current focus

  • M&A: Small & Mid-Cap, Public, Distressed
  • Growth Capital & Fundraising
  • Focus Sectors: Healthcare and healthcare services
Georg Jung
Georg Jung
  • Executive Director
  • Frankfurt


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Georg Jung

Georg Jung

Heritage

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
  • Vice President at First Capital Partners
  • Executive Director at ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • 11+ years real estate transaction experience

Current focus

  • Real estate
  • Debt and equity capital markets
  • Debt advisory (corporate and asset level)
  • M&A

Hernichel
Dr. Jürgen Hernichel
  • Senior Industry Advisor
  • Frankfurt


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Dr. Jürgen Hernichel

Dr. Jürgen Hernichel

Heritage

  • Thyssen Handelsunion
  • Global TeleSystems (Apax Partners)
  • T-Systems International
  • COLT Technology Group (Fidelity Investments)
  • United Internet AG
  • Senior Industry Advisor at ACXIT Capital Partners

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
  • Expertise in emerging markets South Africa, Uganda, India, Romania

Current focus

  • TMT
  • High tech industries
Alexander Pfurr
  • Senior Industry Advisor
  • Frankfurt


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Alexander Pfurr

Alexander Pfurr

Heritage

  • Thyssen Stearns, Inc.
  • thyssenkrupp Airport Systems S.A.
  • thyssenkrupp Elevator
  • Senior Industry Advisor at ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Chief Operating Officer thyssenkrupp Elevator GmbH
  • Chief Sales & Marketing Officer thyssenkrupp Elevator Ltd. UK
  • Managing Director thyssenkrupp Airport Systems S.A. (Spain)

Current focus

  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Capital Goods Industries
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International companies & transactions
Nikolaus Röver
Nikolaus Röver
  • Senior Industry Advisor
  • Munich


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Nikolaus Röver

Nikolaus J. Röver

Heritage

  • Wellensiek Rechtsanwälte
  • KPMG
  • Droege & Comp.
  • perspektiv
  • Acxit Capital Management (2014), since 2015 ACXIT Capital Partners
  • Senior Industry Advisor at ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners & ACXIT Recovery Management
  • 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
Axel Wagner
Axel Wagner
  • Senior Industry Advisor
  • Berlin


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Axel Wagner

Axel Wagner

Heritage

  • Nokia
  • FoxConn (Shenzen, China)
  • Minami (Zhongshan, China)
  • Worldmark (Shenzhen, China)
  • Matsunichi (Hong Kong)
  • Acxit Asia (Hong Kong)
  • Target Consultants (Berlin, Germany)
  • Senior Industry Advisor at ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Managing Director at Target Consultants
  • Managing Director at Acxit Asia
  • VP at Matsunichi
  • Business Unit Director, Worldmark
  • VP at Minami
  • Senior Manager at Nokia

Current focus

  • Renewable energies
  • Disruptive technologies
  • e-mobility & infrastructure
  • Innovation & education
  • Smart city & IoT technologies
  • Data & analytics

Marcel Kuhs
Marcel Kuhs
  • Senior Industry Advisor
  • Frankfurt


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Marcel Kuhs

Marcel Kuhs

Heritage

  • Orbit Logistics AG
  • AZHOS AG
  • McAfee
  • Alfar Advisory Abu Dhabi
  • Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
  • RTX21 GmbH
  • LunikLabs GmbH
  • Senior Industry Advisor at ACXIT Capital Partners

Experience

  • Lead Technology Analyst Alfar Advisory for H.H. Abu Dhabi
  • CTO at RTX21
  • Co-founder of LunikLabs GmbH
  • Head of SIG Chemical Industry at Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
  • Co-founder of AZHOS AG
  • Head of Business Development at Orbit Logistics
  • Lead technology/ICO analyst at McAfee

Current focus

  • PropTech
  • Bitcoin & Crypto currencies
  • CYBINT/OSINT & Competitive Intelligence
  • Development of digital ecosystems

FIRSTCAPITAL MANAGEMENT TEAM

Hazel Moore
Hazel Moore
  • Managing Partner
  • London


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Hazel Moore

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

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
Peter Wolfers
Peter Wolfers
  • Managing Director / COO
  • London


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Peter Wolfers

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
Sheana O’Sullivan
Sheana O’Sullivan
  • Managing Director / Head of US
  • Menlo Park


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Sheana O’Sullivan

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