Introducing CRESCAT Advisory

Oliver Böhm

Oliver Böhm

Oliver Böhm is a founding partner of CRESCAT and has more than 18 years of professional experience in the area of corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and private equity.

During his professional career he spent several years as investment director of a pan-European private equity fund and was responsible for the corporate finance activities of a medium-sized auditing firm. Furthermore, he headed the corporate development department of an international industrial holding company and was managing director of a fund company specializing in media finance. He began his professional career as a project manager M & A of an international listed holding company.

Since 2008, Oliver Böhm has been a lecturer at European Business School (EBS) und is author of several publications in the field of company valuation and corporate finance.

Oliver Böhm studied in Germany and the UK and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh as well as a Master of Mergers & Acquisitions (LL.M.) from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In addition, he is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

Oliver Böhm
boehm@crescat-advisory.de
Mobil: +49 171 5132821

Frankfurt am Main office:
SchillerstraĂźe 31, D-60313 Frankfurt/Main,
Germany

Stephan Huber

Stephan Huber

Stephan Huber has 20 years of professional experience in corporate transactions, investment management and business consulting.

Most recently, he was managing director of a family office, responsible for finance, corporate development and M&A. Prior to this role, he spent almost 15 years with Deutsche Beteiligungs AG – one of Germany’s leading medium-sized investment companies – where he ultimately became a member of the executive board. In this capacity, he has held positions on various supervisory and advisory boards in portfolio companies. Before his involvement in the private equity industry, he worked for a number of years in a medium-sized business consultancy specialising in restructuring and controlling for a number of years, as well as in aircraft construction at Dornier.

He graduated from Munich University of Applied Sciences with degrees in both Engineering and Industrial Engineering.

Stephan Huber
huber@crescat-advisory.de
Mobile: +49 173 3735996

Frankfurt am Main office:
SchillerstraĂźe 31, D-60313 Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Roland Kupka

Roland Kupka

Roland Kupka has more than 30 years of banking experience in leading management positions within sales and credit risk management, including 10 years in an international environment for a major Scandinavian bank, for which he was responsible for business activities in Germany in his function as a member of the management board. Roland Kupka possesses in-depth experience in structuring and implementing of integrated financing concepts and working with medium-sized companies as well as their owner families.

Roland Kupka has been lecturing and teaching at various universities for many years in the fields of SME, corporate and structured finance as well as credit risk management.

Roland Kupka holds a degree in banking from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Allfinanz Akademie Hamburg, Fernuniversität Hagen, and University of Wales.

Roland Kupka
kupka@crescat-advisory.de
Mobile: +49 178 8271547

Frankfurt am Main office:
SchillerstraĂźe 31, D-60313 Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Holger Linn

Holger Linn

Holger Linn has more than 25 years of professional experience in the areas of private equity and acquisition finance.

Before founding CRESCAT, he held various leading positions - mostly as partner - with pan-European and international Private Equity Funds. Before moving into the Private Equity business, he worked in the structured finance department of Dresdner Bank and was a senior consultant for KPMG Peat Marwick Management Consultants with a focus on corporate finance and company valuations.

Holger Linn holds a masters degree in business administration and computer science from Technischen Hochschule Darmstadt.

Holger Linn
linn@crescat-advisory.de
Mobile: +49 172 6901168

Frankfurt am Main office:
SchillerstraĂźe 31, D-60313 Frankfurt/Main,
Germany

Niklas Mertin

Niklas Mertin

Niklas Mertin has several years of professional experience in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and auditing.

He studied International Finance in Germany and New Zealand and holds a Master of Science in Accounting & Finance. He gained his first professional experience during his university studies at a large auditing firm with a focus on Tax, Technology & Transformation.

Niklas Mertin is a lecturer at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in the Faculty of Business & Law.

Niklas Mertin
mertin@crescat-advisory.de
Mobile: +49 173 453 1323

Frankfurt am Main office:
SchillerstraĂźe 31, D-60313 Frankfurt/Main

Dr. Ulrich Neuert

Dr. Ulrich Neuert

Dr Ulrich Neuert has over 20 years of professional experience as a managing director of medium-sized companies, as well as in the fields of investment management and corporate transactions.

He began his professional career at an auditing firm that specialised in medium-sized companies. He also has over 10 years of operational experience as a board member and managing director within the media and telecommunications industry throughout Germany, the USA and various European countries (including companies such as Bertelsmann, AOL Europe, Sport1 and UPC/Liberty Media). As an independent business consultant, he has been responsible for transactions within medium-sized companies as well as restructuring across various sectors.

Dr Ulrich Neuert was the initiator and founding partner of Tricadis Capital, a financial investor for the German-speaking market focusing on special cases.

He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne, is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development, and gained his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Marburg.

Dr. Ulrich Neuert
neuert@crescat-advisory.de
Mobile: +49 40 6889311-88

Hamburg office:
Gänsemarkt 21-23, D-20354 Hamburg Germany

Michael Hantinger

Michael Hantinger

Michael Hantinger has over 10 years of experience in the field of corporate finance, specialising in medium-sized, owner-run companies in Austrian banking institutes. His professional background also includes advising Austrian business owners on financing and investment matters.

In his latest role, he was responsible for supporting corporate customers at the Raiffeisen Bankengruppe.

He studied Economics & Management at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) and the Asian Institute of Management in Manila/Philippines, specialising in Controlling & Finance. He is also a graduate of the FHWien University of Applied Sciences of WKW, where he studied Organisational Development, specialising in Change Management in Medium-Sized Companies.

Michael Hantinger
hantinger@crescat-advisory.at
Tel.: +43 1 5323689

Vienna office:
Heinrichsgasse 4/1, A-1010 Wien, Austria

Roland Hausenbichl

Roland Hausenbichl

Roland Hausenbichl is founding partner of CRESCAT Advisory and before spent over 17 years in various managerial positions within Austrian and international companies. He also has several years of experience as member of supervisory boards in Europe, the USA, Russia, the Middle East and Asia. His most recent position was as Managing Director of the voestalpine Böhler Welding Group, a global industry group of 24 companies with 2000 employees and a turnover of >EUR 500 million.

Part of Roland’s role included positions of leadership for the functional divisions of sales / marketing / brand management, operations and product management as well as M&A. He also has experience in manufacturing industry, trade and services. His professional career began in a family company, which was ultimately sold in a successful transaction in 1994.

Roland studied Business Administration at Vienna University of Economics and Business, graduating with a Master of Business Administration not only from this institution but also from the University of Minneapolis. He successfully completed the Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructuring Program at the University of Los Angeles, as well as the Advanced Corporate Finance Program at London Business School.

Roland Hausenbichl
hausenbichl@crescat-advisory.at
Tel.: +43 1 5323689

Vienna office:
Heinrichsgasse 4/1, A-1010 Wien, Austria

Wenke Sommerauer

Wenke Sommerauer

Wenke Sommerauer has over 17 years of professional experience in accounting, tax consulting and auditing. As assistant to the management she was leading the Salzburg office and was responsible for accounting for a financial service provider. In her last position she worked as Accountant for a tax and auditing firm in Salzburg.

Wenke Sommerauer is Chartered Accountant and graduated at the Academy of Chartered Accountants and Auditors of Austria.

Wenke Sommerauer
sommerauer@crescat-advisory.at
Tel.: +43 1 5323689

Vienna office:
Heinrichsgasse 4/1, 1010 Wien, Austria

Christine Tiefenböck

Christine Tiefenböck

Christine Tiefenböck has over 15 years of experience in corporate communications and marketing. Her responsibilities included internal and external communication, PR and communication planning, social media, product marketing and event management.

In her last position, she worked as a public relations officer for the Vienna Health Promotion. In addition to her communication skills, she brings extensive experience from various industry sectors such as the health sector, public authorities, tourism and the production of construction materials. She is a trained tourism clerk and graduated from the advertising academy with focus on communication management.

Christine Tiefenböck
tiefenboeck@crescat-advisory.at
Tel.: +43 1 5323690

Vienna office:
Heinrichsgasse 4/1, 1010 Wien, Austria

Crescat Advisory Industrial Advisory Board

CRESCAT Advisory’s industrial advisory board –
years of experience and extensive expertise in the field

Mag. Dr. Bernulf Bruckner

Finance industry
  • 21 years of experience in the financial sector, research, education and consulting for corporate finance
  • Expertise in and consulting focus on the areas of banking and financial management, banking regulation ("Basel II/III"), risk management (market-, credit-, liquidity- & operational risk) and corporate finance primarily for banks
  • Faculty at divers universities (WU Wien, Donau-Uni Krems, MCI Innsbruck, Lauder Business School Vienna, FH Wr. Neustadt, FH WIFI Wien, u.a.)
  • Author of several books and publications as well as research studies about divers business management topics
  • Member of several committees f.e. „Basel II/III and Rating“ (since 2003) for the chamber of financial auditors (KWT)
  • Dr. Bruckner studied business administration and concluded his PHD as assistant lecturer at the department for credit industry at the Vienna University for Economics and Business Administration

Theo Brandes

Mechanical and plant engineering
Specialising in the food industry
  • 30 years of international experience in mechanical and plant engineering for the food industry
  • Managerial responsibilities held at various companies including Alfa Laval, Tetra Pak, the liquid processing division of GEA AG, and the Sympak Group
  • Member of the advisory board for the “International Trade Fair for Food and Beverage Technology – Anuga FoodTec” in Cologne
  • Holds an engineering degree (Diplom-Ingenieur) specialising in mechanical and process engineering

Dr. Bruno Hribernik

Steel and metal processing industry
  • 35 years of international experience in the steel and metal manufacturing industry
  • Managerial responsibilities held at various companies including Vereinigten Edelstahlwerken Ă–sterreich, Böhler-Uddeholm AG, and voestalpine AG
  • Executive Board member for the Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials, Vice President of the Christian Doppler Research Association, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the MCL Materials Research Centre, member of the Industrial Advisory Board for RWTH Aachen University and the FFG Research Promotion Agency, lecturer at Montanuniversität Leoben
  • Studied metallurgy and gained his doctorate from Montanuniversität Leoben

Dr. Thomas Schweisfurth

Energy technology, construction supply industry
  • 25 years of international experience in the fields of pumps, fittings, heating/cooling/air-conditioning, renewable energies, building technology and power tools
  • Managerial responsibilities held at various companies including KSB AG, Dywidag Systems International, HILTI AG, Wilo SE, and Viessmann Holding
  • Studied industrial engineering (Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur) and gained his doctorate from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Dr. Hilmar Siebert

Auditor
  • 20 years of international experience in the field of corporate finance and M&A
  • Responsibilities held in the fields of corporate finance/M&A at KPMG and BDO, in addition to managerial responsibilities within a listed media group
  • Lecturer at EBS, European Business School, author and editor of various publications on the subject of company valuation and corporate finance
  • Qualified auditor: studied economics in both Germany and the USA and gained his doctorate from the University of Marburg

Dr. Gunther Voswinckel

International plant engineering
  • 25 years of international experience in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering, casting and automotives
  • Managerial responsibilities held at various companies within the Mannesmann Group, including CEO of Meer, Sack und Demag Italimpianti, the Otto Junker Group, and Schöller Werk
  • Member of several industrial advisory boards as well as various roles at RWTH Aachen University
  • Studied industrial engineering (Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur) and gained his doctorate from RWTH Aachen University

Dr. Gilbert Wenzel

Healthcare, pharmaceuticals
  • 30 years of international experience in the healthcare industry
  • Managerial responsibilities held at various companies including Novartis, Hoechst- (Sanofi Aventis), Head of Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare at Roland Berger and McKinsey
  • Member of the supervisory boards for various healthcare companies and founder of Quisisana Pharma AG
  • Studied pharmacy and is a chemist

Dietmar Wohlfart

Automotive
  • 27 years of international experience in the packaging, construction/building materials and medical technology sectors
  • Managerial responsibilities held at various companies including Wilden KG (Gerresheimer Glas), BLANK Holding and Constantia Flexibles AG
  • Member of several advisory boards and boards of directors
  • Diplom-Kaufmann (German MBA equivalent) and graduate of the University of Regensburg