It’s an exciting time to advise clients in the consumer sector. Major changes in consumer preferences and how products are purchased create a rich environment for business owners and investors to succeed.
Dirk is leads Lincoln International’s consumer and retail investment banking advisory services for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He has nearly 20 years of experience in investment banking and has led numerous mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate finance transactions for pan-European corporate clients as well as financial sponsors.
Among his recent successes are advising on the sale of J.A. Woll Handels GmbH to the B & M Group, which was an important milestone for the entry of the English non-food discounter into the German market. He also advised EQT on the acquisition of the bakery discount chain backwerk. In the fashion retail sector, he advised Gerry Weber on the acquisition of Hallhuber. In addition, he has worked with various financial investors in the most recent transactions in consumer electronics, furniture, cosmetics and workwear sectors.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Dirk provided M&A advisory services at Raymond James. He began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston and gained further sector and transaction experience at Sal. Oppenheim, Société Générale and IKB.
Dirk holds a master‘s degree in business studies from the University of Cologne, Germany and took further management courses at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as at the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Recent Transactions in Germany
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised listed Swiss industrial group, Conzzeta, on the sale of its coatings business, Schmid Rhyner, to the German specialty chemicals company Altana
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised Clyde Bergemann Power Group on the sale of Clyde Industries to Wynnchurch Capital
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that CoreMedia AG, a German software company, has been sold to OpenGate Capital
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised the private founders of Seven Miles in the sale of a majority stake to Oakley Capital
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that NORDholding has sold Rademacher Bewegt mehr. to Cross Equity Partners and Pinova Capital
Lincoln International is pleased to announce Egeria has agreed to sell Vendor to CWS, a portfolio company of Haniel
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Schlemmer Industry & Building Parts has been sold to Galiena Capital
Meet our Senior Team in Germany
Building long-term relationships is key for me personally – I want to be the advisor of trust for my clients.
Managing Director | CEO GermanyFrankfurt