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 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 SIGOS, LLC, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, LLC, has been acquired by Mobileum, Inc., a portfolio company of Audax Management Company, LLC
Lincoln International advised management and BPE on the acquisition of Dätwyler Sealing Technologies
Lincoln International advised Ardian on its agreed acquisition of a majority stake in Swissbit
Lincoln International advised publicly-listed Exel Group in the successful acquisition of Eisenmann Intec from insolvency administrator Joachim Exner, Dr. Beck and Partner
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the successful sale of Willi Elbe Group, a leading automotive Tier-1 supplier of steering and driveline systems, to AEQUITA
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the sale of CMORE Automotive, a specialist in the field of AI-driven mobility systems to Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company
Lincoln International has advised private shareholders in the sale of Applied Micro Electronics
Lincoln International advised Enoflex, a portfolio company of Cobepa, on the acquisition of Sparflex.
Perspectives by Dirk Damegger
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