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 it has advised shareholders and management of Corndel, the UK's fastest growing leadership and digital skills training company, on its investment from THI Investments
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised the shareholders of ASSEPRO, the leading independent Swiss insurance broker, on its sale to EMZ Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised the shareholders of Infoniqa, led by Elvaston, on the sale of a majority stake of Infoniqa to Warburg Pincus
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised Valmet Automotive Group on the sale of its engineering services business line to Mutares SE & Co. KGaA
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has successfully advised the shareholders of CITYCOMP Service GmbH, a leading IT third party maintenance player, on the sale of the business to the Austrian technology group S&T AG
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised EMZ Partners on the acquisition of a minority stake in Ankerkraut, a German-based developer and producer of premium spices
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
Perspectives by Dirk Damegger
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Meet our Senior Team in Germany
I am delighted to be part of the tremendous growth story and outstanding partnership culture at Lincoln International and to contribute my network and experience to the success of the firm and its clients.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Lincoln International AGFrankfurt
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