Patrick von Herz

Patrick von Herz

Managing Director
Frankfurt Mergers & Acquisitions Automotive & Truck +49 69 97105-442
Incredible change sweeping through the automotive industry creates challenging and stimulating opportunities. It’s deeply satisfying to provide counsel within this sector to achieve success.

Patrick co-heads Lincoln’s Automotive & Truck group and focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He has considerable advisory experience, particularly on complex cross-border transactions, and has aided private equity funds and large corporations, as well as mid-cap and privately held businesses, with leveraged buyouts, management buyouts and joint ventures.

Patrick is a trusted advisor for his clients, grounded in a deep understanding of the strategic challenges in the automotive industry. With nearly 25 years of experience in the sector, he has distinct knowledge of the particular opportunities and problems facing companies and investors in this industry and is focused on nurturing long-term relationships with corporate and private equity clients. Patrick partners with his clients on M&A, enabling strategic change and growth, as technology and other trends reshape the industry.

Prior to joining Lincoln International, Patrick was a director in the global investment banking division at Citi, where he was responsible for advising German industrial and automotive clients on M&A. He started his career at BHF Bank.

Patrick earned a degree in business administration from the University of Cologne and the HEC Paris.

Perspectives by Patrick von Herz

What is the New Normal? A Closer Look at Automotive Demand & Supply Chain Impact

In April, U.S. light vehicle sales fell almost 50% year on year and resulted in a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of just 8.6m – significantly lower than any other monthly sales […]

COVID-19 Impact On Auto Industry – How Long Will It Last?

The COVID-19 crisis has already had a profound impact on the global automotive industry. OEMs have shuttered assembly plants throughout North America and Europe and this has resulted in virtually all suppliers […]

Tying the Knot: Auto Suppliers Should Follow the OEMs’ Example and Partner up to Meet Industry Demands

The automotive industry continues to undergo radical transformation as the impact of electrification, autonomous driving and ride sharing gains pace. To address these new technologies, players in the auto industry—both at the […]

Global Dynamics Drive Hazards and Opportunities in the Auto Industry

As the economy shudders, dipping its toe into the waters of a recession, macroeconomic, regulatory and geopolitical trends have been disrupting the automotive industry, creating headwinds and pockets of opportunity in each […]

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