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 & mobility technology team 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.
Lincoln International advised Schaeffler on the sale of its global automotive chain drive systems business to funds advised by DUBAG
Lincoln International has advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on its acquisition of in-tech GmbH
Lincoln International advised private shareholders on the sale of Mürdter Group to Xandor Mürdter Automotive Holding, a portfolio company of Quantum Capital Partners
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Benteler Automotive for the divestment of its Tønder, Denmark, and Louviers, France, automotive plants to Fidelium Partners
Lincoln International advised Körber on its sale of Sensitec to Ningbo Sinomags Electrical Technology Co, Ltd.
Lincoln International has advised the private shareholders of E. Zimmermann GmbH on their sale to Stackpole International, a subsidiary of Johnson Electric Group
Lincoln International has advised Altenloh, Brinck & Co. GmbH & Co. KG on the sale of ABC Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG to FAWER Automotive Parts Limited Co.
Lincoln International advised Valmet Automotive Group on the sale of its engineering services business line to Mutares SE & Co. KGaA
Perspectives featuring Patrick von Herz
Global Supply Chain Volatility: 2022 Outlook
Amidst historic production disruption, shortages and low levels of inventory, manufacturers, distributors and retailers have been adapting business strategy real-time in response to continued volatility. There has been a rising… Read More
While Automotive Supply Chain Headaches Drag On, Buyers & Sellers Prepare for a Busy Year of Dealmaking in 2022
Automakers and suppliers were forced to cope with unique supply chain challenges in 2021, driving significant disruption to production and resulting in levels of inventory at unseen historic lows. These… Read More
Race Toward Electrification: Automotive Players Define Investment Strategy for the Future
In 2020, global electric vehicle (EV) sales rose by 38%, despite a decline of 20% in total car sales around the world during the pandemic. In May 2021, IHS Markit… Read More
Capital Requirements Drive Seismic Shifts in Auto Competitive Landscape
From the boardrooms of auto original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers around the globe, the geographic landscape of the automotive industry is being continuously reshaped. Archnemeses are forming unlikely alliances.… Read More
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