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.
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
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 advises on the sale of e-mobility enabler Kissling Elektrotechnik to TE Connectivity
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the sale of Sinterwerke, a manufacturer of power metals parts to the automotive & truck industry, to Sumitomo Electric Industries of Japan
Lincoln International represents BSH Hausgeraete GmbH in the sale of its garment care business to B&B Trends
Perspectives featuring Patrick von Herz
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
The Economist | How to Be the Next Tesla
Originally published by The Economist on June 5, 2021. The Economist published a recent article featuring Managing Director Patrick von Herz describing the current automotive market as a “global feeding… 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
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… Read More
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