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 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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