I am driven to create value for clients through active involvement in preparing the unique selling proposition and the market settings of a transaction.
Rainer provides strategic leadership across all industries and has a direct and clear approach to business, being open-minded with a focus on long term and honorable relationships. He advises on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions to private equity funds and privately-held businesses.
With over 28 years in the industry, Rainer has acquired extensive experience across a wide range of branches and investment phases, accompanying clients in creating greater value through buy and build and disinvestment strategies.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Rainer worked at Bachert as a Senior Project Manager, consulting for special situations. Previously, he held positions as an Investment Director at BWK, focusing on private equity minority and majority investments, a Senior Investment Manager at SHS, where he specialized in venture and later state investments, along with distressed investments, and a Senior Vice President of technology investments in the capital market business. Formerly, he worked as a Project Manager at BWK and a Corporate Relationship Manager and Credit Specialist at BW-Bank.
Rainer earned a Master of Economics at University of Hohenheim and a Bachelor of Economics at University of Tübingen.
Recent Transactions in Germany
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
Lincoln International advised Ardian on its agreed acquisition of a majority stake in Swissbit
Lincoln International advised publicly-listed Exel Group in the successful acquisition of Eisenmann Intec from insolvency administrator Joachim Exner, Dr. Beck and Partner
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 has advised private shareholders in the sale of Applied Micro Electronics
Meet our Senior Team
I focus on creating value and establishing long-term relationships with my clients.
I enjoy leading clients and realizing their objectives, while structuring solutions to issues that are both intriguing and challenging.
Managing Director | Head of SwitzerlandZurich
I am inspired by working with entrepreneurs and innovators who feel passionately about what they are creating.
Managing DirectorSan Francisco