Life before CG Results:
Early years in Huenxe, a small town near Dusseldorf, was followed by a very science focussed academic route. Deciding a lab wasn’t for me though, despite completing my PhD, didn’t take too long and I became increasingly keen on combining science with something more commercial so applied to CG Results and have never looked back. Six years later I have never had a day when I was bored and I have done a huge range of deals from divesting a wide range of manufacturing sites to sell-sides, PE buy-sides
Favourite moment in a deal
Always when it signs but I also really like doing the final funds flow to send to a client so they can see their reward for the years of hard work they have always put in.
CRO or CDMO
Definitely CDMO – we and I personally know a huge amount about this space and it’s endlessly interesting.
Advice to anyone aiming to get into M&A
Do your research on the role and the firm you are applying for, know the deals they have done and why they are interesting and if they are sector specialists as we are, have a genuine and demonstrable interest and knowledge of that sector.
German Wurst or English sausage
Wurst of course – you can’t beat a good Krakauer (oh come on Achim – you live in England now – Editor.)
Squash or rugby
Most known for at CG Results
My Nutella obsession
Life before CG Results: My M&A career started as a summer intern at Goldman’s. I then joined them and spent four years as an Analyst and then Associate. The biggest deal I worked on was the Telefonica O2 deal in the early 2000’s. My contribution was taxi’ing all the documents from Partner to Partner for […]
Life before CG Results: I always wanted to work in Finance – I used to watch all the films like Wall St so I managed to get to LSE to study and then into the graduate programme at Bear Stearns, luckily leaving before the bad days. It was a while before I got into the […]
Life before CG Results: Being brought up in the Midlands (of the UK) meant I got stuck into every activity going; from ballet and ballroom to every sport you might mention. At school I had more of a knack for the sciences and chose to do a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics. I soon figured the […]