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Team

Jessica studied English literature and history at the University of Hamburg.

After raising three boys she joined Carlsquare in 2016 with previous experience in office management.

Polina joined Carlsquare in 2015. She has previous M&A experience from Peter Möhrle family office. Polina holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Corporate Finance from the University of Hamburg.

Markus joined Carlsquare, Equity Research in 2015. He has previous experience from equity derivatives trading since 2008. Earlier employers are Nordea Markets och Swedbank. Markus holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Lund University.

Agata joined Carlsquare in 2019 as an Office Manager in London. She holds a Master’s degree in Finance & Accounting and has more than 8 years of experience as an Office Administrator and PA. She is also responsible for accounting in the London office.

Christoph joined Carlsquare in 2022. Previously, he worked in M&A advisory at Rothschild & Co in Frankfurt. Christoph holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim.

Amelie joined Carlsquare in 2021 as Business Development Manager. She previously worked for Sal. Oppenheim in Corporate Finance and Private Banking, and for Kirch New Media leading their M&A activities. Amelie studied at LMU Munich (BWL) and has a PhD in Finance from Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg on financial communication at Neuer Markt.

Caroline joined Carlsquare in 2018 as a Strategic Business Manager. She previously worked as Director of Client Relationships at Aktiespararna and holds a M.Sc. in Consumer & Business Marketing and a B.Sc. in Economics from Stockholm University School of Business.

Anders graduated with a M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School and University of Michigan and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Has successfully closed numerous corporate finance transactions since 1996,  within the field of M&A, public tender offers, private placements, rights issues and IPOs.

Has worked with WestLB Panmure Investment Bank, Gudme Raaschou Bankaktieselskab and HSH Corporate Finance before co-founding Dansk Merchant Capital in 2007. In March 2019, the activities of Dansk Merchant Capital were acquired by Carlsquare.

Kai joined Carlsquare in 2019. He has previous M&A experience from IEG – Investment Banking and Cowen. Kai holds a MSc in Finance & Investments from Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University) and a BSc in International Business from Maastricht University with an exchange at Renmin University of China.

Alex Carré de Malberg has 29 years of experience in M&A, fundraising and financing and has advised on more than 200 transactions since 1993. He co-founded Alexander Partners in 2015 and previously worked on the Exec Committee of Commercial Bank Qatar sole in charge of investment banking, asset management and brokerage activities, Head of IB at Abu Dhabi Investment Company and Managing Director at Rothschild in Paris. He started his IB career as an analyst at Lazard Freres (NY), followed by manager at Peregrine (Hong Kong). He holds an MBA from HEC Paris and a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Amherst and ENSIC France.

Dr. Manfred Drax has been an associate partner at Carlsquare since 2013. He studied law in Munich and Freiburg im Breisgau and business administration at the FernUniversität Hagen. At the University of Bayreuth he received his doctorate in corporate and group law. Manfred has more than 20 years of experience in the medical technology and life science industry – among others

Anders co-founded Jarl Securities in 2012, which became part of Carlsquare in 2018. He has been in the financial industry since the 1990s; as Corporate Finance advisor, telecom analyst and financial journalist. Anders holds a degree in journalism alongside studies in decision-making theory, risk and argumentation theory.

Niklas joined Carlsquare Equity Research in 2021. Since the late 1990s, Niklas has been working as an equity analyst and fund manager at both major investment banks and smaller fund brokers. Niklas has a special interest in the Life Science sector and holds a master’s degree in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Camille kam 2022 als Office Managerin zu Carlsquare. Zuvor arbeitete sie mehrere Jahre in einer Buchhaltungsfirma.

Daniel Garlipp graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of Regensburg and the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki. He has many years of experience in corporate finance with a focus on company valuation and financial and commercial due diligence. Prior to Carlsquare, Daniel worked for KPMG Corporate Finance (Hamburg), Kuna & Co. (Frankfurt) and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants (Munich).

Caspar Graf Stauffenberg studied business administration in Reutlingen and London. He then worked as a project manager for Arthur D. Little in the strategy and organization division and as project manager for M&A at the Binding Group (today: Radeberger).

Prior to joining Carlsquare, he was CFO and later CEO of MAP Medizin-Technologie GmbH and CEO and co-founder of Aequos Endoprosthetics GmbH. Both companies were sold under his direction.

Sebastian has been with Carlsquare since 2011. He has more than 10 years of experience in M&A, among others at Cobalt Corporate Finance (London) and goetzpartners (Munich). At Carlsquare, his focus is on software, business services and life sciences transactions. He studied Business Administration with a focus on Corporate Finance and Accounting in Mannheim (Germany) and Lund (Sweden).

Sven joined Carlsquare in 2022. Before joining our team, he worked in the Corporate Finance department of M.M.Warburg & CO focusing on M&A and ECM transactions. Sven is a CFA charterholder and holds an M.Sc. in Finance from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a Bachelor of Laws from University of Hamburg.

Caroline joined Carlsquare in 2020. She has previous work experience from PwC Transaction Services (FDD). Caroline holds a MSc in Corporate and Financial Management from Lund University, a BSc in Economics and Business Economics from Maastricht University, and a CertHE in International Business Management from University of Worcester.

Maurice joined Carlsquare in 2017. He has previously worked at PwC and HSH Nordbank. Maurice holds a M.Sc. in Finance from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a B.Sc. in Management, Mathematics and Economics from the University of Essex including semesters at California State University, Monterey Bay.

Arnold has been an Investment Banker since 1998 and merged his business with Carlsquare in q3 2018.  He spent several years each with Goldman Sachs, Boston Consulting, UBS and the World Bank’s IFC.  He holds an MBA from Wharton, an MA from Johns Hopkins and a Ph.D. from Frankfurt.

Lars is an industry advisor to Carlsquare in the field of IT&Telecom. He has a M.Sc in engineering physics and +30 years of experience working for large operators and solution suppliers such as Telia, Ericsson, MCI Worldcom and Huawei as well as a range of start-up companies. For the past 8 years Lars has been with Huawei acting as business consultant and leading operators across Europe in legacy network and business transformation.

Amanda joined Carlsquare ECM-team in 2022. She has previous experience from G&W Fondkommission where she worked with various types of ECM-transactions and from Nordea Markets where she worked with sales of equities and other financial securities. Amanda holds a degree in Finance from Hanken School of Economics.

Morten graduated with a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

More than 20 years of experience in advisory services on M&A, IPOs, secondaries and private placements.

Morten has worked with Nordea Securities, HSH Corporate Finance, Dansk Merchant Capital and a number of years as adviser, partner and CEO of one of the leading Danish agencies focusing on strategic and financial communication.

Mischa joined Carlsquare in 2011. He has more than ten years M&A experience with main focus on technology and business service companies. He has previously worked at Avocado Store, a Rocket Internet startup, and at Kreissparkasse Verden. Mischa holds a business administration degree (Diplom-Kaufmann) from University of Mannheim and is a trained banker.

Steffen Leckert joined Carlsquare in 2021 with more than 25 years of experience in investment banking. He previously worked as Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey with a European Corporate Finance responsibility for Industrial Technologies and Packaging. Prior to that he worked for Lincoln International as Head of Industrials as well as the corporate coverage activities in the DACH region and led the German industrial and automotive team of Mediobanca. Steffen also worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch with responsibilities for private equity clients and automotive supply companies.

Erik joined Carlsquare in 2017. He has more than ten years M&A experience with main focus on technology companies. He has previously worked at Stella EOC and EY. Erik holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology and a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Management from University of Gothenburg.

Eva joined Carlsquare in February 2018 as the office manager for the Berlin office. She has previous experience in Office Management and Marketing. Eva holds a B.A. in Art and History from Kassel Art University.

Mandy joined Carlsquare in March 2020 as Head of Operations.

Since her studies in Business Administration in Germany and the U.S. she has gained almost ten years of experience in operating and developing cross-functional processes.

Mirja joined Carlsquare in 2020 as an office manager in the Hamburg office.

She previously gained several years of experience as a Team Assistant in an Advertising Company and the Medical branch.

Mark Miller is one of the founders of Carlsquare (former CatCap). He studied economics and business at the University of Witten / Herdecke and at the University of Texas at Austin. He worked for the Deutsche Bank in the corporate and asset management business and as an analyst at Bertelsmann AG, where he examined strategic investment opportunities. Overall, he participated in more than 100 successful transactions.

Michael Moritz is one of the founders of Carlsquare (former CatCap). He studied liberal arts at Albion College in Michigan, USA and economics and law in Freiburg, Berlin, Cologne and Bonn. He then worked at the Treuhandanstalt in Berlin on the restructuring and privatization of medium-sized investments. As a corporate finance consultant at Doertenbach & Co. GmbH, Frankfurt, he mainly advised medium-sized companies and their owners on strategic acquisitions or divestitures

Bertil joined Carlsquare in 2013 and holds over 20 years of expereince from equity research. Previous employers include Consensus Fondkommission, Nordiska Fondkommission, Myrberg Fondkommission/Danske Bank and Glitnir (earlier Fischer Partners). Bertil has also worked as an asset manager (Real Estate) at Aberdeen and is one of the founders of Fastighetsvärlden. Bertil holds an engineering degree from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Fredrik joined Carlsquare, Equity Research in 2022. He has previous experience from Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning where he worked in risk analysis and in a valuation unit. Fredrik has a master’s degree (MSc) in Financial Economics from the School of Business, Economics and Law at Örebro University.

Emanuel joined Carlsquare in 2019. He has previous work experience from Cartina as a management consultant focusing on strategy and growth projects. Emanuel holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering and a BSc in Energy Systems and Sustainability from Royal Institute of Technology.

Connie has been responsible for events at Carlsquare since the end of 2022. She has a commercial education and was responsible for high-profile events at the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group for several years. Most recently, she was deputy branch manager at Torquato.

Flemming graduated with a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

30 years of experience from international finance and corporate advisory services.

Worked for BG Bank in charge of the international division, Gudme Raaschou Bankaktieselskab and HSH Corporate Finance before founding Dansk Merchant Capital in 2007. In March 2019, the activities of Dansk Merchant Capital were acquired by Carlsquare.

Anika joined Carlsquare in 2020 as Office Manager. She previously worked in an international law firm for several years. At Carlsquare she is also responsible for HR.

Nico joined Carlsquare in 2016 and is a Partner based in Munich. He has more than ten years M&A experience and worked on numerous transactions in the FMCG, Life Science and Industrial sectors.

Prior to joining Carlsquare, he worked at CMC Consulting Group in Munich and in the small/mid cap M&A team at Groupe BPCE in New York and Frankfurt. Nico holds an LL.M. (M&A) from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Münster.

Finn joined the Carlsquare team in Hamburg in 2021. Previously, he gained professional experience in the corporate finance team of ODDO BHF in Frankfurt a.M. and Paris. Finn holds a Master of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics & Finance from the University of Aberdeen.

Berthold Stauffenberg has a track record of more than 30 years in investment banking. He co-founded Alexander Partners in 2015 and previously worked as Managing Director at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank and Managing Director at Rothschild in Paris and Frankfurt. He holds an MBA from Insead and BSc (Hons) Economics from University of London.

Griffin joined Carlsquare in 2021 after moving from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Griffin holds a bachelor’s in finance and accounting from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Previously, he worked at Ernst & Young (EY) where he received his Chartered Professional Accountancy (CPA), before joining a regional M&A boutique, Sequiera Partners, in their insurance and professional services practice.

Robert joined Carlsquare in 2020. Previously, he gained professional experience at KPMG Deal Advisory in Hamburg. Robert holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Bond University.

Jon joined Carlsquare in 2020. Most recently he was an Associate at RIG (London) advising technology companies on M&A and fundraising, and prior to that worked in transaction services and corporate finance at KPMG (Vancouver, Canada). He is a Chartered Accountant, and a graduate of Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.

Anshul joined Carlsquare in 2019. He previously gained experience in credit risk and equity research in India and the UK. Anshul holds a M.Sc. in Finance and Management from Cranfield School of Management (UK) and B.Com. in Banking and Insurance from University of Mumbai (India).

Sybille joined Carlsquare in 2020. Following a dual degree in Business Administration  at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen and the Ecole Supérieure Commerce Marseille-Provence she worked at Deutsche Bank, initially in Munich followed by Morgan Grenfell in London. There she then joined Mercury Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), part of BlackRock since 2006.

Oskar joined Carlsquare in 2021. Before joining Carlsquare he has worked in market surveillance and as Head of Listings managed approximately 200 IPOs at a Swedish stock exchange. Oskar holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Stockholm University.

Mindaugas joined Carlsquare in 2020. He gained previous experience at GCA Altium, Odewald KMU and BNP Paribas. Mindaugas holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

Frederik joined Carlsquare in 2018. He has previously worked at UniCredit and Berenberg. Frederik holds a joint MSc in Finance from the Nova School of Business and Economics and the Sao Paulo School of Economics and a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Hamburg.

Nils joined Carlsquare from Deloitte in London, where he worked within the M&A advisory team. He has gained M&A experience since 2010, mainly advising technology companies on buy and sell side transactions within the mid-market. Nils holds a degree in Economics from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.

Andreas Zetzsche was Group Head of the RWE AG M&A division for many years and conducted many relevant M&A transactions, including capital market deals, from the headquarters in Essen. Previously, he was Managing Director of the European Chemical Group of Chase Manhattan Bank N.A. In London. Since 2018, Mr. Zetzsche has also supported the head of the Mergers & Acquisitions chair at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management as Chair Affiliate.

Marta joined Carlsquare in 2021. She has previously worked at Scotiabank (London and Toronto) in both investment and corporate banking. Prior to that, she worked at Deloitte. She has a B.B.A. from Schulich School of Business, York University (Toronto, Canada) and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada).