Starting in August 2017, Dr Heinrich Kerstien will join the German team of Clearwater International as Managing Partner. With Dr Kerstien, Clearwater International will continue to expand significantly its corporate finance advisory activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Dr Kerstien has 25 years’ experience in corporate finance. He recently worked as European Vice Chairman and Co-Head European Debt Advisory at Rothschild, after having built its German debt advisory team. Previous to that, he worked in leading positions in the area of leveraged finance at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and London. His completed transactions include Schlecker, Douglas, DMG Mori, IVG, Alba and Funke Medien.
“We are delighted to have Dr Kerstien join us as a well-known and reputable expert in the area of corporate finance and debt advisory. For us, it is a major step in the strategic development of Clearwater International,” says Dierk Rottmann, Managing Partner,Clearwater International. “In the German-speaking area as well as in Europe, Asia and the US, medium-sized companies, corporations and private equity companies have a growing demand for independent and individual corporate finance advisory and debt advisory services. With Dr Kerstien, we will significantly expand these areas.”
Debt advisory, M&A and special situations are a very important part of the advisory services of Clearwater International. For many years, renowned medium-sized as well as leading international companies have been relying on the advisory services of the corporate finance experts of Clearwater International. These clients include Trumpf, Wieland, Mayr-Melnhof, Symrise and Zeiss.