Axel is a Managing Partner of Clearwater International and a founding member of mid market corporate finance boutique @VISORY partners. He previously worked at Arthur Andersen in Frankfurt and qualified as a chartered accountant. Axel studied Business Administration at the Universities of Giessen and Edinburgh. During his 15 years in Corporate Finance, Axel has successfully advised on numerous international and domestic mid-market transactions for corporates, family-owned businesses, private equity clients and family offices. For the German speaking countries, Axel heads Clearwater International’s Consumer and Food & Beverages teams and coordinates activities within the private equity industry.