Meet the speakers
Holger Kleingarn, Managing Director, is a German national who has been working in the Private Equity Industry since over ten years. Throughout his private equity career Dr. Kleingarn has emphasized on mid cap buyouts, growth investments and turnarounds across Europe with a focus on the German-speaking countries. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, he was a Partner and Member of the Management Committee at London-based Palamon Capital Partners, a private equity group focusing on mid-sized companies across Europe. Previously Holger has lead the management-buy-out of a Mittelstand software company as CEO. He started his career in strategic management consulting with Bain & Company and Roland Berger, latterly as Partner and member of its financial services management team. Holger holds a doctoral degree in business administration and graduated from the University of Hamburg.
Frank Rittgen was appointed Senior Vice President Mergers, Acquisitions and Licensing at Bayer AG in 2015. Before that he was Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions from 2005 – 2015 and Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Bayer’s Healthcare division from 2002 – 2005. Previously he was working at ABN AMRO, being responsible for Healthcare and Chemicals in Germany.
Mr Bösenberg is a Partner of Quadriga Capital focusing on consumer and e-commerce topics, besides health, business services and smart industries. He started his career in private equity with 3i, Frankfurt, prior to co-founding Brockhaus Private Equity in Germany as a Managing Director. Mr Bösenberg was Deputy Head of VTB Capital Private Equity and co-responsible for a diverse portfolio of mainly consumer related companies.
He received a BA in Economics from Sussex University and a Masters in Management from London School of Economics.
Can Toygar is a Direct at CVC Capital Partners in Frankfurt. Prior to joining CVC, he was with JP Morgan Investment Banking in New York and London.
At CVC, Can Toygar covers the German speaking region across various industries. He has been involved in the acquisitions of ista, Douglas, Tipico, and most recently Breitling.
Bettina Haedrich is Senior Director Corporate BusinessDevelopment at QIAGEN. In her role at QIAGEN, she is focusing on Mergers andAcquisitions in the Life Sciences industry. Prior to her work in M&A,Bettina had different international management roles in Sales and Marketing aswell as in R&D management in the life science and diagnostic industry.
She received a PhD inBiology from Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf and an Executive MBA fromWHU Vallendar and Kellogg.
Ralph began his career in the international audit and transaction services department at KPMG. After four years as head of equity financing for mid-cap technology companies at a large German bank he worked for the M&A consultancy firm InterFinanz, from 2006 as a partner. Ralph is co-founder and shareholder of Livingstone Germany. He has gained expert knowledge in cross-border transactions with strategic buyers and leveraged buy-outs with financial investors. He gained experience in metal and plastic processing, packaging, specialty chemicals, the aviation industry and industrial services.
Jan Henrik joined Muzinich & Co. in 2017 and is responsible for building the Firm’s Private Debt business in D/A/CH and the Netherlands. He worked previously at EY, where he was a Partner in Capital & Debt Advisory focusing on financial sponsors and special situations. Prior to that, he was in the special situations team at Houlihan Lokey. He also was a Director in HSBC’s financial sponsor coverage team after starting his career in private equity at J.P.Morgan Capital. He holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA and a Diplom Betriebswirt from European Business School, Germany.
Mark is a founding member of BlueBay’s Direct Lending strategy. BlueBay’s Direct Lending business provides senior and subordinated debt solutions to financial sponsors and mid-sized European businesses. Prior to joining BlueBay in 2011, Mark was a Vice President at Lehman Brothers/Nomura in the Acquisition & Leveraged Finance group. Before 2008, Mark worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Lehman Brothers in Frankfurt where he developed a network of relationships with corporate clients and intermediaries. Mark received a degrees in Business Administration from the University of Passau, Germany in 2004 and a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in London in 2002.
Klaus joined the firm in 2009, was promoted to Principal in 2015 and became a Partner in 2017. He is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing investments in the German speaking region of Europe.
Since joining Silverfleet, Klaus has been involved with the acquisition of CCC, as well as the management and realisation of CCC, Kalle and orizon. Most recently, he headed the acquisition of Pumpenfabrik Wangen.
Klaus began working in private equity with Terra Firma in Frankfurt. Prior to that he worked in leveraged finance at both Société Générale and BHF-Bank. He is a graduate of Intermas Malente with a degree in International Business Administration.
Philipp von Mitzlaffjoined PARAGON PARTNERS as Director Origination. Previously, Philipp worked forEuroConsult, an investment banking firm with offices in New York, London,Frankfurt, and Hong Kong specializing in industrial M&A/Corporate Finance,where he advised global corporations on cross-border M&A mandates.
Prior to joining EuroConsult, Philipp had been with Robert W.Baird and Doertenbach & Co. for ten years where he was involved in advisinga wide range of national and international transactions (M&A,restructuring, leveraged buyouts) in the industrial, consumer,financial/business services, and healthcare sectors.
Philipp holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from Frankfurt University in conjunction with UC Berkeley and spent a two year training program at Deutsche Bank Frankfurt.