Oliver is a director at Oaklins Germany in charge of the Frankfurt office and leads Oaklins’ food ingredients team. With more than 17 years’ experience in corporate finance, he has advised several clients in food & beverage, industrial machinery and components, automotive and private equity. He has also successfully advised on M&A projects in various other sectors, such as consumer goods and retail. In the food & beverage sector, Oliver has advised on the financing of innovative startups; the sale of several companies in the beverage industry, for example the sale of the Hungarian brewery Pesci, a subsidiary of Ottakringer in Austria, to a Hungarian family office; and several buy-side mandates for private equity companies, such as in the flavor segment. Other selected transactions include the sale of Meta Trennwandanlagen to the listed French firm ABEO S.A.; the sale of the Austrian Techno-Stahl to ThyssenKrupp AG in Germany; the sale of a German business focused on stationary cleaning systems for heat exchangers to Melius GmbH, a subsidiary of Kuwaiti German Holding; and the sale of the German pharmaceutical wholesaler W. Kapferer (#7 in the market) to Noweda (#3 in the market). Due to his network, he has also been active in debt restructuring and financing.
Oliver started his career at Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Oaklins Germany, he worked for mayerhoefer & co, a German M&A advisory firm with a focus on SMEs. He also spent over four years with a leading German bank in the field of fundamental equity analysis. Oliver studied at the University of Mannheim and in Frankfurt am Main, and has a degree in business administration.