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Dr. Wolfgang Steuernagel
Managing Partner

0049-(0)172-292 3303 w.steuernagel@s-and-p.de
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Dr. Wolfgang Steuernagel

Managing Partner

  • Diplom-Kaufmann
  • Dr. rer. pol., University of Cologne

 

20 years management and top management functions in medium- sized and large companies:

  • Sales manager Thyssen Steel Inc., New York
  • Marketing manager Hoesch Group, Dortmund
  • Directeur Groupe Loiseau, Paris
  • Executive board member Eisen & Metall AG, Gelsenkirchen.

30 years activities in the M&A sector:

  • Since 1989 Co-founder and managing partner of S&P
  • Introduction and execution of numerous transactions,
    both nationally and internationally
  • Co-founder and first chairman of the network M&A Worldwide.

Member of groups of private investors.

Fluent in German, English and French.

E-mail: w.steuernagel@s-and-p.de

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Manfred Hassmann
Managing Partner

0049-(0)170-732 7333 hassmann@s-and-p.de
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Manfred Hassmann

Managing Partner

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration,  University of Paderborn
  • German Institute for Development, Berlin/Singapore

25 years management and top management functions in medium-sized and large companies:

  • Manager Klöckner Industrieanlagen GmbH, Duisburg
  • Managing director Winkhaus Group, Münster
  • Managing partner, interim managing director of medium-sized companies, incl. turn-arounds and financing.

10 years activities in the M & A sector:

  • Since 2010 partner, since 2019 managing partner of S & P
  • Initiation and execution of transactions in industry and trade, both nationally and internationally.

Fluent in German, English and French.

E-mail: hassmann@s-and-p.de

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Henning Aretz

Partner

  • Universities of Bonn and Cape Town.

Over 25 years management and top management functions in Germany and abroad:

  • Project Leader USSR, Federation of German Industry (BDI), Cologne
  • Head of East European Gas Sales, Ruhrgas AG, Essen
  • Member of the Executive Board, Budapest Gas Works, Budapest
  • Member of the Board, Kaiserswerther Diakonie e. V., Düsseldorf.

7 years consulting activities:

  • Global Business Development Executive for Energy, Ernst & Young GmbH, Düsseldorf.
  • Since 2014 partner of S & P.
  • Date protection commissioner.

Member of political and clerical executive boards, on federal, state and municipal levels.

Fluent in German, English and French.

E-mail: henning.aretz@gmx.net

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Dr. Wolfgang F. Fink
Partner

0049-(0)170-222 6551 fink@s-and-p.de
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Dr. Wolfgang F. Fink

Partner

  • Industrial Engineer
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration University of Saarbrücken
  • Dr. sc. pol., University of Kiel

30 years of senior management functions in medium-sized and large companies:

  • Sales Controller and Strategy Planner  Siemens AG, Munich
  • Marketing-/Sales Director and Controller  ABB CEAG Sicherheitstechnik GmbH, Soest
  • Controller and CFO Cooper Crouse-Hinds Europe (today: Eaton), Soest
  • CFO and CEO IMI Norgren German Region, Alpen (Rhineland)
  • CEO Blumenbecker-Group, Beckum (Westphalia)

Long-time experience relevant to M&A:

  • Initiation and carrying out of transactions
  • Evaluation of companies and due diligences
  • Post-merger integrations
  • Since January 2020 Partner of S & P

Practical know how in digital transformation.

Fluent in German and English

E-mail: fink@s-and-p.de

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Christoph Katz

Partner

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration University of Nuremberg

Over 20 years of senior management functions:

      • Management positions  BASF Group in Ludwigshafen, Singapore and USA
      • Head of Sales and General Manager (EMEA Business Unit) BASF Polyurethanes GmbH, Lemförde
      • Managing Director Nutrinova GmbH and General Manager (Global Business Unit) Celanese Corp., Frankfurt
      • Global Head of M&A Integration and Business Unit Celanese Corp., Amsterdam.


Long-time experience relevant to M&A:

      • Strategic analysis of markets, identification of targets (sell and buy side)
      • Start of projects and lead of negotiations, execution of integrations
      • Since January 2020 Partner of S & P.

Languages: German, English and French

E-mail: katz@s-and-p.de

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Pieter Kraan

Partner

  • MBA University of Hamburg

Over 20 years senior management functions:

  • Assistant General Manager C. Illies & Co., Hamburg
  • Division Head SGS Société Générale de Surveillance in New York , Hamburg and Jakarta
  • Chairman of the Managing Board, Holding for the subsidiaries of RWTÜV, Essen
  • Member of the Advisory Boards: Cetecom Essen, Van Ameyde International Rijswijk, RWTÜV’s foreign subsidiaries.

20 years M&A activities:

  • Acquisitions and sales of companies, carve-outs, industry solutions
  • MBI, specifically for technology companies
  • Pooling of investor and manager resources for M&A projects, for example concerning the implementation of international buy-and-build strategies.
  • Since 2014 partner of S & P.

Managing Partner Kraan & Associates, Düsseldorf – investment-level senior executive search for private equity and other investors.

Fluent in German, English, Dutch and Spanish.

E-mail: kraan@s-and-p.de

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Tim Ley

Partner

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration University of Cologne.

Over 25 years management and top management functions in medium-sized and large companies:

  • Manager BASF Group, Ludwigshafen and Barcelona
  • Senior manager Tchibo Holding AG, Hamburg
  • Executive board member Didier Werke AG, Wiesbaden
  • Executive board member Dynamit Nobel AG, Troisdorf
  • Executive board member Gerresheimer Glas AG, Düsseldorf
  • Executive board member Spar Handels AG, Hamburg
  • Managing director and shareholder Argillon Group, Redwitz.

15 years activities in the M & A sector:

  • Since 2006 partner of S & P
  • Initiation and execution of numerous transactions and post-merger integrations, especially in the sectors chemical and pharmaceutical products, retail trade and tourism.

Fluent in German, English, French and Spanish.

E-mail: tim.ley@netcologne.de

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Felix Schaefer

Partner

  • Lawyer, adviser, entrepreneur

More than 20 years of experience as adviser and entrepreneur:

  • Partner at the law firm CMS Hasche Sigle, Düsseldorf/Germany
  • Activities for enterprises and entrepreneurs in the fields of M&A, finance/capital markets, restructuring und strategy, both nationally and internationally (Great Britain, USA).
  • Financial participation in a consulting firm
  • Since 2019 Partner of S & P

Fluent in German and English.

E-mail: felix.schaefer@s-and-p.de

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Jochen Schily

Partner

Over 20 years management and top management functions in German banks:

  • Manager export financing Deutsche Bank AG, Düsseldorf
  • Director Deutsche Bank AG, Brussels/ Antwerp
  • Managing director Merck Finck & Co Private Bankers, Düsseldorf.

20 years activities in the M & A sector:

  • Since 1996 partner of S & P
  • Initiation and execution of numerous transactions in industry and trade, both nationally and internationally.

Member of groups of private investors.

Former member of the supervisory boards of several companies.

Fluent in German, Dutch, English and French.

E-mail: j.schily@t-online.de

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Dr. Elke Wolf

Partner

  • Master’s degree
  • Doctorate in Economics, University of Cologne

20 Years business owner, operational and consulting experience:

  • Chemical industry and industry automation
  • Consultancy for banks, insurance companies and alternative investment funds.
  • Consulting for medium-sized companies.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Since 2018 partner of S&P.

Member of the German Boards Working Committee and various international Institutes of Directors.

Fluent in German, English and Swedish.

E-mail: elke.wolf@s-and-p.de