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Jürgen Schwarz, Thorsten Gladiator and Arne Arne Laarveld join Capitalmind as Partners

13th October 2016

With these two new additions to the team in the Wiesbaden office, Mergers Alliance partner in Germany strengthens its sector coverage and deal making capacity.

Jürgen Schwarz  joined Capitalmind Germany as Partner, Retail and Consumer Goods. He has has 15 years of experience in international M&A Advisory and Restructuring with corporates and financial investors focusing on the Consumer Business sector. Jürgen was an entrepreneur and managing director of two self-founded corporations for 13 years (OUTFITTER GmbH, ALPHA INDUSTRIES Europe GmbH). His broad experience and contacts in the consumer sector will add great value to the whole partnership

Thorsten focuses on debt advisory both in private equity driven situations and in all kind of corporate related financings. Thorsten has more than 22 years of experience in the European LBO markets and with German Mittelstand companies. He arranged more than 100 debt financings ranging from EUR 50m to more than EUR 3bn total debt. 

Prior to joining Capitalmind Thorsten was a Managing Director heading the market leading German Leveraged Finance group at Commerzbank AG. His previous positions were with UBS Investment Bank as a Director in the private equity group from 2000 to 2003 and with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, where he started his career in leveraged finance in the early days of the German LBO market in 1995. Thorsten holds a degree in Economics from University of Hamburg (Diplom Kaufmann).

Arne Laarveld has an extensive experience in corporate finance advisory, specifically in M&A and capital market transactions. Since more than 20 years he has successfully advised start-ups, mid-market (family owned) corporates and larger groups in transactions mainly in the industrial technology/process automation, consumer and financial services sector.

Before joining Capitalmind, Arne Laarveld was Managing Director, Co-Head Corporate Finance and co- founder of equinet Bank AG. During this time, he served as corporate finance co-ordinator of the M&A and the ECM group within the European Securities Network (ESN).


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