Christian has over 28 years of corporate finance experience in the City of London focusing mainly on Continental European cross-border transactions, many of them with a German angle.
In his Investment Banking career, Christian has worked at Nomura, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse First Boston and Prudential Bache Capital Funding. His most recent positions included Head of Investment Banking EMEA at Nomura and a variety of senior positions at Deutsche Bank which included Head of TMT Investment Banking, Head of German Investment Banking, and Global Co-Head of Media Investment Banking.
Christian has participated as a primary banker in some of Europe’s and Germany’s most important landmark transactions, including the largest ever M&A transaction to date, the $ 220 billion acquisition of Mannesmann by Vodafone, all three Deutsche Telekom privatizations, the sale of Bertelsmann’s 50% stake in AOL Europe back to AOL Time Warner for $ 7.0 billion, the € 1.2 billion IPO of Lycos Europe, and the acquisition by Japan’s TDK of EPCOS for € 1.0 billion.
Christian is Head of Investment Banking (UK) for Haitong Securities. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BSFS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.