In 2015 Johannes joined i5invest as Director in Corporate Development / M&A. He primarily focuses on planning and executing corporate development and business development projects for companies in the tech, mobile and Industry 4.0 space.
Before joining i5invest Johannes worked for private equity firms in Germany and Austria such as VREP (formerly DZ Equity Partners) in Frankfurt and Austro Holding (a Private Equity Fund managed by Dr. Grossnigg) in Vienna. He led several successful transactions and was responsible for operational and business development projects with portfolio companies in the respective funds.
Whilst a project manager in the Corporate Finance practice of PwC, Johannes was responsible for M&A transactions and Corporate Finance projects including M&A Lead Advice, Due Diligence, Financial Modelling and Valuation. His clients included international corporates as well as Austrian SMEs in various industries including logistics, industrial and equipment manufacturing as well as renewable energy.
He has worked in 3 continents, establishing an international network across Europe, the US and Asia, especially in Hong Kong and China. Based on this, Johannes has substantial experience and expertise working for international corporate clients in cross-border deals as well as structuring and executing transactions. As well as his international network, Johannes also has an extensive network within the Austrian industrial space.
Johannes studied business administration in Austria and the United States, specializing in Corporate Finance, Accounting and Strategy. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).