Michael Knoll has 27 years of experience in corporate banking, including more than 20 years in management positions at BHF Bank and HVB. He was most recently Head of UnternehmerBank Rhein-Main at HVB and thus responsible for HVB's corporate customer business. Between 2005 and 2012, he previously headed HVB Rhein-Pfalz-Saar's corporate customer business and then HVB Rhein-Main's Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) business. From 1998 to 2005 he was Head of Corporate Banking Baden-Württemberg at BHF-Bank. The graduate agricultural engineer has advised numerous medium-sized companies, especially from the construction materials, automotive and mechanical engineering industries, on matters of growth financing, acquisitions, successions and reorganizations.
Marco Strogusch has been working in M&A advisory for mid-cap transactions for 18 years and has advised on more than 50 national and cross-border deals, particularly in the industrial, consumer and retail sectors. Marco Strogusch was Managing Director of the Frankfurt M&A consultancy cf:M for four years, where he was responsible for the sale of the Drahtzug-Stein Group to EMERAM Capital Partners. Previously, the graduate in business administration was working for eight years in M&A advisory at Bankhaus Lampe, where he was most recently Managing Director and team leader responsible for the central management and further development of the bank's M&A advisory business. Prior to this, Marco Strogusch gained extensive transaction experience in the Midcap M&A Advisory Team of Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt am Main. At IMAP, he will primarily support clients from the industrial and consumer sectors and further expand business with private equity clients.
"We are pleased to have won two new partners with so many years of experience in the German midcap market at once," emphasizes Karl Fesenmeyer, Managing Director of IMAP Germany. "Together with our new partner Dr. Burkhard Weber, who joined us a month ago, we have significantly strengthened our team in order to continue to meet our customers' demands at the highest level."
The report is based on the results of a survey undertaken at the end of 2018, whereby IMAP partners across the world were asked for their views on the M&A markets in 2018, as well as their expectations for 2019.
IMAP was able to increase the number of successfully completed transactions in 2018: from 204 to 208 deals worldwide and from 20 to 25 transactions in Germany. This puts IMAP again among the top 10 M&A advisors for deals up to USD 500m in the Thomson Reuters ranking.