Fri, Nov 27, 2020

Duff & Phelps Strengthens German M&A Advisory Practice With the Appointment of Frank Bretag

Frankfurt – Duff & Phelps, the world’s premier provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions, announced the expansion of its M&A Advisory practice in Germany with the appointment of Frank Bretag as a managing director. Bretag will focus on the German, Swiss and Austrian markets.

Bretag brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance to our clients with a focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He has acted as an independent advisor to boards and shareholders and advised numerous mid- and large-cap listed corporates and private businesses on a broad range of corporate finance matters. Bretag has deep expertise in broader industrials, including engineering, manufacturing, high-performance materials, specialty chemicals and industry 4.0 technologies and equipment. Most recently, Bretag was a senior member of the transaction advisory practice at Georgieff Capital Advisors. During his 15-year career at Georgieff Capital Advisors, he successfully executed many corporate finance, public and private, predominantly cross-border M&A mandates. Bretag began his career at Deutsche Bank and spent several years in the corporate finance team in London, focusing on European industrial M&A.

Andreas Stoecklin, Head of EMEA Corporate Finance and Duff & Phelps Germany Country Leader, commented: “I am pleased to welcome Frank as a senior member of our growing Corporate Finance team. Frank’s appointment further strengthens our industrial M&A group in Germany and Europe and demonstrates our commitment to enhance our global M&A Advisory practice in this dynamic market environment. Our clients will benefit from Frank’s significant expertise across strategic corporate finance and M&A engagements.”

Duff & Phelps operates in Germany and Switzerland with offices in Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin and Hamburg as well as Zurich. Duff & Phelps German Corporate Finance practice is a thought leader, advising private equity firms as well as public and private corporations on a wide range of transactions.

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M&A advisory, capital raising and secondary market advisory services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Pagemill Partners is a Division of Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. M&A advisory, capital raising and secondary market advisory services in the United Kingdom are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd. (DPSL). M&A advisory and capital raising services in Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps GmbH. Valuation Advisory Services in India are provided by Duff & Phelps India Private Limited under a category 1 merchant banker license issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

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