With over 40 transactions in a wide variety of industries, we have a meaningful track record. We offer our partners tailor-made solutions. Our long-term and entrepreneurial operational approach as well as our outstanding networks enable the best possible development of our portfolio companies.
Dr. Peter Franke
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Peter has over 10 years of experience in the acquisition and operational development of companies. Between 2011 and 2016, he worked for the AURELIUS Group, where he managed numerous acquisitions and exits and acted as an interim COO. At Liberta Partners he acquired Skytron Energy GmbH and was primarily responsible during the investment cycle, including 6 months as managing director on site. After studying law at (among others) the University of Heidelberg, he earned his doctorate in turnaround investments at the University of Rostock. Peter is an enthusiastic entrepreneur: among other things, he is a member of the advisory board of a medium-sized automotive supplier, co-owner and member of the advisory board of a career services group and supports several company founders as a sparring partner.
Nils von Wietzlow
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Nils has over 14 years of experience in corporate investments, M&A and corporate finance. Between 2013 and 2019 he worked as a partner at the investment company ARCUS Capital. During this time, Nils significantly shaped and built the current portfolio. Prior to joining ARCUS he worked for the largest energy focused private equity fund First Reserve and before that several years at Merrill Lynch within Investment Banking / M&A. Nils studied Business Administration at the Universities of Maastricht, Bocconi and Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración (EADA). Nils sits on the advisory board of a medium-sized printing company and actively supports its strategic development.
Dr. Christian Szczesny
Partner / Legal Counsel
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Christian has been working as a lawyer for 11 years. He is specialized in the structuring and execution of medium-sized transactions and the legal support of companies. Prior to founding Liberta Partners, he worked for the Family Office Wieland Capital in the area of corporate investments. At the beginning of his career he worked for several years in corporate law firms in Frankfurt and Munich. He studied law at the Free University of Berlin and the LMU Munich and completed an LL.M. Program at the University of Edinburgh. Christian is co-founder and shareholder of a company in the field of outpatient care and a company active in the field of education.
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Florian has over 14 years of experience as an active investor, in M&A and corporate finance. Florian worked two years for VITRUVIAN Partners, an investment company focused on technology investments. His main tasks included the establishment of VITRUVIAN Partners in the DACH region and the development of a local team besides conducting four investments. Prior to this, he worked at ARDIAN for almost 10 years within the expansion fund – most recently as a Senior Manager. He spent the first two years of his career at Raiffeisen International in the areas of M&A / Corporate Finance. Florian studied business administration in Edinburgh and Vienna.
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Jakob has been with Liberta Partners as an analyst since 2017 and has been involved in several successful corporate transactions. Before joining Liberta Partners, he gained his first professional experience at PwC and Microsoft. Jakob holds a Bachelor of Science from the Technical University of Munich.
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Laurenz has been with Liberta Partners as an analyst since 2016. During his studies he worked for us as a working student. Since then, he has advised on several corporate transactions and also gained experience in the successful development of a portfolio company. Laurenz holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Gallen and a Master of Science from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.
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Dominik is a founding partner of Liberta Partners alongside Christian and Peter. After joining the real estate fund Jargonnant Partners, he continues to support Liberta Partners as an investor and non-operating partner. Dominik has over 10 years of experience within M&A / Private Equity. Before founding Liberta, he worked at a midcap private equity group for three years, leading numerous corporate acquisitions. Prior to that, he worked within the Corporate Finance department at Nomura International (formerly Lehman Brothers). Dominik studied Business Administration at the University of Bocconi and at the Instituto de Empresa (IE).