Altium Capital Expands M&A Practice

Altium Capital has expanded its M&A practice with debt advisory and financial restructuring services. Norbert Schmitz and Johannes Schmittat will be building up the new debt advisory and financial restructuring practice in Europe.


Norbert Schmitz (41) and Johannes Schmittat (34) have joined international investment bank Altium Capital as managing directors from October 1st. The experienced experts for financing and restructuring will build up Altium’s Debt Advisory and Financial Restructuring practice in Europe. The team will be based in Frankfurt; further hires are planned. Before joining Altium, Norbert Schmitz and Johannes Schmittat were both co-heads of the Debt Advisory/Restructuring practice at Corporate Finance advisory firm DC Advisory Partners.
The Board of Altium comments: “We are delighted to have this new team join Altium. Norbert Schmitz and Johannes Schmittat have led one of the most experienced Debt Advisory/ Restructuring teams in Germany. With this team Altium is now able to offer – both sell and buy- side – combined M&A and debt advisory services. In addition, financial restructuring advice will add to our range of services which only a few investment banks focused on the mid-market can offer.”
Norbert Schmitz and Johannes Schmittat both possess extensive experience in financing and debt restructuring advisory. Recent clients and transactions include Hg Capital (Teufel), Sun European Partners (Britton Unterland), Gilde Buy Out Partners (Spandex), Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (Romaco) and DPE Deutsche Private Equity (Westfalia). Moreover, the team managed amongst others the financial restructurings of BorsodChem, Jost, Battenfeld- Cincinnati and Neumayer Tekfor.
Holding a degree in business administration, Norbert Schmitz previously worked for CIBC World Markets in London, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Rabobank International. Before he joined DC Advisory Partners, Johannes Schmittat obtained his doctorate in Corporate Finance & Capital Markets at the European Business School Oestrich-Winkel.

About Altium Capital
Altium Capital is one of the leading independent investment banking and corporate finance advisory firms in Europe . Altium Capital offers the whole range of investment banking services for Midcap listed and private companies including mergers & acquisitions, private placement of debt and equity capital, management buy-outs, structured financing and financial restructuring. Altium Capital employs over 120 Corporate Finance Professionals in ten offices across eight countries. Being an independent company, Altium is owned by its employees.
Recent transactions include the sale of a minority stake in Telekom Austria to america movil, the sale of to Axel Springer, the sale of Pharmexx Group from Celesio to United Drug and the sale of Digitec to Migros.
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