Michael is an Associate Partner at Silverpeak. For the last 16 years he has been a Managing Partner at CatCap Corporate Finance based in Germany. Michael has extensive experience in successful deal making for over 20 years.
His past experience includes a role at Treuhandanstalt to restructure and privatize the enterprise's East German SME holdings. Then as a Corporate Finance Consultant at Doertenbach& Co where he primarily advised SMEs and their owners on strategic acquisitions and divestitures.
Michael is Chairman of the Regulatory Commission of the organization Familienunternehmer/ASU and heads the Hamburg regional group and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the ifo Institute’s Freundesgesellschaft and of Deutsche StiftungEigentum; he is a former member of the SME Advisory Council of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and past President of the Freiburg and an international M&A network Globalscope.
Michael studied economics and law at Albert-Ludwig University, the Free University of Berlin, the University of Bonn and the University of Cologne.