As DBAG's Senior Adviser for Italy, I make available 27 years' experience in the private equity industry, where I have acted as partner to owners and managers of companies to devise avenues for growth. My main focus is to support management teams at portfolio companies in setting business plan targets and executing upon them.
The members of the DBAG investment team have many years of experience in the business and in-depth knowledge of various key sectors of the German Mittelstand. They also have access to a extensive network of experts, the nucleus of which is an Executive Circle. The members of the Executive Circle are involved in identifying and originating investment opportunities. They assist us in assessing developments in certain industries and back us – if necessary – in particularly comprehensive due diligence processes prior to our making an investment. As a financial investor in a focused-partnership role, DBAG supports the development of its portfolio companies. During that process as well, the investment team can access the expertise comprised in DBAG’s network.
Our network of experts consists of experienced industrial specialists, including partners from former investments. Its roster of members covers all sectors in which DBAG operates and expands regularly as new experts join.
BECOMING A MEMBER
Drawing from their extensive market knowledge, industrial experts assist in preparing investment decisions and supporting portfolio companies. They advise the investment team in analysing potential investments and provide support for companies’ strategic development. Moreover, the seats on our portfolio companies’ supervisory boards and advisory councils are frequently filled by one of our affiliated industrial experts.
If you have a track record of successfully managing a sizeable company with international operations in one of DBAG’s relevant sectors, and if you continue to enjoy working entrepreneurially, then please feel free to contact us.
In my function as an Industrial Partner for DBAG, I am active in the areas of Finance & Controlling across all industries. I support deal sourcing and portfolio management. My main tasks include technical and operational support, for example in setting up and improving reporting in the post-transaction phase, in add-on transactions and during post-merger integrations.
Thomas Weber joined DBAG in 2014 and is Head of Business Development.
Previously, Thomas Weber served at PwC, Commerzbank and Concept Consulting, a mid-market consultancy firm. In addition to business development, he focused on human resources.
Thomas Weber holds a degree in Law from the Goethe University, Frankfurt.