Angus has over 28 years experience in investment banking. Prior to setting up Herax, Angus was managing director at HSBC Investment Bank, where for 8 years he led the team focusing on clients in the German-speaking region. Previously, he established and ran the corporate finance team at HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt, in Dusseldorf. Angus is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Securities Institute and a fluent English and German speaker
Andres focuses on M&A transactions as well as private equity-driven transactions in Germany. Prior to founding Herax he was at HSBC Investment Bank where he worked in the German team and the Financial Sponsors Coverage teams in London. Andres is a dual German and Spanish national and speaks English, German and Spanish.
Wolfgang has over 20 years experience in investment banking. Wolfgang joined Herax Partners in 2017 from Perella Weinberg Partners where he was managing director in the FIG team. Prior to that he was partner at Vienna Capital Partners and managing director in HSBC Investment Bank FIG team.
Dr. Christian Scharf
Christian joined Herax Partners in 2019, having previously worked at Houlihan Lokey (HL) as Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Team. Prior to HL, Christian worked as a Managing Director at HSBC Investment Bank covering Banks and Insurance Companies in the DACH region and the Netherlands with regards to capital, funding and strategic advisory.
John is a Senior Adviser at Herax Partners and started to work with the team in 2012. He previously worked at HSBC for over 15 years, most recently as managing director at HSBC Investment Bank where he was Head of the Mid Markets Advisory Team. Prior to that John was a director at HSBC.
Markus is a Managing Partner of Envoled, an award-winning strategy, marketing, and customer-centricity consulting firm. Prior to his role at Envolved, he was CEO of DeutschlandCard GmbH, one of the leading customer loyalty programs in Europe with over 20 million members, part of the Bertelsmann Group. Markus held various leadership positions within the Bertelsmann Group prior to his appointment as CEO of DeutschlandCard.
Markus works with Herax Partners on Capital Raising & M&A projects across a variety of sectors including FinTech, Financials Services, and Business Services.
Thomas has been successfully active in the financial services industry since 1998. At that
time, he founded a distribution company for investment products, which in 2004 he
successfully sold to an internationally active German Bank.
He is also one of authors of the DIN 77230 standard, which has sustainably changed and
improved the entire German financial consulting market. The purpose of the standard is
to ensure that financial advice is always based on a consistent and easily
comprehensible basis, namely the actual customer needs.
Thomas is an Assistant Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Heidenheim on
Entrepreneurship, Digital Leadership, and Management of Ideas & Innovation.
With his consulting firms EARLYBIRDERS and THE PERFECTION COMPANY, Thomas
actively supports and consults startups, SMEs as well as large companies on using the
Agile Methods, Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Co-Creation.
Miles is extremely well-known in the international fashion sector, in which he has worked for the past 40 years. Most recently he was CEO of Ben Sherman from 1997 until 2010, and before that ran Pepe Jeans in Germany for 10 years. In 2010 he was awarded ‘Drapers’ fashion trade magazine Lifetime Achievement Award.
Robert has over 30 years experience in investment banking and alternative asset management, with firms such as HSBC, Swiss Bank Corp and Millennium Partners. His experience covers M&A, corporate finance and capital raising in Europe. His geographic focus is the UK and Scandinavia, and he is a citizen of Sweden. He holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York as a Fulbright Scholar.
Larry is an industry consultant who works with Herax on international and domestic water assets and water equipment company transactions. Larry was CEO at Biwater 2002-2006 and 2009-2011. He was also chairman and non-executive Director of Cascal NV (2000-2010) including during its IPO on the NYSE in 2008, and was chairman of Headworks Inc (2012-2014). Larry holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Administration from Bath University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA).
Michael is a long-standing China specialist having an enduring relationship with Beijing. Formerly a public company CEO partnering with China’s foremost integrated tobacco company, he devised their top 5 performing VC investment vehicle. He also brought the first Chinese company to be publicly quoted on London AIM. Expertise in investment techniques: corporate restructuring, strategic planning, formulating joint ventures & market entry strategies, recognising profitable intellectual property, financial risk management, and cross-border transactions. A multi-disciplined manager having held senior proprietary trading positions in Asia over an 18 year period.
Dr Johannes Seuferle
Johannes has 22 years experience in investment banking and wealth management. After many years in investment banking in firms like UBS und HSBC he became head of a private bank in Geneva. Johannes started his career in the Chancellor’s Office, at that time in Bonn, with a degree in political economics from Munich University.
John has over 40 years experience in investment banking having been a director of Samuel Montagu and managing director, head of international team at HSBC Investment Bank, specialising in M&A and capital raising. More recently John was a founding partner of SP Angel Corporate Finance and a non-executive director of two listed Russian companies. He is presently chairman of a main board London-listed company and a non-executive director of another listed company. John is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Banker.
Paul is an American national who has operated in the investment banking environment in Japan for over 30 years. He worked at HSBC Investment Bank in Japan, for 20 years until 2003, focusing on equity capital markets and M&A deal origination. Paul has worked extensively within the Japanese market, active in broking Japanese equities and warrants, Eurobonds, US Treasuries, European equities and American equities with Sanford Bernstein. From 2003, Paul was Managing Director of the FTSE’s business in Asia-Pacific and since 2013, he has worked as Business Development Director for EDHEC Risk Institute’s new venture Scientific Beta.
Florian has over 29 years experience in investment banking. Prior to becoming a senior adviser at Herax, Florian was Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at HSBC Bank plc in London. Before his secondment to HSBC in London, Florian was a member of the executive committee and Head of Investment Banking at HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt in Germany. Florian also spent more than 7 years at Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt; his last role was Co-Head of European Mergers & Acquisitions. He started his career at BHF-BANK in Frankfurt from where he was seconded to London and Singapore.
Michael has more than 30 years of experience in financial services. After many years in various positions in BHW with focus on sales, product management and marketing he was appointed CEO of Bonnfinanz AG. After the successful repositioning and years of profitable growth he moved as CEO to OVB Holding AG. In 2015 Michael was honored for his great work as best CEO in financial services brokerage with the European CEO Award.
Michael runs his own consulting firm, EXCELLENCE by SYSTEM, which focuses on business, financial and SME services.