Martin Kanatschnig

Member of the Executive Board

specialises in the purchase and sale of technology-oriented companies, corporate spin-offs, management buy-outs and growth financing. As an internationally experienced M&A expert, he has successfully completed numerous transactions. Prior to joining the M&A business in 2005, Martin Kanatschnig worked at Siemens Corporate Technology. He studied Business Administration and Technical Physics at the Universities of Graz and Manchester. Within the Board of Aquin & Cie. AG, he is heads the office in Munich.

Martin Kanatschnig Member of the Executive Board

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Dr. Jürgen Kuttruff

Member of the Executive Board

has extensive M&A experience in transactions of mid-sized companies as well as globally operating groups. The focus of his work is on strategically motivated company sales and acquisitions. In his longstanding career at Infineon AG Dr. Kuttruff established and managed the world's leading business segment Security, with a turnover of 500 million euros. He shares his expertise in the field of corporate finance in form of a lectureship at the University of St. Gallen and the ETH Zurich. He acts as the speaker within the executive board of Aquin & Cie. AG and heads the office in Lindau.

Dr. Jürgen Kuttruff Member of the Executive Board

Aquin & Cie. AG

Ludwigsstrasse 11

Lindau (Lake Constance)

Germany

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Dr. Kurt Gerl

Member of the Supervisory Board

is Member of the Supervisory Board, and since 2009 Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. As a former member of the Management Board at OSRAM GmbH, Dr Kurt Gerl has extensive experience and insight into the global lighting and electrical engineering industry. Prior to his involvement in Aquin & Cie. he served as a member of the OSRAM-Management Board and was responsible for global sales, marketing and human resources. Before joining the Board, he was, among other things, responsible for the management of the General Lighting division. Before moving to the lighting industry Dr Kurt Gerl was Head of Business Planning and the business unit " Small Household Appliances " at the Bosch Siemens Home Appliances GmbH. In addition to various supervisory and advisory boards, Dr Gerl also passes on his expertise as a lecturer in the context of the MBA-course General Management at a long distance college in Hamburg.

Dr. Kurt Gerl Member of the Supervisory Board

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Hans-Peter Metzler

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

is Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Senior Advisor as Aquin & Cie. He is a renowned entrepreneur from the Vorarlberg region in Austria, and founder of NewLogic AG, which he sold to the Indian IT group Wipro in 2005. In addition to his entrepreneurial activities Hans-Peter Metzler looks back on a successful international management career. After graduating in mathematics and theoretical physics he began his career in 1984 with the entry into the Siemens AG, Corporate Research. This was followed in 1992 by the position of Managing Director and Head of Research & Development of Siemens Components, Asia Pacific and in 1996 as General Manager for the microcontroller business of the Siemens AG. In addition to various supervisory and advisory boards of listed and private companies, Hans-Peter Metzler is Chairman and President of the Bregenz Festival.

Hans-Peter Metzler Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Dr. Rainer Reichert

Member of the Supervisory Board

is Member of the Supervisory Board and Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. Dr Rainer Reichert has 25 years of experiencewithin the industrial sector in the field of machinery and plant engineering and in the automotive sector. In this context he was involved in the development of strategies for a variety of business areas and in particular corporate acquisitions. After working at Fried. Krupp GmbH, he headed the Corporate Strategy and Alliances division at the Daimler Benz AG in 1989. In 1993, Dr Reichert as the sole general partner, took over the F. Tacke KG and the management of the KTR GmbH. Through the establishment of subsidiaries with production facilities in i.a. Poland, China, India and the US, as well as holding Board Member positions in 18 countries, he substantially internationalized his company. Dr Reichert was involved as Chairman of the Board of the association “Power Transmission Engineering” and was a long-time member of the main board of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).

Dr. Rainer Reichert Member of the Supervisory Board

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Dr. Axel Brandi

Legal

was on the Supervisory Board of Aquin & Cie. since the foundation until 2011, and has since been Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. The lawyer and notary is a Senior Partner of the East Westphalian law firm Brandi, made up of about 70 professionals in various locations in East Westphalia, Leipzig, Paris and Beijing. Dr Axel Brandi specialises in business succession, acquisitions, restructuring and the establishment and participation of foundations. He has accompanied medium-sized companies in various advisory and supervisory boards, including the Aquin & Cie. AG for many years. He is a lecturer at the University of Bielefeld in the field of Corporate and Commercial Law, and held leading positions in professional organizations for many years.

Dr. Axel Brandi

Dr. Axel Brandi Legal

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Konsul Dr. J. Georg Claessens

Transportation & Logistics

is Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. since 2015. Dr. Claessens is the former CEO of the Thiel Group as well as the Logwin Holding Deutschland GmbH (subsidiary of Delton AG, Bad Homburg, Stefan Quandt). Prior to that, Dr. Claessens was Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Kleiderspedition GmbH & Co. KG and CEO of Birkart Globistics AG. In the course of this, Dr. Claessens played an important role in the further development and the interconnection within the logistics sector throughout the world. For his achievements as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Birkart Globistics AG, he has been awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria in 2007. Furthermore, Dr. Claessens supports the logistics and transportation sector in a wide range of areas. Dr. Claessens is a member of the foreign trade committee of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria and was commercial judge at the District Court Munich II. Since 2007, Dr. Claessens is also honorary consul to the Republic of Latvia for Bavaria.

Konsul Dr. J. Georg Claessens

Konsul Dr. J. Georg Claessens Transportation & Logistics

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Dr. Kurt Gerl

Lighting & Electrical Wholesale

is Member of the Supervisory Board, and since 2009 Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. As a former member of the Management Board at OSRAM GmbH, Dr Kurt Gerl has extensive experience and insight into the global lighting and electrical engineering industry. Prior to his involvement in Aquin & Cie. he served as a member of the OSRAM-Management Board and was responsible for global sales, marketing and human resources. Before joining the Board, he was, among other things, responsible for the management of the General Lighting division. Before moving to the lighting industry Dr Kurt Gerl was Head of Business Planning and the business unit " Small Household Appliances " at the Bosch Siemens Home Appliances GmbH. In addition to various supervisory and advisory boards, Dr Gerl also passes on his expertise as a lecturer in the context of the MBA-course General Management at a long distance college in Hamburg.

Dr. Kurt Gerl

Dr. Kurt Gerl Lighting & Electrical Wholesale

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Dr. Rolf A. Hanssen

Automotive

is Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. since 2010. As the former Chairman of the Management Board at MTU Friedrichshafen and after a long career at Daimler-Benz AG, Dr Hanssen has extensive experiences in the automotive industry and a broad personal network. In the course of his professional career at Daimler-Benz AG, he was also a Member of the Board of AEG AG and Head of Corporate Planning and Controlling. Dr Rolf Hanssen is on the Supervisory Board of Mahle GmbH and on the Advisory Board of FEV Motorentechnik GmbH.

Dr. Rolf A. Hanssen

Dr. Rolf A. Hanssen Automotive

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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René C. Jäggi

Sports & Leisure

is Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. since 2012. As former Chairman of the Executive Board at Adidas AG, Rene Jäggi has extensive experience and understanding of the global sports industry. Prior to joining Adidas Rene Jäggi worked for Duracell AG and Kraft in Basel, Cologne, London, USA and Japan. Apart from his positions on several advisory and governing boards, René Jäggi is involved in numerous clubs and associations. Among others, he was President of the FC Basel and Executive Chairman of the 1. FC Kaiserslautern. René Jäggi is in on the Governing Board at ART Basel, and is the President and a delegate of the Governing Board at GRJ AG in Basel since 2006. Furthermore, he is President of the Supervisory Board at the German company Röder Zeltsysteme & Service AG in Bündigen, Vice President of the Governing Board at OpenLimit Holding AG in Baar as well as a Member of the Advisory Board at the Artificial Life Inc. in Hong Kong / Berlin.

René C. Jäggi

René C. Jäggi Sports & Leisure

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Friedrich Keglowich

Sensors & Automation

is Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. since 2013. As a former Member of the Management Board of Sick AG, Friedrich Keglowich contributes his experience as an industry expert and his network of contacts. Prior to joining Aquin & Cie. he held various management positions at Brown Boveri & Cie. AG (now ABB) as well as Sick AG. He was appointed to a Member of the Management Board at Sick AG and Chairman of the company’s Automation Technology Division in 2000.

Friedrich Keglowich

Friedrich Keglowich Sensors & Automation

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Hans Knürr

Business Succession

was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Aquin & Cie. since the foundation until 2014, and has since then been Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of corporate succession. The early death of his father left him in charge of a metal-working company with 56 employees and a turnover of EUR 350,000 at the age of 20. He turned the business into a public company (Knürr AG) operating in 32 countries, with 1,150 employees and generating sales of EUR 145 million. As part of his succession planning, he handed over the company to a British management team in 2000. Hans Knürr holds seats on various advisory and supervisory boards and passes on his entrepreneurial experience as a consultant at Switzerland’s most successful Private Equity House, CapVis.

Hans Knürr

Hans Knürr Business Succession

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Dr. Karl Mauthe

Media & Entertainment

is Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. since 2010. As a former long-time CEO of the Kirch Group, Dr Karl Mauthe has extensive insights into the European media industry, where he has accompanied numerous transactions in a central position. During his time as CEO of KirchMedia, Dr Mauthe was in charge of the technical department. He was also Managing Director of the KirchMedia subsidiary BetaBusinessTV, MediaServiceCenter Rhein-Augustin, BetaTechnik Beteiligungs GmbH and MZM Medien Zentrum Mitte GmbH.

Dr. Karl Mauthe

Dr. Karl Mauthe Media & Entertainment

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Hans-Peter Metzler

Information & Communication Technology

is Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. He is a renowned entrepreneur from the Vorarlberg region in Austria, and founder of NewLogic AG, which he sold to the Indian IT group Wipro in 2005. In addition to his entrepreneurial activities Hans-Peter Metzler looks back on a successful international management career. After graduating in mathematics and theoretical physics he began his career in 1984 with the entry into the Siemens AG, Corporate Research. This was followed in 1992 by the position of Managing Director and Head of Research & Development of Siemens Components, Asia Pacific and in 1996 as General Manager for the microcontroller business of the Siemens AG. In addition to various supervisory and advisory boards of listed and private companies, Hans-Peter Metzler is Chairman and President of the Bregenz Festival.

Hans-Peter Metzler

Hans-Peter Metzler Information & Communication Technology

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Kilian Müller

Publishing

is Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. since 2014. Kilian Mueller is the Founder and Managing Director of publish-industry in Munich. The independent media company is a manufacturer of unique technology magazines. For more than 20 years, Kilian Müller publishes magazines adressing future issues such as energy, mobility, smart infrastructure, automation, process engineering and electronics. Kilian Müller studied Business Administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

Kilian Müller

Kilian Müller Publishing

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Dr. Thomas Neuber

Utilities

is a Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. since 2015. As a former member of the holding management board of EWE AG, as well as the management- and supervisory board of several EWE subsidiaries, Dr. Thomas Neuber has an extensive background in the energy economy. As head of the procurement and production department his work put special emphasis on the field of renewable energies and the expansion of activities in this area. In charge of the investment management and corporate development, Dr. Thomas Neuber initiated (among others) the acquisition of a majority stake in swb AG, the sale of shares of EWE to EnBW AG, and the restructuring and merging of different corporate divisions. During the previous ten years he held a management position in the oil and gas industry within the Preussag Group (now TUI), and was responsible for all international activities of Preussag Energie. Since 2014 he has been a network partner of osb Hamburg GmbH.

Dr. Thomas Neuber has many years of experience in the acquisition of equity investments, in the construction and operation of large-scale international projects, and the collaboration with consortium partners as well as municipal companies.

Dr. Thomas Neuber

Dr. Thomas Neuber Utilities

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Dr. Rainer Reichert

Machinery & Plant Engineering

is Member of the Supervisory Board and Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. Dr Rainer Reichert has 25 years of experience within the industrial sector in the field of machinery and plant engineering and in the automotive sector. In this context he was involved in the development of strategies for a variety of business areas and in particular corporate acquisitions. After working at Fried. Krupp GmbH, he headed the division Corporate Strategy and Alliances at the Daimler Benz AG in 1989. In 1993, Dr Reichert as the sole general partner, took over the F. Tacke KG and the direction of the KTR GmbH. Through the establishment of subsidiaries with production facilities in i.a. Poland, China, India and the US, as well as holding Board Member positions in 18 countries, he substantially internationalized his company. Dr Reichert was involved as Chairman of the Board of the association “Power Transmission Engineering” and was a long-time member of the main board of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).

Dr. Rainer Reichert

Dr. Rainer Reichert Machinery & Plant Engineering

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Dr. Rainer Ruckteschler

Energy & Commodities

is Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. since 2010. As Board Member of EurAsia Resource Holdings AG, a global leader in the commodities sector, he is also in charge of the global project coordination, business development and external relations. Prior to this, Dr Rainer Ruckteschler spent eight years working in the field of renewable energies for the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and Telefunken GmbH. In 1990 he transferred to the Daimler Group and took on the tasks of strategic international business planning within the department of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), as well as international controlling of 13 subsidiaries in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe.

Dr. Rainer Ruckteschler

Dr. Rainer Ruckteschler Energy & Commodities

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Gerhard Schempp

Software & Embedded Systems

is Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. since 2015. After studying mathematics and computer science at the Technical University of Munich, Gerhard Schempp worked for Softlab GmbH until 1988, most recently as Division Manager "Industrial Systems". He then moved to Digital Equipment and CSC. There, he became Managing Director of CSC Germany GmbH and Chief Representative of CSC Ploenzke in 1996. From 1998 until 2013 he was Chairman of the Board at ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, which he developed into a leading software and systems house for electronics and logistics in the areas of defense, aerospace and automotive. Mr Schempp was a Member of the Board at the Federation of German Security & Defence Industries (BDSV) and in this context spokesman for SMEs, electronics, and information and communication technology. He headed the lead market Defence within the Board of the Security Committee of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI).

Gerhard Schempp

Gerhard Schempp Software & Embedded Systems

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Dr. Joachim Volland

Bicycles & E-Mobility

is Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. since 2009. He has extensive experience and contacts in the European and German bicycle industry. From 2001 to 2009 Dr Volland worked in the management of Paul Lange & Co., the general agent of Shimano and other brands in Central Europe. His main areas of responsibility included beside Strategy, M&A and restructuring also the controlling and management of the distribution companies as well as the development of customer management, sales and marketing concepts. Prior to 2001, he held various functions within the Daimler Group headquarters as well as in Western Europe and the Middle East, including positions within the controlling division, executive office and business development division.

Dr. Joachim Volland

Dr. Joachim Volland Bicycles & E-Mobility

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Dr. Hans-Peter Wagner

Medical Technology

is a Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. since 2014. As former member of the executive board of Paul Hartmann AG, Dr. Wagner has extensive experiences, insights and contacts within the worldwide Medical Technology industry; with a special focus on the field of medical consumables. Before his cooperation with Aquin & Cie., Dr. Wagner held the position of manager and CFO in companies of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry and has accompanied numerous acquisitions and sales. Previously to the above mentioned activities, Dr. Wagner had functions in the area of finance at the Degussa Group; and worked as management consultant for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

Dr. Hans-Peter Wagner

Dr. Hans-Peter Wagner Medical Technology

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Prof. Dr. Hans Waschkowski

Banking

is Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. since 2011. Prof Waschkowski has extensive experience in advising small and mid-sized companies and entrepreneurs in financial matters of strategic importance. His focus is on complex financing, changes in shareholder structures including succession solutions and related transactions, as well as the management of investments. His expertise is derived from many years of banking activity in the field of stock market and corporate banking, which led him to the Board of the Landesgirokasse (1987-1998) and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW, 1999-2002). He accompanies selected clients in the above mentioned areas since 2003.

Prof. Dr. Hans Waschkowski

Prof. Dr. Hans Waschkowski Banking

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Prof. Dr. Bernhard Wolf

Medical Technology

is a Senior Advisor at Aquin & Cie. since 2015. Prof. Bernhard Wolf is head of the Steinbeis Transfer Center Cell-Chip Technologies at the Technischen Universität München, and also holds the Heinz Nixdorf - Chair for Medical Electronics. Furthermore, Prof. Wolf is member of the Scientific Advisory Council of TÜV South-Bavaria and scientific head of the working group Medical Technology for VDE. Main emphasis of his research are the realization of biohybride, microsensor-based Lab-on-Chip-Systems, tumor-diagnostic and therapy, as well as the development of sensor chips up to their industrial realization in practice. Further fields of research are the development of intelligent implants, telemedicine, system-biological research, and the therapy and diagnostic with magnetic fields.

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Wolf

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Wolf Medical Technology

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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Dr. Karsten Zippel

Private Equity, Family Offices

is cofounder of Aquin & Cie. AG, was Member of the Board until end of 2015 and since then acts as a Senior Advisor for the company. In this function he initiates and accompanies mergers and acquisitions (M&A) projects for entrepreneur clients. Dr. Karsten Zippel is founder and Managing Partner of an investment firm that provides investment opportunities and investment advisory services to family office clients (private equity and off-market direct investments). Previously, Dr. Zippel was active as a strategy consultant, and was in charge of business development at an internet start-up, which he co-founded. Since 2004, Dr. Zippel holds lectures on Strategic Management at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.

Dr. Karsten Zippel

Dr. Karsten Zippel Private Equity, Family Offices

Aquin & Cie. AG

Schackstrasse 1

80539 Munich

Germany

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