Eight Advisory: Expansion with opening of an office in Cologne
Frankfurt — Eight Advisory, the European transaction and transformation advisory firm, continues its international expansion with the opening of its fourth office in Germany, adding further expertise in carve-outs and transformation processes to its service portfolio in Germany.
Eight Advisory’s pan-European network with offices in France, Germany, the UK, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands will thus be further expanded to provide comprehensive support to corporate and private equity clients in complex cross-border transactions. The DACH region is now the company’s second largest market after France, with additional offices in Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Hamburg and Zurich. In 2021 alone, the region advised numerous well-known clients from the private equity and corporate sectors on over 70 transactions and projects. The steadily growing team of currently 45 consultants — including eight partners — demonstrates the strong presence in the German-speaking markets and covers the strategically important business areas of Transaction Advisory, M&A Tax, Transformation, Infrastructure and Project Finance as well as Restructuring and Performance Improvement.
The Cologne office of Eight Advisory is headed by Curt-Oliver Luchtenberg, who has joined Eight Advisory together with other highly experienced colleagues. Curt-Oliver will lead the transformation practice in Germany. The local team can draw on the consulting and sector expertise of the 600 experts in Eight Advisory’s international network.
Curt-Oliver Luchtenberg, 50, has dedicated himself to strategy, transformation and restructuring consulting since his studies at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. After his early years on the strategy team at Mitchell Madison Group and the restructuring team at Roland Berger, he continued his career at two Big Four consulting firms, first in the Operational Transaction Services Practice and later in the Strategy Group of another Big Four firm.
From an operational perspective, Curt-Oliver Luchtenberg has led major spin-offs, carve-outs, integrations and strategy projects for well-known clients such as Siemens Energy, E.ON, Liberty Global, Lanxess, HeidelbergCement and Deutsche Bahn, as well as assisting medium-sized companies and private equity clients with complex transformations.
Curt-Oliver Luchtenberg: “No other transaction advisory firm has such a broad and deep spectrum of solutions and services to offer and is as experienced, independent, focused and flexible as Eight Advisory. It has always been my central guiding principle to support my customers only to the extent that they really need it — without, of course, disregarding the technical and content-related necessities.”
“We are very pleased to have Curt-Oliver join us as a Transformation Partner in Germany. His proven experience in handling significant transactions will strengthen our team and enhance our market coverage,” said Michael Wahl, Managing Partner of Eight Advisory in Germany.
About Eight Advisory
Eight Advisory advises entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and banks on transactions, transformations, infrastructure projects and project financings as well as restructurings and performance improvement. Eight Advisory is a European group with 600 employees, including 74 partners, and with offices in Germany, France, the UK, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands. As a founding member of Eight International, the company can draw on a global network of more than 3,600 specialists in over 30 countries in Europe, America, Asia and Oceania. https://de.8advisory.com