Eight Advisory: Expansion with opening of an office in Cologne

Photo: Curt-Oliver Luch­ten­berg leads Eight Advisory’s trans­for­ma­tion prac­tice in Germany
7. Febru­ary 2022

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.

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