GCA Altium: Raiko Stelten and Thorsten Weber appointed Managing Directors
Munich, Frankfurt, Zurich — Investment bank GCA Altium has successfully expanded its senior deal team in Frankfurt: long-time employees Raiko Stelten and Thorsten Weber (pictured) have been appointed Managing Directors, effective March 1, 2019, to further grow the firm’s ongoing advisory business around technology M&A and financing.
Raiko Stelten (38) joined Altium in 2013 and most recently worked as a Director on a number of M&A transactions in the software, technology and healthcare sectors. He has been part of the team that originally came together at Close Brothers/DC Advisory for more than 12 years. In total, Raiko Stelten has been involved in more than 40 successfully completed M&A transactions. He holds a degree in economics (University of Witten/Herdecke) and a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University Sydney.
“Raiko Stelten has been a key member of our Frankfurt team for many years,” says Sascha Pfeiffer, Managing Director at GCA Altium in Frankfurt. “He has been instrumental in establishing and expanding our outstanding position in M&A transactions in the software and IT sector. I am delighted that Raiko Stelten will be advising our clients in this continuing growth segment with his expertise in an even more responsible position with immediate effect.”
Thorsten Weber (40, photo), who also joined Altium’s then newly opened second German office in Frankfurt in 2013, has more than 17 years of experience in corporate finance, debt advisory and restructuring. Thorsten Weber has developed particular expertise in the areas of acquisition financing, refinancing and dividend recaps. He has also been instrumental in establishing the savings bank sector in the German mid-cap LBO market as well as establishing GCA Altium’s MidCapMonitor as a regular analysis report on leveraged buyout financings. His previous positions were at Close Brothers/DC Advisory, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and BW-Bank. Thorsten Weber successfully completed his studies at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management with a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance.
Johannes Schmittat, Gerd Bieding and Norbert Schmitz, Managing Directors of the Debt Advisory Group in Frankfurt: “Thorsten Weber has been a team member from the very beginning in our Debt Advisory/Financial Restructuring division, which was launched in 2013. Since then, he has established important client relationships, successfully completed many transactions of various types and expanded our expertise beyond the classic LBO structures — we are very much looking forward to further, even more intensive cooperation.”
About GCA Altium
GCA Altium is the European division of GCA. The global investment bank provides strategic M&A as well as capital markets advisory services to growth companies and market leaders. GCA operates globally with over 400 experts in 18 locations in the US, Asia and Europe. Built by the people who run the business, GCA specializes in deals that require commitment, an unbiased view, expertise and unique networks. www.gcaaltium.com