08/09/2021 - News
Clearwater International announces the appointment of a Head of Healthcare in Germany to expand its healthcare expertise
The appointment signals a significant strengthening of Clearwater International’s sector competence in the rapidly growing healthcare segment
Clearwater International is delighted to announce the recruitment of Stefan Sachsenhauser who will join the management of Clearwater International in Germany as Managing Director and Head of Healthcare in the DACH region. The appointment signals a significant strengthening of Clearwater International’s sector competence in the rapidly growing healthcare segment.
Stefan has around 22 years of experience in the financial sector and joins Clearwater International from Ernst & Young (EY). At EY, he primarily supported corporate and private equity clients on buy-side and sell-side transactions in the pharmaceutical, MedTech, provider care, and chemicals sectors. The numerous transactions that Stefan was involved with during his career include: the acquisition of Kapitex Healthcare by Tracoe medical and the acquisition of Rolko Kohlgrüber and NEA International by Indus Holding. On the sell-side, he oversaw the sale of the Polycarbonate Sheets Business from Covestro to the Serafin Group and the sale of Stora Enso Sachsen to Model Holding in the chemicals division. He also advised on transactions in the consumer health, nutrition, diagnostics, bio-surgery, pharma packaging, and provider care sectors.
Markus Otto, Managing Partner commented:
“We are very pleased to have gained a highly respected corporate finance expert and sector specialist in the field of life sciences and healthcare. For us, the expansion of our management team is a logical step in the further strategic development of our sector coverage.”
The healthcare industry is one of the fastest-growing market segments in the DACH region, a sector in which Clearwater has already successfully completed 12 transactions with a total value of more than €5bn this year alone
Ralph Schmücking, Managing Partner added:
“The healthcare industry is one of the fastest-growing market segments in the DACH region, a sector in which Clearwater has already successfully completed 12 transactions with a total value of more than €5bn this year alone. Most recently, our French colleagues advised the Lagarrique Group, one of the world's leading orthopaedic and prosthesis service providers. The strong growth in transaction activity in both the German and international healthcare markets is expected to continue over the next few years. With Stefan as Head of Healthcare in Germany, we will continue to expand this area with the aim of becoming one of the leading consultancies in this sector together with the Clearwater teams across the globe."
Stefan Sachsenhauser, Managing Director and Head of Healthcare, Germany commented:
“I am very much looking forward to the new challenge of supporting the Clearwater International team in the further expansion of this exciting and dynamic sector in the future. In line with my many years of transaction experience in the life sciences and healthcare market, I will be able to actively contribute to deliver real added-value for our clients on both the sell and the buy side.”