Heinrich Kerstien

  • Managing Partner
  • Co-Head Debt Advisory DACH


I am a Managing Partner at Clearwater International, having joined the company in August 2017. Together with my partner-colleague Dierk Rottmann, I co-head the debt advisory business in the German-speaking region. We advise medium-sized companies and groups on a variety of financing issues and accompany them throughout the transaction process.

In addition, I am co-responsible for our private equity activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We maintain very close, trusting and long-standing relationships with private equity firms.

By giving our clients quality advice, they choose to work with us repeatedly and are happy to recommend us to others. Prior to joining Clearwater, I worked as a co-head of Rothschild's European debt advisory business and held various senior positions in Deutsche Bank's leveraged finance team in Frankfurt and London.

I studied Business Administration at the Universities of Würzburg and Münster and was awarded my doctorate at the University of Hohenheim.

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