The Frankfurt-based corporate finance boutique PeriCap AG has become part of Clairfield International GmbH with the two founders, Serge Ragotzky and Michael Haas, joining the Frankfurt office as partners.
Serge Ragotzy has many years of experience in M&A and capital markets. After working for Sal. Oppenheim, HSBC and UBS, he was managing director of the pan-European investment bank Kepler Chevreux (formerly Kepler Capital Markets) for six years. Since 2014 he has also been a professor of investment banking at the HfWU Nürtingen-Geislingen.
Michael Haas, CFA and a graduate of business mathematics, founded PeriCap in 2013 together with Prof. Ragotzky. Since then, he has advised medium-sized and growth companies in the areas of M&A and capital procurement. Prior to this, Michael Haas also spent six years with Kepler Chevreux, most recently as director of corporate finance. His previous professional experience includes positions at BDO Transaction Services, Bankhaus Lampe M&A, and NIBC Infrastructure Financing.
With these additions Clairfield International – one of the world’s leading M&A advisors for midmarket transactions – has once again expanded its circle of partners. With new members in Frankfurt, Clairfield now has a total of ten partners in Germany. Further team enlargement at the Düsseldorf and Stuttgart offices is planned for the second half of the year.
“We are pleased that Serge and Michael have chosen Clairfield and we are thereby able to strengthen our industry expertise in the technology, consumer goods, and real estate sectors and also broaden our know-how in the areas of capital market advisory and valuation,” says Dr. Albert Schander, founder and managing partner of Clairfield Germany.