DC Advisory Hires MD for Germany

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DC Advisory, the pan-European corporate finance arm of Japanese investment bank Daiwa Capital Markets, has hired a new Managing Director for its Frankfurt office.

The appointment of Wulf Ihler as MD of the German Corporate Finance business follows other recent management hires, including the appointment of Stefan Jaecker (former Head of M&A Advisory at Commerzbank) as CEO of DC Advisory in Germany.

Ihler’s experience includes high profile positions at global investment banks with leading functions in M&A advisory, particularly within the Automotive and Industrials sectors. He spent several years at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and London as well as at Morgan Stanley and Dresdner Kleinwort, both in Frankfurt. Between 2008 and 2010, Ihler was Head of Industrials / Manufacturing in the investment banking division at Sal. Oppenheim, Frankfurt. He joins from Deloitte & Touche Germany, where he was responsible for the M&A Advisory business as Co-Head of Corporate Finance Advisory.

Wilfried Schmidt, London-based Executive Chairman of Daiwa Corporate (DC) Advisory Holdings Limited, commented: 'Wulf Ihler is an enrichment to our team. With more than 20 years of experience in investment banking, he will significantly contribute to the success of both our clients and of DC Advisory'.

Ihler, who will focus on the Automotive and Industrial sectors at DC Advisory when he starts on April 1st, added: “With its international presence, as well as its clear mid-market focus, DC Advisory is one of the leading Corporate Finance advisors in the European and German-speaking markets. The focus on independent advice, paired with the corporate culture of DC Advisory, provides an excellent platform for the successful support of corporates in the realisation of their strategic goals.”

Other recent senior hires for DC Advisory in Germany include the appointment of Frank Jung as Head of the Financing and Restructuring Advice Division. He was previously Head of the German Debt and Restructuring Practice for investment bank Canaccord Genuity Hawkpoint.

About DC Advisory

DC Advisory is a leading European corporate finance adviser with specific expertise in cross-border transactions. We provide tailored independent advice on Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt Raisings and Restructurings. The firm employs more than 200 staff across seven European offices and is a subsidiary of Daiwa Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of Japan’s Daiwa Securities Group. We are present in Asia, the US and Nordic region through our partners Daiwa Capital Markets, Sagent Advisors and Danske Bank Corporate Finance.

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