'We are very pleased to welcome Gerhard to our firm. With his deep Industrials expertise and experience, he will play a key role in the further development of our Frankfurt office and in strengthening our advisory capabilities in the German market', stated Alexis de Rosnay, CEO of Canaccord Genuity Limited.
Commenting on his appointment, Gleich said: “I am very pleased to be joining Canaccord Genuity’s global platform, and I look forward to working with the team in Frankfurt to deliver high-quality services to clients.”
Gleich has over 20 years of corporate and investment banking experience. Prior to accepting his new role at Canaccord Genuity, Gerhard was Head of Industrials for Berenberg in Frankfurt, where he advised, among other things, on the takeovers of Tognum by Daimler and Rolls Royce, of elexis AG by SMS group and the sale of Ziemann Group to international strategic investors. Prior to this, Gerhard was co-head Industrials Germany within Dresdner Kleinwort/Commerzbank, and he also worked for Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and London. He was involved in numerous national and cross-border M&A transactions including the takeover of DEMAG Cranes by Terex, the acquisition of Haldex Traction Systems by BorgWarner, the sale of SLV Group to Hg Capital and the acquisition of Buderus by Bosch, as well as strategic advisory work for a wide range of strategic and private equity clients.
Canaccord Genuity opened its Frankfurt office in mid-2010. Gerhard’s appointment follows recent new hires to the firm’s UK Research, Corporate Broking and M&A teams.