M&A advisory services of entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

As entrepreneurs, we understand the importance of a corporate transaction and offer you personal support at partner level throughout the entire process! To provide best results, we are supported by our international colleagues, who cover all important M&A regions worldwide.

Our team includes M&A- and Corporate-Finance-Experts with many years of experience in M&A-advisory/investment banking as well as in industry and economy with specific sector knowledge. The members of the supervisory board support the team with specialist knowledge from various disciplines and includes business economists as well as engineers and employees of research institutions.

M&A advisory services of entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

As entrepreneurs, we understand the importance of a corporate transaction and offer you personal support at partner level throughout the entire process! To provide best results, we are supported by our international colleagues, who cover all important M&A regions worldwide.

Our team includes M&A- and Corporate-Finance-Experts with many years of experience in M&A-advisory/investment banking as well as in industry and economy with specific sector knowledge. The members of the supervisory board support the team with specialist knowledge from various disciplines and includes business economists as well as engineers and employees of research institutions.

Dr. Michael Thiele

Dr. Michael Thiele has studied aerospace technology (Dipl.-Ing.) and business administration at the University of Stuttgart. Subsequently he has obtained his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) at Fraunhofer Institute and University of Leipzig.

Dr. Thiele has collected practical experience at Lufthansa Technik, Dornier (today EADS) and the engine development department of Mercedes-Benz.

Since 1997, he is active as M&A consultant, initially as Head of M&A with a Joint Venture of PriceWaterhouse and Commerzbank, afterwards as founder and board member of EICON Beratung und Beteiligungen AG (today Thiele & Associates Beratung und Beteiligungen AG). After the sale of this company to a mid-sized M&A advisory, he has been managing director, partner and board member of the global alliance M&A International, thereof seven years as head of the Automotive & Aerospace Industry Group. Since 2017, he is board member of Thiele & Associates.

During his career of more than 20 years in M&A, he has successfully completed more than 100 transactions in various industries – a major share of those with international transaction partners.

Dr. Michael Thiele

Dr. Michael Thiele has studied aerospace technology (Dipl.-Ing.) and business administration at the University of Stuttgart. Subsequently he has obtained his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) at Fraunhofer Institute and University of Leipzig.

Dr. Thiele has collected practical experience at Lufthansa Technik, Dornier (today EADS) and the engine development department of Mercedes-Benz.

Since 1997, he is active as M&A consultant, initially as Head of M&A with a Joint Venture of PriceWaterhouse and Commerzbank, afterwards as founder and board member of EICON Beratung und Beteiligungen AG (today Thiele & Associates Beratung und Beteiligungen AG). After the sale of this company to a mid-sized M&A advisory, he has been managing director, partner and board member of the global alliance M&A International, thereof seven years as head of the Automotive & Aerospace Industry Group. Since 2017, he is board member of Thiele & Associates.

During his career of more than 20 years in M&A, he has successfully completed more than 100 transactions in various industries – a major share of those with international transaction partners.

Dr. Nadine Ulrich

Dr. Nadine Ulrich has obtained her Diploma Engineer degree at the Technical University Munich (TUM). After her studies, she has worked in New Zealand as a technical engineer for one year and subsequently returned to TUM, completing her Master of Business Administration (MBA) with nomination in the Dean’s list.

She started her M&A career in 2007 with Droege & Comp. Financial Advisors GmbH in Munich. Afterwards she worked with mid-cap focused M&A advisories on several M&A-buy- and sell-side mandates. Alongside her professional career, Dr. Ulrich completed her doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) about “Intellectual Property in Acquisitions and Company Sales” at the Chair of Corporate and Intellectual Property Law (TUM).

Most recently she has worked with the global alliance M&A International as a director for nearly six years, additionally being member of the Automotive & Aerospace Industry Group.

Since 2017, Dr. Ulrich is board member of Thiele & Associates. During her M&A career, she has successfully advised on more than 30 international transaction processes with partners from different cultural areas.

Dr. Nadine Ulrich

Dr. Nadine Ulrich has obtained her Diploma Engineer degree at the Technical University Munich (TUM). After her studies, she has worked in New Zealand as a technical engineer for one year and subsequently returned to TUM, completing her Master of Business Administration (MBA) with nomination in the Dean’s list.

She started her M&A career in 2007 with Droege & Comp. Financial Advisors GmbH in Munich. Afterwards she worked with mid-cap focused M&A advisories on several M&A-buy- and sell-side mandates. Alongside her professional career, Dr. Ulrich completed her doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) about “Intellectual Property in Acquisitions and Company Sales” at the Chair of Corporate and Intellectual Property Law (TUM).

Most recently she has worked with the global alliance M&A International as a director for nearly six years, additionally being member of the Automotive & Aerospace Industry Group.

Since 2017, Dr. Ulrich is board member of Thiele & Associates. During her M&A career, she has successfully advised on more than 30 international transaction processes with partners from different cultural areas.

Dr. Johannes Gediga

Dr. Johannes Gediga studied aerospace engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) and received his doctorate in Chemical Process Engineering from the University of Stuttgart. He gained his first practical experience during his studies at Leybold in the development of vacuum melting furnaces and at Airbus in Hamburg in the development of carbon-fibre reinforced components.

Since 2000, he is founding shareholder of thinkstep AG, which advises companies on sustainability and develops software systems that help companies to manage their sustainability aspects. In the first years at thinkstep (2000 – 2008) he was responsible for market development in Asia (Japan, China and Malaysia as well as supporting the Indian branch). Since 2008, he has developed the South African market and has set up an office there. Subsequently, he became VP of the Mining and Metals sector and advises multinational companies and their affiliates on corporate and product sustainability. In 2017, he took over responsibility for the Swiss office and the Swiss market, in addition to his responsibilities in heading the Mining and Metals Sectors.

He is member of the board of Thiele & Associates Beratung und Beteiligungen AG since 2003 and became Chairman of the board in 2013.

Dr. Johannes Gediga

Dr. Johannes Gediga studied aerospace engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) and received his doctorate in Chemical Process Engineering from the University of Stuttgart. He gained his first practical experience during his studies at Leybold in the development of vacuum melting furnaces and at Airbus in Hamburg in the development of carbon-fibre reinforced components.

Since 2000, he is founding shareholder of thinkstep AG, which advises companies on sustainability and develops software systems that help companies to manage their sustainability aspects. In the first years at thinkstep (2000 – 2008) he was responsible for market development in Asia (Japan, China and Malaysia as well as supporting the Indian branch). Since 2008, he has developed the South African market and has set up an office there. Subsequently, he became VP of the Mining and Metals sector and advises multinational companies and their affiliates on corporate and product sustainability. In 2017, he took over responsibility for the Swiss office and the Swiss market, in addition to his responsibilities in heading the Mining and Metals Sectors.

He is member of the board of Thiele & Associates Beratung und Beteiligungen AG since 2003 and became Chairman of the board in 2013.

Philipp T. Haisch

Philipp T. Haisch has studied economics with focus on advertising/marketing-communication (Diplom Betriebswirt FH). Subsequently he has completed his Master of Arts in communication management (M.A.). As a lecture and publisher of a specialist book he was still connected to the university. Since 2005 he has worked in reputable digital agencies in different positions and is currently head of an agency in Stuttgart. During this time, he led various national and international digital projects for renowned companies from the automotive and financial industry, medium-sized companies as well as retail companies, e.g. Mercedes-Benz, Daimler Financial Services, Bosch, Festo an dm-drogerie markt.

He is member of the board of Thiele & Associates Beratung und Beteiligungen AG since 2017.

Philipp T. Haisch

Philipp T. Haisch has studied economics with focus on advertising/marketing-communication (Diplom Betriebswirt FH). Subsequently he has completed his Master of Arts in communication management (M.A.). As a lecture and publisher of a specialist book he was still connected to the university. Since 2005 he has worked in reputable digital agencies in different positions and is currently head of an agency in Stuttgart. During this time, he led various national and international digital projects for renowned companies from the automotive and financial industry, medium-sized companies as well as retail companies, e.g. Mercedes-Benz, Daimler Financial Services, Bosch, Festo an dm-drogerie markt.

He is member of the board of Thiele & Associates Beratung und Beteiligungen AG since 2017.

Helge Spindler

Helge Spindler has studied aerospace technology (Dipl.-Ing.) and mechanical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) with focus on technology and production management. Since 1997 he works as research associate and project manager for Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) and serves industrial clients and public organisations on national and international level. During his long-term activities in the field of Technology and Innovation Management he has managed numerous projects, with a main focus on industrial technology strategy development. Temporarily he has also been employed as interim manager for the development of new business fields in the telemedicine industry. After a four-year tenure in the business fields Shared Systems’ Design and Mobility and Urban Systems Engineering he is now focussing on Advanced Systems Engineering, a business unit newly founded by Fraunhofer IAO. In parallel he is advising industrial companies and economic institutions on questions about digitalised engineering of complex systems and products.

He is member of the board of Thiele & Associates Beratung und Beteiligungen AG since 2013.

Helge Spindler

Helge Spindler has studied aerospace technology (Dipl.-Ing.) and mechanical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) with focus on technology and production management. Since 1997 he works as research associate and project manager for Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) and serves industrial clients and public organisations on national and international level. During his long-term activities in the field of Technology and Innovation Management he has managed numerous projects, with a main focus on industrial technology strategy development. Temporarily he has also been employed as interim manager for the development of new business fields in the telemedicine industry. After a four-year tenure in the business fields Shared Systems’ Design and Mobility and Urban Systems Engineering he is now focussing on Advanced Systems Engineering, a business unit newly founded by Fraunhofer IAO. In parallel he is advising industrial companies and economic institutions on questions about digitalised engineering of complex systems and products.

He is member of the board of Thiele & Associates Beratung und Beteiligungen AG since 2013.