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Andreas has more than 20 years experience in private equity, entrepreneurship and engineering advising various funds, entrepreneurs or corporates in their investment plans in South East Europe. He worked with Englefield Capital leading their origination in South Europe and for Dresdner Kleinwort Benson’s principal finance and venture capital division investing in USA and Europe. He started his career working for Commercial Capital, a member of Credit Agricole, investing in growth capital transactions in South Eastern Europe having worked before in the area of engineering (real estate and infrastructure) with Bechtel, Dames & Moore and Hochtief – ABB J/V in USA and Europe.
In 2012, Andreas joined the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School as an Executive Director of the Private Equity Institute with a role to develop further the Institute’s mission with new innovative programme courses, executive education initiatives, internship programmes, lecturing materials (cases & models), the Finance Modeling Lab, forums and events connecting the University of Oxford’s students and academics with the alumni and the industry.
He is lecturing at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School and has been visiting as an Adjunct Professor The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, in Chicago (2008 - 2010), Imperial College Business School in London and at Luiss Business School in Rome since 2006.
Andreas holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (sponsored by Dresdner Bank AG), a Master of Science from Columbia University School of Engineering & Applied Sciences in New York City (Gerondelis Scholar) and a graduate 5 year degree, Diploma in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering & Computational Mechanics) from the University of Patras School of Engineering in Greece.
Andreas, 43 years old, has more than 20 years experience in the areas of private equity and engineering specialised in education, healthcare, alternative energy, environment, infrastructure & real estate.
In the private equity area, he has advised various funds including Bridgepoint Capital (€8 billion UK fund), Summit Partners (€11 billion USA fund) and TPG ($50 billion) in their origination efforts having reviewed more than 130 companies in the services sector (education, healthcare, energy, environment, telecom & media, financial, outsourcing and business) and in retail, consumer goods, building materials in South East Europe.
In the entrepreneurship side, he has advised various companies including Cognita Schools, Humanitas Hospital Group, Metropolitan Hospital Group, Bioiatriki Diagnostics, Ionis Healthcare Services, Techint Engineering Group, Valtour Group, Vivodi Telecom, and Korres Natural Cosmetics in their marketing & business development, new ventures strategy, operations, restructuring and capital raising. He has reviewed specific M & A advisory opportunities in the sectors of healthcare, infrastructure and media in Europe with leading international banks like Rothschild and Commerzbank in London.
Between 2004 and 2008, Andreas worked in the area of private equity with Englefield Capital, a €2 billion UK fund, investing in education, healthcare, alternative energy and environment covering Italy, Greece & Cyrpus, Balkans, and Turkey.
During 2000 – 2004, he was a member of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson’s (the investment bank of Dresdner Bank, member of Allianz Group) Principal Finance Group in London, which commits the bank’s own risk capital (€1 billion balance sheet) in taking secured equity and debt positions (senior debt, mezzanine) at operating or financial assets as a ‘principal’. He reviewed and financed various transactions on span of healthcare, leisure, hospitality, satellites, cable, mezzanine loans, lease contracts and specialised industrials in West Europe. Representative transactions that he reviewed are: Le Meridien Hotel Group, Center Parcs, Travelodge, Priory Healthcare, Fraikin, DT Cable disposal, Eutelsat. He involved in the financing of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, GSC and AIG – Mezz Vest Mezzanine Funds analysing more than 21 companies in USA and Europe, that these funds have invested. Originated the relationship with Anschutz Investments Group leading to the structuring of the €200 million Dresdner Anschutz Mezzanine (DAM) Fund to invest n Mittelstand companies in Germany.
Before that he worked in the venture capital division (€100million fund) of DrKB, based in London, covering TMT in USA, Europe and Israel investing in 13 companies. He invested and served at the Board of Directors of Inxight (USA) and Consul (Netherlands), as an observer.
He started his career in the private equity working for Commercial Capital (€500 million fund), member of Gredit Agricole Group, investing in growth capital in mid-cap companies in East Europe.
Between 1993 and 1999, he worked in the area of engineering (infrastructure and real estate) working with Bechtel, O’Brien Kreitzberg / Dames & Moore and Hochtief – ABB J/V, in USA and Europe.
Andreas has been lecturing courses in the EMBA, Weekend MBA, MBA, Master of Science in Finance, Master in Financial Engineering & Risk Management Programmes and Executive Education at University of Oxford, University of Chicago, Imperial College and LUISS University since 2006.
In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 he was awarded with the "Principal's List for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching" at Imperial College Business School in London, UK.
Representative courses are:
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford
Imperial College, Business School, London
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Chicago
Andreas is supervising students on their Master thesis each year that is linked most of the times with banks, funds, advisors or companies as an internship or consulting project. During the projects students are analysing topics reading extensive literature, interviewing several professionals from the industry and modeling real cases that can help them to:
Please find a list with representative thesis and sponsors - download pdf.
PEVCE | Notes, Cases & Models
The PEVCE | Cases, Notes and Models have been developed with the support of professionals and students with the following goals:
Please find a list with representative academic materials (notes, cases and models) - download pdf.
Connect Theory with Practice - PEVCE | Programme
In 2008, he founded the annual PE VC E | Programme at Imperial College developing and presenting real cases & market trends in various investment sectors, together with more than 50 executives from the venture capital, private equity, investment banking and industry sector.
Please see more details at Connect Theory with Practice – PEVCE | Programme here.
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