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Frank Wetterkamp

Restructuring expert, entrepreneur, former Head of M&A and Legal Affairs

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Profileimage by Frank Wetterkamp Restructuring expert, entrepreneur, former Head of M&A and Legal Affairs from Starnberg
  • 82319 Starnberg Freelancer in
  • Graduation: MBA (Northwestern University); Dipl. Betriebswirt (European Business School)
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  • Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Native or Bilingual) | French (Limited professional) | Spanish (Limited professional)
  • Last update: 02.03.2021
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Profileimage by Frank Wetterkamp Restructuring expert, entrepreneur, former Head of M&A and Legal Affairs from Starnberg
SKILLS
  • Independent business reviews: - Export opinions / independent business reviews (in acc. w/ IdW S6 standard); - Mergers & acquisitions and valuations
  • Post-Merger Itegration: - Business recovery incl. support with implementation; - Management assessments
  • Start-up / Re-Start experience: - Restart of established agricultural brand with new, disruptive technologies; - Sales and administration; - Investor relationship
  • CEO-Experience: - Takeover of two small mechanical engineering plants (80 employees); - Restart out of restructuring situation; 
  • CFO-Experience: - Set up of finance and accounting structure & team (German GAAP / IFRS); - Coordination of auditors; - Bank reporting incl. reporting of covenants; - Risk management / corporate governance
  • Due Diligence: - Financial due diligence; - Identification of value drivers
  • Private Equity: - Advice on leveraged buyout transactions; - Advice to hedge funds on NPL transactions; - Support of acquisitions out of insolvency situations
Industries: - Agricultural technology; - Mechanical engineering; - Automotive; - Real estate; 
Project management: - Coordination of internal and external stakeholders; - Post-merger integration, restructuring, due diligence; - Domestic and international projects
PROJECT HISTORY
  • 05/2020 - Present

    • GERO Systemtechnik GmbH
    • < 10 employees
    • Industry and mechanical engineering
  • Board Member
  • Restructuring of the current activities
    Set up of new company structure as incubator for innovative sustainable technolgy companies

  • 05/2020 - Present

    • Frank Wetterkamp Consulting
    • < 10 employees
    • Auditing, taxes and law
  • Independent Consultant
  • Consultant with focus on restructuring projects, independent business reviews, and (re-)financing projects.

  • 08/2015 - 04/2020

    • DUTZI Agrar Systeme GmbH
    • < 10 employees
    • Industry and mechanical engineering
  • Co-Owner and Managing Director
  • Manufacturer of innovative agricultural technology
    Set up of a company out of a restructuring situation
    Reestablishment of traditional agricultural technology brand with new sales & marketing strategy
    In charge of sales, finance & accounting, and investor relations
    Strategic development and international growth into Africa and Latin America

  • 01/2014 - 07/2015

    • RODUTEC GmbH
    • 50-250 employees
    • Industry and mechanical engineering
  • Co-Owner and Managing Director
  • Co-Owner and Managing Director
    Successful acquisition of an 80-head mechanical engineering company with activities throughout Europe, Russia, and Middle East
    Finance & accounting and banking relations

  • 08/2011 - 12/2013

    • LST GmbH
    • 250-500 employees
    • Industry and mechanical engineering
  • Head of M&A and Legal Affairs
  • Head of M&A and Legal Affairs
    Responsibilities Domestic and international acquisitions; business development, legal affairs
    Board member of Italian and Mexican subsidiaries

  • 05/2013 - 11/2013

    • GKS-Sexta Verwaltungs GmbH
    • < 10 employees
    • Other
  • Managing Director
  • Successful refinancing / sales & lease-back projects on commercial properties (> EUR 10m)

  • 04/2009 - 07/2011

    • Frank Wetterkamp Consulting
    • < 10 employees
    • Banks and financial services
  • Independent Consultant
  • Areas of activity Business Recovery, Interim Management, Due Diligence

    Projects (Extract):
    • Advised automotive supplier group on sale and carve-out of €800m business
    • Restructured two companies in the food industry
    • Helped to close-down plant of multinational group
    • Advised US distressed fund on search for NPL portfolios, single loans, underperforming real estate

  • 11/2006 - 03/2009

    • Babcock & Brown GmbH
    • 50-250 employees
    • Banks and financial services
  • CFO / Finance Director, Head of German Finance
  • Member of the European Senior Finance Team
    Oversaw finance and accounting, incl. internal and external reporting, for up to 150 legal entities mainly in the areas of real estate, renewable energies, and rail
    (investment volume: €3.5bn)
    Set up German finance and accounting team and reporting structures
    Coordinated auditors in connection with Group audit and single company audits
    Implemented controlling instruments
    Initiated bank / covenants reporting
    Supported set up of risk management structures
    Supported real estate transactions (volume: exceeding €1bn)
    Responsible for staff of 22
    Secured timely reporting according to (A)IFRS and local GAAP
    Ensured compliance with all loan and other covenants
    Initiated acquisition of €400m real estate portfolio through own network

  • 09/2004 - 10/2006

    • Munich Business Recovery Services (BRS) Team
  • Head of PwC's Munich Business Recovery Team

  • 10/2003 - 08/2004

    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • >10.000 employees
    • Auditing, taxes and law
  • Senior Manager, Business Recovery Services
  • Restructured and newly set up Munich Business Recovery Services team
    Drafted expert opinions and independent business reviews (according to German IdW S6 standard)
    Led projects on behalf of insolvency administrators
    Acquired new advisory mandates
    Advised hedge funds on the acquisition of NPL portfolios
    Advised banks and private equity firms
    Participated in creditors' committees and supervisory board meetings
    Supported plant closings in the course of restructuring projects
    Responsible for staff of up to 15
    Created robust and sustainable network
    Sourced new and expanded current mandates
    Achieved active and passive cross-selling activities

  • 07/2002 - 09/2003

    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • >10.000 employees
    • Auditing, taxes and law
  • Senior Manager, Transaction Services / Post Deal Services
  • Set up German Post Deal Services team
    Led post-merger integration projects

  • 01/2000 - 06/2002

    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • >10.000 employees
    • Auditing, taxes and law
  • Manager, Transaction Services
  • Transaction Services Supported and led financial due diligence projects
    Supervised and ensured project management, controlling and quality
    Led, developed, and coached international teams
    Advised private equity firms in transactions in a volume exceeding €1bn

  • 01/1998 - 12/1999

    • Synar Technologies, Inc.
    • < 10 employees
    • Pharmaceuticals and medical technology
  • Owner, Co-founder, and Chief Financial Officer
  • Spearheaded innovatve soiutions to support cancer therapies (wirth patented porpyhrin technology)

  • 04/1997 - 12/1997

    • Banque Paribas
    • Banks and financial services
  • Equity Research Analyst
  • Capital Markets Group, Equity Research Analyst
    Drafted company studies (Focus: health care industry)
    Set up German small and mid-cap team
    Headed "German Desk" in London (temporarily)

  • 07/1995 - 03/1997

    • BV Capital Markets, Inc.
    • Banks and financial services
  • Associate
  • Corporate Finance / M&A
    Supported M&A projects of unlisted companies with a sales volumes of more than USD 100m
    Results Drafted sales memoranda and pitch books
    Directed due diligence processes and performed enterprise valuations
    Prepared documentation for private placements
    Supervised and trained interns
    Achieved high client approval rating

  • 10/1990 - 06/1993

    • Jauch & Hübener KGaA
  • Head of property insurance department and client relationship manager
  • Co-founded Leipzig office (first office in former East Germany)
    Set up property insurance team in newly founded office in Leipzig
    Acquired new clients with a premium volume of more than EUR 10m in 2 1/2 years
    Reached profitability of newly founded office on "Day 1"
    Advised on domestic and international risk and insurance packages
    Advised domestic and international clients
    Responsible for staff of up to 10
    Authored industrial insurance handbook

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