Oliver’s CV includes being an M&A banker at JPMorgan and a senior private equity professional at mid-market firm Monitor Clipper Partners. His 20 years’ experience has exposed him to a wide variety of technology transactions with European mid-cap and large cap companies, with a particular focus on semiconductors, industrial technology and software.

He has advised on M&A transactions and equity & debt raises, served on the board of portfolio companies, taken operational CFO roles and restructured balance sheets. He also founded and ran his own software company, for which he raised close to EUR 10m. This 360° view allows Oliver to understand all points of view and priorities when talking to shareholders, management teams and investors, and eases the path to creative solutions and the best transaction structures.

Oliver has a Diplôme d´Ingènieur from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and a diploma in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS in Bologna. He has lived in France, Germany, Austria, the UK and the US, and speaks German and French like mother tongues, as well as decent Italian and Spanish.

“We selected Acuity as advisors in this process because of their semiconductor expertise and strong network of industry contacts. Both proved essential in crafting the right selling messages, identifying the optimal partner and ultimately structuring a transaction which aligned all parties’ interests.”

Head of ZEISS Ventures & Head of ZEISS M&A


Oliver is married with three boys who keep him fairly busy. This has nothing to do with his love of marathons, ski touring and powder snow.