Stephan Leithner to join EQT as Partner in Germany

EQT today announces that Stephan Leithner will join as Partner within the EQT Equity Investment Advisory team in Germany. He will be based in Munich and starts at EQT on March 1, 2016.

Stephan Leithner comes from a 15-year successful tenure with Deutsche Bank, where he most recently was member of the management board and CEO Europe (excluding Germany and UK) next to Human Resources and Compliance/Regulatory Affairs. Prior to being a member of the Management Board, Stephan co-headed Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Finance division and was responsible for their local Corporate Finance Country Coverage teams across Europe and Asia as well as for industry groups and M&A/Capital Markets products. His previous roles included responsibility for Deutsche Bank’s German and European M&A business. Before joining Deutsche Bank in 2000, he was a partner at McKinsey & Co.

“We have known Stephan Leithner for many years and him joining, emphasizes our growth ambitions especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland,” says Thomas von Koch, Managing Partner and CEO at EQT. “Stephan brings a wealth of experience, a very good network and an outstanding track record as a banker which fits well in our team,” adds Marcus Brennecke, Partner and Head of EQT Partners Equity team in the DACH region. 


Marcus Brennecke, Partner and Head of EQT Partners Equity team in the DACH region, +49 89 255499 20

Kerstin Danasten, EQT Press Contact, +46 8 506 55 334

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