Alexander Eichner


The delicate man who stands up to rough challenges (Handelsblatt)
article in german availible: „Der feine Mann fürs Grobe“ (Handelsblatt)

Born: 1959 in Mönchengladbach, Germany


transition-manager Alexander Eichner: „There are times, when particular business situations call for clear actions, individual concepts and consistent implementation. It might be time to bring in experts equipped with long-term experience and a reliable network“.

  • Master of Arts, Political Scientist, Graduate Business Administration
  • More than 30 years of professional experience, since 1998 experience as transition-manager
  • Teaching assignment for Private Equity/Start-up management (University FHTW)
  • Top level negotiation experience


Approaching investors, Financing medium-sized enterprises, Interim Management, Restructuring, Supervisory Board Management, Support service for shareholding


German (native), English (fluent)


Austria, Poland, Baltic States, Romania, Bosnia, Switzerland, GB, USA and Japan


Venture Capital & Private Equity, Financial Services, Insurance Industry, Trade, Internet, Real Estate, Renewable Energies, Automotive, Computer Software, Facility Management, Healthcare, HR Services, Commodities


20 mandates in 19 years (ranging from start-up to SDAX)
Program of Excellence for Board Members (DAI/Frankfurt School of Finance) 2014
Certificate ECTS – Qualification for Board Members (Euro FH) 2013


Member of the German Economic Advisory Council

MILESTONES as transition-manager

  • M&A Transactions incl. tough challenges (i.e. nominations for Hostile Takeover and for M&A Deal of the year 2001 by Price Waterhouse Coopers)
  • More than 50 proven transactions
  • Two mandates as interim executive officer in regard to Venture Capital / Private Equity
  • Two recapitalization mandates for market-listed incorporations
  • Portfolio adjustment for shareholder company from –35 million Euros to +75 million Euros
  • Two burn-out turnarounds in the sector of Financial Services
  • Cost reduction program resulting in 68% savings in one fiscal year
  • Turnaround – cutting back staff from 114 to 4
  • Exit performance: 35% from share (energy sector, 2009)
  • Setting up transfer prizes for international Joint Venture of three participating enterprises
  • Assistance to foreign investors in Europe
  • Due Diligence in different sectors (i.e. Cement&Lime, Brewing and Food Industry, Automotive Supplier)
  • Technical transmission of Telco-network to buyer (project management)
  • Profound knowledge of Eastern Europe due to perennial work assignments (i.e. for English Investment Bank)


  • Takeover and restructuring of Spütz AG
    Supervisory board management
    From -35 million Euros to +75 million Euros through a complete portfolio wipe out
    Reduction in staff from 114 to 4 employees
    Cost-cutting programme of 68% in the first year

  • Restructuring and sale of Bankverein Werther
    Supervisory board management
    Saving licence via pillar strategy
    Turnaround, then 3 years of positive results
    Acquisition of strategic investors
    Sale of local business
    Exit to NTT Docomo


Bertelsmann AG Assistant to the CEO / Digital Media
Sony Europe GmbH Head Corporate Communications Europe
KPMG/Kreditanstalt Investmentbank London        Head Commerical Due Diligence Eastern Europe
Eutelis Consult GmbH Head of PM and Corporate Finance

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