Stefan Stemmer, Former President and CEO of Berghof GmbH, Joins 1stWEST M&A to Lead Expansion into Europe
Evergreen, CO – July 16, 2018: 1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions, a leading investment banking and M&A advisory, today announced that Stefan Stemmer has joined the firm as a Managing Director.
1stWEST M&A plans to expand its reach into European markets with the addition of Mr. Stemmer, who will develop business in three new sectors: Medical devices, automation, and industrial chemicals.
Mr. Stemmer brings comprehensive knowledge of the German, Austrian, Swiss, Dutch, and Swedish markets. With more than 25 years of corporate-level, senior-management experience, Mr. Stemmer understands the complexities of engineering and manufacturing in industrialized European settings.
In his previous position, Mr. Stemmer was the President and CEO of Berghof GmbH (Eningen, Germany), where he was responsible for the P&L of five individual GmbH organizations, as well as three additional business units.
Mr. Stemmer also previously served a dual role as Gambro’s (A, FRIA) General Manager of the Vascular Access and Global Director New Initiatives, where he oversaw operations, R&D, OEM-product management, and distributor contracting. As a part of this leadership team for one of the largest European medical technology companies, Mr. Stemmer has been on both the “buy side” and the “sell side” of mergers and acquisitions during his tenure in the business. In his last liquidity event, Mr. Stemmer led the acquisition proposal for a $40 million Vascular Access business unit sold to Baxter International (NYSE: BAX).
Working in several European countries, including Sweden, Czech Republic, Italy, and the Netherlands, Mr. Stemmer understands the cultural differences and value drivers that could influence the success of a transaction.
“Stefan Stemmer is in an elite class when it comes to operating successful multi-national companies and managing the KPIs that drive value,” said Dr. Carl Craig, 1stWEST M&A’s Managing Director. “What’s more: The good news for those who will now work with Stefan and our team at 1stWEST M&A is that Stefan is also an elite performer in the M&A sector, where his international experience on both sides of the buy-sell equation have proven consistently successful.”
About 1stWest Mergers & Acquisitions
1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions is full service, international investment banking and advisory firm that is focused on the underserved lower middle-market of companies with sales of up to $100 million. The firm has built a unique business solutions platform of assisting owners and shareholders in selling their companies, acquiring other businesses or raising growth capital. With Managing Directors in the US, Europe, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, 1stWEST M&A is uniquely positioned to serve its clients around the globe. Learn more: www.1stWESTMA.com
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John D. Wagner