David Runge

Private Equity | Venture Capital | M&A

Saarbrücken, Germany


Investment and finance professional. Co-founder of a health care start-up. Corporate development experience gained at a former portfolio company. Extensive buy- and sell-side M&A experience gained in direct private equity at Allianz Capital Partners and HgCapital. Restructuring experience gained both at Allianz Capital Partners and FBH, an investment vehicle set up to acquire distressed, but fundamentally viable companies in the DACH region. MBA from INSEAD in Singapore and Fontainebleau. Native in French and German, fluent in English

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 15 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Capital Goods Commercial and Professional Services Health Care Equipment and Services Media and Entertainment


Skilled in: Portfolio Services & Add-on M&A, Sell-side M&A, Corporate Development

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Bloomberg, Capital IQ

Languages: German, English, French

Work Experience


Advisor, Investor and Entrepreneurial CFO



- Now

Mandates completed on fintalent.io include: Growth financing and structuring of a strategic partnership with a US-based investor for a fashion apparel manufacturer (2023, Germany) Sale of a DTx Start-up (2023, Germany) Signing Readiness in the context of the disposal of a business line of a DAX-listed company’s subsidiary (2022, Germany / Switzerland) Set-up of KPI-oriented Management Dashboard / Exit Readiness for an AdTech SaaS (2022, Germany) Financing Readiness for a manufacturer of additive manufacturing equipment in the context of the preparation of a growth capital raise (2021, The Netherlands) Co-founder and Head of Finance Co-founder and Head of Finance of CURALUNA, a start-up developing a sensor-based solution to make information about real-time needs remotely accessible and evaluable and aiming to make a pro-active, personalized care for the elderly a reality

juris GmbH

Head of Corporate Development



- 01/12/2018

juris is Germany’s leading online provider of legal, tax and regulatory information Regular strategy and outside-in reviews Development and subsequently regular updating of juris’ business plan Development and implementation of a robust KPI-based monthly reporting Regular briefing of juris’ CEO on the company’s operating and financial performance Sourcing and review of potential joint ventures with a variety of content and technology suppliers Execution of special operating projects such as the introduction of an ERP system Execution of ad-hoc analyses for juris’ CEO

Allianz Capital Partners GmbH

Senior Investment Manager, Board Observer and Non-Executive Director



- 01/03/2013

Allianz Capital Partners, a captive within Allianz Group, the leading German insurance group, typically took control or joint-control shareholdings in private companies across Europe before refocusing its investment strategy on minority shareholdings in infrastructure assets Execution of various private equity investments and disposals across a variety of industries Portfolio management Value creation analysis of current and realized investments in the context of an envisaged third-party fundraising of Allianz Capital Partners

Frankfurter Beteiligungsholding

Investment Manager



- 01/09/2005

FBH was set up to acquire distressed, but fundamentally viable industrial assets on a deal-by-deal basis





- 01/12/2002

HgCapital, a leading European mid-market investor, opened its first office on the continent in 2001

BNP Paribas




- 01/12/2000

European Leveraged Finance


Graduate Trainee



- 01/03/1999



Strategy and Finance



- 01/12/2003

Ecole de Management de Lyon

Marketing and International Management



- 01/06/1994

Universität des Saarlandes



- 01/06/1996