Ferhat Hekim

Investment Banking Professional

Zürich, Switzerland


Investment Banking Professional with vast deal experience in complex M&A transactions across various sectors, especially Business Services, Software and Tech-enabled Services companies. Exposure to large corporate acquirers, Private Equity investors, Family Offices as well as VC funds. - Profound financial modeling skills, building dynamic excel models and management presentations - Coordination of complex business transactions, strategic projects and process flows - Result-driven interaction and communication across multiple levels and stakeholders

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 8 years

Seniority Level: Manager

Sector Experience: 

Software and Services


Skilled in: Sell-side M&A, Corporate Development

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Bloomberg, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ, Tableau

Languages: German, English, French, Turkish

Work Experience

Independent advisory

M&A, Private Equity, Venture Capital



- Now

▪ Various companies (confidential) | IT Services, Cyber Security, Software, EduTech, FinTech, Aerospace ▪ ABRA Pharmaceutical sàrl | Lifesciences, Healthcare ▪ EUROMEDICALIFE | Healthcare-Tech ▪ OMNIMEDICA AG | Healthcare ▪ Lead Games | Mobile Gaming Studio ▪ ALF HELLER COSMETICS | E-commerce ▪ WILD AG | Logistics ▪ RD MANAGEMENT | Facility Management Latest sell-side mandate: https://allurity.com/securix-becomes-part-of-the-allurity-family/


M&A Professional



- 01/02/2020

Industries covered: TMT, Healthcare, FinTech, Software/SaaS, E-Commerce, Industrials ▪ Coordination of various process streams and work flows from kick-off to closing ▪ Running and developing complex financial and operating models as well as performing financial analysis of companies and assets ▪ Production of transactional documents as well as marketing presentations with no or limited assistance and supervision ▪ Continuous interaction with clients (incl. C-level management) and counter-parties (e.g. advisors, lawyers, accountants) ▪ Performing and preparing due diligence, research, analysis, and documentation of live transactions (sell-side/buy-side) ▪ High exposure to Private Equity, Family Offices and UHNW individuals, both as clients and counter-parties SELECTED PROJECTS AND MANDATES: ▪ Sale of the leading pan-European teleradiology and worldwide telepathology platform provider ▪ Sale of #1 high-end online travel agency specialized on luxury hotels and boutiques ▪ Acquisition of the #1 private Swiss TV group ▪ Preferred financing round for a leading Swiss money and capital markets platform ▪ Fairness opinion for the shareholders of a global Austrian-based industrial company ▪ Sale of the leading European e-commerce company in the family/kids segment ▪ Sale of the leading manufacturer and provider of iconic designer clocks ▪ Sale of the leading player for inmate technologies in EMEA ▪ Sale of the largest European manufacturer of e-scooters ▪ Acquisition of a German tier-1 automotive supplier by a leading, listed Swiss tier-1 automotive supplier Key references: Alexander Grünwald (Member of the Board), Thomas Egli (Managing Director), Ronald Sauser (Senior Advisor)

BNP Paribas SA




- 01/01/2017

▪ Industrials EMEA M&A, valuation, market research, drafting transaction and marketing documents ▪ Reference: Frank Balhorn (Managing Director)

IKB Deutsche Industriebank

Leveraged Finance & Private Equity Coverage



- 01/10/2016

▪ Financial evaluation of Private Equity acquisitions financings and LBO modelling ▪ Reference: Marco Samii (Head of Leveraged Finance Germany )

Stephens Inc.




- 01/07/2016

▪ Marketing documents and Virtual Datarooms (setup, editing, updates, closing) ▪ Reference: Gerhard Gleich (Managing Director)

Lenovo Germany

Finance & Sales Operations



- 01/08/2015

▪ Internal Excel analyses on product configurations based on various scenarios and sales assumptions ▪ Reference: Christoph Blankenhagen (Channel Lead)


HfWU University

International Finance & Banking



- 01/01/2016

▪ Top 10 university in Germany for Business Administration (WiWo, 2019) ▪ Winner of the Best-Portfolio-Competition in WiSe 2014/15

California State University

Finance & Banking



- 01/07/2014

▪ Two semesters abroad (Top 5% in FIN370 „International Finance“)

Licenses / Certificates

Bundesverband der Börsenvereine an deutschen Hochschulen e. V.

Advanced Excel Statistic Certificate



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