Ingmar Van der Meulen

Post Merger Integration and Carve-Out Expert

Frankfurt, Germany


DuPont Philips Lighting Voith GmbH Waters Corporation

Expert for transaction advisory with a solid track record in leading large carve-outs, acquisitions and post-merger integrations for large corporates (Dupont, Philips, Voith) and private equity firms. I have a real passion for all things digital and a background in corporate finance.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 17 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Auto Components Chemicals Commercial and Professional Services Electrical Equipment Gas Utilities Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure Household Durables Industrial Conglomerates Internet and Direct Marketing Retail IT Services Machinery Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals Trading Companies and Distributors


Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Project Management Office (PMO), Post Merger Integration (PMI), Divestitures, Joint Venture, Financial Due Diligence, Bolt-on acquisitions, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Controlling, Exit Readiness, Exit Strategy, Corporate Development, Buy-Side M&A

Technical Skills: Salesforce, SQL, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, SAP, Microsoft Office, JIRA, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Wrike, Tableau

Languages: German, English, Dutch

Work Experience


Delrin Carve-Out Project Lead BR Ops



- 1/11/2023

Dupont sold it's Derlin business to a PE - in this role I suported the business during the carve-out process. - Responsible for the business readiness of the carve-out company, which has been acquired by a PE. - Project manager for the coordination of seperation all workstreams, from supply chain to procurement and IT. - Direct reporting to the board with weekly reporting

Pfeiffer Vacuum

IT Carve-Out Manager



- 1/3/2023

In this role I was responsible for carving out the IT Departments of Pfeiffer Vacuum and BUSCH SE and merge these into one global IT Service Company. - Conception and setup of a new IT service company for Busch and Pfeiffer Vacuum - including the joint creation and negotiation of a global MSA / SLA and the transfer of employees (613A) as well as carve-out of three international IT companies - Creation of a new IT service model for all global group companies, including a new service catalog and the introduction of a new ticketing system - Sparring partner for the Executive Board and management in the development of a new digital and IT strategy


PMI Project Lead Germany



- 1/3/2021

- Project manager for DOW-DuPont separation in Germany - Project manager for the carve-out of the N&B division - Development of a project framework for over 100 stakeholders at 8 locations - Development and implementation of a change management strategy - Contact person for all plant managers, workstreams and senior management

Voith / Leadec

PMI Manager



- 1/8/2018

Leadec/Veltec (formerly VOITH Industrial Services) was sold to a PE in this role I was responsible for the IT Carve-Out and integration - Carrying out IT due diligence in preparation for carve-out - Responsible for the migration of the IT infrastructure to Azure Stack Cloud - Responsible for client and new MPLS rollout to 23 locations - Development and implementation of the entire digital strategy - Responsible for Azure IoT rollout - Responsible for the conversion of the ERP system and BI tools


Strategic ERP PM



- 1/10/2016

Project management implementation of Navision ERP in a carved out business unit of VOITH Industrial Services as preparation of the sale of the company to a PE.

Waters Inc.

Interim Finance Manager Germany



- 1/3/2016

- Management and restructuring of finance and IT department - Introduction of new processes and documentation - Improvement and introduction of Cost Center Controlling in SAP CO - Business partnering - Preparation of 2016 budget and monthly forecasting - Shortening and improving the monthly financial statements

KemOne Group

Interim CFO



- 1/7/2015

• Verantwortlich für den Kaufmännischen Bereich (8 Mitarbeiter) • Projekleiter Implementierung Navision • Durchführung Restrukturierungsmassnahmen (-50 Mitarbeiter) • Aufsetzen von Transfergesellschaft und verhandlungen BR • Abschlüsse nach HGB und US-GAAP

Alcon Novartis Belgium

Plant Cost Controller



- 1/5/2014

- Transfer tasks to the Shared Service Center - Optimization of internal plant reporting - Monthly financial statements according to IFRS - Implementation of SOX controls

CooperStandard Automotive

Interim Plant Controller



- 1/1/2014

- Business partner for controlling and reporting - Introduction of new Hyperion reports - Accounts receivable management / working capital management - Monthly financial statements according to US GAAP - Implementation of upgrade SAP to higher version

Gazprom Marketing & Trading Retail

Interim Finance Director



- 1/12/2012

- Management of the due diligence phase - Advisory function to the management - Project manager SAP FI CO implementation - Outsourcing and restructuring of customer service - Cash flow management - Setting up new internal processes and reporting tools


PMI Manager Controlling



- 1/9/2011

Responsible for the integration of the finance department after the acquisition of Massive Lightnigh by Philips. After that integration I took over futher tasks including: - Head of financial administration for Benelux (150 employees) - Dissolution of two Belgian locations - Part of the management team - Working Capital/Cash Flow Management and Reporting - M&A Project Lead: Partial sale of the group

Lotti IoT




- Now

Co-Founder and investor in Lotti IoT, a startup with focus on collecting building data for ESG and Energy reporting and improvments. Lotti is already serving large corporations and goverment institutions with collect relevent energy and building data.


Zwin College

High School



- 1/5/2020

Economics A+B, international relations, math, English, history and geography

Licenses / Certificates

The Wharton School

Corporate Finance



IHK Frankfurt am Main

Certified Accountant