Stephan Bülow

Deal Maker

Munich, Germany


I implement changes in a company's capital structure (e.g. M&A, carve out, buy-and-build, private debt, VC fundraising) in the best possible way.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 25 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Commercial and Professional Services Commercial Services and Supplies Diversified Financials Entertainment Health Care Equipment and Services Health Care Equipment and Supplies IT Services Media Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Real Estate Management and Development


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

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

Languages: German, English, French

Work Experience

Financial Advisor

Managing Director



- 1/11/2023

(1) M&A advisor - 20+ sell-side mandates, 10+ buy-side mandates, 10+ commercial due diligences, - Enterprise Value: EUR 10-100m, - across industries: engineering, IT services, IT contractors, mgmt consultancies, real estate developer, medical practices, SaaS, e-commerce, HR tech, media content monetarization - broad auctions and pre-emptive (2) Private debt advisor - LBO structuring - business planning - optimize leverage - EUR 30m international fundraising for cross-border transactions (3) Exit readiness manager - performance improvement (incl. growth, contribution margin, cost cutting, KPIs, business planning) - develop equity story (business model, USPs, market/value drivers, create awareness among financial market participants) - review portfolio as part of a broader shareholder value strategy to identify non-core assets (4) Carve-out manager - Assign and educate a dedicated team of internal resources on target level and parent company level - Get financial statements, Vendor DDs etc. prepared - resolute operative entanglements - company valuation (incl. quantify buyer synergies, perform business planning) - replace/incentivize management - structure and negotiate the deal - PMI (secure the value generated after closing) (5) Project manager - head of steering committees - manager of due diligence processes (FDD, LDD, TDD, CDD, etc.) (6) Turnaround manager - 3x SME restructuring cases (revenues: EUR 20-80m)

Management Consultant in digital growth

Senior Advisor



- 1/11/2023

Management consultant specialized in digital transformation, including development of digital business models, company building (scale-up), change management/re-organization, process digitalization, financial data management (BI/consolidation tools, reporting)

B2B Services

Managing Director



- 01/12/2012

Initiator & implementor of 3x roll ups as CFO, member of the supervisory board, investor - 1x blue collar temping (revenues: EUR 200m, 100+ branches, Enterprise Value: EUR 180m), - 1x Engineering (revenue: EUR 80m, 5 branches, EV: EUR 80m) - 1x IT Services (quoted company, revenues: EUR 200m, 20 branches, EV: 120m)

Private Equity Firms

Investment Director



- 01/03/2003

Growth investments, LBO/MBO, turnaround investments

Investment Banking

Deutsche Morgan Grenfell



- 01/03/1998

M&A buy-side/sell-side, ECM


TU Berlin




- 01/06/2022

Finance & Strategy

Licenses / Certificates

Stock Broker Licence

Deutsche Börse AG