Head of M&A GAS, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Birger Berendes is a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Head of M&A and Financial Sponsor Coverage Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, based in London. Over a career spanning 20 years, he has advised companies and financial sponsors in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America on numerous complex transactions, including cross-border M&A, financial restructurings and in connection with shareholder activist campaigns. Birger joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2014 from Greenhill & Co. in New York which he joined in 2001 and where he was a Partner/Managing Director and member of the firm’s Merger Leadership Group. Prior to that he was an Associate at venture capital firm net.IPO where he worked on venture capital investments and IPO’s primarily involving technology companies across Europe. He started out as Analyst in the automotive and aerospace M&A groups of Deutsche Bank (Frankfurt and London) and Merrill Lynch (Chicago). Birger has a Masters in Business Administration and Finance with a high distinction and an award for academic excellence from the Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany in conjunction with the University of California, Berkeley.