Dr. Heinrich Kerstien

Managing Partner, Clearwater International
Dr Heinrich Kerstien is Managing Partner of Clearwater International co-heading the group’s private equity activities in DACH. Heinrich also heads Clearwater’s debt advisory team. Prior to joining Clearwater, he was European Vice Chairman of Rothschild co-heading their European debt advisory business. Before he held various senior positions in Deutsche Bank's leveraged finance team in Frankfurt and London. During his career (25 years), Dr Kerstien has been involved in debt financings of c EUR 35bn. He worked for private equity and corporates in acquisitions, refinancings and restructurings covering a broad range of products like loans, bonds, unitranche, convertibles, USPP, asset-based, rating, hedging Sample PEH clients: Advent, Carlyle, 3i, EQT, KKR, Waterland, Bridgepoint. Sample corporate clients: ThyssenKrupp, Heidelberger Druck, Heidelcement, Kion, Techem, Münchner Flughafen, Kuka, DMG Mori, Senvion, Sample restructurings: Karstadt, Conergy, Schlecker, IVG, Alba, MeyerBurger Dr. Kerstien studied Business Administration at the Universities of Würzburg and Münster and was awarded his doctorate at the University of Hohenheim.