The team joins DC Advisory from Alantra, where they worked together as co-founders of the firm’s Austria & CEE business. They previously worked together at UniCredit, where Klaus was Global Co-Head of Corporate Finance Advisory and Alexandra was Global Co-Head of the Consumer & Retail practice within Corporate Finance Advisory.

Before that, Klaus led the regional Austria and CEE Corporate Finance teams of UniCredit and Erste Group, having started his career in London in the Investment Banking Divisions of Lehman Brothers and UBS. Alexandra previously held various corporate finance advisory roles at UniCredit, including leading the Capital Structure Advisory practice for CEE corporate clients. She started her career at CAIB, a pioneer in CEE investment banking.

The team has a strong track record advising regional and international clients on M&A transactions across industry sectors. Recent deals include advising Swisspor on the acquisition of Creaton’s Austria & CEE business, the founders of Bright Consulting on its sale to Virtusa, Innova Capital on the sale of Trimo, the founders of PatentCo on the sale of the company by Abris to RWA and advising A&M Capital Europe on the acquisition of Pet Network International.

The office launch marks the continued growth of DC Advisory’s international footprint – now over 700 bankers in 24 locations – and follows significant investment from DC Advisory’s parent company Daiwa Securities Group Inc., as it pursues its mission to become the premier, mid-market investment bank, globally. Recent activity includes the firm’s November 2023 acquisition of IBI Corporate Finance in in Ireland, the launch of a Benelux office in 2022, opening DC Advisory Thailand in 2021, the launch of DC Advisory Italy in 2019 and an acquisition to create DC Advisory Spain in 2019.

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At the offices of DC Advisory Austria

“Klaus and Alexandra have established a strong track record advising clients in Austria and CEE and their expertise and relationships in the region present a huge opportunity for DC Advisory – in Europe and internationally. As DC Advisory’s parent company, Daiwa is thrilled to invest in this next phase of growth for the firm, as we remain committed to DC Advisory becoming the premier, mid-market investment bank, globally.”

Hiroki Ikeda
Deputy Head of Global Investment Banking, Daiwa Securities

“We are delighted that Klaus, Alexandra and their team have decided to join DC Advisory, and that we’ve gained a well-established group with a strong reputation in the market. The team perfectly complements our long-standing franchises in DACH & CEE, at a time where we’re seeing increasing M&A opportunities in the regions for our global private equity and corporate clients. I’m certain that the Vienna team – in partnership with our existing DACH & CEE teams in Frankfurt and Warsaw - will make a genuine difference for our clients in Europe and internationally with the provision of M&A, debt advisory and restructuring expertise.”

Stefan Jaecker
CEO, DC Advisory Germany & Head of DACH & CEE

“DC Advisory has built a strong reputation as a global leader in mid-market M&A advisory, with a wealth of expertise across sectors, solutions and geographies. We’re excited to join a firm that shares our values and approach to providing clients with the right advice, domestically and internationally.”

Klaus Vukovich and Alexandra Nagle
Managing Directors, DC Advisory Austria

About DC Advisory

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