Dr. Patrick Stiller

Patrick is the CEO and owner of STILLER ADVISORS. He has more than 12 years' experience in M&A. He advised on more than 40 transactions totalling more than 1.4 bn. Euro of M&A. More than 50% of these transactions have been cross-border. 

Before Patrick founded the investment banking boutique, he had worked more than ten years for Voith, a technology company and one of the largest family-owned enterprises in Europe. During this time, he served as M&A advisor and CFO for various mechanical engineering and industrial services companies of the group. He held board positions in companies in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and India.

Before he started his career at Voith, Patrick worked for more than four years as research associate at the University of Passau (Germany). He did extensive research in the fields of divestitures and shareholder value creation strategies as well as in organizational design. With his colleagues, Patrick advised German stock listed companies and mid-sizes companies on these subjects. He lectured at the University of Passau, at the Management Academy in Moscow (Russia), at the Corvinus University in Budapest (Hungary) and at the Academy of Administrative and Business Studies (Germany).

Patrick graduated from the M&A Programm of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before that, he graduated in Business Administration and holds a doctorate degree (summa cum laude) in this field from the University of Passau. His doctoral thesis focused on divestitures. Further, he holds diplomas in Business English and Business Chinese (Mandarin). Whilst being a student, he spent one year in China (Bejing and Shanghai).

He was born in 1973 and lives with his family in the Stuttgart area.

Patrick is the CEO and owner of STILLER ADVISORS. He has more than 12 years' experience in M&A. He advised on more than 40 transactions totalling more than 1.4 bn. Euro of M&A. More than 50% of these transactions have been cross-border. 

Before Patrick founded the investment banking boutique, he had worked more than ten years for Voith, a technology company and one of the largest family-owned enterprises in Europe. During this time, he served as M&A advisor and CFO for various mechanical engineering and industrial services companies of the group. He held board positions in companies in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and India.

Before he started his career at Voith, Patrick worked for more than four years as research associate at the University of Passau (Germany). He did extensive research in the fields of divestitures and shareholder value creation strategies as well as in organizational design. With his colleagues, Patrick advised German stock listed companies and mid-sizes companies on these subjects. He lectured at the University of Passau, at the Management Academy in Moscow (Russia), at the Corvinus University in Budapest (Hungary) and at the Academy of Administrative and Business Studies (Germany).

Patrick graduated from the M&A Programm of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before that, he graduated in Business Administration and holds a doctorate degree (summa cum laude) in this field from the University of Passau. His doctoral thesis focused on divestitures. Further, he holds diplomas in Business English and Business Chinese (Mandarin). Whilst being a student, he spent one year in China (Bejing and Shanghai).

He was born in 1973 and lives with his family in the Stuttgart area.

Prof. Dr. German Figlin

German joined the STILLER ADVISORS team in 2017. He started his career in the Corporate Finance Department of Siemens AG and continued his career at Schaeffler AG and as Head of Equity Investments at OSRAM Licht AG. German was part of the team responsible for the IPO of OSRAM and the consequential carve-out and sell-off of its lamps business.

German has more than 10 years' experience in M&A. During this time, he advised on more than ten transactions totalling 1.5 bn. Euro of M&A. More than 50% thereof have been cross-border transactions. German is a proven specialist in the following areas of expertise: financial analysis, company valuations, projections of transactions' balance sheet effects, purchase price allocations and carve-outs. He masters these subjects in the national (HGB) as well as in an international (IFRS) context.

German has graduated in Business Administration and holds a doctorate degree (magna cum laude) in this field from the University of Passau. Since October 2017, he is professor of Business Administration at the Nuremberg Institute of Technology. He is fluent not only in German and Russian, his two monther tongues, but also in English.

He was born in 1977 and lives with his family in Munich.

German joined the STILLER ADVISORS team in 2017. He started his career in the Corporate Finance Department of Siemens AG and continued his career at Schaeffler AG and as Head of Equity Investments at OSRAM Licht AG. German was part of the team responsible for the IPO of OSRAM and the consequential carve-out and sell-off of its lamps business.

German has more than 10 years' experience in M&A. During this time, he advised on more than ten transactions totalling 1.5 bn. Euro of M&A. More than 50% thereof have been cross-border transactions. German is a proven specialist in the following areas of expertise: financial analysis, company valuations, projections of transactions' balance sheet effects, purchase price allocations and carve-outs. He masters these subjects in the national (HGB) as well as in an international (IFRS) context.

German has graduated in Business Administration and holds a doctorate degree (magna cum laude) in this field from the University of Passau. Since October 2017, he is professor of Business Administration at the Nuremberg Institute of Technology. He is fluent not only in German and Russian, his two monther tongues, but also in English.

He was born in 1977 and lives with his family in Munich.

Claudia Sternberg

Claudia is part of the STILLER ADVISORS team since 2017. Before she joined us, Claudia spent more than ten years as strategy consultant at Voith, a large German technology group. During this time, she advised the members of the Board of Management of Voith as well as other senior executives of the group on corporate and business strategy.

Claudia has extensive M&A experience in the fields of market and ecosystem analysis, identification and screening of target companies and financial forecasts. She is an industry expert in these industries: mechanical engineering, plant engineering, industrial services and technology.

Claudia graduated in Business Administration from the University of Hamburg and from the „Executive Program in Corporate Strategy“ at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She was born in 1978 and lives with her family in Hamburg (Germany).

Claudia is part of the STILLER ADVISORS team since 2017. Before she joined us, Claudia spent more than ten years as strategy consultant at Voith, a large German technology group. During this time, she advised the members of the Board of Management of Voith as well as other senior executives of the group on corporate and business strategy.

Claudia has extensive M&A experience in the fields of market and ecosystem analysis, identification and screening of target companies and financial forecasts. She is an industry expert in these industries: mechanical engineering, plant engineering, industrial services and technology.

Claudia graduated in Business Administration from the University of Hamburg and from the „Executive Program in Corporate Strategy“ at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She was born in 1978 and lives with her family in Hamburg (Germany).

Team of M&A Experts

Our other M&A experts hold CFA and CVA certificates and support our clients with financial analysis and company valuation tasks as well as with their longtime senior management experience in our focus industries.

For cross-border M&A projects, we additionally staff our M&A teams with advisors of our international network partners. Our network partners are highly qualified and experienced M&A advisors. They share our commitment to client success, high-quality advice and integrity.

Our other M&A experts hold CFA and CVA certificates and support our clients with financial analysis and company valuation tasks as well as with their longtime senior management experience in our focus industries.

For cross-border M&A projects, we additionally staff our M&A teams with advisors of our international network partners. Our network partners are highly qualified and experienced M&A advisors. They share our commitment to client success, high-quality advice and integrity.