Dr. Cai Berg is a Senior Managing Director at ParkView. Prior to joining ParkView, Dr. Berg was responsible for establishing Evercore’s corporate M&A business in Germany. Before that he worked for six years at Lazard in Frankfurt where he was heading its German business with financial investors and family-owned companies as well as Distressed M&A. Mr. Berg started his career as lawyer for M&A and Private Equity as a partner at Gleiss Lutz, a leading German law firm.
Dr. Berg has more than 20 years of experience in particular with respect to public takeovers as well as complex private M&A transactions. He has helped a variety of listed companies facing hostile and friendly takeover approaches as well as campaigns from activist hedge funds and he has advised corporates, private equity firms, family offices and insolvency administrators across a diverse variety of industries with a focus on the healthcare, industrials and business services space and on a broad range of corporate finance and capital markets transactions including IPOs, capital increases, carve-outs, taking privates as well as minority investments in listed companies and German family-owned companies.
Dr. Berg has advised on some of the most prominent German M&A deals over the last 20 years. Some of his recent mandates have been advising CropEnergies on the EUR 1.0bn public delisting offer by Südzucker, Thoma Bravo on its partnership with and taking private of EQS Group AG for EUR 0.4bn, the Supervisory Board of SYNLAB on the EUR 3.9 bn public acquisition offer by Cinven, va-Q-tec on its strategic partnership with and taking private by EQT Private Equity, Vonovia on its EUR 21bn voluntary public takeover offer for Deutsche Wohnen, CANCOM SE on the strategic review and EUR 0.4 bn disposal of CANCOM UK&I, CytoTools on its investment by Klocke Gruppe, ISRA VISION on its EUR 1.1 bn friendly takeover by Atlas Copco, Stada on its EUR 5.4 bn public takeover by Bain and Cinven as well as Superior Industries on its EUR 700 m cross-border taking private of competitor Uniwheels. His clients also included, inter alia, Audi, Bosch, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bilfinger, Blackstone, Heidelberg Cement, Infineon, KKR, Koerber and Voith.
Dr. Berg is a qualified German lawyer and earned his law degree at the universities of Heidelberg, Lausanne and Bonn. Mr. Berg holds a Ph.D. in law and has published several articles regarding M&A related topics. He holds a lectureship for corporate valuation at the University of Heidelberg. Dr. Berg is engaged in several social and charity projects in Germany and South America.