Dr. Cai Berg is a Senior Managing Director at ParkView. Prior to joining ParkView, Dr. Berg was responsible for building Evercore’s corporate M&A business in Germany. Before that he worked for six years at Lazard in Frankfurt. Mr. Berg started his career as a lawyer for M&A and Private Equity as 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 which included the communication with the hedge fund community. 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 Vonovia SE on its successful EUR 21 bn voluntary public takeover offer to the shareholders of Deutsche Wohnen SE, CANCOM on the divestiture of its cloud managed services business in the UK to TELEFONICA, 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.