Dr. Gerhard Killat is a Senior Advisor at ParkView. Prior to joining ParkView, Dr. Killat was a Director and member of the Management Board at Lazard & Co. GmbH in Frankfurt, from which he retired at the end of 2015. Before joining Lazard, he held positions as a Director at Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt.
Dr. Killat started his career in Investment Banking in 1989 when he joined Morgan Grenfell & Co. in London. After moving to Frankfurt, he advised companies on a broad range of M&A-transactions, most of which were cross-border. After several years, Dr. Killat broadened the range of his activities to include capital market transactions, both for equity and debt, as well as providing restructuring advice. Based on the transactions in which he was involved, he developed particular expertise in corporate valuation, public takeovers and complex corporate structuring tasks.
During his 26-year career in Investment Banking, Dr. Killat has advised on numerous prominent M&A-transactions, e.g. the merger of Fried. Krupp and Thyssen, the acquisition of Thames Water by RWE, the sale of Dynamit Nobel, the acquisition of Porsche by Volkswagen, the defense of Mannesmann against Vodafone, and the public takeover of Schwarz Pharma by UCB. His clients also included, inter alia, ACS (Spain), Corpus Real Estate, Deka Bank, Dürr, Infineon, Max Bahr, Mercedes Benz, mg technologies/GEA, Premiere (Sky), and Voith.
Dr. Killat has a degree in economics and business administration from Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He has published various articles on M&A-related topics and led numerous workshops for organizations such as Euroforum or Frankfurt School of Finance. Dr. Killat is a member of the Board of the Lions Club Frankfurt Cosmopolitan, where he serves as the treasurer.