Prof. Dr. Christian Aders is a Senior Managing Director at ParkView. Prof. Aders started his professional career at KPMG and was promoted to Partner in 2000. In 2006, Prof. Aders joined Duff & Phelps, a leading global financial advisory and investment banking firm, to build up its German practice including the foundation of ValueTrust as an independent partner of Duff & Phelps. In 2013, Prof. Aders continued his career by leading ValueTrust as independent financial advisory firm with focus on valuation and corporate finance.
Prof. Aders has more than 25 years of experience performing financial advisory support. His wealth of expertise encompasses advising clients on corporate transactions, mergers, acquisitions and delistings, restructuring and reorganisation, dispute and arbitration as well as strategic value and portfolio management. Prof. Aders worked for a wide range of industries such as finance services, real estate, telecommunication & it, industrials, consumer goods & services, pharma & healthcare, utilities & energy.
He is one of the most renowned German experts on issues related to business valuation, business plan development and value management as well as on M&A disputes and litigation. Prof. Aders’ extensive project experience includes providing a wide variety of valuation and financial advisory projects. These include valuations of complex business enterprises, valuation of tangible and intangible assets, assessment of corporate strategies, valuation of debt in the context of debt-to-equity swaps, valuations for taxation and reporting purposes as well as damage appraisals. He has also provided many fairness and independent expert opinions. Prof. Aders has advised on a broad range of M&A assignments – both on the buy side and the sell side – as well as in situations involving the valuation of distressed companies and financial restructurings. His field of expertise also includes public fairness opinions in Switzerland where he worked, inter alia, for Clariant and Sunrise. He worked with reputable firms as B&C Group, Biotest, BMW, Clariant, Drilllisch, GE, Hensoldt, IVG, ProSiebenSat1, RWE, Stada, Sunrise, Telecolumbus, Telefónica, TLG, Vonovia, Wienerberger and a wide range of private equity clients as well as court appointed independent valuation expert.
Prof. Aders received his academic degrees of Diplom-Kaufmann and Dr. oec. publ. from the LMU Munich. Since 2012, he is also Honorary Professor for “the practice of business valuation and value based management” at the LMU Munich. Prof. Aders has written many publications and regularly holds presentations and speeches regarding complex valuations matters. Prof. Aders is a Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst (CEFA), a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and member of the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies, the Society of Investment Professionals in Germany (DVFA) and a founding member of the European Association of Consultants, Valuators and Analysts (EACVA)-Germany. At DVFA he was co-chairing the working groups “Corporate Valuation” and “Fairness Opinion”.