When I was approaching my finals at university, I’d already decided that Corporate Finance was where I wanted to work. I did an internship at goetzpartners, and found the company offered just about everything I was looking for: challenging projects, interesting transactions, great opportunities for personal development, international exposure and the possibility of working in small teams where each individual has an early opportunity to take responsibility. So when goetzpartners offered me a position as an analyst, I had no hesitation in accepting. Another attraction, of course, is the opportunity to work and live in Munich, which I think is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
MY MOST CHALLENGING PROJECT
I’d say every project is a challenge, because there are always unexpected issues cropping up along the way. That’s what makes the work at goetzpartners so exciting. But perhaps my most challenging project so far was a buy-side mandate where we advised a French PE-owned company on the acquisition of a German medium-sized target. With a demanding client, and limited information on the seller, the project was already tough enough – but we also had to get grips with cultural differences. Overall, it was an emotional roller coaster ride for all parties involved. At one point, it looked like an agreement would be out of reach, which made the ultimate success all the more satisfying.
That’s a key advantage of goetzpartners: the many opportunities to take part in internal activities and events. Beyond projects, I regularly attend women@goetzpartners events that aim at supporting female professionals in their working life, discussing relevant topics and further enhancing goetzpartners’ offering for women. I also participate in recruitment and career events to share my experience at goetzpartners.
MY PERSONAL BACKGROUND
I have a master’s degree in Management, specializing in Finance and Accounting, from the University of Mannheim. I’ve already gained working experience at Deutsche Börse Group, EY and KPMG, and I’ve also spent time abroad in Hong Kong and Spain.