Carlsquare further strengthens its European presence with Alex Carré de Malberg and Berthold Stauffenberg, co-founders of Alexander Partners, Paris. Both are highly experienced international investment bankers who have already worked together at Rothschild for many years before starting their own M&A consultancy. This is the fourth international expansion for Carlsquare, after previously establishing itself beyond Germany in Sweden, the UK, and Denmark.

Carlsquare responds to their clients’ growing interest to invest and to partner outside their home market and therefore also recognised the importance of the French market: France is a €75 billion+ mid-cap M&A market and French technology companies have raised a record €10 billion+ in growth equity in 2021.

“We have been an active M&A advisor in Germany for many years, but as investment banking is an international business, we are delighted to grow our international footprint with Alex and Berthold. They will strengthen Carlsquare with French expertise, sector knowledge, local connections and a Paris-based team, working seamlessly with our teams in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, London, Copenhagen, and Stockholm,” says Michael Moritz, CEO and Founding Partner of Carlsquare.

“For the past six years, Alexander Partners has provided financial advice in M&A and growth equity to growing companies, in the middle market as well as to selected CAC40 corporates both in France and in cross-border situations. We believe that French business owners and entrepreneurs benefit from Carlsquare’s in-depth sector expertise and proven excellence in deal execution in the German, Nordic and UK markets, as well as the increased access to highly knowledgeable investors and international counterparties,” says Alex Carré de Malberg.

“Our existing cross-border deal flow prepositioned us as a natural partner to work with Carlsquare. With Carlsquare, our bandwidth has greatly increased, while our service offering benefits from Carlsquare‘s product knowledge,” says Berthold Stauffenberg.

About Carlsquare
Carlsquare is a partner-led investment bank that supports companies and their shareholders in the implementation of strategic goals and offers integrated cross-border M&A advice for medium-sized transactions. Carlsquare is represented in Europe with more than 90 professionals in offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Copenhagen, London, Stockholm, and most recently Paris. Carlsquare focuses on technology-oriented, midsized businesses and growth companies, particularly in the sectors technology, software, internet & consumer goods, life sciences, industrials, business services and energy.

About Alex Carré de Malberg
Alex Carré de Malberg has 29 years of experience in M&A, fundraising and financing and has advised on more than 200 transactions since 1993. He co-founded Alexander Partners in 2015 and previously worked on the Exec Committee of Commercial Bank Qatar sole in charge of investment banking, asset management and brokerage activities, Head of IB at Abu Dhabi Investment Company and Managing Director at Rothschild in Paris. He started his IB career as an analyst at Lazard Freres (NY), followed by manager at Peregrine (Hong Kong). He holds an MBA from HEC Paris and a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Amherst and ENSIC France.

About Berthold Stauffenberg
Berthold Stauffenberg has a track record of more than 30 years in investment banking. He co-founded Alexander Partners in 2015 and previously worked as Managing Director at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank and Managing Director at Rothschild in Paris and Frankfurt. He holds an MBA from Insead and BSc (Hons) Economics from University of London.


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