For me concluding an acquisition successfully and at the same time assessing the potential correctly has always been one of the most exciting challenges in our business.
Armin Bire (born in 1966) has been a member of the executive board at ADCURAM Group AG since November. Armin Bire is responsible for the Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Development Departments, along with the identification, assessment and implementation of new investment opportunities.
After doing a bank traineeship and completing a university course in business administration in Munich, he took a post in the auditing department at KPMG Group and provided consultation for medium-sized companies within the framework of their annual audit, when optimising their accounting system and in questions of company rating and financing.
He then moved to the Bayerische Vereinsbank (later HypoVereinsbank and UniCreditGroup), where he progressed through various stages of holding investment in medium-sized businesses and credit risk management and gathered extensive experience in owner’s equity and outside capital.
At the beginning of 2006 Armin Bire started at ADCURAM Group AG, where, as an investment partner, he has been responsible for a large number of successful acquisitions and sales projects.
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My work and my motivation is to accompany the most diverse companies on their way to becoming healthy and successful medium-sized companies.
Henry Brickenkamp (born 1968) began his career after successfully studying electrical engineering at Hella as a project manager in the development area before finally developing into the role of Managing Director of Harting Automotive. In the last 13 years, after an initial phase of restructuring, he has made technotrans AG a globally successful player. Henry Brickenkamp achieved this through a targeted buy & build strategy, which helped the technotrans Group open up new markets.
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At ADCURAM I find a powerful and experienced team to successfully expand the existing portfolio.
Michael Feldt (born 1968) has been a member of the Management Board of ADCURAM Group AG since June 6, 2018. He is responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Development, i.e. the identification, assessment and implementation of new acquisition opportunities. After successfully completing his MBA in the USA, he began his career as an operative in a manufacturing group before switching to the transaction side and participating in over 30 transactions. After another line position as Director of Sales and Marketing of an Austrian office furniture manufacturer, Michel Feldt took over the role of Associated Partner at 4K Invest.
Dr. Philipp Gusinde
ADCURAM’s approach to identifying companies with potential with the goal of developing them actively, sustainably and for their long-term success, is completely aligned with my way of thinking
Dr. Philipp Gusinde (born 1970) has been on the executive board of ADCURAM Group AG since October 1, 2016. He is responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions, i.e. the identification, examination and implementation of new investment opportunities.
After his apprenticeship as a banker, subsequent business studies and a PHD program at University of St. Gallen (CH), he began his career in private equity at Apax Partners, where he conducted numerous management buy-outs and growth financing projects in New York and Munich. Dr. Gusinde then joined Bavaria Industriekapital as Managing Director with a focus on carve-outs and restructuring cases.
As founding partner and member of the Investment Committee, Dr. Gusinde was most recently responsible for establishing Munich-based investment house Bregal Unternehmerkapital. In his long career, he has successfully implemented many national and international transactions and has thus had a major impact on the successful development of a large number of businesses.
For me, developing a company and creating values that are sustainable means being true to one’s word and taking all the partners who are involved in this process seriously.
Stefan Weiss (born in 1970) has been a member of the executive board at ADCURAM Group AG since 1st November 2015. Stefan Weiss is the member of the board who is responsible for the legal, fiscal, corporate accounting, human resources and IT divisions.
After a course of study in business administration in Regensburg his career got off the ground as a tax consultant at PwC in 1996. His focus there was on international tax consulting for groups that are active on an international level.
In the course of his further career he specialised in tax consulting in the realm of national and international M & A transactions, as well as restructuring projects. Within the framework of this position he acts as senior management member of the cross-divisional transaction team and in this function has managed a large number of prestigious projects.
Stefan Weiss came to ADCURAM at the beginning of 2006, where, as Tax Director he was first responsible for all transaction-related and general tax matters. In the years that followed he assumed responsibility at ADURAM for legal matters and accounting across the entire group.