We know what we’re doing
The partners of Pestlin & Co. share a passion for transactions and corporate finance – together, they can look back on 70 years of experience in this field. Our team evolved from the management boards of the former corporate and real estate transaction subsidiaries of private bankers Joh. Berenberg and Gossler & Co. KG, Hamburg. The partners also derive their know-how from many years of responsibility in the transaction business of auditing companies and major industrial corporations.
Rüdiger Pestlin graduated in business administration and has been in investment banking and corporate finance for almost 30 years. For several years, he led the Corporate Finance division of KPMG Treuhand before joining the management board of two subsidiaries of Berenberg Bank in 1997 and becoming a partner in 2000. Together with his former management board colleagues Mark-Oliver Bechtold and Rolf Brass, he founded Pestlin & Co. in late 2005.
Mark-Oliver Bechtold graduated in business administration and has been active in corporate finance, M&As and real estate transaction consulting for almost 20 years now. Following his studies, he worked for several years in the field of auditing and tax consulting as well as for several companies in the real estate sector. In 2002, he joined Berenberg Bank and was responsible as a management board member for corporate transactions and the Real Estate division. Mark-Oliver Bechtold is a founding partner of Pestlin & Co.
Rolf Brass is a graduate of business administration and has been advising in the field of corporate finance and M&A for 20 years. He gained his MBA in Sydney, was an advisor for Mövenpick and worked for eight years in the Financial Controlling division of TUI AG and the former LTU Group. He was responsible for a number of corporate transactions, many of them cross-border. Before founding Pestlin & Co. with his two partners, Rolf Brass was also a management board member of the two Berenberg Bank subsidiaries responsible for M&As and real estate.