Corporate Excellence 2019

CORPORATE VISION / Global Excellence 2019 61 , 46 CORPORATE VISION / Issue 6 2019 Feb19448 Drake Star Partners: Achieving Desired Results Drake Star Partners is a global investment banking firm serving the technology, media and communications (TMC) sectors. Recently, Ralf Philipp Hofmann fromDrake Star Partners found success in CV’s 2019 Corporate Excellence Awards where he was recognised as Germany’s Most Influential CEO of the Year 2019 - Finance & Investments. On the back of this win, we profile the firm to discover more about the exceptional services they offer, especially under award-winning leadership. Founded in 2016, Drake Star Partners is a global invest- ment banking firm with offices in New York, London, Paris, Munich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, Amsterdam, Geneva and Tokyo. Helping their clients to maximize the value of their businesses, Drake Star Partners have an international network of entrepre- neurs, fast growing businesses, large corporations, venture capi- tal and private equity firms, family offices and debt providers. Over the years, the team have worked a diverse and vast range of high-calibre clients which in- cludes Accel Partners, Balderton Capital, Bertelsmann, Capgemini Nokia, Omnicom Media Group and Orange to name but a few. With a team of over 70 senior professionals who each offer unequalled understanding of the business models and buyer/ investor universes within the TMC sectors, the firm’s domain expertise, along with the technical know-how of bulge bracket investment banks uniquely positions us to achieve desired results for their clients worldwide. Supporting the firm at Munich office, is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Drake Star Part- ners, Ralf Philipp Hofmann. Ralf began his career in Global Invest- ment Banking at Morgan Grenfell, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in London and Frankfurt, focusing primarily on cross-border M&A and Equity Capital Markets transactions. Today, Ralf is a seasoned investment banker whose extensive experience spans across both domestic and cross-boarder M&A, private equi- ty transactions, growth equity and debt transactions, IPOs, public secondary and PIPE transactions across Europe, the US and Asia. Looking ahead to what the future holds, the team at Drake Star Partners will continue to deliver exceptional services to their clients, ensuring that they not only fulfil the requirements which have been set by their clients but also surpass their expectations. Lastly, Drake Star Partners hope to further expand their already impressive portfolio of work which has seen both the firm, and it’s leadership, receive countless ac- colades over the years. Recently, Ralf Philipp Hofmann from Drake Star Partners was recognised in Corporate Vision’s 2019 Corpo- rate Excellence Awards where he was righteously awarded the accolade Germany’s Most Influential CEO of the Year 2019 - Finance & Investments. Company: Drake Star Partners GmbH Web Address: