After a banking apprenticeship, successful studies of business administration and executive education at Harvard Business School, more than 27 years of experience in the German and European financing industry with several global banks.

During this period, the initial
14 years in corporate finance and investment banking with a focus
on leveraged finance, ultimately as director of Deutsche Bank AG with responsibility for leveraged finance transactions in the DACH region.

For the last 13 years, establishing and developing the alternative asset business within the Allianz Group. As a member of the senior management board of Allianz Capital Partners GmbH, creating Germany’s biggest direct equity and subordinated loan investor, with over EUR 3.5 billion under management. The latter also included mezzanine financings, hybrid bonds and other subordinated financing instruments.

Vivek Rattan is an associated partner of aquisio advisors and has been an experienced debt specialist for the past 23 years. During this period, he spent time with Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank and GE Capital in London building and leading their respective leveraged lending businesses.

At the various institutions, he was responsible for managing portfolios of highly leveraged loans. His tech-
nical expertise involved providing financial leverage for companies and advising them on debt related matters. As an investment banker, he was regulated by the FSA in the United Kingdom.

His clients were sophisticated private equity firms and unquoted corpora-
tions. He is currently working with distressed debt situations mainly in the real estate sector and is covering the Northern European and the UK for aquisio advisors.

Prior to commencing his banking career, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton and remained in the accounting profes-
sion for some four years. His accoun-
tancy experience involved a wide range of audit and insolvency clients. He has degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics and Elphinstone College, University of Mumbai.