Gerd is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Zelig Associates, a FinTech investment banking boutique with offices in London and Los Angeles. Gerd is also an angel investor in emerging tech start-ups and served on the Board of Auctionata.
Gerd worked for 15 years in investment banking at Citi, ABN AMRO, RBS before co-founding Zelig Associates. Gerd worked on over 35 sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions, public cross-border M&A situations and several equity and debt fund raisings with a total transaction value exceeding $40bn. Gerd has advised prominent TMT companies in Europe, the US as well as the Emerging Markets well as international private equity firms such as Apax, Montagu, CVC and Advent among others.
Originally from Austria, Gerd has lived in London since 1999. He studied in Austria, the United Kingdom, Italy and the USA having obtained a MSc degree (with honors) in Business Studies from University of Graz and a MA degree (with honors) in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS).