The fund investment team at Golding Capital Partners is divided according to investment segments. There are specialised teams for each of our asset classes: private equity, private debt and infrastructure. They are led by a member of the management team, who is supported by at least one investment manager. In addition, all the specialist teams have several associates to assist them.
Direct investment experience is an absolute prerequisite for senior managers in the fund investment team at Golding Capital Partners. This experience gives us a deeper understanding of the fund by enabling us to reach a better assessment of past investments at transaction level.
- Boege, DanielPartner, Head of Buyout
Partner and Head of Buyout with Golding Capital Partners, joined the company in 2011. He is responsible for the identification, analysis, due diligence and selection of buy-out funds.
Before joining Golding Capital Partners, Mr Boege gained experience as an investment professional in private equity firms over 10 years. During this time he worked for Permira in Frankfurt and Vestar Capital Partners in Munich and was involved in various national and international transactions.
Mr Boege earned a BSc and an MSc in Management, with distinction, from the London School of Economics. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.
- Swimmer, ErikManaging Director, Head of US
Managing Director and Head of U.S. Investments, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2013 to open the New York office. He is responsible for the identification, analysis, due diligence and selection of private equity, private debt as well as infrastructure fund investments in the United States.
Prior to joining Golding Capital Partners, Mr. Swimmer was a Managing Director with the private equity firm Sun Capital Partners in New York, as well as a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions practices at Credit Suisse First Boston and Merrill Lynch in New York and London, respectively.
Mr. Swimmer has an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from New York University.
- Schramm, JakobDirector
Director, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2004 and is responsible for fund selection and monitoring.
Mr. Schramm holds a graduate degree in Economics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and is a CFA charterholder. During his studies he worked for the ifo Institute for Economic Research on research and analysis.
- Wilmes, RichardDirector
Director, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2009 and is responsible for the secondary market activity.
Prior to joining Golding Capital Partners he worked in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London.
Mr. Wilmes holds an MSc in economics from the University of Lund, Sweden and ESSEC Business School, Paris and is a CFA charterholder.
- Grauel, BörgeManaging Director
Managing Director, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2006 and is responsible for the identification, due diligence and selection of private debt funds and the management of private debt funds porfolio.
Prior to joining Golding Capital Partners in 2006, Mr. Grauel spent three years as a consultant with a focus on the private equity practice at L.E.K. Consulting in Munich and London.
Mr. Grauel completed his studies with a degree in International Management at the University of Bamberg and Madrid. Furthermore he is a member of the CFA Institute.
- Pech, LucasManager
Manager, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2012 and is responsible for fund selection and monitoring.
Before joining Golding Capital Partners, Mr Pech worked for the corporate banking department of Commerzbank in Dusseldorf and Hong Kong and interned with the M&A team in Frankfurt.
He graduated as Diplom-Kaufmann (FH) from FOM Hochschule fuer Oekonomie und Management, Essen. Furthermore he holds an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
- Reicherter, Dr. MatthiasPartner, Head of Infrastructure
Dr. Matthias Reicherter
Partner and Head of Infrastructure Investments, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2011. In this role he is responsible for all aspects of the evaluation and selection of infrastructure fund managers, implementation of co-investment strategies and the management of infrastructure asset portfolios.
Prior to his current role he was a Director within Barclays Infrastructure Funds and DEPFA Bank plc were he worked on the development, financing and asset management of infrastructure projects in Europe and North America. Matthias Reicherter has experience in projects across a range of infrastructure sectors including transport and social infrastructure as well as in the energy sector.
Matthias Reicherter graduated from the University of Augsburg and completed a doctorate in corporate finance at the University of Greifswald.
- Pötter, FabianManaging Director
Managing Director, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2012. He is responsible for the identification, analysis, due diligence and selection of infrastructure funds and the management of the infrastructure funds portfolio.
Mr Pötter gained experience in infrastructure project finance and the structuring of renewable energy portfolio transactions for institutional investors both at UniCredit and Bank Vontobel. Prior to joining Golding Capital Partners Mr Pötter worked for REpower Systems and was responsible for equity investments in wind farm projects as well as advising project developers on the financial structuring of power generation projects.
Fabian Pötter graduated from the University of Mannheim and holds a Diploma in Business Administration.
- Schumacher, BerndDirector
Director, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2016. He is responsible for the identification, analysis, due diligence and selection of infrastructure funds and the management of the infrastructure funds portfolio.
Prior to joining Golding, Mr. Schumacher worked for eight years at Infracapital in London and five years at KPMG in London and Munich. At Infracapital, Mr. Schumacher executed numerous M&A transactions in the infrastructure sector and represented the company as director on the board of several portfolio companies. During his time with KPMG, he gained extensive experience in conducting international financial due diligences for Private Equity Funds and industrial companies.
Bernd Schumacher studied at the Stuttgart Professional Academy. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).
- Brugger, SimonSenior Associate
Senior Associate, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2014 and is responsible for fund selection and monitoring.
Prior to joining Golding Capital Partners, Mr Brugger worked for several years in investment banking at Rabobank (Utrecht) and Rothschild (London), where he advised on M&A transactions across Europe in the consumer sector.
Mr Brugger holds a BSc in Business Administration and an MSc in Accounting, Corporate Finance and Control from Bocconi University in Milan. Furthermore, he completed a semester abroad at the University of Washington in Seattle.
- Hallinger, ThomasSenior Associate
Senior Associate, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2015 and is responsible for the secondary market activity.
Before joining Golding Capital Partners, Mr Hallinger worked as an associate in Financial Sponsor Solutions at UniCredit Bank and as an analyst in Private Equity Fund of Funds at Ardian (former AXA Private Equity), where he completed several primary and secondary transactions.
Mr Hallinger holds a MSc in Finance from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Further, he completed a study exchange program at Kyung Hee University in the Republic of Korea as well as the Masterclass of Private Equity at the Coller Institute of Private Equity at London Business School.
- Hermes, AlexanderSenior Associate
We mourn the loss of our colleague Alex Hermes.
- Scheer, HendrikAssociate
Associate, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2017 and is responsible for fund selection and monitoring.
Prior to joining Golding Capital Partners, Mr. Scheer worked at PwC in Cologne, where he was engaged in the audits of multinational industrial corporations. In addition, Mr. Scheer gained experience as an intern at Avedon Capital Partners and Waterland Private Equity Investments.
Mr. Scheer holds a Bachelor degree (Government) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Diploma for Graduates (Accounting) from the University of London. Furthermore, he completed an MBA at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a semester abroad at the London Business School.