Prof. Dr. Martin Weiblen, Managing Partner
Martin Weiblen is Managing Partner of HeidelbergCapital.
Prior to HeidelbergCapital Martin has worked in the metal industry and from 1980 he was a Corporate Executive in various Finance and Holding functions of Corange / Boehringer Mannheim, a then $4bn global Healthcare Group, in Germany, London/U.K. and Luxembourg. After the acquisition of the group by Roche, Basle/Switzerland, Martin established and led as MD a multi-billion Family Office in London/U.K. for almost 10 years, focussing on Global Asset Management and direct investments in various start-ups in Germany, Singapore and the U.S. He was also instrumental in the set-up of Venture Capital and Private Equity funds. Martin has been serving on several Advisory- and Supervisory Boards and is teaching as Professor for Finance und Strategic Management at Pforzheim University.
Martin Weiblen holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/Germany and received a PhD in Economics from the University of Mainz/Germany, where he also was MD of an independent Research Institute.
Dr. Clemens Doppler, Managing Partner
Clemens Doppler is Managing Partner of HeidelbergCapital.
Prior to HeidelbergCapital Clemens was a Partner at 3i and has worked in various markets and geographies. He specialises in life science and emerging technologies and managed more than 100 million USD for 3i. Clemens started his career in R&D and has held senior positions in business development. He worked at Boehringer Mannheim (now Roche) before he joined one of the first Swiss Biotech companies as executive, which was successfully sold in 1997 to MDS, Inc (former Phoenix International Life Science, Montreal & NJ .), a world leading Pharma services provider. Clemens currently serves on the board of 4SC, Accovion, MerLion, Sensovation and Vasopharm. Most recent exits include the IPO’s of 4SC and Santhera where he was also responsible for the preceding M&A transaction and the reversed take over of NASDAQ listed Cancervax by Micromet. Further key deals that he has been involved in include Brahms, EMBL Tech Fund, HBM, Human Optics, Pharmexx and Vasopharm and the merger of Combinature and Atheals with Singapore based MerLion Pharmaceuticals.
Clemens graduated from the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg/Germany as a Master of Science in Biology and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. He has also worked as Research Associate at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg/Germany.
André Deloch, Partner, Buyouts
André Deloch has been Partner to HeidelbergCapital since 2012.
André supports HeidelbergCapital in buyout transactions and banking. Andre has extensive experience in portfolio management of majority and minority positions for PE funds, especially in healthcare, industry and service. Prior to supporting HeidelbergCapital, Andre worked for more than 9 years as Director of 3i Germany in buyouts and was involved in the successful completion of buyout transactions worth more than €1.7bn. Andre is currently operationally responsible for repositioning and restructuring projects of Private Equity portfolio companies as Senior Advisor. Andre started his career as an international trainee at Volkswagen, where he conducted procurement projects for model launches in Germany, Spain and Mexico. After that he worked for the DZ Bank in Frankfurt in business and turn around consulting for companies of the credit and portfolio equity holdings.
André holds a degree in Industrial Engineering (production, financing and marketing) of the Technical University of Braunschweig.
Florian Festner, Investment Director
Florian Festner joined HeidelbergCapital in 2008.
During his studies he gained first international experience at renowned companies in Germany, Asia and the US. Florian started his private equity career with 3i in Zurich/Switzerland, where he was working on various Buyout, Growth Capital und Venture Capital projects. In 2006 he joined the Frankfurt based Growth Capital Team of 3i and focussed on minority investments in ’Mittelstand’ companies. Florian was also involved in the management of portfolio companies and was an observer in the board of these companies.
Florian studied Business at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/Germany and finished his Master’s degree at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt/Germany. In addition he holds a Master’s degree in business law from the University of Sydney/Australia.
Claudia Meyer, Office Manager
Claudia Meyer has joined HeidelbergCapital as Office Manager in January 2008.
Prior to her job with HeidelbergCapital she worked as Executive Assistant and Office Manager in the Venture Capital, plant engineering and automotive sectors in Germany and Ireland.
Before completing her studies at the Leibniz University of Hannover with a Master’s degree in English and French Literature and Culture Claudia Meyer had trained as Administrative Officer and worked in the public sector for several years.
Diane Lechner, Assistant
Diane M. Lechner joined HeidelbergCapital as Office Assistant in April 2009.
Prior to HeidelbergCapital she worked as personal assistant at Abbey Life Assurance in England, followed by several years in a similar position at the Berlitz Language School in Heidelberg.