Roland Berger adds trio to Restructuring practice in DACH

23 July 2020 Consultancy.eu

Amid a growing number of businesses facing hardship or distress, as companies grapple with the Covid-19-induced downturn, demand for financial restructuring services is on the rise. To meet growing demand, Roland Berger has bolstered its Restructuring capabilities in DACH with three senior advisors. 

Jan Maser joins Roland Berger from the business advisory arm of Helbling, a professional services group with offices in Germany and Switzerland, where he most recently was a member of the executive board and head of the firm’s Automotive practice. Before that, he was a senior manager at Big Four firm PwC.

Appointed a partner, Maser works from Roland Berger’s Dusseldorf office and focuses on restructuring projects, with a focus on the automotive and industrial sectors. 

Jan Maser, Markus Held, Stephan Hartmann - Roland Berger

In Munich, Markus Held has been named a principal. He most recently was a Managing Director and Head of Distressed M&A at One Square Advisors, a corporate finance boutique that specialises in financial restructuring. He has gained extensive experience advising mainly mid-sized companies on debt advisory, turnaround and distressed dealmaking.

Commenting on his move, Held said: “Roland Berger is one of the leading advisors in restructuring and I am proud to be part of the team and to be able to support its further development with my expertise in capital structure challenges, recapitalisations – both in and out of court, and distressed M&A.” 

Meanwhile, in Switzerland, Roland Berger has added Stephan Hartmann to its partnership in Zurich. He joins from Deloitte, where he was a Director in its CFO Advisory practice and was co-head of the Finance & Performance practice. At the Big Four firm, Hartmann supported clients with financing strategies, cost management, digital transformation, as well as turnaround and restructuring services.

Earlier in his career, he worked for Detecon and BearingPoint. He also spent several years in industry, serving among others OC Oerlikon, a supplier of engineering materials, and a company in the life sciences sector.

All three advisors have joined Roland Berger's Restructuring, Performance and Transaction practice. Sascha Haghani, head of the practice and the boss of Roland Berger in the DACH region said: “The Covid-91 pandemic represents an unprecedented challenge for many companies. They are now looking for external expertise to help them get through this crisis, and Roland Berger has made the strategic decision to strengthen its capabilities to offer a holistic restructuring approach.”