Photografic portrait of Michael Kunz

Michael Kunz

Leader of Private Equity Transaction Tax | Germany, Switzerland, Austria

Advises national and international clients on complex tax issues and the management of profit-sharing schemes.

Michael is a very experienced partner in the field of transaction tax EY's Frankfurt am Main office.

Since 2015 he has been responsible for the private equity sector in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. His focus is on complex tax structuring, tax due diligence, private equity transactions, public-to-private, and the management of investment programs.

Michael has been active for more than 25 years as a consultant to national and international companies and private equity funds in buy-side and sell-side projects.

From 2002, he headed the transaction tax department at EY for Germany and the Europe-Mideast-Africa region from 2012 to 2015. During his years at EY, he has advised a large number of companies on various issues, including Landmark Deals, Friedrich Grohe P2P, Celanese, Douglas, Techem, Sanitec, Brenntag, and KTM.

Michael studied business administration at the University of Mannheim. He is a business graduate, auditor, and tax consultant. 

How Michael is building a better working world

For Michael it is the constant exchange with clients. His goal is to work with clients to find out what motivates them and to propel them to additional improvements.

"It's about developing solutions together as a team instead of working in a traditional relationship of service provider and client. For me, it is paramount to approach tasks with enthusiasm, guided by the motto "leading by example"."

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