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Carsten Kniephoff

EY EMEIA Sell and Separate Leader

Dedicated advisor to transforming companies. Ambitious front runner implementing tech tools, new solutions for companies selling and separating. Enthusiastic and innovative. Fun-loving father of two.

Carsten is a seasoned transaction professional with over 20 years of experience in more than 100 national and large multinational client engagements. He leads our expanding network of divestiture professionals across EMEIA. For the last 15 years he has focused on complex cross-border divestitures, carve-outs and mergers.

Carsten’s transaction experience cuts across sectors, including consumer products, industrial manufacturing (including engineering and automotive) and energy and utilities.

Carsten has degrees in Business Administration from the University of Hannover and the University of Madrid (Alcala de Henares). He is a Certified Public Accountant and certified tax advisor.

How Carsten is building a better working world

“Divesting a company or an asset can be complex and challenging, whatever size, market or location of the client. It not only affects the business, but the people who work in and around it.

Our divestiture advisory experience, combined with our tools and methodology, enable this process to run as smoothly and quickly as possible — helping to deliver fast-track value creation for the client and key stakeholders through the use of analytics and preparation. The net effect is not just a capital strategy that supports future growth, but a business able to broaden the benefits it creates. The focus is on driving growth with more benefits for more people: inclusive growth.”

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