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CoBe Capital expands into Germany with the hiring of Dr. Henning Walf to lead M&A and operational activities in Northern and Central Europe

July 2nd, 2012
Dr. Henning Walf joins CoBe Capital as Managing Director, Europe.
Dr. Henning Walf joins CoBe Capital as Managing Director, Europe.
Dr. Henning Walf is based in CoBe Capital's new satellite office in Cologne, Germany.
Dr. Henning Walf is based in CoBe Capital's new satellite office in Cologne, Germany.

Cologne, Germany - CoBe Capital, a private investment firm focused on the acquisition and management of non-core corporate divestitures, is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Henning Walf. After a successful 2011, that included the acquisition of its first two companies in Europe, CoBe Capital is expanding its European M&A team with a veteran turnaround specialist.  Dr. Walf joins CoBe Capital as Managing Director, Europe and leads CoBe Capital's M&A and operational activities in Northern and Central Europe.

Most recently, Dr. Walf was a Partner at goetzpartners Management Consultants, the largest independent M&A advisory and management consulting firm in Germany, where he was Head of Strategy and Restructuring Practices. In this role, he built a successful track record of turning around companies and advising on special situation transactions. Before joining goetzpartners Dr. Walf worked several years for McKinsey & Company and the Brazilian Ministry of Development.

"Amidst all of the uncertainty in Europe, we see tremendous opportunity across the continent. We had a very successful 2011 and decided to expand our European team to enable us to grow even quicker.  I am delighted that Henning is joining CoBe Capital," said Neal Cohen, Founder and Managing Director of the firm.  "He brings years of experience with special situation turnarounds and will enable us to source and close new transactions in Northern and Central Europe."

With the addition of Dr. Walf, CoBe Capital officially adds its second investment professional in Europe, and its first focused exclusively on transactions in the Northern and Central European market.  He will be based in Cologne, Germany.

About CoBe Capital

CoBe Capital, a global private investment firm with a permanent capital base and operations in North America and Europe, delivers M&A solutions to meet the specific needs of corporate sellers looking to divest non-core operations. CoBe Capital owns and operates a diversified portfolio of companies that design, manufacture and market innovative products and services. Each of its portfolio companies strives to achieve long-term growth based on lean and continuous improvement business philosophies. CoBe Capital was founded by Neal Cohen in 1994. For more information on CoBe Capital, please visit cobecapital.com.

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