New Think Tank for Private Equity

The New Center for Corporate Transactions & Private Equity

The HHL Chair of Financial Management with chairholder Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schwetzler and Dr. Benjamin Hammer have relaunched the Center for Corporate Transactions & Private Equity (CCTPE) with the aim to become the #1 think tank for Private Equity research in Germany. The purpose of the new CCTPE is to foster high quality research output, and provide a platform for renowned scholars and industry professionals at HHL as one of the leading business schools in Europe.

CCTPE is supported by various high-profile companies and individuals: AssetMetrix; Astorius; Börsen-Zeitung (WM Gruppe); CatCap; Handelsblatt Media Group; Neuberger Berman; Nordic Capital; Palero; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; The Boston Consulting Group; ValueTrust, as well an HHL alumnus with an anonymous donation.

As Bernhard Schwetzler, the Academic Director of the CCTPE, says:
“The great response of these renowned international firms, supporting our idea to become the leading think tank for Private Equity in Germany, affirms us to follow this roadmap. In constructive discussions, we have set up an agenda for the coming years and look forward to working on it jointly together with our partners”.

In a first round, together with the Börsen-Zeitung, the new Center will organize the Private Equity & Venture Capital Summit 2019 as academic partner – March 27 and 28, 2019 in Munich. This summit serves as high-level discussion platform for all relevant PE industry topics in the areas of finance, legal and tax. Inspiring panel discussion as well as network opportunities will provide insight on the latest industry developments. Registration is online; speakers and program will be presented in time.

Since the start in September, CCTPE regularly joins forces with opinion leaders to provide decision-makers with state of the art analyses on hot topics in the private equity industry. On the website of the Center for Corporate Transactions & Private Equity you can download recent papers and check the PE Buyout Database of the HHL Chair of Financial Management:


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