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Management

Matthias Mathieu — Managing Partner

Matthias is the initiator and founder of Bright Capital. In his responsibility as Managing Partner he is responsible for the investment activities at Bright Capital. He is also a member of the investment committee. Prior to his current role, Matthias served as Managing Director for a Switzerland-based Private Equity firm. Matthias has more than 10 years of operational management experience in the lower mid-market in Germany. Matthias is married and has five children.

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Karsten Batran — Managing Partner (Finance & Operations)

Karsten is a founder of Bright Capital and serves as Managing Partner. He is a member of the investment committee and serves as director and member of the board of Bright Capital Asset Management S.à r.l., Luxembourg. Karsten worked with Berenberg Bank, Sal. Oppenheim and Horváth & Partners Private Equity & Investors and in corporate positions at Apcoa Group and BSH Group. Karsten holds a CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) from EACVA and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Erlangen. He is a passionate skier and mountaineer. Karsten is married and has one son.

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Alexander Pröls — Investment Director

Alexander is an Investment Director at Bright Capital, as such he is responsible for origination and the execution of the investment process. Before joining Bright Capital in 2014, Alexander worked as an Investment Analyst for a Munich-based deal-by-deal investor. Previously, he founded and ran his own start-up company and worked for the Family Office Watermark Global in Frankfurt. Alexander holds an M.Sc. in International Business from the University of Maastricht.

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Felix Förster — Investment Director

Felix is an Investment Director in the Frankfurt-based deal team and joined Bright Capital in 2018. He is responsible for origination and execution of new investment opportunities for Bright Capital’s credit strategies. Prior to joining Bright Capital Felix worked at HSBC in Frankfurt, London, and Dusseldorf where he focused on the structuring and execution of mid and large cap sponsor-backed LBO transactions across Germany and Austria. Felix holds a Master of Finance as well as Corporate Management and studied in Germany, the US and France.

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Dr. Paul Markus Konrad, LL.M. — Director (Fund Administration)

Markus adds over 10 years of experience in valuation and financial performance management to the team. He holds a PhD in the statistical modelling of debt risks and is a publicly certified expert in business valuation. Markus has credentials as CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) from EACVA and CCrA (Certified Credit Analyst) from DVFA. He studied Law (LL.M.) and Business Administration at the University of Münster and Seville and earned a degree in political science at the Institut d’Etude Politique in Lyon. He is a passionate climber and musician.

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Advisory Board

Our investment team is supported by an experienced Advisory Board with a longstanding private debt and private equity track record.

Thierry
Wolff

Principal, European Investment Fund

Timo
Hara

Partner Certior Capital

Michael
Wunderlich

Partner Rigi Family Office

Jobs

If you are a highly talented investment professional or graduate and if you want to work in a collaborative environment together with people who are committed to excellence and who are passionate about generating outperforming risk-adjusted returns, then we would like to receive your application.

Investment Manager (f/m/d)

You will be part of our private debt investment team in Frankfurt. You will be responsible for the origination, due diligence and execution of transactions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Investment Analyst (f/m/d)

You will be part of our private debt investment team in Frankfurt. You will be responsible for reviewing investment opportunities, preparing financial models, credit papers and supporting the team on the execution and portfolio management.

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Senior Portfolio Manager (f/m/d)

Bright Capital is seeking to add a high calibre Senior Portfolio Manger at Director level. You will be part of our senior credit strategies team in Frankfurt. You will be responsible for the portfolio monitoring and risk management.

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Intern (f/m/d)

You will be part of our private debt investment team in Frankfurt. You will support the team on the execution of investment opportunities and on portfolio management.

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Team Assistant (f/m/d)

Our Frankfurt-based Private Debt team is looking for a Team Assistant to actively support all team members. The focus will be the organization of internal meetings as well as with clients, the preparation of presentations, acting as contact person for our clients and partners as well as managing further team matters.

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Can’t find anything suitable? You can still apply.

An unsolicited application is always welcome at Bright Capital.

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