German public accountant (Wirtschaftsprüfer), MBA (Diplom-Kaufmann)
KPMG, Düsseldorf (Corporate Finance – Valuation Services)
Jochen has more than 25 years of experience in providing valuation services for a variety of purposes. He regularly publishes articles and opinions on valuation topics and gives lectures on specific valuation aspects at expert events.
Jochen in particular provides valuation services to publicly listed groups from the energy, chemical, telecommunication and industrial sectors and regularly acts as auditor or independent expert appointed by the court.
Circumstances triggering a valuation with Jochen’s involvement are manifold. One focus of his activities are valuation services provided in the context of German stock corporation laws and transformation laws. Respective triggering events are, amongst others, squeeze outs, domination and profit and loss transfer agreements as well as mergers. Jochen also prepares fairness opinions, carries out purchase price allocations, performs impairment tests in relation to capital contributions in kind and acts as expert in court procedures.
Jochen studied at University of Cologne, where he also prepared his doctoral thesis on decision supporting systems for planning and forecasting used in valuation.