Welcome to BW ALBATROSS INVEST

BW ALBATROSS INVEST is a preeminent financial advisory firm in investment banking. We specialize in solutions for medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs that would otherwise only be available to large, capital-market focused companies. As the entrepreneur's entrepreneur, we guide you with our expertise in M&A projects (Mergers & Acquisitions) and Corporate Finance schemes.

  • F.-Thilo Zimmermann
  • Jürgen Schlensog
  • Norbert Bauer
  • Alexander de Faria e Castro
  • Jens Wünscher
  • Alexander Haller
  • Muzaffer Ozturk
  • Glenn Olkus
  • Dr. Julian Bauer
  • Kai Rauschecker
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  • F.-Thilo Zimmermann // Shareholder and Managing Partner

  • Jürgen Schlensog // Shareholder and Managing Director

  • Norbert Bauer // Shareholder and Senior Partner

  • Alexander de Faria e Castro // CEO/President and shareholder of BW ALBATROSS INVEST AMERICA

  • Jens Wünscher // Partner

  • Alexander Haller // Associated Partner

  • Muzaffer Ozturk // Partner

  • Glenn Olkus // Shareholder and Senior Partner

  • Dr. Julian Bauer // Associate

  • Kai Rauschecker // Associate

  • With his master degree in Mechanical Engineering Mr. Zimmermann spent 21 years in the IT industry. He served 18 years as Managing Director (MD), including 11 years as a sole MD. During his career, he spent almost equal periods at American, German and French privately held and public corporations and groups, lastly at ATOS as Member of the Group Executive Committee. Besides managing the day-to-day operations, Mr. Zimmermann gathered comprehensive experience in M&A and Corporate Finance transactions and as member of several Advisory Boards. In 2003 he founded the predecessor-company and is a shareholder and Managing Partner of BW ALBATROSS INVEST.

  • With a Bachelor of Commerce in the Insurance Industry, Mr. Schlensog began a 25-year career with ATS, the company he founded and developed as a leading broker agency for industrial insurance. As owner and CEO, he lead the company until its sale to Aon Corp. He also spent 8 years as a Member of the Board of the Insurance Industry Association VDVM in Germany. In 1987, he founded the International Broker Association IBA / Brussels, which he lead until 2004. After the sale of ATS to Aon Corp., Mr. Schlensog served as Managing Director at Aon Jauch & Hübner GmbH, responsible for their Industrial Markets operations. In October 2009, he was appointed Partner. Mr. Schlensog is shareholder and Managing Director of BW ALBATROSS INVEST.

  • After completing a degree in business administration and tax specialist training in Germany, Mr. Bauer spent 8 years with various consultancy firms in the field of tax and auditing. During this time, Mr. Bauer also completed degrees as a CPA and tax accountant. In 1988, he joined a small accounting firm, which over the years he has helped build into a leading company with over 200 employees. As the largest shareholder of this company, Mr. Bauer provides mid-sized companies with tax structure, M&A, corporate finance, and corporate management services. His company, BW Partner, has been repeatedly honored with “Top tax consultants of the year” award by the German magazine Focus. Mr. Bauer is a shareholder and Senior Partner of BW ALBATROSS INVEST.

  • With a master degree in International Management, Mr. de Faria e Castro has worked in corporate finance with DuPont de Nemours. For the past 20 plus years he has gathered extensive expertise as Managing Director, CEO or owner of numerous entities within the field of real estate development, manufacturing and distribution, financial investments, as well as consulting. His international career has taken him to France, Russia, USA and Germany. Currently Mr. de Faria e Castro resides and works in the USA as CEO / President and shareholder of BW ALBATROSS INVEST America.

  • Jens Wünscher has an accreditation as a lawyer. After several years at leading law firms, he joined the Baden-Württembergische Bank, where he worked for 17 years. His responsibilities included syndicated transactions, mergers & acquisitions and corporate loans. Besides positions as Managing Director at several subsidiaries, Mr. Wünscher served 13 years as Managing Director of the bank and leasing operation (WKV Group) and at GE Bank (later GE Money Bank), before joining BW ALBATROSS INVEST as Partner in 2006.

  • Mr. Haller started his career at the German Fraunhofer Gesellschaft after completing a degree in mechanical engineering. During an 11 year period as sales manager and MD, he transformed a German midsize company (WAGNER Group GmbH) into an international player in Europe, Hongkong, China and United Arab Emirates. Afterwards he spent 3 years at a medium sized plastics-processing manufacturer (BULLYLAND AG) as CEO, leading sales and production units in Europe, Hongkong and the US. In 2009 Mr. Haller joined BW ALBATROSS INVEST as Associated Partner.

  • Mr. Ozturk started his career after his Diploma in Business Administration at DHL / UK as Gateway Manager. After, he worked in the aircraft Industry in Management and as Managing Director for Airbus Industries and Sistem Air Logistics. Before joining BW ALBATROSS he was working as founder and Managing Director at his own company in the aircraft industry including aircraft sales and financing. Mr. Ozturk joint BW ALBATROSS as Partner and representative for Turkey.

  • Subsequent to obtaining a degree in business administration at the University of Stuttgart, Mr. Olkus spent 4 years in a variety of positions with large corporations, including in England. After, he joined a mid-sized tax and auditing consulting company, while completing his degrees as CPA and auditing expert. He later became partner of this company. He is a co-founder of BW PARTNER and specializes in succession planning, company restructuring as well as tax structuring. Mr. Olkus is shareholder and Senior Partner of BW ALBATROSS INVEST.

  • After finishing his MSc in Finance in the UK, Mr. Bauer started his career at EY Transaction Advisory Services in 2007. While completing his PhD (UK) on valuation and distressed firms, he joined BW PARTNER. As a chartered tax accountant, he focuses on tax structuring, company valuation and due diligence. Dr. Bauer is an Associate with BW ALBATROSS INVEST.

  • Mr. Rauschecker holds a degree in business administration and management from the University of Heilbronn. Previously, he was active in the retail banking business of a German bank. During this time, Mr. Rauschecker received a cert. correspondence course in banking at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. After working as an analyst, Mr. Rauschecker joined BW ALBATROSS INVEST as Associate.

Jens Wünscher, Alexander Haller, Muzaffer Ozturk, Glenn Olkus, Dr. Julian Bauer, Kai Rauschecker Jens Wünscher Alexander Haller Muzaffer Ozturk Glenn Olkus Dr. Julian Bauer Kai Rauschecker
  • Jens Wünscher // Partner

  • Alexander Haller // Associated Partner

  • Muzaffer Ozturk // Partner

  • Glenn Olkus // Shareholder and Senior Partner

  • Dr. Julian Bauer // Associate

  • Kai Rauschecker // Associate

  • Jens Wünscher has an accreditation as a lawyer. After several years at leading law firms, he joined the Baden-Württembergische Bank, where he worked for 17 years. His responsibilities included syndicated transactions, mergers & acquisitions and corporate loans. Besides positions as Managing Director at several subsidiaries, Mr. Wünscher served 13 years as Managing Director of the bank and leasing operation (WKV Group) and at GE Bank (later GE Money Bank), before joining BW ALBATROSS INVEST as Partner in 2006.

  • Mr. Haller started his career at the German Fraunhofer Gesellschaft after completing a degree in mechanical engineering. During an 11 year period as sales manager and MD, he transformed a German midsize company (WAGNER Group GmbH) into an international player in Europe, Hongkong, China and United Arab Emirates. Afterwards he spent 3 years at a medium sized plastics-processing manufacturer (BULLYLAND AG) as CEO, leading sales and production units in Europe, Hongkong and the US. In 2009 Mr. Haller joined BW ALBATROSS INVEST as Associated Partner.

  • Mr. Ozturk started his career after his Diploma in Business Administration at DHL / UK as Gateway Manager. After, he worked in the aircraft Industry in Management and as Managing Director for Airbus Industries and Sistem Air Logistics. Before joining BW ALBATROSS he was working as founder and Managing Director at his own company in the aircraft industry including aircraft sales and financing. Mr. Ozturk joint BW ALBATROSS as Partner and representative for Turkey.

  • Subsequent to obtaining a degree in business administration at the University of Stuttgart, Mr. Olkus spent 4 years in a variety of positions with large corporations, including in England. After, he joined a mid-sized tax and auditing consulting company, while completing his degrees as CPA and auditing expert. He later became partner of this company. He is a co-founder of BW PARTNER and specializes in succession planning, company restructuring as well as tax structuring. Mr. Olkus is shareholder and Senior Partner of BW ALBATROSS INVEST.

  • After finishing his MSc in Finance in the UK, Mr. Bauer started his career at EY Transaction Advisory Services in 2007. While completing his PhD (UK) on valuation and distressed firms, he joined BW PARTNER. As a chartered tax accountant, he focuses on tax structuring, company valuation and due diligence. Dr. Bauer is an Associate with BW ALBATROSS INVEST.

  • Mr. Rauschecker holds a degree in business administration and management from the University of Heilbronn. Previously, he was active in the retail banking business of a German bank. During this time, Mr. Rauschecker received a cert. correspondence course in banking at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. After working as an analyst, Mr. Rauschecker joined BW ALBATROSS INVEST as Associate.