Berend Yntema is a corporate finance specialist and has over 20 years of experience in M&A, strategic and crossborder acquisitions, capital raisings, and restructurings with a focus on Western and Eastern Europe. He has held various senior management and managing director positions in corporate finance and M&A advisory firms. He worked as a director at Investment Fund Sector Capital in Moscow and later as director for Poland at the European Privatization & Investment Corporation (EPIC). As one of the founders of COM Partners, he specialized in midmarket M&A advisory in the dynamic tech sector. Following a strategic merger, he worked as managing director at Corporate Finance Partners in Vienna, before joining Clairfield International as partner in Vienna. Berend was born in the Netherlands and holds a degree in economics with a focus on finance from the University of Groningen .