Berend is a corporate finance specialist with over 25 years’ 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). In 1999, Berend, together with his partners Kai-Peter Burger and Oliver Nemes, established their own M&A advisory boutique, focused primarily on the internet & media, software, and IT sectors transactions in Austria and CEE.
Berend was born in the Netherlands and holds a degree in economics with a focus on finance from the University of Groningen.