Jürgen Schwarz is Partner of Capitalmind and heading the Capitalmind Consumer Business & Retail (CB) practice for Germany.
Jürgen has 17 years of experience in international M&A advisory with Corporates, Family offices and financial investors. He focuses on M&A transactions within the Consumer sector, such as Outfitter/Signa Retail, Carlyle/Planet Sports, Rewe Group/Kressner, Bionade/Oetker Group and Runners Point/Foot Locker USA.
Prior, Jürgen was a founding entrepreneur and managing partner for 13 years. The main focus of the three businesses (OUTFITTER GmbH, TOMSTER USA Inc, ALPHA INDUSTRIES Europe GmbH) was in retail, development, production (mainly Asia), and Europe-wide wholesale of textile fashion collections with stationary retailers (e.g. Karstadt , Metro Group, El Corte Inglés), mail-order businesses (e.g. Otto Versand), purchasing associations (e.g. Intersport) and on-line designer outlets (e.g. dress for less). In 2000, he disposed of the business to a German trading group. Jürgen is member of the advisory board of the Outfitter Group and KS Sports Holding.
Jürgen holds a Diploma as Industrial Engineer from the Technical University of Darmstadt and is qualified as CPA (State of Maine Board of Accountancy). He is fluent in German and English.