Dr. Nikolas Westphal

Managing Partner

Dr. Nikolas Westphal joined Clipperton as a Partner, acts as Head of Germany, and is responsible for the acceleration and expansion of Clipperton’s footprint in Germany and German-speaking countries (DACH) since 2020.

At Clipperton, Nikolas has been involved in several landmark M&A deals such as gridscale (sale to OVHcloud), Smartlook (sale to Cisco), Dan.com (sale to GoDaddy), Eijsink (sale to Metro), 8fit (sale to Withings), or Packlink (sale to Thoma Bravo’s portfolio company Auctane)

Before joining Clipperton, Nikolas served at Morgan Stanley, Arma Partners, and GP Bullhound. Throughout his career to date, his experience has included marketing, structuring, and executing a broad set of transactions, including M&A sell/buy-side advisory, debt and equity recapitalizations (including private placements and public offerings), and other strategic M&A and capital advisory services.

Nikolas graduated from Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL) and holds a Doctorate of Economics (Magna Cum Laude).


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