Wellington Partners (www.wellington-partners.com) ranks among the most successful pan-European venture capital firms. With € 800 million under management and offices in London, Munich and Zurich, the firm invests into opportunities throughout Europe that have the potential to become global leaders, mainly in the areas of Information Technology, Media Convergence, Cleantech and Life Science. Since 1998, Wellington has established a worldwide network to aid its entrepreneurs in building companies on a global scale.
Wellington Partners has invested in more than 100 companies in Europe and Israel, including now publicly traded Actelion, SAF and XING, successful privately held companies like Alando (acquired by eBay) and ImmobilienScout24 (acquired by Deutsche Telekom) as well as current portfolio companies like Adconion Astaro, Questico and Truphone.
Since joining Wellington in 1998, Frank has focused on the potential and dynamics of the internet. He is widely recognised as a European pioneer in the internet space. Since the late 1990s he helped companies like Alando (acquired by eBay) and Ciao! (acquired by Greenfield Online) to spectacular success. Frank is a leading European supporter of innovative business concepts in high-growth areas in Digital Media (such as networking, advertising and gaming) and in Software Services (such as enterprise application software and network security).
Frank has a strong deal-making experience. Prior to Wellington Partners, he spent eight years in technology investment banking at J.P. Morgan in New York, London and Frankfurt. He advised customers such as IBM, Bertelsmann and Siemens on numerous M&A mandates and helped many technology companies to achieve NASDAQ listings.
Many Wellington portfolio companies have gained from his vast experience in this field. For example, Frank helped portfolio companies ACG and SAF to successful IPOs at the German stock exchange. He has degrees in Economics and Business Administration from the Universities of Essen and Toronto.