Europe: Lincoln poaches Raymond James healthcare team

Dirk Loeffler

Mid-market investment bank Lincoln International has boosted its healthcare team with three M&A hires in Frankfurt from Raymond James.

Dirk Loeffler joins as managing director and head of healthcare for the DACH region and Julian Knirim and Jens Gerlach both join as directors.

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All will advise shareholders, management teams and financial sponsors on private and public M&A transactions in the global healthcare sector.

“We are very pleased to have this talented group join our growing healthcare team,” said chief executive Michael Drill. “Demand in the dynamic healthcare industry is high among corporate and private equity investors.

Prior to joining Lincoln International, Loeffler was a managing director at Raymond James, where he led the Frankfurt office and built out its European healthcare activities. Previously, he was a partner at Richmond Park Partners and head of M&A at Berenberg.

Knirim and Gerlach also join from Raymond James.

Knirim focuses on healthcare services, medtech, healthcare information technology, pharmaceuticals and dental sectors. Prior to Raymond James, he was an M&A banker at Richmond Park Partners and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Gerlach has worked with companies in the hospital, rehab, physician practices, nursing and home care sectors. He has also gained experience in healthcare software and equipment manufacturing sectors. Prior to Raymond James, he worked in the investment banking division at Citigroup and in Berenberg’s corporate finance practice.