Axel Bartholomäus, age 62, founded Bartholomäus & Cie. in 2006. Previously, he had been a partner for three years at management consultancy CrossMediaConsulting. He entered the publishing industry initially in 1995: As Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at the WEKA Group, a privately owned business publisher, he contributed to the group’s strong growth and was responsible for all acquisition and integration projects. Over the course of some four years at WEKA, he initiated and coordinated some 25 domestic and foreign transactions.

Axel Bartholomäus worked for eight years for leading German and international investment banks in the area of Corporate Finance. He studied Economics and Political Science at the University of Mannheim, and has a degree in Political Economy.

Axel Bartholomäus successfully lead more than 100 M&A transactions on behalf of sellers and buyers, for both small and medium-sized companies and international corporations. He speaks English, French and Italian fluently.