Dr. Roland Rausch, Founder

Roland has unparalleled investment banking experience, having globally worked on more than 50 IPOs, capital increases, equity placements, convertibles and more than 30 M&A situations over the last 22 years

Roland has worked for a decade in different senior positions at Morgan Stanley, including heading the German speaking, the New York based East Coast Technology and the Singapore based South-East Asian equity capital markets business before founding Rausch Partners

Roland has been leading instrumental financing transactions such as the Re-IPO for HeidelbergCement (2009 IFR European equity deal of the year award) and the first IPO since the great financial crisis for Kabel Deutschland. He has furthermore executed multiple NASDAQ, NYSE IPOs, equity, bond placements and spin-offs out of New York such as the $15bn spin-off of Western Union from First Data Corp. or the $510MM IPO for Orbitz. Roland has executed several capital raisings in the South East Asian region in 2008-2009

After years of working for investment banks, it is Roland’s clear continued commitment to serve as independent advisor and investor for corporates seeking to raise public or private capital. Under Rausch Partners Roland has led more than 30 capital raisings, investments and M&A transactions across the globe with a transaction value of more than USD 11bn. Roland has been a cornerstone arranger and investor in building successful German publicly listed real estate companies across all asset classes including the residential, office, development and hospitality segment

He started at the Corporate Finance / M&A division at Deutsche Bank and KPMG Austria. Roland holds a PhD in Finance from Boston University/ University of Graz and a master's degree in technical mathematics with a focus on options pricing and valuation of companies

Roland is a passionate ski alpinist and has a strong personal dedication to the Rausch Partners Foundation.