Contact Felix Karl Maier


I am a financial services professional with experience in Valuation at Ernst & Young (Germany), M&A at JFP Holdings (China), and in the PE/VC industry as a partner and LP at and through Mabet GmbH.

Upon graduating from Cranfield School of Management in September, 2019, I am currently working in valuation for Ernst & Young in Strategy and Transactions and pursuing a Ph.D. in Finance with the research focus on Private Equity/Leveraged buyouts at Cranfield University.

I have deep experience in financial analysis, valuation methodologies and learn quickly about new industries and markets. I have participated in seed-funding negotiation, acquisitions, squeeze-outs, impairment tests, and spin-offs.

Specialties: Valuation, financial analysis, M&A, private equity, forecasting, market analysis, industry analysis

Research opportunities

Research on the post-LBO operating performance, financial distress, bankruptcy risk and more of public-to-private and private-to-private LBOs

Current activities

Valuation at Ernst & Young, Germany

Limited Partner at industrial-tech VC in Berlin, Germany

PhD in Finance candidate at Cranfield University


Axel Springer SE

Axel Springer SE is a German digital publishing house which is the largest in Europe, with numerous multimedia news brands, such as Bild, Die Welt, and Fakt and more than 15,000 employees, generating approx. EUR 3,000mn in revenue.

Squeeze-out valuation

Valuation of approximately EUR 6,500mn