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The Novum Capital team is a group of highly trained, very experienced and extremely motivated investment specialists who place special emphasis on financial, commercial, technological, and strategic topics. Click on the photos to find out more.

  • Dr. Udo von Klot-Heydenfeldt
    Dr. Udo von Klot-Heydenfeldt
    Chairman
  • Beatrice Dreyfus
    Beatrice Dreyfus
    Partner
  • Felix Hölzer
    Felix Hölzer
    Partner
  • Felix Homann
    Felix Homann
    Partner
  • Gerd Bassewitz
    Gerd Bassewitz
    Partner
  • Boris Hahn
    Boris Hahn
    Senior Investment Manager
  • Viktor Elert
    Viktor Elert
    Senior Investment Manager
  • Marco Höfer
    Marco Höfer
    Investment Associate
  • Katrin Schwarz
    Katrin Schwarz
    Origination & Business Development Manager
  • Yannik Isselhorst
    Yannik Isselhorst
    Investment Associate
  • Bianca Duvnjak
    Bianca Duvnjak
    Office Manager
  • Dr. Udo von Klot-Heydenfeldt

    Chairman

    Dr. Udo von Klot-Heydenfeldt co-founded Novum Capital with Felix Hölzer in 2006 and has been the company’s Chairman since 2019. His expertise and many years of management experience are key factors in the success of Novum Capital.

    From 1991 to 2004, he was a general partner at Frankfurt-based Metzler Bank, where he was responsible for the Corporate Finance and Financial Markets divisions. Prior to that, he held various positions over a period of 25 years at Stinnes Group (trade, transport, and services) – from 1981 to 1991 as a member of the Executive Board, from 1985 as Chief Financial Officer.

    Dr. Udo von Klot-Heydenfeldt studied mechanical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) at TH Munich (now TU Munich) and subsequently received his doctorate (Dr. sc. techn.) from ETH Zurich.

  • Beatrice Dreyfus

    Partner

    Beatrice Dreyfus joined Novum Capital in 2008. In addition to her investment activities, she is responsible for CFO matters, investor relations activities and is the contact person for ESG. Internally, she particularly coordinates investments in the following sectors

    • consumer goods,
    • food and beverages,
    • paper, plastics, and packaging.

    Before joining the company in 2008, Beatrice Dreyfus was Managing Director of the investment bank Lazard & Co. in Frankfurt and worked for over 10 years as an adviser on numerous national and international M&A transactions. Prior to this, she worked for the auditing firm Arthur Andersen from 1993 to 1998. During this time, she successfully passed her tax consultant and auditor exams.

    Since 2009, Beatrice Dreyfus has been a substitute member of the Supervisory Board of Beiersdorf AG (including two years as a full member) and Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Stylepark AG. She graduated from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, with a degree in business administration.

  • Felix Hölzer

    Partner

    Felix Hölzer co-founded Novum Capital with Dr. Udo von Klot-Heydenfeldt in 2006. He has 25 years of experience in the investment business. During this time, he has been an investor and member of the advisory board for numerous medium-sized companies – including Ascena (IT personnel services), Aviagen (broiler breeder), Edscha (automotive supplier), Homann (delicatessen), Ista (energy service provider), Mauser (packaging), Symrise (fragrances), and Viatris (pharmaceuticals). Internally, he primarily coordinates investments in the sectors

    • automotive and suppliers,
    • media and telecommunications,
    • industrials.

    Before co-founding Novum Capital, Felix Hölzer worked for British mezzanine investor Intermediate Capital Group, managing their German operations from 2001 to 2006. Prior to this, he worked for private equity investment firm Palladion Partners from 1998 to 2001. He began his professional career at auditing firm Arthur Andersen.

    Felix Hölzer studied at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a degree in business administration.

  • Felix Homann

    Partner

    Felix Homann joined Novum Capital in 2012. He has played a major role in shaping the company – in particular the evolution from investments on a deal-by-deal basis to the launch of the first two institutional private equity funds (in 2017 and 2020) with a total fund volume of 225 million euros. Internally, he particularly coordinates investments in the following sectors

    • energy and environmental industry,
    • healthcare and pharmaceuticals,
    • software and IT.

    Before joining Novum Capital, he worked for US investment bank Goldman Sachs, within its European Special Situations Group. This group specialises in equity and debt investments in unlisted companies.

    Felix Homann holds a Master of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London and is a CFA® Charterholder. During his time at university, he was awarded a scholarship by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). He is a member of YPO, a global network of young business leaders.

  • Gerd Bassewitz

    Partner

    Gerd Bassewitz joined Novum Capital in 2021. He has 25 years of experience in the private equity business and in advising family businesses, corporations, and financial investors on corporate finance transactions. He has particular sector experience in the following areas:

    • industrials,
    • retail,
    • real estate.

    Before joining Novum Capital, he was managing director of a private equity fund in Frankfurt specialising in medium-sized succession solutions. Prior to that, Gerd Bassewitz focused on advising entrepreneurs and companies on complex M&A and capital market transactions at, amongst others, Bassewitz & Hochberg, Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

    Gerd Bassewitz studied economics at universities in Würzburg, England and Berlin and graduated with a degree in economics from the Free University of Berlin.

  • Boris Hahn

    Senior Investment Manager

    Boris Hahn joined Novum Capital as Senior Investment Manager in 2022. Internally, he particularly coordinates investments in the following sectors

    • Consumer goods,
    • E-commerce,
    • Services.

    Before joining the company, he was an Investment Professional at the pan European investment firm Triton Partners in Frankfurt focusing on transactions in the consumer space. Prior to that, he worked for the US investment bank Houlihan Lokey in London and Frankfurt.

    Boris Hahn holds a Master’s degree in International Business with specialization in Finance from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He is a member of the academic association Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

  • Viktor Elert

    Senior Investment Manager

    Viktor Elert joined Novum Capital in 2022 as Senior Investment Manager. He is responsible for the identification and implementation of new investments as well as the further development of existing investments. He has many years of experience in the medium-sized investment business, particularly in succession situations and carve-outs.

    Before joining Novum Capital, he was an Investment Manager at von der Heydt Industriekapital with a focus on special situations and buy-and-build strategies. He started his career at KPMG in the Private Equity Group.

    Viktor Elert studied International Business Administration and Sinology at the EBC in Hamburg and Shanghai. He also holds an Executive MBA from IESE Business School.

  • Marco Höfer

    Investment Associate

    Marco Höfer joined Novum Capital in 2022 as an Investment Associate.

    From 2018 to 2020 he worked in the audit department of KPMG in Cologne. During his subsequent master's degree, he completed internships at AltamarCam, an asset manager for alternative investments, and at AUCTUS Capital Partners, a private equity investor from Munich specializing in medium-sized companies.

    Marco Höfer holds a Master of Science in Finance from the Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon.

  • Katrin Schwarz

    Origination & Business Development Manager

    Katrin Schwarz is Origination & Business Development Manager at Novum Capital and joined the company in 2021.

    Previously she worked as a Brand Manager in a family owned company in the pharmaceutical industry. Together with her team she was responsible for the strategic and operative support of the main brands.

    Katrin Schwarz studied strategic management (M.Sc.) at the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck and the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). She is also a certified trainer.

  • Yannik Isselhorst

    Investment Associate

    Yannik Isselhorst joined Novum Capital in 2022 as an Investment Associate.

    Prior, he was an Investment Professional at the investment firm DEDIQ in Munich, where he focused on transactions in the IT-Services and software sector.

    Yannik Isselhorst holds a Master of Finance (M.Sc.) from the EBS University of Business and Law.

  • Bianca Duvnjak

    Office Manager

    Bianca Duvnjak joined the Novum Capital team in 2008 as Office Manager.

    Before joining Novum Capital, she worked as a Secretary/Assistant in the European Equity Sales division of US investment bank Citigroup from 2001 to 2008. Prior to this, she worked for five years, from 1996 to 2001, at the Frankfurt branch office of Prudential Securities as a Series 7 accredited Client Service Assistant.

    Bianca Duvnjak is a state-certified foreign language secretary.