San Francisco, California
Mr. Kraemer has more than twenty years experience as a professional in investment banking and venture capital. He worked on numerous transactions in the US and Europe ranging from M&A advisory, venture capital and private equity to project finance and leveraged buy-outs. His industry exposure includes, among others, agriculture, energy, chemicals, automotive, capital goods, banking, telecommunications and services.
At CENAK Consulting he manages financial and other advisory tasks for his clients including equity and debt funding, tax planning and structuring, project valuation analysis and management of outside advisors. His work includes the preparation of investor presentations, financial models, business plans and Private Placement Memos. His clients include strong growth early stage startups as well as midmarket private companies looking to expand organically or via acquisitions. He also oversees his clients’ internal controlling, accounting and other financial responsibilities.
As Investment Manager for Enron Corporation's venture capital group, he analyzed second-round to pre-IPO equity investment opportunities, identified new investment opportunities, conducted due diligence and valuation, and led the internal approval and legal documentation processes. He served as a Board observer and member of the audit committee of several portfolio companies and was a business developer for investment opportunities in Europe.
As investment banker at Credit Suisse and Union Bank of Switzerland (today UBS) he worked on numerous transactions of all sizes in various industries. He has extensive valuation and transaction experience using Discounted-Cash-Flow (DCF), comparable quoted company and acquisition analysis as well as merger consequences models. He prepared management presentations for the discussion of industry and market trends, valuation results, and the strategic options of his clients. Prior to his financial career Mr. Kraemer was a First Lieutenant in the German Air Force.
He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, and a Master of Electrical Engineering from the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg, Germany.