Before founding SIP, Philipp Amereller worked for 11 years for Cognetas – formerly Electra Partners – , an independent pan-European private equity firm, focused on mid-sized complex buyouts with a total equity volume of approximately € 2.25bn.
Philipp studied business administration with a focus on finance and accounting at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel (Germany) with semesters abroad at La Rochelle and Berkeley.
Before founding SIP, Mark Elborn was a Partner at Cognetas – formerly Electra Partners – a private equity firm with an equity volume of €2.25bn, focused on European midcap companies. Earlier, he worked for Legal & General Ventures GmbH (LGV) in Frankfurt for five years.
Mark Elborn started his career at KPMG in the transaction support unit, where he spent nine years in Düsseldorf and the United Kingdom.
Mark graduated from the University of Sheffield where he studied finance and accounting and is a British Chartered Accountant.
Matthias Loos joined SIP in 2020 from Bitburger Holding, a large German singe family office focused on direct investments in medium-sized companies, where he was a Managing Director. Before that, he spent 16 years in the investment and M&A business, holding positions at Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, as a Partner in M&A at PwC and as Managing Director at Lazard. Matthias Loos started his career in the cosmetics industry, with world market leader L’Oreal.
Matthias graduated from the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland) where he studied business administration, specializing in strategy and finance, including a semester abroad in Barcelona.
Daniel Schmitz has been involved as an investor in all SIP transactions ever since the firm was founded. He joined the team as a Partner in 2020. Before that, he was a Partner of CVC Capital Partners and a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs.
He is a founding shareholder and Managing Director at Delta Dialyse Partner GmbH, a firm taking care of around 300 dialysis and apheresis patients. In addition to his in-depth knowledge in the health sector, Daniel Schmitz also gained extensive experience in education. Until 2018 he was a seed investor and Managing Director of Wichtel Akademie München GmbH, a childcare group, looking after approximately 2,000 children at 21 locations in the wider Munich area.
Daniel graduated from Yale University with a degree in French Literature.
Christoph Dubber joined SIP in 2015 from PwC, where he was a Manager in the financial due diligence unit, focusing on private equity mandates.
At PwC, he worked on small, mid-size and large transactions. In an earlier position, Christoph worked as a project manager at Rocket Internet and was a member of the finance team during the company’s IPO. He studied business administration at Freie Universität Berlin.
Prior to joining SIP in 2021, Eric Groh spent six years at Citi’s investment banking (M&A) division in Frankfurt and London. He holds a Master and Bachelor degree in Finance from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management with studies abroad at HEC Paris.
Willem van der Gang
Before joining SIP in 2020, Willem van der Gang spent two years at Boston Consulting Group as a Junior Associate.
Willem holds a Master of Management from the Frankfurt School of Finance and a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from the Delft University of Technology.