Hedde DRAPER | Managing Director, Consumer & Retail
Corporate Finance Advisory CEE | UniCredit Bank Austria AG
Speaker at the 11th International Label Conference 2016
Better Entrepreneuership | Mergers & Acquisitions
Hedde is a Managing Director in UniCredit Group’s M&A advisory team for CEE and Austria, and Head of the Consumer, Retail & Healthcare sector coverage, with over 15 years of international banking experience (of which more than 10 years in M&A) with Credit Suisse, Citigroup and UniCredit.
Selected transactions in Consumer, Retail and Healthcare are the reverse merger of confectionary company Leaf (owned by CVC and Nordic Capital) into Swedish Cloetta, the sale of Georgia Pacific’s pan-European tissue business to SCA, the sale in Israel of Biocontrol’s implantable stimulation device platform to American Medical Systems, PAI’s acquisition of ingredients company Christian Hansen in Denmark and the provision of a fairness opinion to brewer Bavaria in the Netherlands.
Transactions in CEE include the acquisition of Danube Foods Group by MEP in Serbia, the acquisition by EGIS of Biovital (OTC portfolio in Poland) from Bayer AG and the sale of the Kazakh assets of Nations Energy to Chinese company Citic Resources.
Other relevant transactions where Hedde worked on are 3i selling industrial company Hyva to private equity firm Unitas in Hong Kong, the privatization of transportation company Connexxion in the Netherlands and in the utility space the three way merger of Cegedel with Soteg and SFG in Luxemburg.
Hedde has a M.Sc. degree in Finance from London Business School and a M.Sc. degree in Economics from Erasmus University. He is fluent in English and Dutch.
UniCredit is a leading European commercial bank operating in 17 countries with more than 147,000 employees, over 8,500 branches and with an international network spanning about 50 markets.
UniCredit benefits from a strong European identity, extensive international presence and broad customer base.
UniCredit’s strategic position in Western and Eastern Europe gives it one of the region’s highest market shares.