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Nikolaus Röver

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Mr Nikolaus Röver, a managing partner of PLUTA Management GmbH, is responsible for the M&A Transactions business unit at PLUTA. In his professional life spanning more than 25 years, Mr Röver has been responsible for over 80 M&A transactions and over 50 advisory mandates. He advises on M&A and restructuring as well as interim and debtor-in-possession management mandates using his expertise as an attorney and management consultant.

From 2014 to 2020, he was managing partner and co-head of the distressed M&A and restructuring business at investment bank Acxit Capital Partners in Frankfurt (now part of NYSE-listed investment bank Stifel, US) and was in charge of many national and international sell-side and buy-side mandates. Most recently, he was CEO of e-commerce company ATP Autoteile GmbH, which he had previously sold to Swiss Automotive Group AG, headquartered in Cham, Switzerland. He started his career in 1997 as an attorney with an international auditing firm in London before going on to work for law firm Wellensiek in Heidelberg, Germany. Following this, he held positions at KPMG and as principal at Droege & Comp. in the field of restructuring consulting. As an experienced chief restructuring officer (CRO), Mr Röver has supported companies such as Blaupunkt, Überkinger Mineralbrunnen und Poschmann Plastics.

He is a qualified German attorney (Universities of Heidelberg and Berlin) and holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University).

Rechtsanwalt, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Shareholder PLUTA Management GmbH, Head of M&A Transactions business unit

+49 89 7432975-0


Career levels

Practice Areas

  • National and international sell-side and buy-side mandates
  • Distressed M&A
  • Debtor-in-possession and interim management (CRO, CEO, general agent)
  • Restructuring and strategy consulting
  • Debt advisory and distressed investing
  • Supervisory and advisory board mandates

Languages for negotiations

German, English

Important References

  • ATP Autoteile GmbH, automotive/e-commerce (distressed M&A and restructuring as CEO)
  • Langenscheidt Verlag, publishing (sale to Klett publishing house, Stuttgart)
  • Bayerische Energieversorgung, energy (distressed M&A, sale to LichtBlick, Hamburg)
  • Genomatix AG, biotech (distressed M&A, sale to NASDAQ-listed biotech company)
  • REMAG Stahlhandels AG, steel trading (distressed M&A)
  • Gehrlicher Solar AG, solar (distressed M&A, sale of various national and international projects, project rights and solar parks)
  • Überkinger Mineralbrunnen, mineral water bottling (general agent in debtor-in-possession proceedings)
  • Poschmann Plastics Group, plastics (restructuring opinion, state guarantee from North Rhine-Westphalia and CRO)
  • Blaupunkt GmbH, electronics (CRO and managing director following the sale by Bosch to a private equity firm)
  • KPM Porzellanmanufaktur of the federal state of Berlin, porcelain manufacture (restructuring concept, preparation for sale)
  • Landesentwicklungsgesellschaft Berlin, regional development (interim management and control of the sales process for various properties owned by the federal state of Berlin)

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Career levels Nikolaus Röver

2022 - 2023

Independent lawyer and senior advisor Falkensteg GmbH

2020 - 2022

CEO ATP Autoteile GmbH; CDO Swiss Automotive Group AG

2014 - 2022

Managing Partner and shareholder Acxit Capital Partners GmbH

2012 - 2014

Partner Perspektiv GmbH

2010 - 2012

Senior Manager Helbling Business Advisors

2008 - 2010

Independent lawyer, executive consultant, interim manager

2004 - 2008

Principal Droege & Comp. GmbH

2002 - 2003

Full time MBA Rotterdam School of Management

2001 - 2002

Senior Consultant KMPG

1999 - 2001

Lawyer at Leonhardt Rattunde

1998 - 1999

Wellensiek Rechtsanwälte

1997 - 1998

Falk & Co. WPG, lawyer, enquiry assistant


Successful participation in tax lawyer course in Detmold

1994 - 1996

Trainee Berlin, second state examination in law

1988 - 1993

Studies in Heidelberg and Berlin