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Partners

Dr. Oliver Thum

Partner 

Dr. Oliver Thum has over 18 years of experience working in the private equity industry with a focus on growth financing and leveraged buy-outs (LBO). Before Elvaston, he was a partner at General Atlantic, Düsseldorf and London as well as H2, Cologne and Amsterdam. Dr. Oliver Thum also worked at Bain & Company, San Francisco.
Dr. Oliver Thum earned a doctorate in Engineering Economic Systems at Stanford University and has a degree in Economics from the University of Witten/Herdecke.
He is active in numerous companies and serves, among others, on the administrative board of Schmolz + Bickenbach AG.

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Dr. Thomas Keul

Partner 

For more than 15 years, Dr. Thomas Keul has worked for Elvaston and its predecessor companies. As a partner for internationally operating law firms, he has overseen numerous company sell-offs, investment financing projects and restructuring activities and has extensive experience guiding medium-sized companies and their shareholders.
Following professional qualification in banking and law studies in Berlin, Toulouse and Freiburg, he earned his doctorate in antitrust law. Dr. Thomas Keul serves on numerous advisory boards of medium-sized companies. He is also Chairman of the Lucia Loeser Foundation.

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Team

Boris Klenk

Director 

Boris Klenk has been working for Elvaston since 2014 and became a company director in 2017. He earned his degree in International Management specializing in finance, business reporting and auditing in Frankfurt and Oxford. During his studies, Boris Klenk founded a Start-Up that provides a platform to match students with available housing, with offices in Munich and Hamburg, which he actively managed until 2013.

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Niklas Haas

Associate 

Niklas Haas has more than 5 years experience in strategy consulting and private equity. Prior to joining Elvaston, he was a Manager with Accenture with primary emphasis on Commercial and Operational Excellence. His focus of work was on Mergers & Acquisitions, Carve-outs and Operating Model design. Niklas Haas holds an MBA, specialising in Investment & Private Equity from Imperial College, London.

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Nikolaus Moy

Associate 

Nikolaus Moy has been actively engaged in the filed of private equity for the last 6 years. He started his career as an analyst for a Singaporean Fund and has been working as an independent consultant and investment broker in the German-speaking region since 2014. Nikolaus Moy studied at the universities of Edinburgh and St. Gallen.

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Max Gigel

Analyst 

After several years of experience with an international auditing firm in the field of valuation and transaction advisory services, Max Gigel headed the controlling division of a startup company. He holds a Master´s Degree in Finance from University of Cologne.

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Mariya Yaneva

Analyst 

Mariya Yaneva has been employed at Elvaston since 2017. Prior to Elvaston, Mariya Yaneva worked in Venture Capital and Finance. Mariya earned her degree in finance and accounting in Berlin. During her studies, she spent a semester abroad at the Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance, Shanghai.

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Jennifer Susek

Fund Controller 

Jennifer Susek is responsible for the Fund-Controlling and Reporting at Elvaston. She was previously employed as a Consultant for Start-Ups, Financial Management and Controlling. During her master’s Course in Financial Services and Risk Management she was employed by a Private Equity company with a specialization in Turnaround.

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Katharina Langenhahn

Office Management 

After being trained as an Office Management Assistant at Care.com Europe, Katharina Langenhahn took on the task of office organisation. She has earned her bachelor’s degree in business in Berlin.

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