Drake Star Partners -
“Ralf Philipp Hofmann is Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Drake Star, Member of the Group’s Executive Committee, and CEO of Drake Star Germany. Ralf is a seasoned investment banker whose experience spans both domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity transactions, growth equity, and debt transactions, IPOs, public secondary and PIPE transactions across Europe, the US, and Asia. Previously, Ralf co-founded LD&A Jupiter, one of Drake Star’s predecessors.
Prior to the formation of Drake Star and LD&A Jupiter, Ralf was Managing Director and Head of Technology Investment Banking at the successor of SG Cowen Germany and Co-Founder and CFO of a technology start-up.
Ralf began his career in Global Investment Banking at Morgan Grenfell, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in London and Frankfurt, focusing on cross-border M&A and Equity Capital Markets transactions.
Ralf holds a Diplom-Kaufmann from Eberhard-Karls-UniversitÃ¤t TÃ¼bingen and studied at Gothenburg University, School of Business, Economics and Law (ERASMUS scholarship) and Stony Brook University, New York.”