On September 1, 2018 AssetMetrix became sponsor and partner of the "Center for Corporate Transactions & Private Equity" (CCTPE) at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL). The CCTPE is focusing research on private equity capital with the aim of sustainably increasing public awareness on the topic of private equity buyouts. In this endeavor, the Center intends to publish and discuss contributions in academic journals as well as practice-related studies on an international basis. Moreover, the HHL is promoting the training of future executives for the private equity sector. Prof. Bernhard Schwetzler and Dr. Benjamin Hammer from the HHL are heading up the Center. In collaboration with a team of experienced researchers, management consultants and bankers, over the last few years, the two have been successful in researching the topic of private equity. The plan now is to transform the CCTPE into a leading think tank for private equity in Europe.
Dr. Benjamin Hammer, Executive Director of the CCTPE, states: "We are happy to have gained AssetMetrix as a sponsor. As a next-generation asset servicer, the Munich-based financial services provider performs labor-intensive middle- and back-office tasks on behalf of private equity investors – leveraging state-of-the-art technologies. AssetMetrix is therefore an ideal addition to our group of sponsors: AssetMetrix, Astorius, Börsen-Zeitung, BCG, CatCap, Handelsblatt Media Group, Neuberger Berman, Nordic Capital, Palero, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Value Trust."
Kevin Gruber, Managing Director of AssetMetrix GmbH, comments: "Over the next few years, the constantly growing private equity asset class will continue to be a key ingredient in every institutional portfolio. As a sponsor of the HHL, we look forward to expanding the knowledge of the private equity asset class and supporting the training of private equity specialists as well as executives."
About HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
In 1898, the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management was established as the first business university in Germany and is currently among the leading international business schools as well as a pioneer in another field: HHL was the first German business university to gain international AACSB accreditation as well as the first in Germany to offer English-language programs as well as the first extra-occupational part-time MBA study course and established the first chairs for business ethics and entrepreneurialism in Germany. The HHL aims to educate efficient, responsible, and entrepreneurially thinking executive leaders. The range of courses on offer includes full-time and part-time master’s degrees in management, MBA programs, a doctoral program and executive education. A total of 750 students from 65 countries are currently enrolled at the HHL.