is founding shareholder and CEO of ABACUS Corporate Finance GmbH and since 2002 in the international M&A and investment business.
Prior to founding ABACUS Corporate Finance GmbH, Fabian spent seven years developing and managing Mergers & Acquisitions for a medium-sized M&A advisor. During this time, he was invited as a partner by the international M&A network AICA, and from that time he has a – in some instances amicably – network of independent transaction consultants in almost all major markets worldwide at his disposal.
Prior to that, Fabian spent six years as an investment manager with the private equity fund Ventizz Capital, where he oversaw investments in medical technology and as an associate for the corporate finance boutique Clearwater International (formerly @VISORY Partners). At the beginning of his career he became acquainted with investment banking at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and venture capital financing at Harald Quandt Holding.
Fabian Durst studied at the Goethe University in Frankfurt a. M. and holds a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Finance and Controlling, along with a Master of Laws (M&A) from the Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster. Since 2015, he regularly gives seminars at the Fürstenberg Training Institute for tax consultants and auditors on the topic of financing business succession.
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