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Access Capital Partners opens an office in Germany and appoints two new Partners


December 12, 2006 - Paris-based European private equity Fund of funds specialist Access Capital Partners (Access) strengthens its European presence with the opening of a new office in Germany.

The office located in Munich will be headed by Bernhard Fink (57) and Thomas Kohlmeyer (40) who are joining the firm as partners, bringing the total number of partners to 5 and professionals to 25.

The Germany-based team will further enhance Access’s investment capabilities in the promising German private equity markets in which the firm has been an active investor since 1999. The local presence will also allow Access to foster relationships with its growing German investor base and develop new client relationships in the country.

Bernhard C. Fink brings more than 30 years of extensive expertise in the global insurance and finance sector including private equity asset allocation. He spent 10 years with the Gerling Group of Insurance Companies as a member of the executive board of management. Then he was successively CEO of General Electric Frankona Reinsurance Group for 7 years and CEO of General Electric Germany for 3 years. Prior to joining Access Capital, Bernhard co-founded Stratin Capital Advisors, an independent German alternative investment advisor. Bernhard is associated with the International Insurance Society (IIS) as a member of the Honorary Committee.

Thomas Kohlmeyer brings 11 years of private equity experience in fund and direct investment activities. Prior to joining Access he co-founded Stratin Capital Advisors, an independent German alternative investment advisor. Previously, Thomas was a partner at Extorel, an independent fund of funds and family office in Germany. Prior to joining Extorel, he was an investment manager with the European Investment Fund in Luxemburg (EIF). Thomas started his career with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson Group in Frankfurt.


Established in 1999 as an independent private equity fund management company, Access Capital Partners currently manages Euro 1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) of assets through its comingled Fund of funds vehicles and single-client mandates. The firm focuses exclusively in Europe, with separate mid-market buy-out and technology Funds of funds.

For more information, please contact Managing Partners Dominique Peninon, Agnès Nahum, Philippe Poggioli or Cécile Croissant (Investor Relations & Communication) at +33.1.56.43.61.00.
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