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Armin L. Rau, MD

Armin L Rau is founder and managing director of blunaranja capital. Rau has over 25 years of professional experience in large outsourcing transactions and M&A with a focus on IT and business services. Prior to blunaranja, Armin was Managing Director at several mid-sized IT and business solutions companies belonging to large groups such as Siemens, Manpower, or Swisscom.

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Armin L Rau is founder and managing director of blunaranja capital. Armin has over 25 years of professional experience in large outsourcing transactions and M&A with a focus on IT and business services. Prior to Blunaranja, he was Managing Director at several mid-sized IT and business solutions companies belonging to large groups such as Siemens, Manpower, or Swisscom.

 

As a partner at ONEtoONE, an international boutique focused on cross-border M&A transactions for SMEs, Armin was responsible for several international company sales, private placements and buy mandates in the IT and medical technology sectors with transaction values between €10 and €100 million.

These included a Fintech sale mandate in Germany and Luxembourg in the area of global payment processing, a private placement (Series C fund raising) for a European InsureTec company, a buy mandate for a German PE company with a focus on life science, biotechnology and medical technology as well as a strategic buy mandate for the acquisition of an IT systems integrator in Brazil.

 

Over the course of his 30-year career, he has taken all stages from software development to international general management and M&A at the highest level, forming, negotiating and closing transactions worth hundreds of millions of euros in Germany, the UK, France and Spain.

 

In addition, he advises high-tech start-ups in their formation and during their growth phase to become national and global market leaders in their field (internet, high-tech, FMCG, movies). Armin is also active as a business angel in several German start-ups. He holds a Magister Artium in Computational Linguistics from the University of Trier, an MBA from Henley Business School in England and an EMBA in Innovation and Business Creation from TU Munich (in cooperation with UC Berkeley).

 

Besides work, he enjoys football (fan of Borussia Mönchengladbach), skiing, jogging, reading business books, cycling and cooking.

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