Thomas Kofler joins the Managing Board of CA IB

Thomas Kofler, one of the most prominent investment bankers in South-East Europe, has been promoted to the Managing Board of CA IB Corporate Finance Ges.m.b.H. Previous to the appointment Mr. Kofler (35) had managed CA IB’s activities in Croatia and Slovenia. His record of successful achievements includes the leading role he played in the EUR 876m-take-over by Novartis of Lek, a Slovenian pharmaceuticals producer - a transaction which was awarded “Emerging Markets Deal of the Year” by Acquisitions Monthly.

“By appointing Thomas to the Managing Board CA IB expects to further improve its leading market position in the South-East European growth markets”, said Willi Hemetsberger, member of the Managing Board of Bank Austria Creditanstalt and Chairman of CA IB’s Supervisory Board. The Managing Board of CA IB Corporate Finance now consists of the following members:  Klaus Requat, Christopher Perrin, Alicja Kornasiewicz and Thomas Kofler.

CA IB Corporate Finance, headquartered in Vienna, is the leading advisor for mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions in Central and Eastern Europe. According to a ranking issued by the London-based information provider Thomson Financial, no other investment bank has advised on as many deals in CEE as CA IB has. CA IB, a 100% subsidiary of Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, employs a staff of 130 people in its network reaching across 13 countries.

Inquiries: Bank Austria Creditanstalt International Markets  
Veronika Fischer-Rief; Tel: +43 (0) 50505 – 82833
Email: veronika.fischer-rief@ba-ca.com